Bible Cross References
of the priests
Genesis 14:18
And Melchizedek, who was king of Salem and also a priest of the Most High God, brought bread and wine to Abram,
Genesis 41:45
He gave Joseph the Egyptian name Zaphenath Paneah, and he gave him a wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, a priest in the city of Heliopolis. Joseph was thirty years old when he began to serve the king of Egypt. He left the king's court and traveled all over the land.
Genesis 41:50
Before the years of famine came, Joseph had two sons by Asenath.
2 Samuel 8:18
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was in charge of David's bodyguards; and David's sons were priests.
for the priests
Deuteronomy 12:19
Be sure, also, not to neglect the Levites, as long as you live in your land.
Joshua 21:1-45
The leaders of the Levite families went to Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and to the heads of the families of all the tribes of Israel.
There at Shiloh in the land of Canaan they said to them, "The LORD commanded through Moses that we were to be given cities to live in, as well as pasture land around them for our livestock."
So in accordance with the LORD's command the people of Israel gave the Levites certain cities and pasture lands out of their own territories.
The families of the Levite clan of Kohath were the first to be assigned cities. The families who were descended from Aaron the priest were assigned thirteen cities from the territories of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.
The rest of the clan of Kohath was assigned ten cities from the territories of Ephraim, Dan, and West Manasseh.
The clan of Gershon was assigned thirteen cities from the territories of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and East Manasseh.
The families of the clan of Merari were assigned twelve cities from the territories of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.
By drawing lots, the people of Israel assigned these cities and their pasture lands to the Levites, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.
These are the names of the cities from the territories of Judah and Simeon which were given
to the descendants of Aaron who were of the clan of Kohath, which was descended from Levi. Their assignment was the first to be made.
They were given the city of Arba (Arba was Anak's father), now called Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, along with the pasture land surrounding it.
However, the fields of the city, as well as its towns, had already been given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.
In addition to Hebron (one of the cities of refuge), the following cities were assigned to the descendants of Aaron the priest: Libnah,
Jattir, Eshtemoa,
Holon, Debir,
Ain, Juttah, and Beth Shemesh, with their pasture lands: nine cities from the tribes of Judah and Simeon.
From the territory of Benjamin they were given four cities: Gibeon, Geba,
Anathoth, and Almon, with their pasture lands.
Thirteen cities in all, with their pasture lands, were given to the priests, the descendants of Aaron.
The other families of the Levite clan of Kohath were assigned some cities from the territory of Ephraim.
They were given four cities: Shechem and its pasture lands in the hill country of Ephraim (one of the cities of refuge), Gezer,
Kibzaim, and Beth Horon, with their pasture lands.
From the territory of Dan they were given four cities: Eltekeh, Gibbethon,
Aijalon, and Gathrimmon, with their pasture lands.
From the territory of West Manasseh they were given two cities: Taanach and Gathrimmon, with their pasture lands.
These families of the clan of Kohath received ten cities in all, with their pasture lands.
Another group of Levites, the clan of Gershon, received from the territory of East Manasseh two cities: Golan in Bashan (one of the cities of refuge) and Beeshterah, with their pasture lands.
From the territory of Issachar they received four cities: Kishion, Daberath,
Jarmuth, and Engannim, with their pasture lands.
From the territory of Asher they received four cities: Mishal, Abdon,
Helkath, and Rehob, with their pasture lands.
From the territory of Naphtali they received three cities: Kedesh in Galilee, with its pasture lands (one of the cities of refuge), Hammoth Dor, and Kartan, with their pasture lands.
The various families of the clan of Gershon received a total of thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
The rest of the Levites, the clan of Merari, received from the territory of Zebulun four cities: Jokneam, Kartah,
Dimnah, and Nahalal, with their pasture lands.
From the territory of Reuben they received four cities: Bezer, Jahaz,
Kedemoth, and Mephaath, with their pasture lands.
From the tribe of Gad they received four cities: Ramoth in Gilead, with its pasture lands (one of the cities of refuge), Mahanaim,
Heshbon, and Jazer, with their pasture lands.
So the clan of Merari was assigned a total of twelve cities.
From the land that the people of Israel possessed, a total of forty-eight cities, with the pasture lands around them, was given to the Levites.
(SEE 21:41)
So the LORD gave to Israel all the land that he had solemnly promised their ancestors he would give them. When they had taken possession of it, they settled down there.
The LORD gave them peace throughout the land, just as he had promised their ancestors. Not one of all their enemies had been able to stand against them, because the LORD gave the Israelites the victory over all their enemies.
The LORD kept every one of the promises that he had made to the people of Israel.
Ezra 7:24
You are forbidden to collect any taxes from the priests, Levites, musicians, guards, workers, or anyone else connected with this Temple.
Nehemiah 13:10
I also learned that the Temple musicians and other Levites had left Jerusalem and gone back to their farms, because the people had not been giving them enough to live on.
Matthew 10:10
do not carry a beggar's bag for the trip or an extra shirt or shoes or a walking stick. Workers should be given what they need.
1 Corinthians 9:13
Surely you know that the men who work in the Temple get their food from the Temple and that those who offer the sacrifices on the altar get a share of the sacrifices.
Galatians 6:6
If you are being taught the Christian message, you should share all the good things you have with your teacher.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
While we were with you, we used to tell you, "Whoever refuses to work is not allowed to eat."
1 Timothy 5:17
The elders who do good work as leaders should be considered worthy of receiving double pay, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.