Provision for Priests and Levites
"The priests, the Levites - all the tribe of Levi - shall have no part nor a inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and His portion.
"Therefore they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is their inheritance, as He said to them.
"And this shall be the priest's b due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether it is bull or sheep: they shall give to the priest the shoulder, the cheeks, and the stomach.
c "The firstfruits of your grain and your new wine and your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, you shall give him.
"For d the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes e to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons forever.
"So if a Levite comes from any of your gates, from where he f dwells among all Israel, and comes with all the desire of his mind g to the place which the LORD chooses,
"then he may serve in the name of the LORD his God h as all his brethren the Levites do, who stand there before the LORD.
"They shall have equal i portions to eat, besides what comes from the sale of his inheritance.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his inheritance, just as the LORD your God promised him.)
1 Corinthians 9:13
Do you not know that those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the temple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar?
Leviticus 7:32 - 34
Also the right thigh you shall give to the priest as a heave offering from the sacrifices of your peace offerings.
This also is yours: the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel; I have given them to you, and your sons and daughters with you, as an ordinance forever. Everyone who is clean in your house may eat it.
All the best of the oil, all the best of the new wine and the grain, their firstfruits which they offer to the LORD, I have given them to you.
1 Samuel 2:13 - 16
And the priests' custom with the people was that when any man offered a sacrifice, the priest's servant would come with a three-pronged fleshhook in his hand while the meat was boiling.
1 Samuel 2:29
'Why do you kick at My sacrifice and My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling place, and honor your sons more than Me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel My people?'
You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe produce and your juices. The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me.
Now take Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to Me as priest, Aaron and Aaron's sons: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to Him and to bless in His name, to this day.
Command the children of Israel that they give the Levites cities to dwell in from the inheritance of their possession, and you shall also give the Levites common-land around the cities.
But you shall seek the place where the LORD your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His dwelling place; and there you shall go.
And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.
But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the Testimony, over all its furnishings, and over all things that belong to it; they shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they shall attend to it and camp around the tabernacle.
2 Chronicles 31:2
And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites according to their divisions, each man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and peace offerings, to serve, to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of the LORD.
Leviticus 27:30 - 33
And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's. It is holy to the LORD.
Numbers 18:21 - 24
Behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tithes in Israel as an inheritance in return for the work which they perform, the work of the tabernacle of meeting.
2 Chronicles 31:4
Moreover he commanded the people who dwelt in Jerusalem to contribute support for the priests and the Levites, that they might devote themselves to the Law of the LORD.
And at the same time some were appointed over the rooms of the storehouse for the offerings, the firstfruits, and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions specified by the Law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who ministered.