Numbers 3:9
New International Version
Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to him.

New Living Translation
Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons. They have been given from among all the people of Israel to serve as their assistants.

English Standard Version
And you shall give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the people of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they have been given exclusively to him from among the Israelites.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall thus give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the sons of Israel.

King James Bible
And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they have been assigned exclusively to him from the Israelites.

Contemporary English Version
They are assigned to help Aaron and his sons,

Good News Translation
The only responsibility the Levites have is to serve Aaron and his sons.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they have been assigned exclusively to him from the Israelites.

International Standard Version
Assign the descendants of Levi to Aaron and his sons from among the Israelis.

NET Bible
You are to assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they will be assigned exclusively to him out of all the Israelites.

New Heart English Bible
You shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons. They are wholly given to him on the behalf of the children of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons. The Levites will be the only Israelites given to them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given unto him from the children of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall thus give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the sons of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons; they are completely given unto him out of the sons of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of Israel.

American King James Version
And you shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given to him out of the children of Israel.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt give the Levites to Aaron, and to his sons the priests; they are given for a gift to me of the children of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt give the Levites for a gift,

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given to him out of the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given to him out of the children of Israel.

World English Bible
You shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons. They are wholly given to him on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast given the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are surely given to him out of the sons of Israel.
Study Bible
The Duties of the Levites
8They shall take care of all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting and fulfill obligations for the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle. 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.”…
Cross References
Numbers 3:8
They shall take care of all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting and fulfill obligations for the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle.

Numbers 8:16
For the Levites have been wholly given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself in place of all who come first from the womb, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel.

Numbers 8:19
And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the Israelites, to perform the service for the Israelites at the Tent of Meeting and to make atonement on their behalf, so that no plague will come against the Israelites when they approach the sanctuary."

Numbers 16:9
Is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel and brought you near to Himself to perform the work at the LORD's tabernacle and to stand before the congregation to minister to them?

Numbers 18:6
Behold, I Myself have selected your fellow Levites from the Israelites as a gift to you, dedicated to the LORD to perform the service for the Tent of Meeting.

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given to him out of the children of Israel.

Numbers 8:19
And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.

Numbers 18:6,7
And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation…

Ephesians 4:8,11
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men…







Lexicon
Assign
וְנָתַתָּה֙ (wə·nā·ṯat·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the Levites
הַלְוִיִּ֔ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

to Aaron
לְאַהֲרֹ֖ן (lə·’a·hă·rōn)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

and his sons;
וּלְבָנָ֑יו (ū·lə·ḇā·nāw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

they
הֵ֙מָּה֙ (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

have been given exclusively
נְתוּנִ֨ם (nə·ṯū·nim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

to him
ל֔וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

from among
מֵאֵ֖ת (mê·’êṯ)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

the Israelites.
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son
(9) They are wholly given unto him.--Hebrew, Given, given are they to him. This repetition of the word nethunim (given) is emphatic. The same repetition occurs in Numbers 8:16, where the Levites are represented as "wholly given" to the Lord instead of the firstborn; and in Numbers 3:19 of that chapter, as in Numbers 3:12 of this chapter, they are represented as being given by Him to Aaron and his sons. The word nethunim must not be confounded with Nethinim, the name given at a later date (1Chronicles 9:2; Ezra 2:43; Nehemiah 3:26; Nehemiah 3:31) to the Gibeonites, who were made "hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation and for the altar of the Lord" (Joshua 9:27). The tribe of Levi had proved themselves the most zealous for the honour of the Lord at the time of the worship of the golden calf (Exodus 32:26-29), and it was then that Moses gave them the charge to consecrate themselves (literally, to fill their hands, comp. Numbers 3:3 of this chapter) to the Lord. There was, therefore, a special reason for the selection of this tribe, independently of the fact that Moses and Aaron (and consequently the priests, as the descendants of Aaron) belonged to it.

Verse 9. They are wholly given unto him. The word nethunim (wholly given) is emphatic here, and in Numbers 8:16. As the whole house of Israel at large, so especially (for a reason which will presently appear) the tribe of Levi belonged absolutely to God; and he, as absolutely, made them over to Aaron and the priests for the service of his sanctuary. Cf. Ephesians 4:11, "gave some apostles," etc. The Levites, as gifts from God (nethunim) to their brethren the priests, must be distinguished from the nethinim or serfs of foreign extraction given by the congregation to the Levites to do their most menial work for them (Joshua 9:27). 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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