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Bible Commentaries
Deuteronomy 18

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Verse 1

18:1 The priests the Levites, [and] all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his {a} inheritance.

(a) That is, the Lord’s part of his inheritance.

Verse 3

18:3 And this shall be the priest’s due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether [it be] ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the {b} shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.

(b) The right shoulder, Numbers 18:18.

Verse 6

18:6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with {c} all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose;

(c) Meaning, to serve God whole heartedly, and not to seek ease.

Verse 8

18:8 They shall have like portions to eat, {d} beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

(d) Not forced to live from himself.

Verse 10

18:10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to {e} pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

(e) Signifying they were purged by this ceremony of passing between two fires.

Verse 13

18:13 Thou shalt be {f} perfect with the LORD thy God.

(f) Without hypocrisy or mixture or false religion.

Verse 15

18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a {g} Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

(g) Meaning, a continual succession of prophets, till Christ, the end of all prophets, comes.

Verse 18

18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his {h} mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

(h) A promise not only made to Christ, but to all that teach in his name, Isaiah 59:21.

Verse 19

18:19 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will {i} require [it] of him.

(i) By executing punishment on him.

Verse 22

18:22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing {k} follow not, nor come to pass, that [is] the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, [but] the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

(k) Under this sure note he comprises all the other tokens.

Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 18". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/deuteronomy-18.html. 1599-1645.
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