Numbers 3:11

11 The LORD also said to Moses,

Numbers 3:11 in Other Translations

11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
11 And the LORD said to Moses,
11 God spoke to Moses:
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:

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.”
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