1 Chronicles 23:28
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New International Version
The duty of the Levites was to help Aaron's descendants in the service of the temple of the LORD: to be in charge of the courtyards, the side rooms, the purification of all sacred things and the performance of other duties at the house of God.

King James Bible
Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God;

Darby Bible Translation
For their place was by the side of the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of Jehovah, over the courts, and over the chambers, and over the purifying of all holy things, and [for] the work of the service of the house of God;

World English Bible
For their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of Yahweh, in the courts, and in the rooms, and in the purifying of all holy things, even the work of the service of the house of God;

Young's Literal Translation
for their station is at the side of the sons of Aaron, for the service of the house of Jehovah, over the courts, and over the chambers, and over the cleansing of every holy thing, and the work of the service of the house of God,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Purifying of all holy things - Keeping all the vessels and utensils belonging to the sacred service clean and neat.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

office was to wait, etc. [heb] station was at the hand of Aaron

1 Chronicles 18:17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.

Nehemiah 11:24 And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah...

for the service

1 Chronicles 23:4 Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:

1 Chronicles 28:13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD...

Numbers 3:6-9 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him...

1 Kings 6:5 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about...

2 Chronicles 31:11 Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of the LORD; and they prepared them,

Ezra 8:29 Watch you, and keep them, until you weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel...

Nehemiah 13:4,5,9 And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied to Tobiah...

Jeremiah 35:4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God...

Ezekiel 41:6-11,26 And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order...

Ezekiel 42:3,13 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court...

purifying

1 Chronicles 9:28,29 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale...

2 Chronicles 29:5,18,19 And said to them, Hear me, you Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD God of your fathers...

2 Chronicles 35:3-6,11-14 And said to the Levites that taught all Israel, which were holy to the LORD...

Library
Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Chronicles 23:27
According to the last instructions of David, the Levites were counted from those twenty years old or more.

1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the special flour for the grain offerings, the thin loaves made without yeast, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.

2 Chronicles 23:6
No one is to enter the temple of the LORD except the priests and Levites on duty; they may enter because they are consecrated, but all the others are to observe the LORD's command not to enter.

2 Chronicles 29:15
When they had assembled their fellow Levites and consecrated themselves, they went in to purify the temple of the LORD, as the king had ordered, following the word of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 31:2
Hezekiah assigned the priests and Levites to divisions--each of them according to their duties as priests or Levites--to offer burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, to minister, to give thanks and to sing praises at the gates of the LORD's dwelling.

Ezekiel 40:17
Then he brought me into the outer court. There I saw some rooms and a pavement that had been constructed all around the court; there were thirty rooms along the pavement.

Ezekiel 44:14
And I will appoint them to guard the temple for all the work that is to be done in it.

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