Numbers 3:6
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New International Version
"Bring the tribe of Levi and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him.

New Living Translation
"Call forward the tribe of Levi, and present them to Aaron the priest to serve as his assistants.

English Standard Version
“Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

New American Standard Bible
"Bring the tribe of Levi near and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.

King James Bible
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bring the tribe of Levi near and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him.

International Standard Version
"Bring the tribe of Levi near and present them to Aaron the priest so they may serve him.

NET Bible
"Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.

New Heart English Bible
"Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Bring the tribe of Levi, and have them stand in front of the priest Aaron to assist him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

New American Standard 1977
“Bring the tribe of Levi near and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Bring the tribe of Levi near and present them before Aaron, the priest, that they may minister unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

American King James Version
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

American Standard Version
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bring the tribe of Levi, and make them stand in the sight of Aaron the priest to minister to him, and let them watch,

Darby Bible Translation
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him;

English Revised Version
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

World English Bible
"Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

Young's Literal Translation
'Bring near the tribe of Levi, and thou hast caused it to stand before Aaron the priest, and they have served him,
Study Bible
Duties of the Levites
5Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 6"Bring the tribe of Levi near and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him. 7"They shall perform the duties for him and for the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.…
Cross References
Numbers 1:50
"But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its furnishings and over all that belongs to it. They shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it; they shall also camp around the tabernacle.

Numbers 3:5
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 8:6
"Take the Levites from among the sons of Israel and cleanse them.

Numbers 16:9
is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them;

Numbers 18:1
So the LORD said to Aaron, "You and your sons and your father's household with you shall bear the guilt in connection with the sanctuary, and you and your sons with you shall bear the guilt in connection with your priesthood.

Deuteronomy 10:8
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to serve Him and to bless in His name until this day.

1 Chronicles 23:32
Thus they are to keep charge of the tent of meeting, and charge of the holy place, and charge of the sons of Aaron their relatives, for the service of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 29:11
"My sons, do not be negligent now, for the LORD has chosen you to stand before Him, to minister to Him, and to be His ministers and burn incense."

Ezra 6:18
Then they appointed the priests to their divisions and the Levites in their orders for the service of God in Jerusalem, as it is written in the book of Moses.
Treasury of Scripture

Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

The word hakraiv, here rendered bring near, is properly a sacrificial word, and signifies the presenting of a sacrifice or offering to the Lord. As an offering, the tribe of Levi was entirely given up to the service of the sanctuary, to be no longer their own, but the Lord's

Numbers 1:49-53 Only you shall not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum …

Numbers 2:17,33 Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the …

Numbers 8:6-15,22-26 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them…

Numbers 16:9-11 Seems it but a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has separated …

Numbers 18:2-6 And your brothers also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, …

Exodus 32:26-29 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the …

Deuteronomy 33:8,9 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your …

Malachi 2:4 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that …

Verse 6. - Bring the tribe of Levi near. Not by any outward act of presentation, but by assigning to them solemnly the duties following. The expression is often used of servants coming to receive orders from their masters. Bring the tribe of Levi near,.... Separate them from the rest, set them apart for special service about, the sanctuary, let them have a place nearer to it than the other tribes, or offer them, that is, to the Lord, as in Numbers 8:11; as well as bring them near to Aaron; so it follows:

and present them before Aaron the priest; that he may receive them as a gift unto him, as servants to wait upon him; and! that he may appoint and declare unto them their work, and set them about it:

that they may minister unto him; in guarding the tabernacle taking care of the vessels of it, taking it down, carrying it, from place to place, and setting it up as there was occasion for it. 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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