Numbers 3:10
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New International Version
Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priests; anyone else who approaches the sanctuary is to be put to death."

New Living Translation
Appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out the duties of the priesthood. But any unauthorized person who goes too near the sanctuary must be put to death."

English Standard Version
And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall guard their priesthood. But if any outsider comes near, he shall be put to death.”

New American Standard Bible
"So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death."

King James Bible
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Christian Standard Bible
You are to appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out their priestly responsibilities, but any unauthorized person who comes near the sanctuary is to be put to death."

Contemporary English Version
who have been appointed to be priests. Anyone else who tries to perform the duties of a priest must be put to death.

Good News Translation
You shall appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out the duties of the priesthood; anyone else who tries to do so shall be put to death."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out their priestly responsibilities, but any unauthorized person who comes near the sanctuary must be put to death."

International Standard Version
Appoint Aaron and his sons so that they are to take responsibility for their priesthood. Any unauthorized person who approaches it is to be put to death."

NET Bible
So you are to appoint Aaron and his sons, and they will be responsible for their priesthood; but the unauthorized person who comes near must be put to death."

New Heart English Bible
And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall attend to their priesthood; but the unauthorized person who comes near shall be put to death."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priests. Anyone else who tries to do the priests' duties must be put to death."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, that they may keep their priesthood; and the common man that draweth nigh shall be put to death.'

New American Standard 1977
“So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons that they shall guard their priesthood; and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

American King James Version
And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To Aaron and to his sons, to whom they are delivered by the children of Israel. But thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons over the service of priesthood. The stranger that approacheth to minister, shall be put to death.

Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron and his sons shalt thou appoint that they may attend to their priest's office; and the stranger that cometh near shall be put to death.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

World English Bible
You shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood. The stranger who comes near shall be put to death."

Young's Literal Translation
'And Aaron and his sons thou dost appoint, and they have kept their priesthood, and the stranger who cometh near is put to death.'
Study Bible
Duties of the Levites
9"You shall thus give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the sons of Israel. 10"So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death." 11Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
Cross References
Exodus 29:9
"You shall gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and bind caps on them, and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute. So you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.

Leviticus 22:10
No layman, however, is to eat the holy gift; a sojourner with the priest or a hired man shall not eat of the holy gift.

Numbers 1:51
"So when the tabernacle is to set out, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle encamps, the Levites shall set it up. But the layman who comes near shall be put to death.

Numbers 3:11
Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 16:10
and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also?

Judges 17:5
And the man Micah had a shrine and he made an ephod and household idols and consecrated one of his sons, that he might become his priest.

2 Chronicles 26:18
They opposed Uzziah the king and said to him, "It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron who are consecrated to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful and will have no honor from the LORD God."
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

they shall

Numbers 18:7 Therefore you and your sons with you shall keep your priest's office …

1 Chronicles 6:32 And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of …

Ezekiel 44:8 And you have not kept the charge of my holy things: but you have …

Acts 6:3,4 Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, …

Romans 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teaches, on teaching;

1 Timothy 4:15,16 Meditate on these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your …

and the stranger

Numbers 3:38 But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even …

Numbers 1:51 And when the tabernacle sets forward, the Levites shall take it down: …

Numbers 16:35,40 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred …

Numbers 18:3 And they shall keep your charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle…

1 Samuel 6:19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into …

2 Samuel 6:7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote …

2 Chronicles 26:16-21 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: …

Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow …

Hebrews 3:4 For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God.

Hebrews 10:19-22 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by …

(10) Thou shalt appoint.--Or, number. The word is the same as that which is used for the numbering of the Israelites generally (Numbers 1:19) and for the numbering of the Levites (Numbers 3:15).

Verse 10. - The stranger that cometh nigh. This constantly recurring formula has not always quite the same meaning: in Numbers 1:51 it signified any one not of the tribe of Levi; here it includes even the Levite who was not also a priest. The separation of the Levites for the ministry of the tabernacle was not to infringe in the least upon the exclusive rights of Aaron and his sons. And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons,.... To the priestly office; this was done before, but is renewed for the confirmation of it, and repeated to put them in mind of it, that they be careful to execute it, as follows:

and they shall wait on their priest's office, to do what was peculiar to it, both in the holy and in the most holy place, at the altar, and within, the vail, where the Levites had nothing to do; and this is observed that the priests might take notice, that by the gift of the Levites to them, they were not excused from doing any part of service which was proper to them as priests; for they were given them that they might more readily attend their office, and be wholly employed in it; just as, under the Gospel dispensation, deacons were appointed to take care of the secular affairs of the church, that the apostles might give up themselves to the word of God and prayer, Acts 6:2,

and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death; that comes nigh to perform any part of the priest's office peculiar to him as to offer sacrifice, burn incense, &c. whether he be a common Israelite, or even a Levite, as Korah was; any that was not a priest was reckoned a stranger, and so to be put to death for intruding into the office, as the above mentioned person was: so Aben Ezra interprets it of anyone that came nigh to a priest, to be with him or join with him in the execution of his office, whether an Israelite or a Levite, he shall die: the Targum of Jonathan adds, by flaming fire before the Lord. 3:1-13 There was much work belonging to the priests' office, and there were now only Aaron and his two sons to do it; God appoints the Levites to attend them. Those whom God finds work for, he will find help for. The Levites were taken instead of the first-born. When He that made us, saves us, as the first-born of Israel were saved, we are laid under further obligations to serve him faithfully. God's right to us by redemption, confirms the right he has to us by creation.
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