Deuteronomy 18

CLV(i) 1 There shall be for the priests, the Levites--the entire tribe of Levi--neither portion nor allotment with Israel. They shall eat the fire offerings of Yahweh as their allotment. 2 Yet there shall be for them no allotment among their brothers. Yahweh, He is their allotment, just as He had spoken concerning them. 3 This then shall be the priest's due share from the people, from the ones sacrificing the sacrifice, whether bull or flockling; one will give to the priest the shank, both the cheeks and the pelvis. 4 You shall give to him the firstfruit of your grain, of your grape juice and your clarified oil and the first of the fleece of your flock;" 5 for Yahweh your Elohim has chosen him from all your tribes to stand before Yahweh your Elohim to minister and to bless in the name of Yahweh, him and his sons, all the days. 6 In case a Levite should come from one of your gates, from anywhere in Israel where he sojourned, he may come with all the yearning of his soul to the place that Yahweh shall choose;" 7 then he may minister in the name of Yahweh his Elohim, like all his brothers, the Levites, those standing there before Yahweh. 8 Portion for portion shall he eat, besides what comes from his sales of the fathers' holdings. 9 When you come to the land that Yahweh your Elohim is giving to you, you shall not learn to act according to the abhorrences of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you one causing his son or his daughter to pass through fire, or one divining divinations, or consulting clouds, auguring or enchantin. 11 or charming with charms, one asking of a medium or wizard or inquiring after the dead. 12 For anyone doing these things is an abhorrence to Yahweh your Elohim, and owing to these abhorrences Yahweh your Elohim is evicting them from your presence. 13 Flawless shall you come to be with Yahweh your Elohim. 14 For these nations in whose place you are tenanting, they hearken to cloud consulters and diviners. As for you, Yahweh your Elohim does not allow you to do so. 15 A Prophet from among you, from your brothers, like me, shall Yahweh your Elohim raise up for you. To Him shall you hearke. 16 according to all that you asked from Yahweh your Elohim at Horeb on the day of assembly, saying:Let me not continue to hear the voice of Yahweh my Elohim, and let me not see this great fire any further so that I may not die!" 17 Then Yahweh said to me:They have done well in all that they have spoken. 18 A Prophet shall I raise up to them from among their brothers, like you, and I will put My words in His mouth, and He will speak to them all that I shall instruct Him. 19 Yet it will come to be that the man who should not hearken to My words that the Prophet shall speak in My name, I Myself shall require his blood from him. 20 But the prophet who shall act arrogantly by speaking a word in My name which I did not instruct him to speak, or who shall speak in the name of other elohim, that prophet must die. 21 In case you should say in your heart:How shall we know the word that Yahweh has not spoken? 22 When a prophet shall speak in the name of Yahweh, and the word shall neither come to be nor come about, then it is a word that Yahweh did not speak, In arrogance did the prophet speak it. You shall not shrink away from him in awe.