They are to take care of[a] all the furnishings of the tent of meeting(A) and perform duties for[b] the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle. Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they have been assigned exclusively to him[c] from the Israelites.(B) 10 You are to appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out their priestly responsibilities, but any unauthorized person who comes near the sanctuary must be put to death.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 3:8 Or to guard
  2. Numbers 3:8 Or and guard
  3. Numbers 3:9 Some Hb mss, LXX, Sam read Me; Nm 8:16

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