Numbers 8:19
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New International Version
From among all the Israelites, I have given the Levites as gifts to Aaron and his sons to do the work at the tent of meeting on behalf of the Israelites and to make atonement for them so that no plague will strike the Israelites when they go near the sanctuary."

King James Bible
And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.

Darby Bible Translation
And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons, from among the children of Israel, to perform the service of the children of Israel in the tent of meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel; that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel draw near to the sanctuary.

World English Bible
I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the Tent of Meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel; that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come near to the sanctuary."

Young's Literal Translation
'And I give the Levites gifts to Aaron and to his sons, from the midst of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the sons of Israel in the tent of meeting, and to make atonement for the sons of Israel, and there is no plague among the sons of Israel in the sons of Israel's drawing nigh unto the sanctuary.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For all the first-born - are mine - See the manner of redeeming the first-born, Numbers 18:6.

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I Have given

Numbers 3:6-9 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him...

Numbers 18:2-6 And your brothers also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring you with you, that they may be joined to you...

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...

Ezekiel 44:11-14 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house...

a gift. Heb. given. that there

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

Numbers 16:46 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly to the congregation...

Numbers 18:5 And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more on the children of Israel.

1 Samuel 6:19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD...

2 Chronicles 26:16-20 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God...

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Our Lord's Prayer for his People's Sanctification
In this wonderful prayer, our Lord, as our great High Priest, appears to enter upon that perpetual office of intercession which he is now exercising at the right hand of the Father. Our Lord ever seemed, in the eagerness of his love, to be anticipating his work. Before he was set apart for his life-work, by the descent of the Holy Ghost upon him, he must needs be about his Father's business; before he finally suffered at the hands of cruel men, he had a baptism to be baptized with, and he was straitened
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886

Cross References
Numbers 1:53
The Levites, however, are to set up their tents around the tabernacle of the covenant law so that my wrath will not fall on the Israelite community. The Levites are to be responsible for the care of the tabernacle of the covenant law."

Numbers 3:9
Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to him.

Numbers 8:18
And I have taken the Levites in place of all the firstborn sons in Israel.

Numbers 8:20
Moses, Aaron and the whole Israelite community did with the Levites just as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 16:46
Then Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer and put incense in it, along with burning coals from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the LORD; the plague has started."

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