Numbers 3:7
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New International Version
They are to perform duties for him and for the whole community at the tent of meeting by doing the work of 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.

Darby Bible Translation
and they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole assembly, before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.

World English Bible
They shall keep his requirements, and the requirements of the whole congregation before the Tent of Meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Young's Literal Translation
and kept his charge, and the charge of all the company before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The charge of the whole congregation - They shall work for the whole congregation; and instead of the first-born.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

keep

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...

to do the

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...

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Fifth Day. Holiness and Redemption.
Sanctify unto me all the first-born.'--Ex. xiii. 2. 'All the first-born are mine; for on the day I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified unto me all the first-born in Israel: mine they shall be: I am the Lord.'--Num. iii. 13, viii. 17. 'For I am the Lord your God that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.'--Lev. xi. 45. 'I have redeemed thee; thou art mine.'--Isa. xliii. 1. At Horeb we saw how the
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

The Fifth Commandment
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.' Exod 20: 12. Having done with the first table, I am next to speak of the duties of the second table. The commandments may be likened to Jacob's ladder: the first table respects God, and is the top of the ladder that reaches to heaven; the second respects superiors and inferiors, and is the foot of the ladder that rests on the earth. By the first table, we walk religiously towards God; by
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Leviticus 8:35
You must stay at the entrance to the tent of meeting day and night for seven days and do what the LORD requires, so you will not die; for that is what I have been commanded."

Numbers 1:50
Instead, appoint the Levites to be in charge of the tabernacle of the covenant law--over all its furnishings and everything belonging to it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they are to take care of it and encamp around it.

Numbers 3:8
They are to take care of all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, fulfilling the obligations of the Israelites by doing the work of the tabernacle.

Numbers 31:30
From the Israelites' half, select one out of every fifty, whether people, cattle, donkeys, sheep or other animals. Give them to the Levites, who are responsible for the care of the LORD's tabernacle."

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