Deuteronomy 18

Thomson(i) 1 The priests, the Levites, even the whole tribe of Levi, shall have no portion, nor lot, with Israel. The homage offerings of the Lord are their lot. Them they shall eat; 2 and they shall not have a lot of inheritance among their brethren, The Lord himself is their lot of inheritance, as he hath said to them. 3 Now this shall be the priest's due from the people; from them who offer sacrifices, whether a young bull, or a sheep, thou shalt give to the priest the shoulder, and the cheeks, and the maw. 4 Thou shalt also give him the dedications of thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, and the dedications of the fleeces of thy flock. 5 Because the Lord hath chosen him, out of all thy tribes, to stand before the Lord God, to minister and to bless, in his name; therefore with regard to him and his sons, 6 among the children of Israel, if, out of any one of all these cities of the children of Israel where he dwelleth, a Levite cometh, with all the desire of his soul, to the place which the Lord hath chosen, 7 that he may minister to the name of the Lord his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, who attend there before the Lord thy God, 8 he shall eat the allotted portion, over and above what may come from the sale of his patrimony. 9 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10 Let there not be found among you any one who purifieth his son, or his daughter, with fire; or who practiseth divinations, or consulteth omens, or augury, 11 or maketh use of drugs to practise incantation, or a belly speaker, or an astrologer, or a necromancer; 12 for every one who practiseth such things is an abomination to the Lord thy God; for, because of these abominations, the Lord will root them out from before you. 13 Thou shalt be complete in the sight of the Lord thy God. 14 For these nations which thou art about to possess will hearken to enchanters and diviners; but the Lord thy God hath not permitted thee to do so. 15 The Lord thy God will raise up for thee, from among thy brethren, a prophet like me; to him you shall hearken. 16 According to all that thou didst request of the Lord thy God at Choreb, in the day of the solemn assembly, when you said, Let us no more hear the voice of the Lord thy God, and let us no more behold this great fire, lest we die, 17 the Lord then said to me, They have spoken right in all that they have said to thee: 18 I will raise up for them, from among their brethren, a prophet like thee, and I will put my words in his mouth, and he will speak to them as I command him: 19 and whosoever will not hearken to what that prophet shall speak in my name, I will execute vengeance on him. 20 But the prophet who shall wickedly presume to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shall speak in the name of other gods, that prophet shall be put to death. 21 Now if thou shalt say in thy heart, How shall I know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? 22 When the things which that prophet hath spoken in the name of the Lord shall not happen, nor come to pass, the Lord hath not spoken that word. The prophet hath spoken wickedly. You shall not spare him.