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And they shall unite with thee, and keep the charge of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the tent; and no stranger shall come near to you.

And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar; that there come no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.

And I, behold, I have taken your brethren, the Levites, from among the children of Israel; to you are they given as a gift for Jehovah to perform the service of the tent of meeting.

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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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