|New International Version (© 2011)|
They are to take care of all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, fulfilling the obligations of the Israelites by doing the work of the tabernacle.
King James Bible
And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.
American Standard Version
And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.
Young's Literal Translation
and they have kept all the vessels of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle;
Numbers 3:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All the instruments - The tabernacle itself and all its contents: see all described, Numbers 3:25, Numbers 3:26, Numbers 3:31, Numbers 3:36, Numbers 3:37. The Levites were to perform the most common and laborious offices. It was their business to take down, put up, and carry the tabernacle and its utensils; for it was the object of their peculiar care. In a word, they were the servants of the priests.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Numbers 4:15,28,33 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary...
Numbers 10:17,21 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle...
1 Chronicles 26:20-28 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things...
Ezra 8:24-30 Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them...
Isaiah 52:11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the middle of her; be you clean...
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Numbers 3:7 They are to perform duties for him and for the whole community at the tent of meeting by doing the work of the tabernacle.
Numbers 3:9 Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to him.
Numbers 31:30 From the Israelites' half, select one out of every fifty, whether people, cattle, donkeys, sheep or other animals. Give them to the Levites, who are responsible for the care of the LORD's tabernacle."