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And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
And no one takes this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
And cause Aaron, thy brother, to come unto thee with his sons, from among the sons of Israel, that they may be my priests, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
And that he has brought thee near to him and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee, and ye seek the priesthood also?
And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi, for each head of family of their fathers shall have one rod.
Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priesthood for every thing of the altar and within the veil, and ye shall minister; for I have given the service of your priesthood as a gift, and the stranger that comes near shall die.
And all the tithes of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's; it is holiness unto the LORD.
Thus shalt thou speak unto the Levites and say unto them, When ye take the tithes from the sons of Israel which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall present a tithe of the tithes as an offering unto the LORD.
2 Chronicles 31:4
Moreover, he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the LORD.
And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given to them and that the Levites and the singers, that did the work, had fled each one to his inheritance.
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
And God said unto him, I am God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply, a nation and a company of nations (Gentiles) shall come out of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were sixty-six;
And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
1 Kings 8:19
nevertheless, thou shalt not build the house, but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build a house unto my name.