New Living Translation
"The priests will not have any property or possession of land, for I alone am their special possession.
King James Bible
And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
Darby Bible Translation
And it shall be unto them for an inheritance; I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession.
World English Bible
They shall have an inheritance: I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession.
Young's Literal Translation
And it hath been to them for an inheritance; I am their inheritance: and a possession ye do not give to them in Israel; I am their possession.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
44:28 It - The sin - offering: but under this one, all other offerings are couched. For an inheritance - Instead of lands and cities.
And the LORD said to Aaron, "You priests will receive no allotment of land or share of property among the people of Israel. I am your share and your allotment.
That is why the Levites have no share of property or possession of land among the other Israelite tribes. The LORD himself is their special possession, as the LORD your God told them.)
"Remember that the Levitical priests--that is, the whole of the tribe of Levi--will receive no allotment of land among the other tribes in Israel. Instead, the priests and Levites will eat from the special gifts given to the LORD, for that is their share.
They will have no land of their own among the Israelites. The LORD himself is their special possession, just as he promised them.
But Moses gave no allotment of land to the tribe of Levi, for the LORD, the God of Israel, had promised that he himself would be their allotment.
For the priests there will be a strip of land measuring 8-1/3 miles long by 3-1/3 miles wide, with the LORD's Temple at the center.
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