Deuteronomy 10:8
New International Version
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 minister and to pronounce blessings in his name, as they still do today.

New Living Translation
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the Ark of the LORD's Covenant, and to stand before the LORD as his ministers, and to pronounce blessings in his name. These are their duties to this day.

English Standard Version
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 minister to him and to bless in his name, to this day.

Berean Study Bible
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 pronounce blessings in His name, as they do to this day.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

Christian Standard Bible
"At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the LORD's covenant, to stand before the LORD to serve him, and to pronounce blessings in his name, as it is today.

Contemporary English Version
After I put the two stones in the sacred chest, the LORD chose the tribe of Levi, not only to carry the chest, but also to serve as his priests at the place of worship and to bless the other tribes in his name. And they still do these things.

Good News Translation
At that time the LORD appointed the men of the tribe of Levi to be in charge of the Covenant Box, to serve him as priests, and to pronounce blessings in his name. And these are still their duties.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the LORD's covenant, to stand before Yahweh to serve Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name, as it is today.

International Standard Version
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, to stand in the LORD's presence, to serve, and to bless his name until this day.

NET Bible
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the LORD's covenant, to stand before the LORD to serve him, and to formulate blessings in his name, as they do to this very day.

New Heart English Bible
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the LORD's promise, to stand in the LORD's presence when they serve him as priests, and to praise his name, as they still do today.

JPS Tanakh 1917
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

King James 2000 Bible
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

American King James Version
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.

American Standard Version
At that time Jehovah set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
At that time he separated the tribe of Levi, to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to stand before him in the ministry, and to bless in his name until this present day.

Darby Bible Translation
At that time Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah to do service unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

English Revised Version
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.

World English Bible
At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
'At that time hath Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day,
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The New Tablets of Stone
7From there they traveled to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land with streams of water. 8At 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 pronounce blessings in His name, as they do to this day. 9That is why Levi has no portion or inheritance among his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, as the LORD your God promised him.…
Cross References
Numbers 3:6
"Bring the tribe of Levi and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him.

Numbers 16:9
Is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel and brought you near to Himself to perform the work at the LORD's tabernacle and to stand before the congregation to minister to them?

Numbers 18:1
The LORD said to Aaron, "You, your sons, and your father's house must bear the iniquity against the sanctuary. And you and your sons alone must bear the iniquity against the priesthood.

Deuteronomy 17:12
But the man who acts presumptuously, refusing to listen either to the priest who stands there to serve the LORD your God, or to the judge, must be put to death. You must purge the evil from Israel.

Deuteronomy 18:5
For the LORD your God has chosen Levi and his sons out of all your tribes to stand and minister in His name for all time.

Deuteronomy 21:5
And the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and pronounce blessings in His name and to give a ruling in every dispute and case of assault.

Deuteronomy 31:9
So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel.

1 Chronicles 15:2
Then David said, "No one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, because the LORD has chosen them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister before Him forever."

1 Chronicles 23:26
So now the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the articles for its service."

Psalm 134:1
Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who serve by night in the house of the LORD!

Treasury of Scripture

At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.

time the Lord

Exodus 29:1 And this is the thing that you shall do to them to hallow them, to …

Leviticus 8:9 And he put the turban on his head; also on the turban, even on his …

Numbers 1:47-53 But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them…

Numbers 16:9,10 Seems it but a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has separated …

John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, …

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated …

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, …

Deuteronomy 3:1-4:49 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of …

Deuteronomy 8:1-20 All the commandments which I command you this day shall you observe …

Deuteronomy 18:1-22 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no …

bear

Numbers 3:31 And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, …

Numbers 4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, …

1 Kings 8:3,4,6 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark…

1 Chronicles 15:12-15,26 And said to them, You are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: …

1 Chronicles 23:26 And also to the Levites; they shall no more carry the tabernacle, …

2 Chronicles 5:4,5 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark…

to stand

Deuteronomy 18:5 For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand …

2 Chronicles 29:11 My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD has chosen you to stand …

Psalm 134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

Psalm 135:2 You that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.

Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus said the LORD, If you return, then will I bring you …

Ezekiel 44:11,15 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the …

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

to bless

Deuteronomy 21:5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD …

Leviticus 9:22 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, …

Numbers 6:23-26 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless …

2 Chronicles 30:27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their …







Lexicon
At that
הַהִ֗וא (ha·hi·w)
Article | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

time
בָּעֵ֣ת (bā·‘êṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when

the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

set apart
הִבְדִּ֤יל (hiḇ·dîl)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 914: To be divided, separate

the tribe
שֵׁ֣בֶט (šê·ḇeṭ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

of Levi
הַלֵּוִ֔י (hal·lê·wî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3878: Levi -- a son of Jacob, also the tribe descended from him

to carry
לָשֵׂ֖את (lā·śêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

the ark
אֲר֣וֹן (’ă·rō·wn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 727: A chest, ark

of the covenant
בְּרִית־ (bə·rîṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

to stand
לַעֲמֹד֩ (la·‘ă·mōḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

before
לִפְנֵ֨י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

to serve Him,
לְשָֽׁרְתוֹ֙ (lə·šā·rə·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to

and to pronounce blessings
וּלְבָרֵ֣ךְ (ū·lə·ḇā·rêḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

in His name,
בִּשְׁמ֔וֹ (biš·mōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

as [they do] to this day.
עַ֖ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while
(8) At that time--i.e., at Sinai, after Moses' second descent from the mount, not at the time of Aaron's death. Yet the death of Aaron and the separation of the tribe of Levi are similar events in their way: both alike lose territorial inheritance through bearing the burden of the Law.

To bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister unto him, and to bless in his name.--A recent critic has said that the writer of Deuteronomy knows no distinction between priests and Levites. (See on this point Deuteronomy 11:6.) Rashi's note on this verse is better: "To bear the ark (He separated)--the Levites; to stand before Jehovah to minister to Him, and to bless in His name--the priests."

Verses 8, 9. - Moses, here resuming the form of address, refers to the separation of the tribe of Levi to the holy service. Verse 8. - At that time; the time when the covenant was restored at Sinai, not the time when Aaron died. The appointment of the tribe of Levi for service took place in connection with that of Aaron and his sons to the priesthood (Numbers 3:4). The service to which the tribe of Levi was chosen appertained to the tribe as such, including the priests as well as the non-priestly Levites, though parts of it specially belonged to the one class rather than the other. Thus the bearing of the ark was the special duty of non-priestly Levites, the Kohathites (Numbers 4:4, etc.; 1 Chronicles 15:15); but was also, on peculiarly solemn occasions, discharged by the priests (Joshua 3:6, etc.; Joshua 6:6; 8:33; 1 Kings 8:3, 6, etc.). To stand before the Lord to minister unto him was the special function of the priests (Deuteronomy 17:12; Deuteronomy 21:5; Ezekiel 40:46; Ezekiel 44:15, 16); but as the service of the Levites was also a sacred service, they too are said to stand to minister before the Lord (Deuteronomy 18:7; 1 Chronicles 15:2; 2 Chronicles 23:6; 2 Chronicles 29:4, 5, 11, 12). To bless in his name does not mean, as some propose, to invoke the Name of God, or to praise his Name, but to pronounce a benediction or invoke a blessing on the people in his Name (cf. 2 Samuel 6:18; 1 Chronicles 16:2). This was the special duty of the priests (cf. Numbers 6:22-27; Deuteronomy 21:5; 1 Chronicles 23:13), but might also be done by others (as by David), and in this benediction the Levites might join (2 Chronicles 25:27). 10:1-11 Moses reminded the Israelites of God's great mercy to them, notwithstanding their provocations. There were four things in and by which the Lord showed himself reconciled to Israel. God gave them his law. Thus God has intrusted us with Bibles, sabbaths, and sacraments, as tokens of his presence and favour. God led them forward toward Canaan. He appointed a standing ministry among them for holy things. And now, under the gospel, when the pouring forth of the Spirit is more plentiful and powerful, the succession is kept up by the Spirit's work on men's hearts, qualifying and making some willing for that work in every age. God accepted Moses as an advocate or intercessor for them, and therefore appointed him to be their prince and leader. Moses was a type of Christ, who ever lives, pleading for us, and has all power in heaven and in earth.
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