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No one else is allowed to take care of the sacred tent or to do anything connected with it. Follow these instructions, so I won’t become angry and punish the Israelites ever again.

I alone chose the Levites from all the other tribes to belong to me, and I have given them to you as your helpers.

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They are to join you and be responsible for the care of the tent of meeting—all the work at the tent—and no one else may come near where you are.(A)

“You are to be responsible for the care of the sanctuary and the altar,(B) so that my wrath will not fall on the Israelites again. I myself have selected your fellow Levites from among the Israelites as a gift to you,(C) dedicated to the Lord to do the work at the tent of meeting.(D)

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