1 Chronicles 23:13
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New International Version
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron was set apart, he and his descendants forever, to consecrate the most holy things, to offer sacrifices before the LORD, to minister before him and to pronounce blessings in his name forever.

King James Bible
The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was separated, that he should be hallowed as most holy, he and his sons for ever, to offer before Jehovah, to do service to him, and to bless in his name for ever.

World English Bible
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons, forever, to burn incense before Yahweh, to minister to him, and to bless in his name, forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron is separated for his sanctifying the holy of holies, he and his sons -- unto the age, to make perfume before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His name -- unto the age.

1 Chronicles 23:13 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To bless in his name - To bless the people by invoking the name of the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The sons

1 Chronicles 6:3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Exodus 6:20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses...

Numbers 3:27 And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the Hebronites...

Numbers 26:59 And the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bore to Levi in Egypt...

separated

Exodus 28:1 And take you to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel...

Numbers 18:1 And the LORD said to Aaron, You and your sons and your father's house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary...

Psalm 99:6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call on his name; they called on the LORD, and he answered them.

Psalm 106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said...

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

Hebrews 5:4 And no man takes this honor to himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

sanctify

Exodus 29:33-37,44 And they shall eat those things with which the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them...

Leviticus 10:10,17,18 And that you may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean...

Leviticus 16:11-19,32,33 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house...

Leviticus 17:2-6 Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them; This is the thing which the LORD has commanded...

Numbers 18:3-8 And they shall keep your charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle...

to burn incense

Exodus 30:6-10,34-38 And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony...

Leviticus 10:1,2 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon...

Leviticus 16:12,13 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD...

Numbers 16:16-18,35-40,46,47 And Moses said to Korah, Be you and all your company before the LORD, you, and they, and Aaron, to morrow...

1 Samuel 2:28 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer on my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me?...

2 Chronicles 26:18-21 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said to him, It appertains not to you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD...

Luke 1:9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense...

to bless

Leviticus 9:22,23 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering...

Numbers 6:23-27 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them...

Deuteronomy 21:5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD your God has chosen to minister to him...

Library
Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Hebrews 5:4
And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.

Exodus 6:20
Amram married his father's sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived 137 years.

Exodus 28:1
"Have Aaron your brother brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, so they may serve me as priests.

Exodus 30:6
Put the altar in front of the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law--before the atonement cover that is over the tablets of the covenant law--where I will meet with you.

Numbers 6:23
"Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

Deuteronomy 21:5
The Levitical priests shall step forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the name of the LORD and to decide all cases of dispute and assault.

1 Chronicles 23:12
The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel--four in all.

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