Numbers 3:16
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New International Version
So Moses counted them, as he was commanded by the word of the LORD.

King James Bible
And Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, as he was commanded.

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses numbered them, according to the commandment of Jehovah, -- as he had been commanded.

World English Bible
Moses numbered them according to the word of Yahweh, as he was commanded.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses numbereth them according to the command of Jehovah, as he hath been commanded.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Moses numbered them - Though Moses and Aaron conjointly numbered the twelve tribes, yet Moses alone numbered the Levites; "for as the money with which the first-born of Israel, who exceeded the number of Levites, were redeemed, was to be paid to Aaron and his sons, Numbers 3:48, it was decent that he, whose advantage it was that the number of the first-born of Israel should exceed, should not be authorized to take that number himself." - Dodd, from Bishop Kidder.

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word. Heb. mouth

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Fifth Day. Holiness and Redemption.
Sanctify unto me all the first-born.'--Ex. xiii. 2. 'All the first-born are mine; for on the day I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified unto me all the first-born in Israel: mine they shall be: I am the Lord.'--Num. iii. 13, viii. 17. 'For I am the Lord your God that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.'--Lev. xi. 45. 'I have redeemed thee; thou art mine.'--Isa. xliii. 1. At Horeb we saw how the
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

The Fifth Commandment
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.' Exod 20: 12. Having done with the first table, I am next to speak of the duties of the second table. The commandments may be likened to Jacob's ladder: the first table respects God, and is the top of the ladder that reaches to heaven; the second respects superiors and inferiors, and is the foot of the ladder that rests on the earth. By the first table, we walk religiously towards God; by
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Numbers 3:15
"Count the Levites by their families and clans. Count every male a month old or more."

Numbers 3:17
These were the names of the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

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