and write Aaron's name on the staff of Levi. For there shall be one staff for the head of each fathers' house.

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And (A)you and your sons with you shall guard your priesthood for all that concerns the altar and (B)that is within the veil; and you shall serve. I give your priesthood as a gift,[a] and (C)any outsider who comes near shall be put to death.”

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 18:7 Hebrew service of gift

Duties of Priests and Levites

18 So the Lord said to Aaron, “You and your sons and your father's house with you shall (A)bear iniquity connected with the sanctuary, (B)and you and your sons with you shall bear iniquity connected with your priesthood.

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These are the names of the sons of Aaron: (A)Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, (B)the anointed priests, (C)whom he ordained to serve as priests.

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20 (A)Amram took as his wife Jochebed his father's sister, and she bore him Aaron and Moses, the years of the life of Amram being 137 years.

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16 These are the names of the (A)sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the years of the life of Levi being 137 years.

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