These are the sons of Levi in their kindreds and families, princes by their courses, and the number of every head that did the works of the ministry of the house of the Lord from twenty years old and upward.
For David said: The Lord the God of Israel hath given rest to his people, and a habitation in Jerusalem for ever.
And it shall not be the office of the Levites to carry any more the tabernacle, and all the vessels for the service thereof.
So according to the last precepts of David, the sons of Levi are to be numbered from twenty years old and upward.
And they are to be under the hand of the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the Lord, in the porches, and in the chambers, and in the place of purification, and in the sanctuary, and in all the works of the ministry of the temple of the Lord.
And the priests have the charge of the loaves of proposition, and of the sacrifice of fine flour, and of the unleavened cakes, and of the fryingpan, and of the roasting, and of every weight and measure.
And the Levites are to stand in the morning to give thanks, and to sing praises to the Lord: and in like manner in the evening,
As well in the oblation of the holocausts of the Lord, as in the sabbaths and in the new moons, and the rest of the solemnities, according to the number and ceremonies prescribed for every thing, continually before the Lord.
And let them keep the observances of the tabernacle of the covenant, and the ceremonies of the sanctuary, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, that they may minister in the house of the Lord.