Numbers 4:36

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 4:36  (King James Version)
And those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.

In the third chapter we have an account of the whole number of the Levites; and here of those only who were able to serve the Lord in the sanctuary. By comparing the two places, we find the number of the effective and ineffective males to stand thus:--
Thus we find that the whole number of the Levites amounted to 22,300; of whom Numbers 4:8 Numbers 4:580 ; were fit for service and Numbers 4:13 Numbers 4:720 ; unfit,
being either too old or too young. What an astonishing number of men, all performing some service by which God was glorified, and the congregation at large benefited! 36