Deuteronomy 31:25

25 he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD:

Read Deuteronomy 31:25 Using Other Translations

That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,
Moses commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD,
he gave this command to the Levites who carried the Ark of the LORD ’s Covenant:

What does Deuteronomy 31:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 31:25

That Moses commanded the Levites
These were not the common Levites, but the priests who were also Levites, to whom the law was given, ( Deuteronomy 31:9 ) ; and none but they might touch the ark, or go so near it as, they are bid to do, to put the law on the side of it; so Aben Ezra; it follows,

which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord;
as the priests are said to do, (See Gill on Deuteronomy 31:9); for though in journeying the Kohathites carried it, yet not until it was covered by the priests, for they must not touch it; as these must do when they put the law on the side of it, as they are ordered in ( Deuteronomy 31:26 ) .

saying;
as follows.

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