Numbers 8:6
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English Standard Version
“Take the Levites from among the people of Israel and cleanse them.

King James Bible
Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.

American Standard Version
Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take the Levites out of the midst of the children of Israel, and thou shalt purify them,

English Revised Version
Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Whilst the tribe-princes had thus given to the altar the consecration of a sanctuary of their God, through their sacrificial gifts, Jehovah acknowledged it as His sanctuary, by causing Moses, when he went into the tabernacle to speak to Him, and to present his own entreaties and those of the people, to hear the voice of Him that spake to him from between the two cherubim upon the ark of the covenant. The suffix in אתּו points back to the name Jehovah, which, though not expressly mentioned before, is contained implicite in ohel mod, "the tent of meeting." For the holy tent became an ohel mod first of all, from the fact that it was there that Jehovah appeared to Moses, or met with him (נועד, Exodus 25:22). מדּבּר, part. Hithpael, to hold conversation. On the fact itself, see the explanation in Exodus 25:20, Exodus 25:22. "This voice from the inmost sanctuary of Moses, the representative of Israel, was Jehovah's reply to the joyfulness and readiness with which the princes of Israel responded to Him, and made the tent, so far as they were concerned, a place of holy meeting"' (Baumg.). This was the reason for connecting the remark in Numbers 7:89 with the account of the dedicatory gifts.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

cleanse them

Exodus 19:15 And he said to the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

Cross References
Numbers 3:6
"Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

Numbers 8:5
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

2 Chronicles 29:11
My sons, do not now be negligent, for the LORD has chosen you to stand in his presence, to minister to him and to be his ministers and make offerings to him."

Isaiah 52:11
Depart, depart, go out from there; touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her; purify yourselves, you who bear the vessels of the LORD.

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