Surely oppression 1 can turn a wise person into a fool; 2 likewise, 3 a bribe corrupts 4 the heart. 5
The well which the princes 1 dug, which the leaders of the people opened with their scepters and their staffs.” And from the wilderness they traveled to Mattanah;
I myself have chosen 1 your brothers the Levites from among the Israelites. They are given to you as a gift from the Lord, to perform the duties 2 of the tent of meeting.
“‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: If the prince should give a gift to one of his sons as 1 his inheritance, it will belong to his sons, it is their property by inheritance.
But if he gives a gift from his inheritance to one of his servants, it will be his until the year of liberty; 1 then it will revert to the prince. His inheritance will only remain with his sons.
But you and your sons with you are responsible for your priestly duties, for everything at the altar and within the curtain. And you must serve. I give you the priesthood as a gift for service; but the unauthorized person who approaches must be put to death.”