The LORD said to Aaron, "You will have no inheritance in their land, nor will you have any share among them;1 I am your share and your inheritance2 among the Israelites.
"I give to the Levites all the tithes3 in Israel as their inheritance4 in return for the work they do while serving at the Tent of Meeting.522
From now on the Israelites must not go near the Tent of Meeting, or they will bear the consequences of their sin and will die.623
It is the Levites who are to do the work at the Tent of Meeting and bear the responsibility for offenses against it. This is a lasting ordinance7 for the generations to come.8 They will receive no inheritance9 among the Israelites.1024
Instead, I give to the Levites as their inheritance the tithes that the Israelites present as an offering to the LORD.11 That is why I said concerning them: 'They will have no inheritance among the Israelites.' "
The LORD said to Moses,
"Speak to the Levites and say to them: 'When you receive from the Israelites the tithe I give you12 as your inheritance, you must present a tenth of that tithe as the LORD's offering.13