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Deuteronomy 18

18:1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance.
18:2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
18:3 And this shall be the priest's due 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 maw.
18:4 The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.
18:5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.
18:6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose;
18:7 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.
18:8 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony. (18:10-12)
Wizards, witches, and astrologers are "an abomination unto the Lord."
Does God approve of human sacrifice?
Is magic OK?
Does the bible condemn astrology?

(18:10) "There shall not be found among you any one ... that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch."

(18:11) "Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer."

(18:12) "For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD."

18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
18:12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
18:14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; (18:18-19) Is the prophesied prophet Jesus or Muhammad?

(18:18) "I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."

(18:19) "Whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him."

(18:20-22)
False prophets are to be (you guessed it) executed. How do you know who is a false prophet? By whether or not their predictions come true. (Watch out Jehovah's Witnesses!)

(18:20) "But the prophet, which shall presume 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."

(18:21) "How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?"

(18:22) "When a prophet speaketh 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."

18:16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
18:17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
18:19 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.
18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume 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.
18:21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
18:22 When a prophet speaketh 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.

Priests shall have no inheritance.
The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel ... Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance. 18:1-2

When you offer a sacrifice of ox or sheep, give the priest the shoulder, the two cheeks, and the maw.
This shall be the priest's due 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 maw. 18:3

Give the priest the firstfruits of your corn, wine, and oil.
The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil ... shalt thou give him. 18:4a

Also give the priest the first fleece from your sheep.
The first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him. 18:4b

If a Levite decides to live in a community, then he must be paid the same as the other Levites that reside there.
If a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the Lord shall choose; 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. 18:6-8

Don't learn to do the abominations of other nations.
When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 18:9

Don't burn your children to death.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire. 18:10

Don't allow anyone who uses divination to live in your community.
There shall not be found among you any one ... that useth divination ... For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD. 18:10-12

Don't allow anyone who observes times to live in your community.
There shall not be found among you ... an observer of times ... For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD. 18:10-12

Don't allow enchanters to live in your community.
There shall not be found among you ... an enchanter ... For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD. 18:10-12

Don't allow witches to live in your community.
There shall not be found among you ... a witch ... For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD. 18:10-12

Don't allow charmers to live in your community.
There shall not be found among you ... a charmer ... For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD. 18:10-12

Don't allow anyone who consults with familiar spirits to live in your community.
There shall not be found among you ... a consulter with familiar spirits ... For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD. 18:10-12

Don't allow wizards to live in your community.
There shall not be found among you ... a wizard ... For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD. 18:10-12

Don't allow necromancers to live in your community.
There shall not be found among you ... a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD. 18:10-12

Be perfect.
Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. 18:13

Someday God will raise up a prophet and put words in his mouth. When he does, do whatever that prophet tells you to do.
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken. ... I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak 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. 18:15-19

Kill false prophets.
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak ... even that prophet shall die. 18:20a

Kill the prophets of other gods.
But the prophet ... that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 18:20b

Don't be afraid of false prophets.
When a prophet speaketh 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. 18:22

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