Numbers 3:5

5 The LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 3:5 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
English Standard Version (ESV)
5 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
New Living Translation (NLT)
5 Then the LORD said to Moses,
The Message Bible (MSG)
5 God spoke to Moses. He said,
American Standard Version (ASV)
5 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
5 The LORD said to Moses,
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
5 The LORD spoke to Moses. He said,

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 Those were the names of Aaron’s sons, the anointed priests, who were ordained to serve as priests.
4 Nadab and Abihu, however, died before the LORD when they made an offering with unauthorized fire before him in the Desert of Sinai. They had no sons, so Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during the lifetime of their father Aaron.
5 The LORD said to Moses,
6 “Bring the tribe of Levi and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him.
7 They are to perform duties for him and for the whole community at the tent of meeting by doing the work of the tabernacle.
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