"1The Leviticalpriests, the wholetribe of Levi, shall havenoportion or inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the LORD'Sofferings by fire and His aportion.
"2They shall havenoinheritanceamong their bcountrymen; the LORD is their inheritance, as He cpromised them.
"3Now this shall be the priests'due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, either an oxor a sheep, of which they shall give to the priest the shoulder and the twocheeks and the stomach.
"You shall give him the 4firstfruits of your grain, your newwine, and your oil, and the firstshearing of your sheep.
"5For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes, to 6standdand serve in the name of the LORDforever .
"Now if a Levitecomes from any of your etownsthroughoutIsraelwhere he 7resides, and comesfwhenever he desires to the placewhich the LORDchooses,
then he shall serve in the name of the LORD his God, like all his fellowLevites who standtherebefore the LORD.
"8They shall eatgequalportions, except what they receive from the sale of their fathers' estates.
9"When you enter the landwhich the LORD your Godgives you, you shall not learn to h9imitate the detestablethings of thosenations.
"There shall not be found among you anyone 10who makes his son or his daughterpass through the fire, one who usesdivination, one 11who practiceswitchcraft, or one who interpretsomens, or a sorcerer,
or one who casts a spell, 12or a medium , or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
"For whoeverdoesthesethings is detestable to the LORD; and 13because of thesedetestablethings the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
"14You shall be iblamelessbefore the LORD your God.
"For thosenations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who 15practicewitchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.
"16The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophetlike me from among you, from your jcountrymen, you shall listen to him.
"This is 17according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hearagain the voice of the LORD my God, let me not seethisgreatfireanymore, or I will die.'
"18The LORDsaid to me, 'They have kspokenwell.
'I will raise up a prophet from among their lcountrymenlike you, and 19I will put My words in his mouth, and 20he shall speak to them all that I command him.
'21It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My wordswhich he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.
'But the prophetwhospeaks a word22presumptuously in My namewhich I have not commanded him to speak, or 23which he speaks in the name of othergods, mthat prophet shall die.'
"nYou may say in your heart, 'How will we know the wordwhich the LORD has not spoken?'
"24When a prophetspeaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thingwhich the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it 25presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.