Numbers 18:21

21 “I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the tent of meeting.

Read Numbers 18:21 Using Other Translations

And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
"To the Levites I have given every tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service that they do, their service in the tent of meeting,
As for the tribe of Levi, your relatives, I will compensate them for their service in the Tabernacle. Instead of an allotment of land, I will give them the tithes from the entire land of Israel.

What does Numbers 18:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 18:21

And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth
in Israel for an inheritance
The tenth part of the produce of the land; of the wheat, barley, oil, and wine; the tenth part of their harvest and vintage; so that though they were the least of the tribes, they had the greatest share of the increase of the land, and that without any labour or expense; the other having but nine parts among them all, and at the charge and labour of manuring, cultivating and this they were to have

for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle
of the congregation;
see ( Numbers 18:3-6 ) .

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