Numbers 1:48
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New American Standard Bible
For the LORD had spoken to Moses, saying,

King James Bible
For the LORD had spoken unto Moses, saying,

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah had spoken to Moses, saying,

World English Bible
For Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
seeing Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

had spoken - Render spake. The formal appointment is only now made, in reward for their zeal Exodus 32:26-29, though reference to their future office appears previously in Leviticus 25:32 ff, and they had already acted as assistants to the priests (compare Exodus 38:21).

Numbers 1:48 Parallel Commentaries

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The Child-Life in Nazareth
THE stay of the Holy Family in Egypt must have been of brief duration. The cup of Herod's misdeeds, but also of his misery, was full. During the whole latter part of his life, the dread of a rival to the throne had haunted him, and he had sacrificed thousands, among them those nearest and dearest to him, to lay that ghost. [1084] And still the tyrant was not at rest. A more terrible scene is not presented in history than that of the closing days of Herod. Tormented by nameless fears; ever and again
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

And thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, too little to be among the thousands of Judah
"And thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, too little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall come forth unto Me (one) [Pg 480] to be Ruler in Israel; and His goings forth are the times of old, the days of eternity." The close connection of this verse with what immediately precedes (Caspari is wrong in considering iv. 9-14 as an episode) is evident, not only from the [Hebrew: v] copulative, and from the analogy of the near relation of the announcement of salvation to the prophecy of disaster
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 1:47
The Levites, however, were not numbered among them by their fathers' tribe.

Numbers 1:49
"Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor shall you take their census among the sons of Israel.

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