"See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not cut off from the Levites.
So that they may live and not die when they come near the most holy things,1 do this for them: Aaron and his sons2 are to go into the sanctuary and assign to each man his work and what he is to carry.3
References for Numbers 4:19
But the Kohathites must not go in to look4 at the holy things, even for a moment, or they will die."
References for Numbers 4:20
The LORD said to Moses,
References for Numbers 4:21
"Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.