1 And יהוה said unto Aaron (Aharon): “You and your sons and your father’s house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood (kehunnah).
2 And your brethren also of the tribe of Lewi, the tribe of your father, bring you with you, that they may be joined unto you, and minister unto you; but you and your sons with you shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.
3 And they shall keep your charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle; only they shall not come near the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor you also, die.
4 And they shall be joined unto you, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle; but a stranger shall not come near unto you.
5 And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar, that there be no wrath anymore upon the children of Yisrael.
6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites (Lewiyim) from among the children of Yisrael; to you they are given as a gift for יהוה, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
7 Therefore you and your sons with you shall keep your priest’s office (kehunnah) foreverything of the altar, and within the vail; and you shall serve. I have given your priest’s office (kehunnah) unto you as a service of gift; and the stranger that cometh near shall be put to death.
8 And יהוה spake unto Aaron (Aharon), Behold, I also have given you the charge of Mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Yisrael; unto you have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to your sons, by an ordinance forever.
9 This shall be your of the most holy things, reserved from the fire; every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons.
10 In the most holy place shalt you eat it; every male shall eat it. It shall be holy unto you.
11 And this is yours: the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Yisrael; I have given them unto you, and to your sons and to your daughters with you, by a statute forever. Everyone who is clean in your house shall eat of it.
12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto יהוה, them have I given you.
13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring unto יהוה, shall be yours; everyone who is clean in your house shall eat of it.
14 Every thing devoted in Yisrael shall be yours.
15 Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto יהוה, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be yours; nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt you surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt you redeem.
16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt you redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.
17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, you shalt not redeem; they are holy. You shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto יהוה.
18 And the flesh of them shall be yours, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are yours.
19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Yisrael offer unto יהוה, have I given you, and your sons and your daughters with you, by a statute forever; it is a covenant of salt forever before יהוה unto you and to your seed with you.
20 And יהוה spake unto Aaron (Aharon): “You shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt you have any part among them; I am your part and your inheritance among the children of Yisrael.
21 And, behold, I have given the children of Lewi all the tenth in Yisrael for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
22 Neither must the children of Yisrael henceforth come near the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
23 But the Levites (Lewiyim) shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, that among the children of Yisrael they have no inheritance.
24 But the tithes of the children of Yisrael, which they offer as a heave offering unto יהוה, I have given to the Levites (Lewiyim) to inherit; therefore I have said unto them, ‘Among the children of Yisrael they shall have no inheritance.’”
25 And יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh), saying,
26 “Thus speak unto the Levites (Lewiyim), and say unto them: ‘When you take of the children of Yisrael the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave offering of it for יהוה, even a tenth part of the tithe.
27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it was the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress.
28 Thus you also shall offer a heave offering unto יהוה of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Yisrael; and you shall give thereof יהוה’s heave offering to Aaron (Aharon) the priest (kohen).
29 Out of all your gifts you shall offer every heave offering of יהוה, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.’
30 Therefore you shalt say unto them: ‘When you have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites (Lewiyim) as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress.
31 And you shall eat it in every place, you and your households, for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation.
32 And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it the best of it; neither shall you pollute the holy things of the children of Yisrael, lest you die.’”