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Deuteronomy 18:8

    Deuteronomy 18:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which comes of the sale of his patrimony.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    His food will be the same as theirs, in addition to what has come to him as the price of his property.

    Webster's Revision

    They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

    World English Bible

    They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which comes of the sale of his patrimony.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 18:8

    The sale of his patrimony - So we find that, though the Levites might have no part of the land by lot, yet they were permitted to make purchases of houses, goods, and cattle, yea, of fields also. See the case of Abiathar, 1 Kings 2:26 (note), and of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 32:7-8 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 18:8

    Beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony - The Levites had indeed "no part nor inheritance with Israel," but they might individually possess property, and in fact often did so (compare 1 Kings 2:26; Jeremiah 32:7; Acts 4:36). The Levite who desired to settle at the place of the sanctuary would probably sell his patrimony when quitting his former home. The text directs that he should, notwithstanding any such private resources, duly enjoy his share of the perquisites provided for the ministers at the sanctuary, and as he was "waiting at the altar" should be "partaker with the altar" 1 Corinthians 9:13.