1 Chronicles 23:3

3 The Levites thirty years and older were counted; the total was 38,000.

1 Chronicles 23:3 In-Context

1 When David got to be an old man, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.
2 At the same time he brought together all the leaders of Israel, the priests, and the Levites.
3 The Levites thirty years and older were counted; the total was 38,000.
4 David sorted them into work groups: "24,000 are in charge of administering worship in the sanctuary; 6,000 are officials and judges
5 4,000 are security guards; and 4,000 are to serve in the orchestra, praising God with instruments that I have provided for praise."
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