Numbers 8:26
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English Standard Version
They minister to their brothers in the tent of meeting by keeping guard, but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites in assigning their duties.”

King James Bible
But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge.

American Standard Version
but shall minister with their brethren in the tent of meeting, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charges.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall be the ministers of their brethren in the tabernacle of the covenant, to keep the things that are committed to their care, but not to do the works. Thus shalt thou order the Levites touching their charge.

English Revised Version
but shall minister with their brethren in the tent of meeting, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charges.

Webster's Bible Translation
But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do to the Levites concerning their charge.

Numbers 8:26 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Numbers 8:20-22 contain an account of the execution of the divine command.

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to keep

Numbers 1:53 But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony...

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

Numbers 18:4 And they shall be joined to you, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle...

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 23:32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place...

1 Chronicles 26:20-29 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things...

Ezekiel 44:8,11 And you have not kept the charge of my holy things: but you have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves...

and shall

1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate on these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all.

Cross References
Numbers 1:53
But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there may be no wrath on the congregation of the people of Israel. And the Levites shall keep guard over the tabernacle of the testimony."

Numbers 8:25
And from the age of fifty years they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more.

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