The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
deu 18:1The priests the Levites, [and] all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his (a) inheritance.
(a) That is, the Lord's part of his inheritance.
deu 18:3And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether [it be] ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the (b) shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
(b) The right shoulder, (Num 18:18).
deu 18:6And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with (c) all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose;
(c) Meaning, to serve God whole heartedly, and not to seek ease.
deu 18:8They shall have like portions to eat, (d) beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.
(d) Not forced to live from himself.
deu 18:10There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to (e) pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
(e) Signifying they were purged by this ceremony of passing between two fires.
deu 18:13Thou shalt be (f) perfect with the LORD thy God.
(f) Without hypocrisy or mixture or false religion.
deu 18:15The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a (g) Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
(g) Meaning, a continual succession of prophets, till Christ, the end of all prophets, comes.
deu 18:18I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his (h) mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
(h) A promise not only made to Christ, but to all that teach in his name, (Isa 59:21).
deu 18:19And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will (i) require [it] of him.
(i) By executing punishment on him.
deu 18:22When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing (k) follow not, nor come to pass, that [is] the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, [but] the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
(k) Under this sure note he comprises all the other tokens.