Numbers 3:6
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New International Version
"Bring the tribe of Levi and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him.

King James Bible
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

Darby Bible Translation
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him;

World English Bible
"Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

Young's Literal Translation
'Bring near the tribe of Levi, and thou hast caused it to stand before Aaron the priest, and they have served him,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Bring the tribe of Levi near - The original word הקרב hakreb is properly a sacrificial word, and signifies the presenting of a sacrifice or offering to the Lord. As an offering, the tribe of Levi was given up entirely to the service of the sanctuary, to be no longer their own, but the Lord's property.

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The word hakraiv, here rendered bring near, is properly a sacrificial word, and signifies the presenting of a sacrifice or offering to the Lord. As an offering, the tribe of Levi was entirely given up to the service of the sanctuary, to be no longer their own, but the Lord's

Numbers 1:49-53 Only you shall not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel...

Numbers 2:17,33 Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the middle of the camp: as they encamp...

Numbers 8:6-15,22-26 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them...

Numbers 16:9-11 Seems it but a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel...

Numbers 18:2-6 And your brothers also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring you with you, that they may be joined to you...

Exodus 32:26-29 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD's side? let him come to me...

Deuteronomy 33:8,9 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your holy one, whom you did prove at Massah...

Malachi 2:4 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that my covenant might be with Levi, said the LORD of hosts.

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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 1:50
Instead, appoint the Levites to be in charge of the tabernacle of the covenant law--over all its furnishings and everything belonging to it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they are to take care of it and encamp around it.

Numbers 3:5
The LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 8:6
"Take the Levites from among all the Israelites and make them ceremonially clean.

Numbers 16:9
Isn't it enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the Israelite community and brought you near himself to do the work at the LORD's tabernacle and to stand before the community and minister to them?

Numbers 18:1
The LORD said to Aaron, "You, your sons and your family are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the sanctuary, and you and your sons alone are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the priesthood.

Deuteronomy 10:8
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister and to pronounce blessings in his name, as they still do today.

1 Chronicles 23:32
And so the Levites carried out their responsibilities for the tent of meeting, for the Holy Place and, under their relatives the descendants of Aaron, for the service of the temple of the LORD.

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