THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
How priests are supported—Divination, spiritualism, and the like are abominations—A Prophet (Christ) shall arise like unto Moses.
priests the Levites, and
all the tribe of Levi, shall have no apart
with Israel: they shall ceat
the offerings of the Lord
made by fire, and his inheritance.
Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the Lord is
, as he hath said unto them.
¶ And this shall be the priest’s adue
from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be
ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the bmaw
The afirstfruit also
of thy bcorn
, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.
For the Lord
thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to aminister
in the bname
of the Lord
, him and his sons for ever.
¶ And if a Levite come from any of thy agates
out of all Israel, where he bsojourned
, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the cplace
which the Lord
Then he shall minister in the name of the Lord his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the Lord.
They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.
¶ When thou art come into the aland
which the Lord
thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the babominations
of those nations.
There shall not be found among you any one
that maketh his son or his daughter ato
pass through the bfire
that useth cdivination
an observer of times, or an denchanter
, or a witch,
Or a charmer, or a consulter with afamiliar
spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
For all that do these things are
unto the Lord
: and because of these babominations
thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Thou shalt be aperfect
with the Lord
For these nations, which thou shalt apossess
, hearkened unto bobservers
of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord
thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
¶ The Lord
thy God will araise
up unto thee a bProphet
from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord
thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not ahear
again the voice of the Lord
my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
And the Lord said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
I will raise them up a aProphet
from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my bwords
in his mouth; and he shall cspeak
unto them all that I shall command him.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
But the aprophet
, which shall bpresume
to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we aknow
the word which the Lord
hath not spoken?
When a aprophet bspeaketh
in the name of the Lord
, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is
the thing which the Lord
hath not spoken, but
the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.