Compare Translations for Deuteronomy 18:2

Deuteronomy 18:2 ASV
And they shall have no inheritance among their brethren: Jehovah is their inheritance, as he hath spoken unto them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 BBE
And they will have no heritage among their countrymen: the Lord is their heritage, as he has said to them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 CEB
but they won't share an inheritance with their fellow Israelites. The LORD alone is the Levites' inheritance—just as God promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 CJB
They will have no inheritance with their brothers, because ADONAI is their inheritance - as he has said to them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 RHE
And they shall receive nothing else of the possession of their brethren: for the Lord himself is their inheritance, as he hath said to them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 ESV
They shall have no inheritance among their brothers; the LORD is their inheritance, as he promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 GW
So the Levites will have no land of their own like the other Israelites. The LORD will be their inheritance, as he promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 GNT
They are to own no land, as the other tribes do; their share is the privilege of being the Lord's priests, as the Lord has promised.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 HNV
They shall have no inheritance among their brothers: the LORD is their inheritance, as he has spoken to them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 CSB
Although Levi has no inheritance among his brothers, the Lord is his inheritance, as He promised him.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 KJV
Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 LEB
And there shall not be for them an inheritance [of land] in the midst of his brothers; [rather] Yahweh is his inheritance, [just] as he {promised} to them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 NAS
"They shall have no inheritance among their countrymen; the LORD is their inheritance, as He promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 NCV
They will not inherit any of the land like their brothers, but they will inherit the Lord himself, as he has promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 NIRV
They won't have any part of the land the LORD gave the other tribes in Israel. The LORD himself is their share, just as he promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 NIV
They shall have no inheritance among their brothers; the LORD is their inheritance, as he promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 NKJV
Therefore they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the Lord is their inheritance, as He said to them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 NLT
They will have no inheritance of their own among the Israelites. The LORD himself is their inheritance, just as he promised them."
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Deuteronomy 18:2 NRS
but they shall have no inheritance among the other members of the community; the Lord is their inheritance, as he promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 RSV
They shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is their inheritance, as he promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 DBY
but they shall have no inheritance among their brethren: Jehovah, he is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 MSG
But they don't get land-inheritance like the rest of their kinsmen. God is their inheritance.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 WBT
Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD [is] their inheritance, as he hath said to them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 TMB
Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is their inheritance, as He hath said unto them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 TNIV
They shall have no inheritance among their fellow Israelites; the LORD is their inheritance, as he promised them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 TYN
but shall haue no enheritaunce amonge their brethern: the Lorde he is their enheritaunce, as he hath sayed vnto them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 WEB
They shall have no inheritance among their brothers: Yahweh is their inheritance, as he has spoken to them.
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Deuteronomy 18:2 WYC
and they shall not take any other thing of the possession of their brethren; for the Lord himself is their heritage, as he spake to them. (and they shall have no possession among their brothers; for the Lord himself is their inheritance, as he promised them.)
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Deuteronomy 18:2 YLT
and he hath no inheritance in the midst of his brethren; Jehovah Himself [is] his inheritance, as He hath spoken to him.
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Deuteronomy 18 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 18

A provision respecting Levites. (1-8) The abominations of the Canaanites to be avoided. (9-14) Christ the great Prophet. (15-22)

Verses 1-8 Care is taken that the priests entangle not themselves with the affairs of this life, nor enrich themselves with the wealth of this world; they have better things to mind. Care is likewise taken that they want not the comforts and conveniences of this life. The people must provide for them. He that has the benefit of solemn religious assemblies, ought to give help for the comfortable support of those that minister in such assemblies.

Verses 9-14 Was it possible that a people so blessed with Divine institutions, should ever be in any danger of making those their teachers whom God had made their captives? They were in danger; therefore, after many like cautions, they are charged not to do after the abominations of the nations of Canaan. All reckoning of lucky or unlucky days, all charms for diseases, all amulets or spells to prevent evil, fortune-telling, &c. are here forbidden. These are so wicked as to be a chief cause of the rooting out of the Canaanites. It is amazing to think that there should be any pretenders of this kind in such a land, and day of light, as we live in. They are mere impostors who blind and cheat their followers.

Verses 15-22 It is here promised concerning Christ, that there should come a Prophet, great above all the prophets; by whom God would make known himself and his will to the children of men, more fully and clearly than he had ever done before. He is the Light of the world, ( John 8:12 ) . He is the World by whom God speaks to us, ( John 1:1 , Hebrews 1:2 ) . In his birth he should be one of their nation. In his resurrection he should be raised up at Jerusalem, and from thence his doctrine should go forth to all the world. Thus God, having raised up his Son Christ Jesus, sent him to bless us. He should be like unto Moses, only above him. This prophet is come, even JESUS; and is "He that should come," and we are to look for no other. The view of God which he gives, will not terrify or overwhelm, but encourages us. He speaks with fatherly affection and Divine authority united. Whoever refuses to listen to Jesus Christ, shall find it is at his peril; the same that is the Prophet is to be his Judge, ( John 12:48 ) . Woe then to those who refuse to hearken to His voice, to accept His salvation, or yield obedience to His sway! But happy they who trust in Him, and obey Him. He will lead them in the paths of safety and peace, until He brings them to the land of perfect light, purity, and happiness. Here is a caution against false prophets. It highly concerns us to have a right touchstone wherewith to try the word we hear, that we may know what that word is which the Lord has not spoken. Whatever is against the plain sense of the written word, or which gives countenance or encouragement to sin, we may be sure is not that which the Lord has spoken.

Deuteronomy 18 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 18

Deuteronomy 18:1-8 . THE LORD IS THE PRIESTS' AND THE LEVITES' INHERITANCE.

1. The priests the Levites . . . shall eat the offerings--As the tribe of Levi had no inheritance allotted them like the other tribes but were wholly consecrated to the priestly office, their maintenance was to arise from tithes, first-fruits, and certain portions of the oblations presented on the altar, which God having by express appointment reserved to Himself made over, after being offered, to His ministers.

3. this shall be the priest's due from the people--All who offered sacrifices of thanksgiving or peace offerings ( Leviticus 7:31-33 ) were ordered to give the breast and shoulder as perquisites to the priests. Here "the two cheeks" or head and "the maw" or stomach, deemed anciently a great dainty, are specified. But whether this is a new injunction, or a repetition of the old with the supplement of more details, it is not easy to determine.

6-8. if a Levite . . . come with all the desire of his mind--It appears that the Levites served in rotation from the earliest times; but, from their great numbers, it was only at infrequent intervals they could be called into actual service. Should any Levite, however, under the influence of eminent piety, resolve to devote himself wholly and continually to the sacred duties of the sanctuary, he was allowed to realize his ardent wishes; and as he was admitted to a share of the work, so also to a share of the remuneration. Though he might have private property, that was to form no ground for withholding or even diminishing his claim to maintenance like the other ministering priests. The reason or principle of the enactment is obvious ( 1 Corinthians 9:13 ). At the same time, while every facility was afforded for the admission of such a zealous and self-denying officer, this admission was to be in an orderly manner: he was to minister "as all his brethren"--that is, a Gershonite with Gershonites; a Merarite with Merarites; so that there might be no derangement of the established courses.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 . THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE NATIONS ARE TO BE AVOIDED.

9-14. thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those Canaan, especially the Philistines, were a constant snare and stumbling block to the Israelites, on account of their divinations and superstitious practices.

Deuteronomy 18:15-19 . CHRIST THE PROPHET IS TO BE HEARD.

15-19. The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet--The insertion of this promise, in connection with the preceding prohibition, might warrant the application (which some make of it) to that order of true prophets whom God commissioned in unbroken succession to instruct, to direct, and warn His people; and in this view the purport of it is, "There is no need to consult with diviners and soothsayers, as I shall afford you the benefit of divinely appointed prophets, for judging of whose credentials a sure criterion is given" ( Deuteronomy 18:20-22 ). But the prophet here promised was pre-eminently the Messiah, for He alone was "like unto Moses" "in His mediatorial character; in the peculiar excellence of His ministry; in the number, variety, and magnitude of His miracles; in His close and familiar communion with God; and in His being the author of a new dispensation of religion." This prediction was fulfilled fifteen hundred years afterwards and was expressly applied to Jesus Christ by Peter ( Acts 3:22 Acts 3:23 ), and by Stephen ( Acts 7:37 ).

19. whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him--The direful consequences of unbelief in Christ, and disregard of His mission, the Jewish people have been experiencing during eighteen hundred years.