Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 3\\

In this chapter an account is given of the genealogy of the priests and
Levites, and of the gift of the Levites to the priests, of the
numbering of them, and the service they were to perform; and first of
the priests, the sons of Aaron, \\#Nu 3:1-4\\; and then of the Levites, as
given unto them, to wait upon them, and assist them, \\#Nu 3:5-10\\; and
these were taken instead of the firstborn, \\#Nu 3:11-13\\; and ordered
to be numbered, which was done accordingly by their families,
\\#Nu 3:14-20\\; and the sum of each is given, and the particular work
assigned to them; of the Gershonites, \\#Nu 3:21-26\\; of the Kohathites,
\\#Nu 3:27-32\\; of the Merarites, \\#Nu 3:33-38\\; the sum total of them
is given, \\#Nu 3:39\\; then the firstborn of the children of Israel,
from a month old are ordered to be numbered, and were, \\#Nu 3:40-43\\; and
these appearing to be more in number than the Levites, by two hundred
seventy three a direction is given that the two hundred seventy three
should be redeemed at the rate of five, shekels apiece, and the money
paid to Aaron and his sons, \\#Nu 3:44-48\\; which was accordingly done,
\\#Nu 3:49-51\\.