24 Instead, I give to the Levites as their inheritance the tithes that the Israelites present as an offering to the Lord.(A) That is why I said concerning them: ‘They will have no inheritance among the Israelites.’”

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28 At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes(A) of that year’s produce and store it in your towns,(B) 29 so that the Levites (who have no allotment(C) or inheritance(D) of their own) and the foreigners,(E) the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied,(F) and so that the Lord your God may bless(G) you in all the work of your hands.

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Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people(A)—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham.

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One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham,

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