Numbers 3:7
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English Standard Version
They shall keep guard over him and over the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, as they minister at the tabernacle.

King James Bible
And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle.

American Standard Version
And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And observe whatsoever appertaineth to the service of the multitude before the tabernacle of the testimony,

English Revised Version
And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In order to indicate at the very outset the position which the Levites were to occupy in relation to the priests (viz., Aaron and his descendants), the account of their muster commences not only with the enumeration of the sons of Aaron who were chosen as priests (Numbers 3:2-4), but with the heading: "These are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day (i.e., at the time) when Jehovah spake with Moses in Mount Sinai (Numbers 3:1). The toledoth (see at Genesis 2:4) of Moses and Aaron are not only the families which sprang from Aaron and Moses, but the Levitical families generally, which were named after Aaron and Moses, because they were both of them raised into the position of heads or spiritual fathers of the whole tribe, namely, at the time when God spoke to Moses upon Sinai. Understood in this way, the notice as to the time is neither a superfluous repetition, nor introduced with reference to the subsequent numbering of the people in the steppes of Moab (Numbers 26:57.). Aaron is placed before Moses here (see at Exodus 6:26.), not merely as being the elder of the two, but because his sons received the priesthood, whilst the sons of Moses, on the contrary, were classed among the rest of the Levitical families (cf. 1 Chronicles 23:14).

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Numbers 3:32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be chief over the chief of the Levites...

Numbers 8:26 But shall minister with their brothers in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service...

Numbers 31:30 And of the children of Israel's half, you shall take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the donkeys...

1 Chronicles 23:28-32 Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers...

1 Chronicles 26:20,22,26 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things...

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Numbers 1:50 But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof...

Numbers 8:11,15,24-26 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for an offering of the children of Israel...

Cross References
Leviticus 8:35
At the entrance of the tent of meeting you shall remain day and night for seven days, performing what the LORD has charged, so that you do not die, for so I have been commanded."

Numbers 1:50
But appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its furnishings, and over all that belongs to it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it and shall camp around the tabernacle.

Numbers 3:8
They shall guard all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, and keep guard over the people of Israel as they minister at the tabernacle.

Numbers 31:30
And from the people of Israel's half you shall take one drawn out of every fifty, of the people, of the oxen, of the donkeys, and of the flocks, of all the cattle, and give them to the Levites who keep guard over the tabernacle of the LORD."

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