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 17:20
 18:1
17:20 He will then [also] not begin to feel superior to his brethren, and he will not stray from the mandate to the right or the left. He and his descendants will thus have a long reign in the midst of Israel.
Levilti rum-levavo me'echav ulevilti sur min-hamitsvah yamin usmol lema'an ya'arich yamim al-mamlachto hu uvanav bekerev Yisra'el.
18:1 Third Reading
The Levitical priests [and] the entire tribe of Levi shall not have a territorial portion with [the rest of] Israel, and they shall [therefore] eat God's fire offerings and [their] hereditary gifts.
Lo-yihyeh lakohanim haLevi'im kol-shevet Levi chelek venachalah im-Yisra'el ishey Adonay venachalato yochelun.



Commentary:

and
  (Saadia; cf. Sefer HaMitzvoth, Negative 169, 170).

therefore
  (Saadia).

fire offerings
  Portions of sacrifices eaten by priests.

hereditary gifts
  Agricultural offerings (Sifri; Rashi).





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