New Living Translation
"Call forward the tribe of Levi, and present them to Aaron the priest to serve as his assistants.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:6 Present them - Offer them to the Lord for his special service. This was promised to them before, and now actually conferred.
Put the Levites in charge of the Tabernacle of the Covenant, along with all its furnishings and equipment. They must carry the Tabernacle and all its furnishings as you travel, and they must take care of it and camp around it.
Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Now set the Levites apart from the rest of the people of Israel and make them ceremonially clean.
Does it seem insignificant to you that the God of Israel has chosen you from among all the community of Israel to be near him so you can serve in the LORD's Tabernacle and stand before the people to minister to them?
Then the LORD said to Aaron: "You, your sons, and your relatives from the tribe of Levi will be held responsible for any offenses related to the sanctuary. But you and your sons alone will be held responsible for violations connected with the priesthood.
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the Ark of the LORD's Covenant, and to stand before the LORD as his ministers, and to pronounce blessings in his name. These are their duties to this day.
1 Chronicles 23:32
And so, under the supervision of the priests, the Levites watched over the Tabernacle and the Temple and faithfully carried out their duties of service at the house of the LORD.
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