Compare Translations for Numbers 18:18

Numbers 18:18 ASV
And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave-breast and as the right thigh, it shall be thine.
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Numbers 18:18 BBE
Their flesh is to be yours; like the breast of the wave offering and the right leg, it is to be yours.
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Numbers 18:18 CEB
But their meat is yours. It will be yours just as the breast of the uplifted offering and the right thigh are yours.
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Numbers 18:18 CJB
Their meat will be yours, like the breast that is waved and the right thigh - they will be yours.
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Numbers 18:18 RHE
But the flesh shall fall to thy use, as the consecrated breast, and the right shoulder shall be thine.
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Numbers 18:18 ESV
But their flesh shall be yours, as the breast that is waved and as the right thigh are yours.
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Numbers 18:18 GW
But the meat is yours, like the breast and the right thigh that are presented.
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Numbers 18:18 GNT
The meat from them belongs to you, like the breast and the right hind leg of the special offering.
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Numbers 18:18 HNV
The flesh of them shall be your, as the wave-breast and as the right thigh, it shall be your.
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Numbers 18:18 CSB
But their meat belongs to you. It belongs to you like the breast of the presentation offering and the right thigh.
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Numbers 18:18 KJV
And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are thine.
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Numbers 18:18 LEB
But their flesh will be for you like the breast section of the wave offering, and it will be for you like the right upper thigh.
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Numbers 18:18 NAS
"Their meat shall be yours; it shall be yours like the breast of a wave offering and like the right thigh.
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Numbers 18:18 NCV
But the meat will be yours, just as the breast that is presented and the right thigh will be yours.
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Numbers 18:18 NIRV
"The meat will belong to you. It is just like the breast and the right thigh of the wave offering. Those parts belong to you.
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Numbers 18:18 NIV
Their meat is to be yours, just as the breast of the wave offering and the right thigh are yours.
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Numbers 18:18 NKJV
And their flesh shall be yours, just as the wave breast and the right thigh are yours.
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Numbers 18:18 NLT
The meat of these animals will be yours, just like the breast and right thigh that are presented by lifting them up before the altar.
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Numbers 18:18 NRS
but their flesh shall be yours, just as the breast that is elevated and as the right thigh are yours.
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Numbers 18:18 RSV
but their flesh shall be yours, as the breast that is waved and as the right thigh are yours.
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Numbers 18:18 DBY
And their flesh shall be thine; as the wave-breast and as the right shoulder shall it be thine.
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Numbers 18:18 MSG
But you get the meat, just as you get the breast from the Wave-Offering and the right thigh.
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Numbers 18:18 WBT
And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave-breast and as the right shoulder are thine
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Numbers 18:18 TMB
And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are thine.
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Numbers 18:18 TNIV
Their meat is to be yours, just as the breast of the wave offering and the right thigh are yours.
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Numbers 18:18 TYN
And the flesh of them shalbe thyne as the waue brest and all the right shulder is thyne.
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Numbers 18:18 WEB
The flesh of them shall be your, as the wave-breast and as the right thigh, it shall be your.
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Numbers 18:18 WYC
Soothly the flesh shall fall into thine use, as the breast hallowed and the right shoulder, shall be thine. (But their flesh shall be for thy use, like the breast for the special gift, and the right shoulder, be for thee.)
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Numbers 18:18 YLT
and their flesh is thine, as the breast of the wave-offering, and as the right leg, it is thine;
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Numbers 18 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 18

The charge of the priests and Levites. (1-7) The priests' portion. (8-19) The Levites' portion. (20-32)

Verses 1-7 The people complained of their difficulty and peril in drawing near to God. God here gives them to understand, that the priests should come near for them. Aaron would see reason not to be proud of his preferment, when he considered the great care and charge upon him. Be not high-minded, but fear. The greater the trust of work and power that is committed to us, the greater danger there is of betraying that trust. This is a good reason why we should neither envy others' honours, nor desire high places.

Verses 8-19 All believers are spiritual priests, and God has promised to take care of them. Godliness has the promise of the life that now is. And from the provision here made for the priests, the apostle shows that it is the duty of christian churches to maintain their ministers. Scandalous maintenance makes scandalous ministers. The priests were to be wholly devoted to their ministry, not diverted from it, or disturbed in it, by worldly care or business. Also, that they might be examples of living by faith, not only in God's providence, but in his ordinances. The best should be offered for the first-fruits unto the Lord. Those who think to save, by putting God off with the refuse, deceive themselves, for God is not mocked.

Verses 20-32 As Israel was a people not to be numbered among the nations, so Levi was a tribe to be distinguished from the rest. Those who have God for their Inheritance and their Portion for ever, ought to look with holy contempt and indifference upon the possessions of this world. The Levites were to give God his dues out of their tithes, as well as the Israelites out of their increase. See, in ver. ( 31 ) , the way to have comfort in all our worldly possessions, so as to bear no sin by reason of them. 1. We must be sure that what we have is got honestly and in the service of God. That meat is best eaten which is first earned; ( 2 Thessalonians. 3:10 ) We must be sure that God has his dues out of it. We have the comfort of our substance, when we have honoured the Lord with it. Ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved the best from it. We should give alms of such things as we have, that all may be holy and comfortable to us.

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

CHAPTER 18

Numbers 18:1-7 . THE CHARGE OF THE PRIESTS AND LEVITES.

1. the Lord said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy father's house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary--Security is here given to the people from the fears expressed ( Numbers 17:12 ), by the responsibility of attending to all sacred things being devolved upon the priesthood, together with the penalties incurred through neglect; and thus the solemn responsibilities annexed to their high dignity, of having to answer not only for their own sins, but also for the sins of the people, were calculated in a great measure to remove all feeling of envy at the elevation of Aaron's family, when the honor was weighed in the balance with its burdens and dangers.

2-7. thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi--The departments of the sacred office, to be filled respectively by the priests and Levites, are here assigned to each. To the priests was committed the charge of the sanctuary and the altar, while the Levites were to take care of everything else about the tabernacle. The Levites were to attend the priests as servants--bestowed on them as "gifts" to aid in the service of the tabernacle--while the high and dignified office of the priesthood was a "service of gift." "A stranger," that is, one, neither a priest nor a Levite, who should intrude into any departments of the sacred office, should incur the penalty of death.

Numbers 18:8-20 . THE PRIESTS' PORTION.

8-13. the Lord spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge of my heave offerings--A recapitulation is made in this passage of certain perquisites specially appropriated to the maintenance of the priests. They were parts of the votive and freewill offerings, including both meat and bread, wine and oil, and the first-fruits, which formed a large and valuable item.

14. Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine--provided it was adapted for food or consumable by use; for the gold and silver vessels that were dedicated as the spoils of victory were not given to the priests, but for the use and adornment of the sacred edifice.

19. it is a covenant of salt--that is, a perpetual ordinance. This figurative form of expression was evidently founded on the conservative property of salt, which keeps meat from corruption; and hence it became an emblem of inviolability and permanence. It is a common phrase among Oriental people, who consider the eating of salt a pledge of fidelity, binding them in a covenant of friendship. Hence the partaking of the altar meats, which were appropriated to the priests on condition of their services and of which salt formed a necessary accompaniment, was naturally called "a covenant of salt" ( Leviticus 2:13 ).

Numbers 18:21-32 . THE LEVITES' PORTION.

21, 22. I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve--Neither the priests nor the Levites were to possess any allotments of land but to depend entirely upon Him who liberally provided for them out of His own portion; and this law was subservient to many important purposes--such as that, being exempted from the cares and labors of worldly business, they might be exclusively devoted to His service; that a bond of mutual love and attachment might be formed between the people and the Levites, who, as performing religious services for the people, derived their subsistence from them; and further, that being the more easily dispersed among the different tribes, they might be more useful in instructing and directing the people.

23. But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: they shall bear their iniquity--They were to be responsible for the right discharge of those duties that were assigned to them, and consequently to bear the penalty that was due to negligence or carelessness in the guardianship of the holy things.

26. the Levites . . . offer . . . a tenth of the tithe--Out of their own they were to pay tithes to the priests equally as the people gave to them. The best of their tithes was to be assigned to the priests, and afterwards they enjoyed the same liberty to make use of the remainder that other Israelites had of the produce of their threshing-floors and wine-presses.

32. ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, &c.--Neglect in having the best entailed sin in the use of such unhallowed food. And the holy things would be polluted by the reservation to themselves of what should be offered to God and the priests.