Numbers 3:11

11 The LORD also said to Moses,

Numbers 3:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
ESV
11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
NLT
11 And the LORD said to Moses,
MSG
11 God spoke to Moses:
CSB
11 The Lord spoke to Moses:

Numbers 3:11 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 3:11

And the Lord spake unto Moses
Continued to speak unto him, and give him the reason of his appointing the Levites to minister to the priests and serve the tabernacle:

saying:
as follows.

Numbers 3:11 In-Context

9 Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to him.
10 Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priests; anyone else who approaches the sanctuary is to be put to death.”
11 The LORD also said to Moses,
12 “I have taken the Levites from among the Israelites in place of the first male offspring of every Israelite woman. The Levites are mine,
13 for all the firstborn are mine. When I struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set apart for myself every firstborn in Israel, whether human or animal. They are to be mine. I am the LORD.”