Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons;(A) they are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to him.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 3:9 Most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text; some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also 8:16) to me

“Consecrate to me every firstborn male.(A) The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.”

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14 In this way you are to set the Levites apart from the other Israelites, and the Levites will be mine.(A)

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Isn’t it enough(A) for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the Israelite community and brought you near himself to do the work at the Lord’s tabernacle and to stand before the community and minister to them?(B)

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