Updated: Oct 3, 2021
“To the Levites (KJV: the children of Levi) I have given every tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service that they do, their service in the tent of meeting,”
Tithe H4643: a tenth; tithing. From H6240: ten; teens; eleven; twelve.
“One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham.”
“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.”
“And Jesus said to them, ‘Whose likeness and inscription is this?’ They said, ‘Caesar’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’”
To the Levites (KJV: the children of Levi) I have given every tithe in Israel
Who are the children of Levi?
“If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”
“And to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.”
For an inheritance H5159: something inherited as heirloom.
“… I am your portion and your inheritance among the people of Israel.”
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”
2 Corinthians 4:7
In return H2500: exchange; instead of.
“My vineyard, my very own, is before me; you, O Solomon, may have the thousand, and the keepers of the fruit two hundred.”
Song of Solomon 8:12
For their service that they do,
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’”
Their service in the tent of meeting.
“But Jesus answered them, ‘My Father is working until now, and I am working.’”