Numbers 8:13

Overview - Numbers 8
How the lamps are to be lighted.
The consecration of the Levites.
23 The age and time of their service.
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Numbers 8:13  (King James Version)
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.

offer them
{Wehainaphta othom tenoophath,} literlly, as in ver. 11, ; "and thou shalt wave them for a wave-offering;" manifestly in allusion to the ancient sacrificial rite of waving the sacrifices before the Lord; and it is probable, that some significant action, analogous to the waving of the sacrifice, was employed on this occasion; for the Levites were considered as an offering to the Lord, to whose service they were wholly dedicated. To this the apostle Paul manifestly alludes, when, in writing to the Romans, he says, (ch. 12:1, ) "I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Numbers 8:11 Numbers 8:21 ; 18:6 Romans 12:1 ; 15:16