Numbers 8:15
New International Version
"After you have purified the Levites and presented them as a wave offering, they are to come to do their work at the tent of meeting.

New Living Translation
After this, they may go into the Tabernacle to do their work, because you have purified them and presented them as a special offering.

English Standard Version
And after that the Levites shall go in to serve at the tent of meeting, when you have cleansed them and offered them as a wave offering.

Berean Study Bible
After you have cleansed them and presented them as a wave offering, they may come to serve at the Tent of Meeting.

New American Standard Bible
"Then after that the Levites may go in to serve the tent of meeting. But you shall cleanse them and present them as a wave offering;

New King James Version
After that the Levites shall go in to service the tabernacle of meeting. So you shall cleanse them and offer them like a wave offering.

King James Bible
And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.

Christian Standard Bible
After that the Levites may come to serve at the tent of meeting, once you have ceremonially cleansed them and presented them as a presentation offering.

Contemporary English Version
After they have been made acceptable and have been dedicated, they will be allowed to work at my sacred tent.

Good News Translation
After you have purified and dedicated the Levites, they will be qualified to work in the Tent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After that the Levites may come to serve at the tent of meeting, once you have ceremonially cleansed them and presented them as a presentation offering.

International Standard Version
"After this, the descendants of Levi are to come to serve at the appointed place of meeting, after you have purified them and presented them as wave offerings,

NET Bible
"After this, the Levites will go in to do the work of the tent of meeting. So you must cleanse them and offer them like a wave offering.

New Heart English Bible
"After that, the Levites shall go in to do the service of the Tent of Meeting: and you shall cleanse them, and offer them as a wave offering.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Once you have made them clean and presented them as an offering, the Levites may come and do their work at the tent of meeting.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tent of meeting; and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for a wave-offering.

New American Standard 1977
“Then after that the Levites may go in to serve the tent of meeting. But you shall cleanse them and present them as a wave offering;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus shall the Levites go in to minister in the tabernacle of the testimony; and thou shalt cleanse them and wave them for an offering.

King James 2000 Bible
And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of meeting: and you shall cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.

American King James Version
And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and you shall cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.

American Standard Version
And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tent of meeting: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for a wave-offering.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And afterwards the Levites shall go in to perform the works of the tabernacle of witness; and thou shalt purify them, and present them before the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And afterwards they shall enter into the tabernacle of the covenant, to serve me. And thus shalt thou purify and consecrate them for an oblation of the Lord: for as a gift they were given me by the children of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And afterwards shall the Levites come in to do the service of the tent of meeting. And thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them as a wave-offering.

English Revised Version
And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tent of meeting: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for a wave offering.

Webster's Bible Translation
And after that shall the Levites go in to perform the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.

World English Bible
"After that, the Levites shall go in to do the service of the Tent of Meeting: and you shall cleanse them, and offer them as a wave offering.

Young's Literal Translation
and afterwards do the Levites come in to serve the tent of meeting, and thou hast cleansed them, and hast waved them -- a wave-offering.
Study Bible
Cleansing the Levites
14In this way you shall separate the Levites from the rest of the Israelites, and the Levites will belong to Me. 15After you have cleansed them and presented them as a wave offering, they may come to serve at the Tent of Meeting. 16For the Levites have been wholly given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself in place of all who come first from the womb, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel.…
Cross References
Exodus 29:24
Put all these into the hands of Aaron and his sons and wave them before the LORD as a wave offering.

Numbers 8:16
For the Levites have been wholly given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself in place of all who come first from the womb, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and you shall cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.

go in

Numbers 8:11
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.

Numbers 3:23-37
The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward…

Numbers 4:3-32
From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation…

and offer

Numbers 8:11,13
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…

Numbers 3:12
And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;







Lexicon
After
וְאַֽחֲרֵי־ (wə·’a·ḥă·rê-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

you have cleansed
וְטִֽהַרְתָּ֣ (wə·ṭi·har·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2891: To be clean or pure

them
אֹתָ֔ם (’ō·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

and presented
וְהֵנַפְתָּ֥ (wə·hê·nap̄·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5130: To move to and fro, wave, sprinkle

them as a wave offering,
תְּנוּפָֽה׃ (tə·nū·p̄āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8573: A brandishing, tumult, the official undulation of sacrificial offerings

[they]
הַלְוִיִּ֔ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

may come
יָבֹ֣אוּ (yā·ḇō·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

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

at 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
(15) And after that shall the Levites go in . . . --i.e., into the court of the Tabernacle to keep watch there, and to assist the priests at the altar of burnt-offering, and to take down and set up the Tabernacle as occasion might require.

8:5-26 Here we have directions for the solemn ordination of the Levites. All Israel must know that they took not this honour to themselves, but were called of God to it; nor was it enough that they were distinguished from others. All who are employed for God, must be dedicated to him, according to the employment. Christians must be baptized, ministers must be ordained; we must first give ourselves unto the Lord, and then our services. The Levites must be cleansed. They must be clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. Moses must sprinkle the water of purifying upon them. This signifies the application of the blood of Christ to our souls by faith, that we may be fit to serve the living God. God declares his acceptance of them. All who expect to share in the privileges of the tabernacle, must resolve to do the service of the tabernacle. As, on the one hand, none of God's creatures are his necessary servants, he needs not the service of any of them; so none are merely honorary servants, to do nothing. All whom God owns, he employs; angels themselves have their services.
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