Deuteronomy 18:8
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New International Version
He is to share equally in their benefits, even though he has received money from the sale of family possessions.

New Living Translation
He may eat his share of the sacrifices and offerings, even if he also receives support from his family.

English Standard Version
then he may have equal portions to eat, besides what he receives from the sale of his patrimony.

New American Standard Bible
"They shall eat equal portions, except what they receive from the sale of their fathers' estates.

King James Bible
They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will eat equal portions besides what he has received from the sale of the family estate."

International Standard Version
he may eat the same share as they do regardless of what he receives from his ancestral estate."

NET Bible
He must eat the same share they do, despite any profits he may gain from the sale of his family's inheritance.

New Heart English Bible
They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which comes of the sale of his patrimony.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If he does, he'll get the same amount of food as they do, in addition to what he gets from selling his family's goods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which is his due according to the fathers' houses.

New American Standard 1977
“They shall eat equal portions, except what they receive from the sale of their fathers’ estates.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall have like portions to eat besides that which comes of the sale of his patrimony.

King James 2000 Bible
They shall have equal portions to eat, besides that which comes of the sale of his family possessions.

American King James Version
They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which comes of the sale of his patrimony.

American Standard Version
They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall receive the same portion of food that the rest do: besides that which is due to him in his own city, by succession from his fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
they shall have like portions to eat, besides that which he hath sold of his patrimony.

English Revised Version
They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

Webster's Bible Translation
They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

World English Bible
They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which comes of the sale of his patrimony.

Young's Literal Translation
portion as portion they do eat, apart from his sold things, with the fathers.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1-8 Care is taken that the priests entangle not themselves with the affairs of this life, nor enrich themselves with the wealth of this world; they have better things to mind. Care is likewise taken that they want not the comforts and conveniences of this life. The people must provide for them. He that has the benefit of solemn religious assemblies, ought to give help for the comfortable support of those that minister in such assemblies.
Study Bible
Provision for Priests and Levites
7then he shall serve in the name of the LORD his God, like all his fellow Levites who stand there before the LORD. 8"They shall eat equal portions, except what they receive from the sale of their fathers' estates. 9"When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations.…
Cross References
Leviticus 27:30
'Thus all the tithe of the land, 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
"To the sons of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they perform, the service of the tent of meeting.

Deuteronomy 18:7
then he shall serve in the name of the LORD his God, like all his fellow Levites who stand there before the LORD.

2 Chronicles 31:4
Also he commanded the people who lived in Jerusalem to give the portion due to the priests and the Levites, that they might devote themselves to the law of the LORD.

Nehemiah 12:44
On that day men were also appointed over the chambers for the stores, the contributions, the first fruits and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions required by the law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who served.
Treasury of Scripture

They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which comes of the sale of his patrimony.

like portions

Leviticus 7:8,9,14 And the priest that offers any man's burnt offering…

Nehemiah 12:44,47 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, …

Luke 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as …

1 Corinthians 9:7-14 Who goes a warfare any time at his own charges? who plants a vineyard, …

1 Timothy 5:17,18 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, …

that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony [heb] his sales by the fathers.

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