Numbers 3:10
New International Version
Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priests; anyone else who approaches the sanctuary is to be put to death."

New Living Translation
Appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out the duties of the priesthood. But any unauthorized person who goes too near the sanctuary must be put to death."

English Standard Version
And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall guard their priesthood. But if any outsider comes near, he shall be put to death.”

Berean Study Bible
So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out the duties of the priesthood; but any layman who approaches the tabernacle must be put to death.”

New American Standard Bible
"So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death."

King James Bible
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Christian Standard Bible
You are to appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out their priestly responsibilities, but any unauthorized person who comes near the sanctuary is to be put to death."

Contemporary English Version
who have been appointed to be priests. Anyone else who tries to perform the duties of a priest must be put to death.

Good News Translation
You shall appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out the duties of the priesthood; anyone else who tries to do so shall be put to death."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out their priestly responsibilities, but any unauthorized person who comes near the sanctuary must be put to death."

International Standard Version
Appoint Aaron and his sons so that they are to take responsibility for their priesthood. Any unauthorized person who approaches it is to be put to death."

NET Bible
So you are to appoint Aaron and his sons, and they will be responsible for their priesthood; but the unauthorized person who comes near must be put to death."

New Heart English Bible
And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall attend to their priesthood; but the unauthorized person who comes near shall be put to death."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priests. Anyone else who tries to do the priests' duties must be put to death."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, that they may keep their priesthood; and the common man that draweth nigh shall be put to death.'

New American Standard 1977
“So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons that they shall guard their priesthood; and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

American King James Version
And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons over the tabernacle of witness; and they shall keep their charge of priesthood, and all things belonging to the altar, and within the veil; and the stranger that touches them shall die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To Aaron and to his sons, to whom they are delivered by the children of Israel. But thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons over the service of priesthood. The stranger that approacheth to minister, shall be put to death.

Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron and his sons shalt thou appoint that they may attend to their priest's office; and the stranger that cometh near shall be put to death.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

World English Bible
You shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood. The stranger who comes near shall be put to death."

Young's Literal Translation
'And Aaron and his sons thou dost appoint, and they have kept their priesthood, and the stranger who cometh near is put to death.'
Study Bible
The Duties of the Levites
9Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they have been given exclusively to him from among the Israelites. 10So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out the duties of the priesthood; but any layman who approaches the tabernacle must be put to death.” 11Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
Cross References
Exodus 29:9
Wrap the sashes around Aaron and his sons and put headbands on them. The priesthood shall be theirs by a perpetual statute. In this way you are to ordain Aaron and his sons.

Leviticus 22:10
No one outside a priest's family is to eat the sacred offering, nor may a foreigner staying with a priest, or a hired hand, eat of it.

Numbers 1:51
Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites are to take it down, and whenever it is to be pitched, the Levites are to set it up. Any outsider who goes near it must be put to death.

Numbers 3:11
Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 16:10
He has brought you near, you and all your fellow Levites, but you are seeking the priesthood as well.

Judges 17:5
Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some household idols, and installed one of his sons to be his priest.

2 Chronicles 26:18
They took their stand against King Uzziah and said, "Uzziah, you have no right to offer incense to the LORD. Only the priests, the descendants of Aaron, are consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have acted unfaithfully; you will not receive honor from the LORD God."

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

they shall

Numbers 18:7
Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

1 Chronicles 6:32
And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order.

Ezekiel 44:8
And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

and the stranger

Numbers 3:38
But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Numbers 1:51
And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Numbers 16:35,40
And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense…







Lexicon
So
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

you shall appoint
תִּפְקֹ֔ד (tip̄·qōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

Aaron
אַהֲרֹ֤ן (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

and his sons
בָּנָיו֙ (bā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

to carry out
וְשָׁמְר֖וּ (wə·šā·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the duties of the priesthood;
כְּהֻנָּתָ֑ם (kə·hun·nā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3550: Priesthood

but any layman
וְהַזָּ֥ר (wə·haz·zār)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

who approaches [the tabernacle]
הַקָּרֵ֖ב (haq·qā·rêḇ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

must be put to death.”
יוּמָֽת׃ (yū·māṯ)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(10) Thou shalt appoint.--Or, number. The word is the same as that which is used for the numbering of the Israelites generally (Numbers 1:19) and for the numbering of the Levites (Numbers 3:15).

Verse 10. - The stranger that cometh nigh. This constantly recurring formula has not always quite the same meaning: in Numbers 1:51 it signified any one not of the tribe of Levi; here it includes even the Levite who was not also a priest. The separation of the Levites for the ministry of the tabernacle was not to infringe in the least upon the exclusive rights of Aaron and his sons. 3:1-13 There was much work belonging to the priests' office, and there were now only Aaron and his two sons to do it; God appoints the Levites to attend them. Those whom God finds work for, he will find help for. The Levites were taken instead of the first-born. When He that made us, saves us, as the first-born of Israel were saved, we are laid under further obligations to serve him faithfully. God's right to us by redemption, confirms the right he has to us by creation.
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