1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:
2 'Speak to Aaron and say, "When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps must throw their light towards the front of the lamp-stand." '
Exod 25:37 2Pet 1:19 Exod 37:18-19 Exod 37:23 Exod 40:25 Isa 8:20 John 1:9
3 Aaron did this. He set up the lamps to the front of the lamp-stand, as Yahweh had ordered Moses.
4 This lamp-stand was worked in beaten gold, including its stem and its petals, which were also of beaten gold. This lamp-stand had been made according to the pattern Yahweh had shown to Moses.
Exod 25:9 Exod 25:18 Exod 25:31-40 Exod 37:17-24 1Chr 28:11-19 Exod 37:7 Heb 8:5
5 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said,
6 'Separate the Levites from the Israelites and purify them.
2Cor 7:1 Exod 19:15 Isa 52:11 Jas 4:8
7 This is how you must purify them: you will sprinkle them with purifying water, and they will shave their bodies all over and wash their clothes. They will then be clean.
Lev 8:6 Num 19:13 1Pet 3:21 Exod 19:10 Ezek 36:25 Gen 35:2 Heb 9:10
8 They will then take a young bull, with the accompanying cereal offering of fine flour mixed with oil, and you will take a second young bull for a sacrifice for sin.
Lev 2:1 2Cor 5:21 Exod 29:1 Exod 29:3 Isa 53:10 Lev 1:3 Lev 4:3
9 You will then bring the Levites in front of the Tent of Meeting, and assemble the whole community of Israelites.
Exod 40:12 Lev 8:3 Exod 29:4-37
10 Once you have brought the Levites before Yahweh, the Israelites will lay their hands on them.
Acts 6:6 Lev 1:4 1Tim 4:14 1Tim 5:22 Acts 13:2-3 Num 3:45
11 Aaron will then offer the Levites, making the gesture of offering before Yahweh on behalf of the Israelites, admitting them to Yahweh's service.
Lev 7:30 Exod 29:24 Lev 8:27 Lev 8:29 Num 1:49-53 Num 3:5-43 Num 6:20
12 'The Levites will then lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, one of which you will offer as a sacrifice for sin, and the other as a burnt offering to Yahweh, to perform the rite of expiation for the Levites.
Exod 29:10 Lev 1:4 Lev 8:14 Heb 10:4-10 Num 8:8 Heb 9:22 Lev 4:20
13 Having brought the Levites before Aaron and his sons, you will present them to Yahweh with the gesture of offering.
Num 8:11 Num 8:21 Num 18:6 Rom 12:1 Rom 15:16
14 That is how you will set the Levites apart from the Israelites, for them to be mine.
Num 3:45 Deut 10:8 Gal 1:15 Heb 7:26 Mal 3:17 Num 3:12 Num 6:2
15 The Levites will then begin their ministry in the Tent of Meeting. 'You will purify them and offer them with the gesture of offering
Num 8:11 Num 8:13 1Chr 23:1-32 1Chr 25:1-26 Exod 29:24 Num 3:12 Num 3:23-37
16 because, of the Israelites, they have been dedicated to me in place of all those who first emerge from the womb, instead of the first-born; of all the Israelites, I have taken them for my own.
Num 3:12 Num 3:45 Num 3:9
17 For all the first-born of the Israelites, whether human or animal, do indeed belong to me: the day I struck down all the first-born in Egypt, I consecrated them to myself,
Exod 13:2 Luke 2:23 Exod 13:12-15 Exod 12:29 Exod 29:44 Ezek 20:12 Heb 10:29
18 and now, in place of all the first-born of the Israelites, I have taken the Levites.
19 Of the Israelites, I give the Levites to Aaron and his sons, as dedicated men, to minister in the Tent of Meeting on behalf of the Israelites and perform the rite of expiation for them, so that no disaster befalls the Israelites when the Israelites come close to the sanctuary.'
Num 1:53 Num 16:46 1Chr 23:28-32 1Sam 6:19 2Chr 26:16-20 Ezek 44:11-14 Num 3:6-9
20 Moses, Aaron and the whole community of Israelites dealt with the Levites exactly as Yahweh had ordered Moses concerning them; this is what the Israelites did with them.
21 The Levites purified themselves and washed their clothes, and Aaron presented them with the gesture of offering before Yahweh. He then performed the rite of expiation for them to purify them.
Num 8:7 Num 8:11-13 Num 8:15 Num 3:12 Num 19:12 Num 19:19
22 The Levites were then allowed to perform their ministry in the Tent of Meeting in the presence of Aaron and his sons. As Yahweh had ordered Moses concerning the Levites, so it was done with them.
2Chr 30:15-17 2Chr 30:27 2Chr 31:2 2Chr 35:8-15 Num 8:15
23 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:
24 'This concerns the Levites. From the age of twenty-five onwards, the Levite will exercise his ministry and do duty in the Tent of Meeting.
1Chr 23:3 Num 4:3 1Chr 23:24-27 1Chr 28:12-13 1Cor 9:7 2Cor 10:4 2Tim 2:3-5
25 After the age of fifty, he is no longer bound to the ministry; he will have no further duties;
Num 4:23 2Tim 4:7
26 but he will still help his brothers to assure the services in the Tent of Meeting, though he himself will no longer have any ministry. That is how you will act as regards the ministry of the Levites.'
Num 1:53 1Chr 23:32 1Chr 26:20-29 1Tim 4:15 Ezek 44:8 Ezek 44:11 Num 3:32