The Levitical [priest], no matter where he lives among all the Israelites, can come to the place that God shall choose on a festival, [or] whenever else he wishes to [bring his own sacrifice].
Vechi-yavo haLevi me'achad she'areycha mikol-Yisra'el asher-hu gar sham uva bechol-avat nafsho el-hamakom asher-yivchar Adonay.
(Sifri; Rashi; Rashbam; Ralbag; cf. Yevamoth 86b). Some, however, say that it literally denotes a Levite (Arakhin 11a; Saadia; Chizzkuni; Adereth Eliahu).
|on a festival|
(Sifri; Yad, K'ley HaMikdash 4:4). Literally, 'from one of your gates,' or 'settlements,' indicating the time that all the Israelites are together in one settlement; i.e. on a festival pilgrimage.
(see Yad, K'ley HaMikdash 4:7).