"The Levitical priests, all the tribe of Levi, 1shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel. They 2shall eat the LORD's food offeringsa as theirb inheritance.
They shall have no inheritance among their brothers; the LORD is their inheritance, as he promised them.
And this shall be the priests' due from the people, from those offering a sacrifice, whether an ox or a sheep: 3they shall give to the priest the shoulder and the two cheeks and the stomach.
44The firstfruits of your grain, of your wine and of your oil, and the first fleece of your sheep, you shall give him.
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes 5to stand and minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for all time.
"And if a Levite comes from any of your towns out of all Israel, 6where he lives--and he may come when he desiresc--7to the place that the LORD will choose,
and ministers in the name of the LORD his God, 8like all his fellow Levites who stand to minister there before the LORD,
then he may have equal 9portions to eat, besides what he receives from the sale of his patrimony.d