Ezra 6:18
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English Standard Version
And they set the priests in their divisions and the Levites in their divisions, for the service of God at Jerusalem, as it is written in the Book of Moses.

King James Bible
And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.

American Standard Version
And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses over the works of God in Jerusalem, as it is written in the book of Moses.

English Revised Version
And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, who is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.

Ezra 6:18 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Finally, Darius adds the threat: "The God who has caused His name to dwell there, destroy every king and (every) people that shall stretch forth the hand to alter (this command), to destroy this house of God at Jerusalem." The expression, "the God who has caused His name to dwell there," is indeed specifically Israelitish (comp. Deuteronomy 12:11; Deuteronomy 14:23; Jeremiah 7:12; Nehemiah 1:9), and therefore undoubtedly originated with the Jewish historian; but the matter itself, the wish that God Himself would destroy him who should injure His temple, recalls the close of the inscription of Bisitun, wherein the judgments of Ahuramazda are imprecated upon him who should dare to injure the image and inscription, and his blessing invoked upon him who should respect them (Berth.).

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the priests

1 Chronicles 23:1-26:32 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel...

2 Chronicles 35:4,5 And prepare yourselves by the houses of your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel...

as it is written. Chal. according to the writing

Numbers 3:6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

Numbers 8:9 And you shall bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation...

Cross References
Numbers 3:6
"Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

Numbers 8:9
And you shall bring the Levites before the tent of meeting and assemble the whole congregation of the people of Israel.

1 Chronicles 23:6
And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1 Chronicles 24:1
The divisions of the sons of Aaron were these. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

2 Chronicles 35:5
And stand in the Holy Place according to the groupings of the fathers' houses of your brothers the lay people, and according to the division of the Levites by fathers' household.

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