Numbers 3:7
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.

New Living Translation
They will serve Aaron and the whole community, performing their sacred duties in and around the Tabernacle.

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.

Berean Study Bible
They are to perform duties for him and for the whole congregation before the Tent of Meeting, attending to the service of the tabernacle.

New American Standard Bible
"They shall perform the duties for him and for the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.

New King James Version
And they shall attend to his needs and the needs of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of meeting, to do 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.

Christian Standard Bible
They are to perform duties for him and the entire community before the tent of meeting by attending to the service of the tabernacle.

Contemporary English Version
and will work at the sacred tent for him and for all the Israelites.

Good News Translation
They shall do the work required for the Tent of my presence and perform duties for the priests and for the whole community.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are to perform duties for him and the entire community before the tent of meeting by attending to the service of the tabernacle.

International Standard Version
They are to take care of his needs and the needs of the whole congregation at the Tent of Meeting by performing duties at the tent.

NET Bible
They are responsible for his needs and the needs of the whole community before the tent of meeting, by attending to the service of the tabernacle.

New Heart 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will work for him and the whole community in front of the tent of meeting, doing what needs to be done for the inner tent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
“And they shall perform the duties for him and for the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall keep his commandment and the commandment of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the testimony, to minister in the service of the tabernacle.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall perform his duties, and the duties of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of meeting, to do the work of the tabernacle.

American King James Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and shall keep his charges, and the charges of the children of Israel, before the tabernacle of witness, to do the works of the tabernacle.

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

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.

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.

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;
Study Bible
The Duties of the Levites
6“Bring the tribe of Levi and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him. 7They are to perform duties for him and for the whole congregation before the Tent of Meeting, attending to the service of the tabernacle. 8They shall take care of all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting and fulfill obligations for the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle.…
Cross References
Leviticus 8:35
You must remain at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting day and night for seven days and keep the LORD's charge so that you will not die, for this is what I have been commanded."

Numbers 1:50
Instead, you are to appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, all its furnishings, and everything in it. They shall carry the tabernacle and all its articles, care for it, and camp around it.

Numbers 3:8
They shall take care of all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting and fulfill obligations for the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle.

Numbers 31:30
From the Israelites' half, take one out of every fifty, whether persons, cattle, donkeys, sheep, or other animals, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of the LORD."

Treasury of Scripture

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.

keep

Numbers 3:32
And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be chief over the chief of the Levites, and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.

Numbers 8:26
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.

Numbers 31:30
And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.

to do the

Numbers 1:50
But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.

Numbers 8:11,15,24-26
And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of the LORD…







Lexicon
They are to perform
וְשָׁמְר֣וּ (wə·šā·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

duties for him
מִשְׁמַרְתּ֗וֹ (miš·mar·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

and for the whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

congregation
הָ֣עֵדָ֔ה (hā·‘ê·ḏāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5712: A stated assemblage

before
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the Tent
אֹ֣הֶל (’ō·hel)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 168: A tent

of Meeting,
מוֹעֵ֑ד (mō·w·‘êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4150: Appointed time, place, or meeting

attending
לַעֲבֹ֖ד (la·‘ă·ḇōḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

to the service
עֲבֹדַ֥ת (‘ă·ḇō·ḏaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5656: Work of any kind

of the tabernacle.
הַמִּשְׁכָּֽן׃ (ham·miš·kān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle
(7) And they shall keep his charge.--The word rendered charge may mean the directions which the Levites should receive from Aaron (comp. Genesis 26:5); or--as seems more probable from the use of the same word in this and the following verse with reference to the congregation--it may refer to the charge which was laid upon Aaron and upon the whole congregation in matters pertaining to the public worship of God.

Verse 7. - They shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation. Septuagint, "shall keep his watches, and the watches of the children of Israel." The Levites were to be the servants of Aaron on the one side, and of the whole congregation on the other, in the performance of their religious duties. The complicated ceremonial now prescribed and set in use could not possibly be carried out by priests or people without the assistance of a large number of persons trained and devoted to the work. Compare St. Paul's words to the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 4:5), "Ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake." 3:1-13 There was much work belonging to the priests' office, and there were now only Aaron and his two sons to do it; God appoints the Levites to attend them. Those whom God finds work for, he will find help for. The Levites were taken instead of the first-born. When He that made us, saves us, as the first-born of Israel were saved, we are laid under further obligations to serve him faithfully. God's right to us by redemption, confirms the right he has to us by creation.
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