1 Chronicles 23:3
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New International Version
The Levites thirty years old or more were counted, and the total number of men was thirty-eight thousand.

King James Bible
Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward; and their number, by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.

World English Bible
The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Levites are numbered from a son of thirty years and upward, and their number, by their polls, is of mighty men thirty and eight thousand.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thirty years and upward - The enumeration of the Levites made in the desert, Numbers 4:3, was from thirty years upwards to fifty years. In this place, the latter limit is not mentioned, probably because the service was not so laborious now; for the ark being fixed they had no longer any heavy burdens to carry, and therefore even an old man might continue to serve the tabernacle. David made another ordinance afterwards; see on 1 Chronicles 23:24-27 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Levites

Numbers 4:2,3,23,30,35,43,47 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers...

thirty and eight

Numbers 4:48 Even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore,

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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
Numbers 4:3
Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.

Numbers 4:23
Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.

Numbers 4:48
numbered 8,580.

Numbers 8:24
"This applies to the Levites: Men twenty-five years old or more shall come to take part in the work at the tent of meeting,

1 Chronicles 23:2
He also gathered together all the leaders of Israel, as well as the priests and Levites.

1 Chronicles 23:24
These were the descendants of Levi by their families--the heads of families as they were registered under their names and counted individually, that is, the workers twenty years old or more who served in the temple of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 31:16
In addition, they distributed to the males three years old or more whose names were in the genealogical records--all who would enter the temple of the LORD to perform the daily duties of their various tasks, according to their responsibilities and their divisions.

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