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Deuteronomy 10:9

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10:9 Therefore Levi has no allotment or inheritance 1  among his brothers; 2  the Lord is his inheritance just as the Lord your God told him.

Deuteronomy 18:2

Context
18:2 They 3  will have no inheritance in the midst of their fellow Israelites; 4  the Lord alone is their inheritance, just as he had told them.

1 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 Lord himself was their apportionment, that is, service to him would be their full-time and lifelong privilege (Num 18:20-24; Deut 18:2; Josh 13:33).

2 tn That is, among the other Israelite tribes.

3 tn Heb “he” (and throughout the verse).

4 tn Heb “brothers,” but not referring to actual siblings. Cf. NASB “their countrymen”; NRSV “the other members of the community.”



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