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The Levites Serve in the Tabernacle

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: (A)“Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him. And they shall attend to his needs and the needs of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of meeting, to do (B)the work of the tabernacle. Also they shall attend to all the furnishings of the tabernacle of meeting, and to the needs of the children of Israel, to do the work of the tabernacle. And (C)you shall give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are given entirely to [a]him from among the children of Israel. 10 So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, (D)and they shall attend to their priesthood; (E)but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death.”

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  1. Numbers 3:9 Sam., LXX Me

The Portion of the Priests and Levites

18 “The priests, the Levites—all the tribe of Levi—shall have [a]no part nor (A)inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and His portion.

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  1. Deuteronomy 18:1 no portion

“Take heed in (A)an outbreak of leprosy, that you carefully observe and do according to all that the priests, the Levites, shall teach you; just as I commanded them, so you shall be careful to do.

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and they commanded the people, saying, (A)“When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, (B)and the priests, the Levites, [a]bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.

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  1. Joshua 3:3 carrying

15 (A)“But the priests, the Levites, (B)the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary (C)when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they (D)shall stand before Me to offer to Me the (E)fat and the blood,” says the Lord God.

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