Numbers 3:12; Numbers 3:41; Numbers 3:45; Numbers 5:19-20; Numbers 5:29; Numbers 6:18; Numbers 8:16; Numbers 8:18; Numbers 16:31; Numbers 22:27; Numbers 25:13; Numbers 32:14
"Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn, the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine.
"You shall take the Levites for Me, I am the LORD , instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the cattle of the sons of Israel."
"Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel and the cattle of the Levites. And the Levites shall be Mine; I am the LORD .
'The priest shall have her take an oath and shall say to the woman, "If no man has lain with you and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, being under the authority of your husband, be immune to this water of bitterness that brings a curse;
if you, however, have gone astray, being under the authority of your husband, and if you have defiled yourself and a man other than your husband has had intercourse with you"
'This is the law of jealousy: when a wife, being under the authority of her husband, goes astray and defiles herself,
'The Nazirite shall then shave his dedicated head of hair at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and take the dedicated hair of his head and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings.
for they are wholly given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself instead of every first issue of the womb, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel.
"But I have taken the Levites instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel.
As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open;
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD , she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his stick.
and it shall be for him and his descendants after him, a covenant of a perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the sons of Israel.' "
"Now behold, you have risen up in your fathers' place, a brood of sinful men, to add still more to the burning anger of the LORD against Israel.