Levites

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  • "Of all the people of Israel, the Levites are reserved for me. I have claimed them for myself in place of all the firstborn sons of the Israelites; I have taken the Levites as their substitutes. - Numbers 8:16


  • Yes, I claim the Levites in place of all the firstborn sons of Israel. - Numbers 8:18


  • And of all the Israelites, I have assigned the Levites to Aaron and his sons. They will serve in the Tabernacle on behalf of the Israelites and make atonement for them so no plague will strike them when they approach the sanctuary." - Numbers 8:19


  • So Moses, Aaron, and the whole community of Israel dedicated the Levites, carefully following all the LORD's instructions to Moses. - Numbers 8:20


  • The Levites purified themselves and washed their clothes, and Aaron presented them to the LORD as a special offering. He then performed the rite of atonement over them to purify them. - Numbers 8:21


  • From then on the Levites went into the Tabernacle to perform their duties, helping Aaron and his sons. So they carried out all the commands that the LORD gave Moses concerning the Levites. - Numbers 8:22


  • "This is the rule the Levites must follow: They must begin serving in the Tabernacle at the age of twenty-five, - Numbers 8:24


  • After retirement they may assist their fellow Levites by performing guard duty at the Tabernacle, but they may not officiate in the service. This is how you will assign duties to the Levites." - Numbers 8:26


  • Then the Tabernacle was taken down, and the Gershonite and Merarite divisions of the Levites were next in the line of march, carrying the Tabernacle with them. - Numbers 10:17


  • Next came the Kohathite division of the Levites, carrying the sacred objects from the Tabernacle. When they arrived at the next camp, the Tabernacle would already be set up at its new location. - Numbers 10:21


  • and burn incense in them tomorrow before the LORD. Then we will see whom the LORD chooses as his holy one. You Levites are the ones who have gone too far!" - Numbers 16:7


  • Then Moses spoke again to Korah: "Now listen, you Levites! - Numbers 16:8


  • He has given this special ministry only to you and your fellow Levites, but now you are demanding the priesthood as well! - Numbers 16:10


  • But as the Levites go about their duties under your supervision, they must be careful not to touch any of the sacred objects or the altar. If they do, both you and they will die. - Numbers 18:3


  • The Levites must join with you to fulfill their responsibilities for the care and maintenance of the Tabernacle,* but no one who is not a Levite may officiate with you.2 - Numbers 18:4


  • I myself have chosen your fellow Levites from among the Israelites to be your special assistants. They are dedicated to the LORD for service in the Tabernacle. - Numbers 18:6


  • "From now on, Israelites other than the priests and Levites are to stay away from the Tabernacle. If they come too near, they will be judged guilty and die. - Numbers 18:22
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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