Numbers 3:5

5 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

Numbers 3:5 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 3:5

And the Lord spake unto Moses
After he had given him the order for the numbering the children of Israel, and for the manner of their encampment and journeying:

as follows.

Numbers 3:5 In-Context

3 these are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, whom he ordained to minister as priests.
4 Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord when they offered unholy fire before the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children. Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests in the lifetime of their father Aaron.
5 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, so that they may assist him.
7 They shall perform duties for him and for the whole congregation in front of the tent of meeting, doing service at the tabernacle;
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