Numbers 4:3
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New International Version
Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.

New Living Translation
List all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who are eligible to serve in the Tabernacle.

English Standard Version
from thirty years old up to fifty years old, all who can come on duty, to do the work in the tent of meeting.

New American Standard Bible
from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.

King James Bible
From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
men from 30 years old to 50 years old--everyone who is qualified to do work at the tent of meeting."

International Standard Version
from 30 years and older through the age of 50 years, from everyone who can enter the service to perform work at the Tent of Meeting.

NET Bible
from thirty years old and upward to fifty years old, all who enter the company to do the work in the tent of meeting.

New Heart English Bible
from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all who enter into the service, to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Register all the men between the ages of 30 and 50 who are qualified to work at the tent of meeting.

JPS Tanakh 1917
from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do work in the tent of meeting.

New American Standard 1977
from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.

Jubilee Bible 2000
from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do work in the tabernacle of the testimony.

King James 2000 Bible
From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter the service , to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting.

American King James Version
From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

American Standard Version
from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.

Douay-Rheims Bible
From thirty years old and upward, to fifty years old, of all that go in to stand and to minister in the tabernacle of the covenant.

Darby Bible Translation
from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, all that enter into the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.

English Revised Version
from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.

Webster's Bible Translation
From thirty years old and upward, even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

World English Bible
from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all who enter into the service, to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.

Young's Literal Translation
from a son of thirty years and upward, even till a son of fifty years, every one going in to the host, to do work in the tent of meeting.
Study Bible
Duties of the Kohathites
2"Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' households, 3from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting. 4"This is the work of the descendants of Kohath in the tent of meeting, concerning the most holy things.…
Cross References
Numbers 4:2
"Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' households,

Numbers 4:4
"This is the work of the descendants of Kohath in the tent of meeting, concerning the most holy things.

Numbers 4:23
from thirty years and upward to fifty years old, you shall number them; all who enter to perform the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.

Numbers 4:30
from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tent of meeting.

Numbers 8:24
"This is what applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting.

2 Samuel 5:4
David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.

1 Chronicles 23:3
The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward, and their number by census of men was 38,000.

1 Chronicles 23:24
These were the sons of Levi according to their fathers' households, even the heads of the fathers' households of those of them who were counted, in the number of names by their census, doing the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from twenty years old and upward.

Ezra 3:8
Now in the second year of their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem in the second month, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak and the rest of their brothers the priests and the Levites, and all who came from the captivity to Jerusalem, began the work and appointed the Levites from twenty years and older to oversee the work of the house of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

thirty years

Numbers 8:24-26 This is it that belongs to the Levites…

Genesis 41:46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king …

1 Chronicles 23:3,24-27 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: …

1 Chronicles 28:12,13 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of …

Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as …

1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation …

enter

2 Kings 11:4-12 And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, …

2 Chronicles 23:1-11 And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the …

2 Corinthians 10:3,4 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh…

Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies …

to do

Numbers 3:7,8 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation …

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

1 Chronicles 6:48 Their brothers also the Levites were appointed to all manner of service …

1 Chronicles 23:4,5,28-32 Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of …

1 Timothy 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he …

(3) From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old.--The previous census of the Levites was from a month old. The present census was with a view to the discharge of duties requiring a considerable amount of physical strength, and hence the prescribed age for entering upon these duties was fixed at this time at thirty, and limited to fifty. It has been supposed by some that five years were spent in preparation for the service, and that it is in this way that the apparent discrepancy between this verse and Numbers 8:24, where the age for entering upon the service is fixed at twenty-five, is to be reconciled. (See Note on Numbers 8:24.) In Eastern countries the strength fails at an earlier period than in colder and more temperate climates. Thirty was the age at which John the Baptist and our Lord entered upon their public ministry.

All that enter into the host.--Or, every one who enters upon the service. The word zaba, commonly rendered host, and used elsewhere to denote military service, is here used to denote the service of the sanctuary.

Verse 3. - From thirty years old and upward. The age at which they became liable for service was shortly after reduced to twenty-five (Numbers 8:24), and at a later period to twenty (1 Chronicles 23:27). In the wilderness a larger number of the men might be required to attend to their own camps, and their own families; but the explanation may probably be found in the unusually large proportion who were at this time between the ages of thirty and fifty. The Septuagint has altered thirty into twenty-five to make it agree with Numbers 8:24. Thirty years became among the Jews the perfect age at which a man attained to full maturity, and entered upon all his fights and duties (cf. Luke 3:23). Into the host. Not the military ranks, but the militia sacra of the Lord. To do the work. Literally, "to war the warfare." From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old,.... This is the full time of the Levites service, and the prime season of man's life for business; at thirty years of age he is at his full strength, and when fifty it begins to decline: it is said in the Misnah (x),"a son of thirty years for strength,''upon which one of the commentators (y) makes this remark, that the Levites set up the tabernacle and took it down, and loaded the wagons, and carried on their shoulders from thirty years and upwards: thus both John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, and Christ himself, entered into their ministry at this age:

all that enter into the host; army or warfare; for though the Levites were exempted from going forth to war, yet their service was a sort of warfare; they were a camp of themselves about the tabernacle, and part of their work was to watch and guard it, that it was neither defiled nor robbed; in allusion to this, the ministry of the word is called a warfare, and ministers of the Gospel good soldiers of Christ, and their doctrines weapons of warfare, 1 Timothy 1:18; some interpret this of the troop, company, or congregation of the Levites, which a man of thirty years of age was admitted into for business:

to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation; not in the sanctuary, either in the holy place or in the most holy place, where they were never allowed to enter, or do any business in, such as sacrificing, burning incense, &c. but in that part of it which was called "the tabernacle of the congregation", or where the people assembled on occasion, and that was the court, which was so called, as Jarchi observes on Exodus 29:32.

(x) Pirke Abot, c. 5. sect. 21. (y) Bartenora in Pirke Abot, c. 5. sect. 21. 4:1-3 The middle-aged men of the tribe of Levi, all from thirty years old to fifty, were to be employed in the service of the tabernacle. The service of God requires the best of our strength, and the prime portion of our time, which cannot be better spent than to the honour of Him who is the First and Best. And the service of God should be done when we are most lively and active. Those do not consider this who put off repentance to old age, and so leave the best work to be done in the worst time.
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