Deuteronomy 18

Great(i) 1 The Preastes the, Leuites, and all the trybe of Leuy must haue no parte nor enheritaunce wyth Israel: but shall eate the offringes of the Lorde, and hys enheritaunce: 2 Therfore shall they haue no enheritaunce amonge their brethren: But the Lorde, he is their enheritaunce, as he hath sayde vnto them. 3 And this is the Preastes dutie of the people, and of them that offer, whether it be oxe or shepe: They must geue vnto the Preaste, the shoulder, and the two chekes, and the maw 4 the fyrst frutes also of thy corne, wyne and oyle, and the fyrst of the woll of thy shepe shalt thou geue hym: 5 For the Lorde thy God hath chosen hym out of all thy trybes, to stande and to ministre in the name of the Lorde: he and hys sonnes for euer. 6 If a Leuite come out of any of thy cyties of all Israel, wher he is a soiourner, and come wythall the lust of hys herte vnto the place whych the Lorde hath chosen: 7 he shall mynistre in the name of the Lorde hys God, as hys other brethren the Leuites do, whych remayne there before the Lorde. 8 And they shall haue lyke porcyons to eate, besyde that whych commeth to hym of the patrimonye of hys elders. 9 When thou arte come into the lande whych the Lorde thy God geueth the, se that thou lerne not to do after the abhominacions of those nacions. 10 Let ther not be founde amonge you any one, that maketh hys sonne or daughter to go thorowe the fyre, or that vseth wytchcrafte, or a choser out of dayes or that regardeth the flyenge of foules, 11 or a sorcerar, or a charmar, or that counceleth wyth spretes, or a sothsayer, or that asketh at them that be deed. 12 For all that do soch thynges are abhominacyon vnto the Lorde: and because of these abhominacyons the Lorde thy God doeth cast them out before the. 13 Thou shalt be perfecte therfore in the syght of the Lorde thy God. 14 For these nacyons whych thou shalt conquere, herken vnto chosers oute of dayes, and vnto sorcerers: But the Lord thy God hath not suffred the so to do. 15 The Lorde thy God wyll styr vp vnto the a Prophete amonge you: euen of thy brethren, lyke vnto me vnto hym ye shall herken, 16 accordynge to all that thou desyredest of the Lorde thy God in Horeb, in the daye of the gatherynge together, whan thou saydest: Let me heare the voyce of my Lorde God no moare, nor se thys greate fyre any moare, that I dye not. 17 And the Lorde sayde vnto me: they haue well spoken: 18 I will rayse them vp a prophete from amonge their brethren lyke vnto the, and wyll put my wordes in hys mouthe, and he shall speake vnto them all that I shall commaunde hym. 19 And whosoeuer will not herken vnto the wordes which he shall speake in my name, I wyll requyre it of hym. 20 But the prophete which shall presume to speake a worde in my name, whych I haue not commaunded hym to speake, or that speaketh in the name of straunge goddes, the same prophete shall dye. 21 And yf thou saye in thyne hert: howe shall we knowe the worde whych the Lorde hath not spoken? 22 Euen when a prophete speaketh in the name of the Lord, yf the thynge folowe not nor come to passe, that is the thynge whiche the Lord hath not spoken. But the prophete hath spoken it presumptuously: Thou shalt not therfore be afrayed of him.