Deuteronomy 18:8

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 18:8

They shall haue like portions to eate, beside that which commeth of the sale of his patrimonie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They shall eat equal portions, except {what they receive} from the sale of their fathers' {estates.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

-- they shall have like portions to eat, besides that which he hath sold of his patrimony.
- Darby Bible

They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.
- Webster's Bible

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

portion as portion they do eat, apart from his sold things, with the fathers.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which is his due according to the fathers' houses.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 18:8

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 18:8


18:8 Like portions - With their brethren who were in actual ministration: as they share with them in the work, so shall they in the encouragements. Beside that which cometh - The reason of this law was, because he that waited on the altar, ought to live by the altar: and because it was fit he should keep his money, wherewith he might redeem what he sold, if afterwards he saw occasion for it. Mr. Henry adds a remarkable note here: especially considering he wrote threescore years ago. A hearty, pious zeal to serve God and his church, tho' it may a little encroach upon a settled order, and there may be somewhat in it that looks irregular, yet ought to be gratified, and not discouraged. He that loves dearly to be employed in the service of the sanctuary: in God's name let him minster. He shall be as welcome to God as the Levites, whose course it was to minister, and should be so to them.


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