Numbers 18:31
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New International Version
You and your households may eat the rest of it anywhere, for it is your wages for your work at the tent of meeting.

King James Bible
And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households; for it is your reward for your service in the tent of meeting.

World English Bible
You shall eat it in every place, you and your households: for it is your reward in return for your service in the Tent of Meeting.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have eaten it in every place, ye and your households, for it is your hire in exchange for your service in the tent of meeting;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thus ye also shall offer a heave-offering - As the Levites had the tithe of the whole land, they themselves were obliged to give the tithe of this tithe to the priests, so that this considerably lessened their revenue. And this tithe or tenth they were obliged to select from the best part of the substance they had received, Numbers 18:29, etc. A portion of all must be given to God, as an evidence of his goodness, and their dependence on him. See the end at Numbers 20:28.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

in every

Deuteronomy 14:22,23 You shall truly tithe all the increase of your seed, that the field brings forth year by year...

your reward

Matthew 10:10 Nor money for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

Luke 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire...

1 Corinthians 9:10-14 Or said he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that plows should plow in hope...

2 Corinthians 12:13 For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you?...

Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches in all good things.

1 Timothy 5:17,18 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine...

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Service a Gift
... I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift.'--NUM. xviii. 7. All Christians are priests--to offer sacrifices, alms, especially prayers; to make God known to men. I. Our priesthood is a gift of God's love. We are apt to think of our duties as burdensome. They are an honour and a mark of God's grace. 1. They are His gift-- (a) The power to do. All capacities and possessions from Him. (b) The wish to do. 'Worketh in you to will.' (c) The right to do, through Christ. 2.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Numbers
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called,[1] rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:13
Don't you know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple, and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar?

Numbers 18:30
"Say to the Levites: 'When you present the best part, it will be reckoned to you as the product of the threshing floor or the winepress.

Numbers 18:32
By presenting the best part of it you will not be guilty in this matter; then you will not defile the holy offerings of the Israelites, and you will not die.'"

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