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Numbers 18:20

    Numbers 18:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD spoke to Aaron, You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any part among them: I am your part and your inheritance among the children of Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah said unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any portion among them: I am thy portion and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord said to Aaron, You will have no heritage in their land, or any part among them; I am your part and your heritage among the children of Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah said unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any portion among them: I am thy portion and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh said to Aaron, "You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any portion among them: I am thy portion and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 18:20

    I am thy part and thine inheritance - The principal part of what was offered to God was the portion of the priests, therefore they had no inheritance of land in Israel; independently of that they had a very ample provision for their support. The rabbins say twenty-four gifts were given to the priests, and they are all expressed in the law. Eight of those gifts the priests ate nowhere but in the sanctuary: these eight are the following: -

    1. The flesh of the Sin-Offering, whether of beasts or fowls, Leviticus 6:25, Leviticus 6:26.

    2. The flesh of the Trespass-Offering, Leviticus 7:1, Leviticus 7:6.

    3. The Peace-Offerings of the congregation, Leviticus 23:19, Leviticus 23:20.

    4. The remainder of the Omer or Sheaf, Leviticus 23:10, etc.

    5. The remnants of the Meat-Offerings of the Israelites, Leviticus 6:16.

    6. The two Loaves, Leviticus 23:17.

    7. The Shew-Bread, Leviticus 24:9.

    8. The Log of oil offered by the leper, Leviticus 14:10, etc.

    Five of those gifts they ate only in Jerusalem: -

    1. The breast and shoulder of the Peace-Offerings, Leviticus 7:31, Leviticus 7:34.

    2. The Heave-Offering of the sacrifice of confession, Leviticus 7:12-14.

    3. The Heave-Offering of the Nazarite's ram, Leviticus 6:17-20.

    4. The Firstling of the clean beast, Numbers 18:15; Deuteronomy 15:19, Deuteronomy 15:20.

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    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 18:20

    I am thy part and thine inheritance - Compare the marginal references.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 18:20

    18:20 In their land - In the land of the children of Israel. You shall not have a distinct portion of land, as the other tribes shall. The reason of this law, was, partly because God would have them wholly devoted to his service, and therefore free from worldly incumbrances; partly, because God had abundantly provided for them otherwise, by tithes and first - fruits and oblations; and partly that by this means being dispersed among the several tribes, they might have the better opportunity for teaching and watching over the people. I am thy part - I have appointed thee a liberal maintenance out of my oblations.