Bible Cross References
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Numbers 4:2-15
to take a census of the Levite clan of Kohath by subclans and families,
and to register all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who were qualified to work in the Tent of the LORD's presence.
Their service involves the most holy things.
The LORD gave Moses the following instructions. When it is time to break camp, Aaron and his sons shall enter the Tent, take down the curtain in front of the Covenant Box, and cover the Box with it.
They shall put a fine leather cover over it, spread a cloth of solid blue on top, and then insert the carrying poles.
They shall spread a blue cloth over the table for the bread offered to the LORD and put on it the dishes, the incense bowls, the offering bowls, and the jars for the wine offering. There shall always be bread on the table.
They shall spread a red cloth over all of this, put a fine leather cover over it, and then insert the carrying poles.
They shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand, with its lamps, tongs, trays, and all the olive oil containers.
They shall wrap it and all its equipment in a fine leather cover and place it on a carrying frame.
Next they shall spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, put a fine leather cover over it, and then insert the carrying poles.
They shall take all the utensils used in the Holy Place, wrap them in a blue cloth, put a fine leather cover over them, and place them on a carrying frame.
They shall remove the greasy ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it.
They shall put on it all the equipment used in the service at the altar: fire pans, hooks, shovels, and basins. Then they shall put a fine leather cover over it and insert the carrying poles.
When it is time to break camp, the clan of Kohath shall come to carry the sacred objects only after Aaron and his sons have finished covering them and all their equipment. The Kohath clan must not touch the sacred objects, or they will die. These are the responsibilities of the Kohath clan whenever the Tent is moved.
Numbers 4:19-15
Numbers 4:20-15
Numbers 7:9
But Moses gave no wagons or oxen to the Kohathites, because the sacred objects they took care of had to be carried on their shoulders.
Deuteronomy 10:8
At the mountain the LORD appointed the men of the tribe of Levi to be in charge of the Covenant Box, to serve him as priests, and to pronounce blessings in his name. And these are still their duties.
Deuteronomy 31:9
So Moses wrote down God's Law and gave it to the levitical priests, who were in charge of the LORD's Covenant Box, and to the leaders of Israel.
Joshua 3:3
and told the people, "When you see the priests carrying the Covenant Box of the LORD your God, break camp and follow them.
Joshua 6:6
Joshua called the priests and told them, "Take the Covenant Box, and seven of you go in front of it, carrying trumpets."
2 Chronicles 35:3
He also gave these instructions to the Levites, the teachers of Israel, who were dedicated to the LORD: "Put the sacred Covenant Box in the Temple that King Solomon, the son of David, built. You are no longer to carry it from place to place, but you are to serve the LORD your God and his people Israel.
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Numbers 8:13
"Dedicate the Levites as a special gift to me, and put Aaron and his sons in charge of them.
Numbers 8:14
Separate the Levites in this way from the rest of the Israelites, so that they will belong to me.
Numbers 8:24-26
"From the age of twenty-five each Levite shall perform his duties in the Tent of my presence,
and at the age of fifty he shall retire.
After that, he may help his fellow Levites in performing their duties in the Tent, but he must not perform any service by himself. This is how you are to regulate the duties of the Levites."
Numbers 18:1-8
The LORD said to Aaron, "You, your sons, and the Levites must suffer the consequences of any guilt connected with serving in the Tent of my presence; but only you and your sons will suffer the consequences of service in the priesthood.
Bring in your relatives, the tribe of Levi, to work with you and help you while you and your sons are serving at the Tent.
They are to fulfill their duties to you and their responsibilities for the Tent, but they must not have any contact with sacred objects in the Holy Place or with the altar. If they do, both they and you will be put to death.
They are to work with you and fulfill their responsibilities for all the service in the Tent, but no unqualified person may work with you.
You and your sons alone must fulfill the responsibilities for the Holy Place and the altar, so that my anger will not again break out against the people of Israel.
I am the one who has chosen your relatives the Levites from among the Israelites as a gift to you. They are dedicated to me, so that they can carry out their duties in the Tent.
But you and your sons alone shall fulfill all the responsibilities of the priesthood that concern the altar and what is in the Most Holy Place. These things are your responsibility, because I have given you the gift of the priesthood. Any unqualified person who comes near the sacred objects shall be put to death."
The LORD said to Aaron, "Remember that I am giving you all the special contributions made to me that are not burned as sacrifices. I am giving them to you and to your descendants as the part assigned to you forever.
Isaiah 66:21
I will make some of them priests and Levites.
Jeremiah 33:17-22
I, the LORD, promise that there will always be a descendant of David to be king of Israel
and that there will always be priests from the tribe of Levi to serve me and to offer burnt offerings, grain offerings, and sacrifices."
The LORD said to me,
"I have made a covenant with the day and with the night, so that they always come at their proper times; and that covenant can never be broken.
In the same way I have made a covenant with my servant David that he would always have a descendant to be king, and I have made a covenant with the priests from the tribe of Levi that they would always serve me; and those covenants can never be broken.
I will increase the number of descendants of my servant David and the number of priests from the tribe of Levi, so that it will be as impossible to count them as it is to count the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore."