Deuteronomy 18:3-13 NIV

3 This is the share due the priests1 from the people who sacrifice a bull2 or a sheep: the shoulder, the jowls and the inner parts.3

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4 You are to give them the firstfruits of your grain, new wine and oil, and the first wool from the shearing of your sheep,4

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5 for the LORD your God has chosen them5 and their descendants out of all your tribes to stand and minister6 in the LORD's name always.7

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6 If a Levite moves from one of your towns anywhere in Israel where he is living, and comes in all earnestness to the place the LORD will choose,8

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7 he may minister in the name9 of the LORD his God like all his fellow Levites who serve there in the presence of the LORD.

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8 He is to share equally in their benefits, even though he has received money from the sale of family possessions.10

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Detestable Practices

9 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate11 the detestable ways12 of the nations there.

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10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter ina the fire,13 who practices divination14 or sorcery,15 interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,16

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    • a 18:10 - Or "who makes his son or daughter pass through"
      11 or casts spells,17 or who is a medium or spiritist18 or who consults the dead.

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      12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you.19

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      13 You must be blameless20 before the LORD your God.21

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