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CHAPTER 18 May 1 
Offerings for Priests and Levites
The priests the Levites, all the tribe of Levi, shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel; they will eat the offerings of Yahweh made by fire as their inheritance. 2They shall have no inheritance among their brothers; Yahweh is their inheritance, as He has spoken to them. 3This shall be the priest’s due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether ox or sheep. They shall give to the priest the shoulder, the two cheeks and the stomach. 4The first fruits of your grain, your new wine and your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep you shall give him. 5For Yahweh your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand to minister in the name of Yahweh, him and his sons forever. 6If a Levite comes from any of your gates out of all Israel, where he lives as a foreigner, and comes with all the desire of his soul to the place which Yahweh shall choose, 7then he shall minister in the name of Yahweh his God as all his brothers the Levites do, who stand there before Yahweh. 8They shall have similar portions to eat, besides that which comes from his father’s inheritance.
Warnings against Sorcery
 9When you have come into the land which Yahweh your God gives you, you must not learn to do according to the abominations of those nations. 10There must not be found with you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices sorcery or an enchanter, a sorcerer, 11a charmer, a consulter with a familiar spirit, a wizard or a necromancer. 12For whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh, and because of these abominations Yahweh your God drives them out from before you. 13You should be without blame before Yahweh your God. 14For these nations that you shall dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery and to diviners; but as for you, Yahweh your God has not allowed you to do so.
The Prophet to Come
15Yahweh your God will raise up to you a prophet like me, from the midst of you, of your brothers. You are to listen to him. 16This is according to all that you desired of Yahweh your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Yahweh my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, so that I do not die. 17Yahweh said to me, They have well said that which they have spoken. 18I will raise them up a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put My words in his mouth and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. 19Whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of him. 20But the prophet who shall speak a word presumptuously in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. 21If you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which Yahweh has not spoken? 22When a prophet speaks in the name of Yahweh, if the thing doesn’t follow or happen, that is the thing which Yahweh has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him.


18:6 God encourages us to make special devotions to Him. Thus the Levites could choose to leave their areas in the provinces and go and serve at the sanctuary. We must ask what special devotion we could make in response to His grace.
18:18 Christ was the prophet like unto Moses (Acts 3:22). Moses was the shepherd of the flock of Israel, leading them on God's behalf through the wilderness towards the promised land (Is. 63:12), as Christ leads us after baptism to the Kingdom. It was only through Moses' leadership that they reached Canaan (10:11). As Moses very intensely manifested God to the people, so he foreshadowed the supreme manifestation of the Father in the Son. The commands of Moses were those of God (7:11; 11:13,18; and 12:32 concerning Moses' words is quoted in Rev. 22:18,19 concerning God's words); his voice was God's voice (13;18; 15:5; 28:1), as with Christ. Israel were to show their love of God by keeping Moses' commands (11:13); as the new Israel do in their response to the word of Christ.  
18:22 This is why the prophecies of Christ and of the last days all had some limited fulfilment in the lifetimes of the prophets who gave the prophecies.