Numbers 8:13
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New International Version
Have the Levites stand in front of Aaron and his sons and then present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

New Living Translation
Then have the Levites stand in front of Aaron and his sons, and raise your hands and present them as a special offering to the LORD.

English Standard Version
And you shall set the Levites before Aaron and his sons, and shall offer them as a wave offering to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons and then present them before the LORD as a wave offering.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and before his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

King James Bible
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
"You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and you are to present them before the LORD as a presentation offering.

Contemporary English Version
They will stand at my altar in front of Aaron and his sons, who will dedicate the Levites to me.

Good News Translation
"Dedicate the Levites as a special gift to me, and put Aaron and his sons in charge of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and you are to present them before the LORD as a presentation offering.

International Standard Version
You are to make the descendants of Levi stand in the presence of Aaron and his sons. Then you are to wave them as wave offerings to the LORD.

NET Bible
You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and then offer them as a wave offering to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
You shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them as a wave offering to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make the Levites stand in front of Aaron and his sons, and present them as an offering to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave-offering unto the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and before his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt cause the Levites to present themselves before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.

American King James Version
And you shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering to the LORD.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave-offering unto Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt set the Levites in the sight of Aaron and of his sons, and shalt consecrate them being offered to the Lord,

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them as a wave-offering to Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave offering unto the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering to the LORD.

World English Bible
You shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them as a wave offering to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast caused the Levites to stand before Aaron, and before his sons, and hast waved them -- a wave-offering to Jehovah;
Study Bible
Cleansing the Levites
12And the Levites are to lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and offer to the LORD one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, to make atonement for the Levites. 13You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons and then present them before the LORD as a wave offering. 14In this way you shall separate the Levites from the rest of the Israelites, and the Levites will belong to Me.…
Cross References
Numbers 8:12
And the Levites are to lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and offer to the LORD one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, to make atonement for the Levites.

Numbers 8:14
In this way you shall separate the Levites from the rest of the Israelites, and the Levites will belong to Me.

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering to the LORD.

offer them. and thou shalt wave them for a wave-offering; manifestly in allusion to the ancient sacrificial rite of waving the sacrifices before the Lord; and it is probable, that some significant action, analogous to the waving of the sacrifice, was employed on this occasion; for the Levites were considered as an offering to the Lord, to whose service they were wholly dedicated. To this the apostle Paul manifestly alludes, when, in writing to the Romans, he says, I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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(13) And offer them for an offering.--Literally, and wave them as a wave- offering, as in Numbers 8:11. So also in Numbers 8:15.

Verse 13. - And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron. This is not an additional command, but repeats in a slightly different form the previous orders. A similar repetition occurs in verse 15 b. And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons,.... After atonement was made for them, as Aben Ezra observes; then they were presented to Aaron and his sons, to whom they were given to he their ministers, and assistants to them:

and offer them for an offering unto the Lord: or, and "waved them", &c. as before, that is, order them to be waved; for not Moses, but Aaron, did this, and indeed was done already; and therefore should rather be rendered, as by Bishop Patrick, after thou hast offered, or waved them. 8:5-26 Here we have directions for the solemn ordination of the Levites. All Israel must know that they took not this honour to themselves, but were called of God to it; nor was it enough that they were distinguished from others. All who are employed for God, must be dedicated to him, according to the employment. Christians must be baptized, ministers must be ordained; we must first give ourselves unto the Lord, and then our services. The Levites must be cleansed. They must be clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. Moses must sprinkle the water of purifying upon them. This signifies the application of the blood of Christ to our souls by faith, that we may be fit to serve the living God. God declares his acceptance of them. All who expect to share in the privileges of the tabernacle, must resolve to do the service of the tabernacle. As, on the one hand, none of God's creatures are his necessary servants, he needs not the service of any of them; so none are merely honorary servants, to do nothing. All whom God owns, he employs; angels themselves have their services.
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