Numbers 4:18

Overview - Numbers 4
The age at which the Levites were to begin to serve, and the duration of the service.
The duty of the Kohathites.
16 The charge of Eleazar.
17 The office of the priests.
21 The duty of the Gershonites;
29 of the Merarites.
34 The number of the Kohathites;
38 of the Gershonites
42 and of the Merarites.
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Numbers 4:18  (King James Version)
Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites:

Eleazar and the priests would be chargeable with the death of the Kohathites, if they failed to give them proper cautions and directions; or permitted them to gaze with irreverence or curiosity upon the holy things, which they might carry, but not see
(ver. 20.)
16:32 17:10 18:5 Exodus 19:21 ; Leviticus 10:1 Leviticus 10:2 ; 1 Samuel 6:19 ; 2 Samuel 6:6 2 Samuel 6:7
Jeremiah 38:23