1 These were the descendants of Aaron and Moses, at the time when Yahweh spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai.
Exod 6:20 Exod 6:16 Exod 6:27 Gen 2:4 Gen 5:1 Gen 10:1 Lev 25:1
2 These were the names of Aaron's sons: Nadab the eldest, then Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
Exod 6:23 Num 26:60 1Chr 6:3 1Chr 24:1 Exod 28:1
3 Such were the names of Aaron's sons, priests anointed and invested with the powers of the priesthood.
Exod 28:41 Lev 8:1-9 Lev 8:12 Lev 8:30 Exod 29:1-37 Exod 40:13 Exod 40:15
4 Nadab and Abihu died in Yahweh's presence, in the desert of Sinai, when they offered unauthorised fire before Yahweh. They left no children and so it fell to Eleazar and Ithamar to exercise the priesthood under their father Aaron.
Lev 10:1-2 Num 26:61
5 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:
6 'Muster the tribe of Levi and put it at the disposal of the priest Aaron: they must be at his service.
Deut 10:8 Deut 33:8-9 Exod 32:26-29 Mal 2:4 Num 1:49-53 Num 2:17 Num 2:33
7 They will undertake the duties incumbent on him and the whole community before the Tent of Meeting, in serving the Dwelling,
Num 1:50 Num 8:11 Num 8:15 1Chr 23:28-32 1Chr 26:20 1Chr 26:22 1Chr 26:26
8 and they will be in charge of all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting and undertake the duties incumbent on the Israelites in serving the Dwelling.
1Chr 26:20-28 Ezra 8:24-30 Isa 52:11 Num 4:15 Num 4:28 Num 4:33 Num 10:17
9 You will present the Levites to Aaron and his sons as men dedicated; they will be given to him by the Israelites.
Num 8:19 Eph 4:8 Eph 4:11 Num 18:6-7
10 'You will register Aaron and his sons, who will carry out their priestly duty. But any unauthorised person who comes near must be put to death.'
Num 1:51 Num 3:38 Num 18:7 Rom 12:7 1Chr 6:32 1Sam 6:19 1Tim 4:15-16
11 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:
12 'Look, I myself have chosen the Levites from the Israelites instead of all the first-born, those who emerge first from the womb in Israel; the Levites therefore belong to me.
Num 3:41 Num 8:16 Num 3:45 Num 8:18 Num 18:6 Exod 13:2
13 For every first-born belongs to me. On the day when I struck down all the first-born in Egypt, I consecrated all the first-born in Israel, human and animal, to be my own. They are mine, Yahweh's.'
Exod 13:2 Exod 13:12 Exod 13:15 Lev 27:26 Exod 12:29-30 Exod 22:29 Exod 34:19
14 Yahweh spoke to Moses in the desert of Sinai and said:
15 'You must take a census of Levi's descendants by families and clans; all the males of the age of one month and over will be counted.'
Num 26:62 2Tim 3:15 Jer 2:2 Jer 31:3 Mark 10:14 Num 1:47 Num 3:22
16 At Yahweh's word Moses took a census of them, as Yahweh had ordered.
Num 3:39 Num 4:37 Deut 21:5 Gen 45:21 Num 3:51 Num 4:27 Num 4:41
17 These were the names of Levi's sons: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
Gen 46:11 Exod 6:16-19 1Chr 6:1-2 1Chr 6:16-19 Josh 21:1-45 Neh 11:1-12 Num 15:5-23
18 These were the names of Gershon's sons by their clans: Libni and Shimei;
1Chr 6:17 1Chr 6:20-21 1Chr 23:7-11 1Chr 25:4 1Chr 26:1-32 Exod 6:17-19 Neh 12:1-26
19 Kohath's sons by their clans: Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel;
Exod 6:18 1Chr 6:18 1Chr 6:38 1Chr 15:5 1Chr 15:8-10 1Chr 15:17-21 1Chr 23:12-13
20 Merari's sons by their clans: Mahli and Mushi. These were the clans of Levi, grouped by families.
Exod 6:19 1Chr 6:19 1Chr 6:29 1Chr 6:44-47 1Chr 15:6 1Chr 23:21-23 1Chr 24:27-30
21 From Gershon were descended the Libnite and Shimeite clans; these were the Gershonite clans.
22 Their full number, counting the males of one month and over, came to seven thousand five hundred.
23 The Gershonite clans pitched their camp behind the Dwelling, on the west side.
Num 1:53 Num 2:17
24 The leader of the House of Gershon was Eliasaph son of Lael.
25 As regards the Tent of Meeting, the Gershonites had charge of the Dwelling, the Tent and its covering, the screen for the entrance to the Tent of Meeting,
Exod 25:9 1Chr 9:14-33 1Chr 23:32 1Chr 26:21-22 1Tim 1:18 2Chr 31:2 2Chr 31:11-18
26 the curtaining of the court, the screen for the entrance to the court surrounding the Dwelling and the altar, and the cords required in dealing with all this.
Exod 35:18 Exod 27:9-16 Exod 38:9-16
27 From Kohath were descended the Amramite, Izharite, Hebronite and Uzzielite clans; these were the Kohathite clans.
1Chr 26:23 1Chr 23:12 Num 3:19
28 Their full number, counting the males of one month and over, came to eight thousand three hundred. They were in charge of the sanctuary.
Num 3:7 Num 3:31 Num 4:35-36
29 The Kohathite clans pitched their camp on the south side of the Dwelling.
Num 1:53 Num 2:10 Num 3:23
30 The leader of the house of the Kohathite clans was Elizaphan son of Uzziel.
31 They were in charge of the ark, the table, the lamp-stand, the altars, the sacred vessels used in the liturgy, and the curtain with all its fittings.
Exod 25:10-40 Exod 26:31-33 Exod 27:1-8 Exod 30:1-10 Exod 31:1-18 Exod 36:35-36 Exod 37:1-7
32 The chief of the Levite leaders was Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest. He supervised the people responsible for the sanctuary.
1Chr 9:14-20 1Chr 26:20-24 2Kgs 25:18 Num 4:16 Num 4:27 Num 20:25-28
33 From Merari were descended the Mahlite and Mushite clans; these were the Merarite clans.
1Chr 6:19 1Chr 23:21 Num 3:20
34 Their full number, counting the males of one month and over, came to six thousand two hundred.
Num 1:21 Num 2:9 Num 2:11
35 The leader of the House of the Merarite clans was Zuriel, son of Abihail. They pitched their camp on the north side of the Dwelling.
Num 1:53 Num 2:25 Num 3:28-29
36 The Merarites were in charge of the framework of the Dwelling, with its crossbars, poles, sockets and all its accessories and fittings,
Exod 26:32 Exod 26:37 Exod 26:15-29 Exod 27:9-19 Exod 35:11 Exod 35:18 Exod 36:20-34
37 and also the poles round the court, with their sockets, pegs and cords.
38 Finally, on the east side, in front of the Dwelling, in front of the Tent of Meeting, towards the east, was the camp of Moses and Aaron and his sons, who had charge of the sanctuary on behalf of the Israelites. Any unauthorised person coming near was to be put to death.
Num 1:53 Num 3:10 Num 2:3 1Chr 6:48-49 Num 1:51 Num 3:7-8 Num 3:23
39 The total number of male Levites of the age of one month and over, whom Moses counted by clans as Yahweh had ordered, came to twenty-two thousand.
Num 26:62 Matt 7:14 Num 4:47-48
40 Yahweh said to Moses: 'Take a census of all the first-born of the Israelites, all the males from the age of one month and over; take a census of them by name.
Num 3:15 2Tim 2:19 Exod 32:26-29 Heb 12:23 Isa 4:3 Luke 10:20 Num 3:12
41 You will then present the Levites to me, Yahweh, instead of Israel, and similarly the Levites' cattle instead of the first-born cattle of the Israelites.'
Num 3:12 Num 3:45 1Tim 2:6 Exod 24:5-6 Exod 32:26-29 Matt 20:28 Num 8:16
42 As Yahweh ordered, Moses took a census of all the first-born of the Israelites.
43 The total count, by name, of the first-born from the age of one month and over came to twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-three.
44 Yahweh then spoke to Moses and said:
45 'Take the Levites instead of all the first-born of the Israelites, and the Levites' cattle instead of their cattle; the Levites will be mine, Yahweh's.
Num 3:12 Num 3:40-41
46 For the ransom of the two hundred and seventy-three first-born of the Israelites in excess of the number of Levites,
Exod 13:13 Num 18:15-16
47 you will take five shekels for each, by the sanctuary shekel, at twenty gerah to the shekel;
Exod 30:13 Lev 27:6 Lev 27:25 Num 18:16 Ezek 45:12 Num 3:50
48 you will then give this money to Aaron and his sons as the ransom for the extra number.'
49 Moses took the ransom money for the extra ones unransomed by the Levites;
50 he took the money for the first-born of the Israelites: one thousand three hundred and sixty-five shekels, by the sanctuary shekel;
Num 3:46-47 1Pet 1:18 1Pet 3:18 1Tim 2:5-6 Heb 9:12 Matt 20:28 Titus 2:14
51 and Moses then handed over their ransom money to Aaron and his sons, at Yahweh's bidding, as Yahweh had ordered Moses.
Num 3:48 1Cor 9:12 1Pet 5:2 1Sam 12:3-4 Acts 20:33 Mal 4:4 Num 16:15