New International Version
The LORD said to Aaron, "You will have no inheritance in their land, nor will you have any share among them; I am your share and your inheritance among the Israelites.
King James Bible
And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Aaron, In their land thou shalt have no inheritance, neither shalt thou have any portion among them: I am thy portion and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.
World English Bible
Yahweh said to Aaron, "You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto Aaron, 'In their land thou dost not inherit, and a portion thou hast not in their midst: I am thy portion, and thine inheritance in the midst of the sons of Israel;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am thy part and thine inheritance - The principal part of what was offered to God was the portion of the priests, therefore they had no inheritance of land in Israel; independently of that they had a very ample provision for their support. The rabbins say twenty-four gifts were given to the priests, and they are all expressed in the law. Eight of those gifts the priests ate nowhere but in the sanctuary: these eight are the following: -
4. The remainder of the Omer or Sheaf, Leviticus 23:10, etc.
5. The remnants of the Meat-Offerings of the Israelites, Leviticus 6:16.
6. The two Loaves, Leviticus 23:17.
7. The Shew-Bread, Leviticus 24:9.
8. The Log of oil offered by the leper, Leviticus 14:10, etc.
Five of those gifts they ate only in Jerusalem: -
2. The Heave-Offering of the sacrifice of confession, Leviticus 7:12-14.
3. The Heave-Offering of the Nazarite's ram, Leviticus 6:17-20.
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thou shalt have. The principal part of what was offered to God was the portion of the priests; who had no inheritance of land in Israel. The Rabbins say,
gifts were given to the priests; all of which are expressed in the law. Eight were only eaten in the sanctuary:
1.The flesh of the sin-offering.
2. The flesh of the trespass-offering.
3.The peace-offering of the congregation.
4.The remainder of the sheaf.
5.The remnants of the meat-offerings.
6.The two loaves.
8.The log of oil offered by the leper. Five they ate only at Jerusalem:
1.The breast and shoulder of the peace-offerings.
2. The heave-offering of confession.
3.The heave-offering of the Nazarite's ram.
5.The first-fruits. Five were due to them only in the land of Israel:
1.The heave-offering of first-fruits.
2. Of the tithe.
4.The first of the fleece.
5.The field of possession. Five were due both within and without the land:
1.The gifts of slain beasts.
2. The redemption of the first-born.
3.The lamb for a firstling ass.
4.That taken by violence from a stranger.
5.All devoted things. One was from the sanctuary, the skins. no inheritance.
I am thy part
LibraryService a Gift
... I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift.'--NUM. xviii. 7. All Christians are priests--to offer sacrifices, alms, especially prayers; to make God known to men. I. Our priesthood is a gift of God's love. We are apt to think of our duties as burdensome. They are an honour and a mark of God's grace. 1. They are His gift-- (a) The power to do. All capacities and possessions from Him. (b) The wish to do. 'Worketh in you to will.' (c) The right to do, through Christ. 2. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."
But only you and your sons may serve as priests in connection with everything at the altar and inside the curtain. I am giving you the service of the priesthood as a gift. Anyone else who comes near the sanctuary is to be put to death."
It is the Levites who are to do the work at the tent of meeting and bear the responsibility for any offenses they commit against it. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. They will receive no inheritance among the Israelites.
That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their fellow Israelites; the LORD is their inheritance, as the LORD your God told them.)
And there rejoice before the LORD your God--you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites from your towns who have no allotment or inheritance of their own.
And do not neglect the Levites living in your towns, for they have no allotment or inheritance of their own.
so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
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