Joshua 13:14

14 1To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance. The offerings by fire to the LORD God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to him.

Joshua 13:14 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 13:14

Only unto the tribe of Levi he gave none inheritance
Neither the Lord, nor Moses by his order, nor did he appoint any inheritance for them, either beyond Jordan, or on this side it, for the Lord was to be their inheritance, ( Numbers 18:20 ) ;

the sacrifices of the Lord God of Israel made by fire [are] their
inheritance, as he said unto them;
( Deuteronomy 18:1 ) ; and which are put for the whole of what was granted to them for their subsistence, as tithes, firstfruits

Joshua 13:14 In-Context

12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (he alone was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); these Moses had struck and driven out.
13 Yet the people of Israel did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maacathites, but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.
14 To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance. The offerings by fire to the LORD God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to him.
15 And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the people of Reuben according to their clans.
16 So their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by Medeba;

Cross References 1

  • 1. Joshua 14:3, 4; See Numbers 18:20-32