10:8 At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi 1 to carry the ark of the Lord’s covenant, to stand before the Lord to serve him, and to formulate blessings 2 in his name, as they do to this very day. 10:9 Therefore Levi has no allotment or inheritance 3 among his brothers; 4 the Lord is his inheritance just as the Lord your God told him.
1 sn The
3 sn Levi has no allotment or inheritance. As the priestly tribe, Levi would have no land allotment except for forty-eight towns set apart for their use (Num 35:1-8; Josh 21:1-42). But theirs was a far greater inheritance, for the
4 tn That is, among the other Israelite tribes.