Numbers 8:9
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New International Version
Bring the Levites to the front of the tent of meeting and assemble the whole Israelite community.

New Living Translation
Then assemble the whole community of Israel, and present the Levites at the entrance of the Tabernacle.

English Standard Version
And you shall bring the Levites before the tent of meeting and assemble the whole congregation of the people of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
Bring the Levites before the Tent of Meeting and assemble the entire congregation of the Israelites.

New American Standard Bible
"So you shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting. You shall also assemble the whole congregation of the sons of Israel,

King James Bible
And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:

Christian Standard Bible
Bring the Levites before the tent of meeting and assemble the entire Israelite community.

Contemporary English Version
Then you, Moses, will call together all the people of Israel and send the Levites to my sacred tent,

Good News Translation
Then assemble the whole community of Israel and have the Levites stand in front of the Tent of my presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bring the Levites before the tent of meeting and assemble the entire Israelite community.

International Standard Version
Assemble the descendants of Levi in front of the appointed place of meeting, and assemble the whole congregation of Israel, too.

NET Bible
You are to bring the Levites before the tent of meeting and assemble the entire community of the Israelites.

New Heart English Bible
You shall present the Levites before the Tent of Meeting. You shall assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bring the Levites to the front of the tent of meeting, and assemble the whole community of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt present the Levites before the tent of meeting; and thou shalt assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
“So you shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting. You shall also assemble the whole congregation of the sons of Israel,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt offer the Levites before the tabernacle of the testimony, and thou shalt gather the whole congregation of the sons of Israel together;

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall bring the Levites before the tabernacle of meeting: and you shall gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:

American King James Version
And you shall bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and you shall gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:

American Standard Version
And thou shalt present the Levites before the tent of meeting: and thou shalt assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the covenant, calling together all the multitude of the children of Israel:

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tent of meeting; and thou shalt gather together the whole assembly of the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt present the Levites before the tent of meeting: and thou shalt assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel:

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt convene the whole assembly of the children of Israel:

World English Bible
You shall present the Levites before the Tent of Meeting. You shall assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast brought near the Levites before the tent of meeting, and thou hast assembled the whole company of the sons of Israel,
Study Bible
Cleansing the Levites
8Then have them take a young bull with its grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, and you are to take a second young bull for a sin offering. 9Bring the Levites before the Tent of Meeting and assemble the entire congregation of the Israelites. 10You are to present the Levites before the LORD and have the Israelites lay their hands upon them.…
Cross References
Exodus 29:4
Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water.

Exodus 40:12
Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water.

Leviticus 8:3
and assemble the whole congregation at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting."

Ezra 6:18
They also appointed the priests by their divisions and the Levites by their groups to the service of God in Jerusalem, according to what is written in the book of Moses.

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and you shall gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:

thou shalt bring

Exodus 29:4 And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle …

Exodus 40:12 And you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle …

shalt gather the whole. The words, Koladath, which are rendered 'the whole assembly,' often signify all the elders, or principal persons in the several tribes. And they cannot well have any other sense here; for it would be impossible for all the children of Israel to put their hands on the Levites, as stated in the next verse.

Leviticus 8:3 And gather you all the congregation together to the door of the tabernacle …







(9) The whole assembly of the children of Israel--i.e., as elsewhere, the representatives of the people.

And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation,.... Not without it, but within it, in the court of the tabernacle, at least at the door of it, where stood the altar of burnt offering, on which sacrifices for them were now to be offered:

and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together; the heads of the tribes, and elders of the people, as Aben Ezra interprets this phrase in Leviticus 8:3; where the whole congregation is said to be assembled at the consecration of the priests, as here at the consecration of the Levites, having a concern therein, as well as to be spectators and witnesses of this solemn affair; and no doubt as many of them as could conveniently assemble at the door of the tabernacle did, though every individual of that large body of people could not possibly do it. 9, 10. thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together, etc.—As it was plainly impossible that the whole multitude of the Israelites could do this, a select portion of them must be meant. This party, who laid their hands upon the Levites, are supposed by some to have been the first-born, who by that act, transferred their peculiar privilege of acting as God's ministers to the Levitical tribe; and by others, to have been the princes, who thus blessed them. It appears, from this passage, that the imposition of hands was a ceremony used in consecrating persons to holy offices in the ancient, as, from the example of our Lord and His apostles, it has been perpetuated in the Christian Church.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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