Numbers 3:6
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English Standard Version
“Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

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

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In Numbers 2:32 we have the whole number given, 603,550 men, not including the Levites (Numbers 2:33, see at Numbers 1:49); and in Numbers 2:34 the concluding remark as to the subsequent execution of the divine command-an anticipatory notice, as in Exodus 12:50; Exodus 40:16, etc.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 of them among the children of Israel...

Numbers 2:17,33 Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the middle of the camp: as they encamp...

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 you from the congregation of Israel...

Numbers 18:2-6 And your brothers also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring you with you, that they may be joined to you...

Exodus 32:26-29 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD's side? let him come to me...

Deuteronomy 33:8,9 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your holy one, whom you did prove at Massah...

Malachi 2:4 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that my covenant might be with Levi, said the LORD of hosts.

Cross References
Numbers 1:50
But appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its furnishings, and over all that belongs to it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it and shall camp around the tabernacle.

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

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

Numbers 16:9
is it too small a thing for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do service in 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 house with you shall bear iniquity connected with the sanctuary, and you and your sons with you shall bear iniquity connected 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 minister to him and to bless in his name, to this day.

1 Chronicles 23:32
Thus they were to keep charge of the tent of meeting and the sanctuary, and to attend the sons of Aaron, their brothers, for the service of the house of the LORD.

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