And those of the sons of Levi who receive the priestly office 1 have authorization according to the law to collect a tithe from the people, that is, from their fellow countrymen, 2 although they too are descendants of Abraham. 3
Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, their brothers—even though their brothers are descended from Abraham.
And those indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest’s office have commandment in the Law to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these are descended from Abraham.
Now the priests, who are descendants of Levi, are commanded in the law of Moses to collect a tithe from all the people, even though they are their own relatives.
Priests descended from Levi are commanded by law to collect tithes from the people, even though they are all more or less equals, priests and people, having a common father in Abraham.
And it is true that by the law, those of the sons of Levi who have the position of priests may take a tenth part of the people’s goods; that is to say, they take it from their brothers though these are the sons of Abraham.
And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to collect tithes from the people, that is, from their kindred, though these also are descended from Abraham.
And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brethren, though they have come from the loins of Abraham;
they that are of
the office of the priesthood
to take tithes
of the people
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those of the sons
the priestly office
to collect a tithe
from the people
, from their
they too are descendants
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1 tn Or “the priesthood.”
2 tn Grk “from their brothers.” See BDAG 18-19 s.v. ἀδελφός 2.b.
3 tn Grk “have come from the loins of Abraham.”