Numbers 3:3

3 Those were the names of Aaron’s sons, the anointed priests, who were ordained to serve as priests.

Read Numbers 3:3 Using Other Translations

These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office.
These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, whom he ordained to serve as priests.
These sons of Aaron were anointed and ordained to minister as priests.

What does Numbers 3:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 3:3

These [are] the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests that
were anointed
With the holy, anointing oil, with which they were anointed when, Aaron was and they only, see ( Exodus 30:30 ) ;

whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office;
that is, whom Moses consecrated, by anointing them, putting the priest's garments on them, offering sacrifice for them, and filling their hands with sacrifices which is the phrase here used for consecration: see ( Exodus 29:15-24 ) .

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