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broidered coat, a mitre, and a Ezek. xlii, 14. When the priests, mitre upon his head: also apon girdle: and they shall make holy enter therein, then shall they not the mitre, eren upon his forefront, gurments for Aaron thy brother, go out of the holy place into the did he put the golden plate, the and his song, that he may minister outer court, but there they shall holy crown; as the LORD conunto me in the priest's office. And lay their garments wherein they manded Moses.

they shall take gold, and blue, minister; for they are holy: and • and purple, and scarlet, and fino shall put on other garments, and

COAT OR TUNIC. linen. shall approach to those things

E.cod. xxviii, 40, 41. And for Erod. xxix, 29, 30. And the holy which are for the people.

Aaron's sons thou shalt make garments of Aaron shall be his Ezek. xliv, 17-19. And it shall coats, and thou shalt make for son's after bim, to be anointed come to pass, that when they them girdles, and bonnets shalt theroin, and to be consecrated in enter in at the gates of the inner thou make for them, for glory and thom. And that son that is priest court, they shall be clothed with for beauty. And thou shalt put in his stead shall put them on linen garments; and no wool shall them upon Aaron thy brother, and seven days, when he cometh into come upon them, wbiles they his sous with him; and shalt the tabernacle of the congrega- minister in the gates of the inner anoint them, and consecrate them, tion, to minister in the holy place. court, and within. They shall and sanctity them, that they may Exod. xxxv, 19. The clothes of

have linen bonnets upon their minister unto me in the priest's

heads, and shall have linen office. service, to do service in the holy breeches upon their loins; they place; the holy garments for shall not gird themselves with any / bring his sons, and put coats

Exod. xxix, 8. And thou shalt Aaron the priest, and the gar- thing that causeth sweat. And ments of his sons, to minister in when they go forth into the outer

upon them. the priest's ofllce.

Exod. xxxix, 27. And they made court, even into the outer court Ecod. xxxix, 1, 41. And of the to the people, they shall put off coats of fine linen, of woven work, blue, and purple, and scarlet, they their garments wherein they

for Aaron, and for his sons. made clothes of service, to do ministered, and lay them in the xod. xl, 14. And thou shalt service in the holy place, and holy chambers, and they shall bring his sons, and clothe them made the holy garments for put on other garments; and they with coats. Aaron; as the LORD commanded shall not sanctify the people with Moses. The clothes of service to their garments.

ROBE. do service in the holy place; and the holy garments for Aaron the

Exod. xxviii, 31, 32. And thou

SPECIAL PORTIONS OF priest, and his sons garments, to

shalt make the role of the ephod minister in the priest's office.


all of blue. Aud there shall be

an hole in the top of it, in the Exod. xl, 13. And thou shalt


midst thereof; it shall have a put upon Aaron the holy gar

Exod. xxviii, 36-39. And thon binding of woven work rond) ments, and anoint him, and sanc- shalt make a plate of pure gold, | about ihe hole of it, as it were the tily him; that he may minister and grave upon it, like the enunto me in the priest's office. gravings of a signet, HOLINESS not rent.

hole of an habergeon, that it be Lev. vili, 7. And he put upon TO THE LORD. And thou shalt

Exod. xxxix, 22-24. And he him the coat, and girded him put it on a blue lace, that it may with the girdle, and clothed him

be upon the mitre; upon the fore- made the robo of the ephod of

front of the mitre it shall be. And woven work, all of blue. And with the robe, and put the ephod it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, there was an hole in the midst of upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the eplod, of the holy things, which the chil- geon, with a band round about

that Aaron may bear the iniquity the robe, as the hole of an haberand bound it unto him there-dren of Israel swall hallow in all the hole, that it should not rend. with.

their holy gifts; and it shall be and they made upon the hems of Lev. XVI, 4, 23, 24, 32. He shall always upon his forehead, that the robe pomegranates of blue and put on the boly linen coat, and he they may be accepted before the purple, and scarlet, and twinedd shall have the linen breeches LORD. And thou shalt embroider linen, upon his flesh, and shall be girded the coat of fine linen, and thou with a linen girdle, and with the shalt make the mitre of fine linen,

BBEECHES. liqen mitre shall he be attired: and thou shalt make the girdle Erod. xxviii, 42, 43. And thou these are holy garments; there- of needle-work.

shalt make them linen breeches fore shall he wash his flesh in water, and 80 put them on.

And Exod. xxix, 6, 9. And thou shalt to cover their nakedness; from Aaron shall come into the taber- put the mitre upon his head, and the loins even unto the thigtas nacle of the congregation, and put the holy crown upon the they shall reach. And they shall

mitre. And thou shalt gird nem be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, sball put off the linen garments with girdles, (Aaron and his sons,) / when they come in unto

tho which he put on when he went and put the bonnets on them; and tabernacle of the congregation, into the holy place, and shall leave them there; And he shall wash

the priest's office shall be theirs or when they come near unto the his flesh with water in the holy for a perpetual statute: and thou altar to minister in the holy place; place, and put on his garments, shalt cousecrate Aaron and his that they bear not iniquity, and

die. It shall be a statute for ever and come forth, and offer his burnt - offering, and the burnt- Exod. xxxix, 30, 31. And they unto him, and his seed after him. offering of the people, and make made the plate of the holy crown Exod. xxxix, 28. And a mitre an atonement for himself, and for of pure gold, and wrote upon it a of tine linen, and goodly bonnets the people. And the priest, whom writing, like to the engravings of of tine linen, and linen breeches he shall anoint, and whom he a signet, HOLINESS TO THE of fine twined linen. shall consecrate to minister in the LORD. And they tied unto it a priest's office in his father's stead, lace of blue, to fasten it on high

GIRDLE. shall make the atonement, and upon the mitre; as the LORD com- Exod. xxviii, 8. And the curious shall put on the linen clothes, manded Moses.

girdle of the ephod, which is upon teen the holy garments.

Lev. viii, 9. And he put the l it, shall be of the same, according


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to the work thereof; even of gold,, of it, over against the other coup-, ephod before it. And thou shalt of blue, and purple, and scarlet, ling thereof, above the curious make two rings of gold, and thon and fine twined linen.

girdle of the ephod. And they shalt put them upon the two ends Exod. xxix, 5. And thou shalt did bind the breastplate by his of the breastplate, in the border take the garments, and put upon rings unto the rings of the ephod thereof, which is in the side of the Aaron the coat, and the robe of with a lace of blne, that it mightepbod (inward. And two other the ephod, and the ephod, und the be above the curious girdle of the rings of gold thou shalt make, breast-plate, and gird him with ephod, and that the breastplate and shalt put them on the two the curious girdle of the ephod.

might not be loosed from the sides of the ephud underneath, Exod. xxxi 29. And a girdle of ephod; as the Lord commanded toward the fore - part thereot Moses.

over against the other coupling fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet,of needle-work;

thereof, above the curious girdle as the LORD commanded Moses. 1 Sam. ii, 29. And did I choose of the ephod. And they shall

him out of all the tribes of Israel bind the breastplate by the rings BELLS.

to be my priest, to offer upon mine thereof unto the rings of the Exod. xxviii, 33-35. And beneath, altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod with a lace of blue, that it upon the hem of it, thou shalt ephod before me? and did I give may be above the curious girdle make pomegranates of blue, and

unto tbe house of thy father all of the ephod, and that the breast of purple, and of scarlet, round the offerings made by fire of the plate be not loosedfrom the ephod. children of Israel?

And Aaron shall bear the names about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round

of the children of Israel in the

1 Sam. xiv, 3. And Ahiah, the breastplate of judgment upon his about: A golden bell and a

son of Ahitub. I-chabod's brother, heart, when he goeth in unto the pomegranate, a golden bell and a the son of Phinehas, the son of holy place, for a memorial before pomegranate, upon the hem of Ell, the Lord's priest in Shiloh, the Lord continually. the robe round about. And it wearing an ephod. And the peoshall be upon Aaron to minister: ple knew not that Jonathan was Erod. xxxix, 8-17. And be and his sound shall be heard when gone.

made the breastplate of cunning he goeth in unto the holy place 1 Sam. xxiii, 6,9. And it came work, like the work of the ephod; before the LORD, and wlien he to pass, when A biathar, the son of of gold, blue, and purple, and cometh out, that he die not.

Ahimelech, fled to David to scarlet, and fine twined linen. It Ecod. xxxix, 25, 26. And they Keilah, that he came down with was four-square; they made the made bells of pure gold, and put an ephod in his hand. And David breastplate double: a span was the bells between the pomegran- knew that Saul secretly practised the length thereof; and a span the ates, upon the hem of the robe, mischief against him; and he said breadth thereof, being doubled. round about between the pome- to Abiathar the priest, Bring And they set in it four rows of

stones; the first row was a sardius, granates: A bell and a pome- bither the ephod.

& topaz, and a carbuncle: this granate, a bell and a pomegranato, round about the hem of the robe said to Abiathar the priest, Ahime- second row, an emerald, a sap

1 Sam, xxx, 7, 8. And David was the first row. And the to minister in; as the Lord com- lech's son, I pray thee, bring me phire, and a diamond. And the manded Moses.

hither the ephod. And Abiathar third row, a ligure, an agute, and

brought thither the eplod to an amethyst. And the fourth row, EPOD.

David. And David enquired at a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they Exod. xxvili, 6, 7, 13, 14. And the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue were inclosed in ouches of gold in they shall make the ephod of gold, after this troop? shall I overtake their inclosings. And the stones of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, them? And he answered him, were according to the names of and fine twined linen, with cun- Pursue; for thou shalt surely the children of Israel, twelve, acning work. It shall have the overtake them, and without fail cording to their names, like the two shoulder-pieces thereof join- recover all,

engravings of a signet, every one ed at the two edges thereof; and

with his name, according to the 80 It shall be joined together,


twelve tribes. And they made And thou shalt make ouches of gold; And two chains of pure thou shalt make the breastplate

Exod. xxviii, 15, 16, 22-29. And upon the breastplate chains at

the ends, of wreathen work of gold at the ends; of wreathen-work

pure gold. And they made shalt thou make them, and fasten of judgment of cunning work;after two ouches of gold, and iwo gold the wreathen chains to the

the work of the ephod thou shalt ouches.

make it: of gold, of blue, and of rings; and put the two rings in the purple, and of scarlet, and of fine they put the two wreathen chains

two ends of the breastplate. And Exod. xxxix, 2, 4, 18-21. And he iwined linen, shalt thou make it. of gold in the two rings on the made the ephod' of gold, blue, and Four-square it shall be, being ends of the breastplate. purple, and scarlet, and fine doubled; & span shall be the twined linen. They made shoulder length thereof, and a span shall be pieces for it, to couple it together. the breadth thereof." And thou

URIM AND THUMMM. by the two 'edges was it coupled shalt make upon the breastplate Exod. xxviii, 9-11, 30. And thou together. And the two ends of the chains at the ends of wreathen- shalt take two onyx-stones, and two wreathen chains they fasten- work of pure gold. And thou grave on them the names of the ed in the two ouches, and put shalt make upon the breastplate children of Israel: Six of their them on the shoulder-pieces of the two rings of gold, and shalt put names on one stone, and the other ephod, before it. And they made the two rings on the two ends six names of the rest on the other two rings of gold, and put them of the breastplate. And thou stone, according to their birth. on the two ends of the breast-shalt put the two wreathen chains With the work of an engraver in plate, upon the border of it, of gold in the two rings which are stone, like the engravings of a which was on the side of the on the ends of the breastplate. signet, shalt thou engrave the two ephod inward. And they made And the other two ends of the two stones with the names of the chiltwo other golden rings, and put wreathen chains thou shalt fasten dren of Israel; thou shalt make them on the two sides of the ephod in the two ouches, and put them them to be set in ouches of underneath, toward the forepart | on the shoulder - pieces of the l gold. And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim me, (I am the LORD.) instead of all | Egypt i sanctified them for my and the Thummim; and they shall the first-born among the children self. And I have taken the Le be upon Aaron's heart when he of Israel; and the cattle of the Le-vites for all the first-born of the goeth in before the LORD! and vites instead of all the firstlings children of Israel. And I have Aaron shall bear the judgment of among the cattle of the children given the Levites as a gift to the children of Israel upon his of Israel. Take the Levites in- Aaron, and to his sons, from heart before the LORD contin-stead of all the first-born among among the children of Israel, to ually.

the children of Israel, and the do the service of the children of Exod. xxxix, 6, 7. And they cattle of the Levites instead of Israel in the tabernacle of the wrought onyx-stones inclosed in their cattle; and the Levites shall cougregation, and to make an ouches of gold, graven, as signets be mine: I am the LORD,

atonement for the children of Is. are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.

And he put

Num. iv, 48, 49. Even those that rael; that there be no plague were numbered of them, were

among the children of Israel, them on the shoulders of the eight thousand and five hundred

when the children of Israel come ephod, that they should be stones and fourscore. According to the nigh unto the sanctuary. for a memorial to the children of commanIment of the Lord they Moses, and Aaron, and all the Israel; as the LORD commanded

were numbered by the band of congregation of the children of Moses.

Moses, every one according to his Israel, did to the Levites sce breastplate upon him: also he put den: thus were they numbered of Levites, so did the children of IsLev. VIII, 8. And he put the service, and according to his burocording unto all that the LORD

commanded Mobes conceruing the in the breastplate the Urim and him, as the Lord commanded rael unto them. And the Levites the Thummim. Moses.

were purified, and they washed Num. xxvil, 21. And he shall Num. viil, 6-21. Take the Le- their clothes; and Aaron offered stand before Eleazar the priest, vites from among the children of them as an offering before the who shall ask counsel for him Israel, and cleanse them. And LORD; and Aaron made an atonsafter the judgment of Urim before thus shalt thou do unto them, to ment for them to cleanse them. the LORD: at his word shall they cleanse them: Sprinkle water of

Num. xxvi, 62. And those that go out, and at his word they shall purifying upon them, and let them

were numbered of them were come in, both he, and all the child Bhave all their flesh, and let them dren of Israel with him, even all wash their clothes, and so make males, from a month old and up

twenty and three thousand, all the congregation.

themselves clean. Then let them ward: for they were not numbered Deut. xxxiii, 8. And of Levi he take a young bullock with his said, Let thy Thummim and thy meat-offering, even fiue flour min- among the children of Israel, be

cause there was no inheritance Urim be with thy holy one, whom gled with oil, and another young thou didst provo at Massah, and bullock shalt thou take for a sin- given them among the children

of Israel, with whom thou didst strive at offering. And thou shalt bring the waters of Meribah. the Levites before the tabernacle

Deut. xil, 19. Take beed to thr. of the congregation; and thou self that thou forsake not the Le Ezra il, 63. And the Tirshatha shalt gather the whole assembly vite as long as thou livest upon said unto them, that they should of the children of Israel together: the earth. not eat of the most holy things And thou shalt bring the Levites 1 Sam. II, 36. And it shall come till there stood up a priest with before the Lord, and the children to pass, that every one that is left Urim and Thummim.

of Israel shall put their bands in thine bouse shall come and

upon the Levites: And Aaron crouch to him for a piece of silver 2-LEVITES.

shall offer the Levites before the and a morsel of bread, and sball ORIGIN AND DEDICATION. LORD for an offering of the child say, Put me, I pray thee, into one Num. I, 47-49. But the Levites dreu of Israel, that they may exe- of the priest's offices, that I may after the tribe of their fathers cute the service of the Lord. eat a piece of bread. were not numbered among them. And the Levites shall lay their For the LORD had spoken unto hands upon the heads of the bul

1 Chron. xxiii, 3. Now the LeMoses, saying, Only thou shalt locks: and thou shalt offer the one not number the tribe of Levi, for a sin-offering, and tho other sites were numbered from the neither take the sum of them for a burnt - offering, unto the age of thirty years and upward: among the children of Israel.

Lord, to make an atonement for and their number by their polls, the Levites. And thou shalt set man by man, was thirty and eight

thousand. Num. Ill, 15, 16, 39-41, 45. Num- the Levites before Aaron, and beber the children of Levi, after the fore his sons, and offer them for

2 Chron. xl, 13, 14, And the house of their fathers, by their an offering unto the LORD. Thus priests and the Levites that were families: every male from a month shalt thou separate the Levites in all Israel resorted to him out old and upward shalt thou num- from among the children of Israel; of all their coasts. (For the Le ber them. And Moses numbered and the Levites shall be mine. vites left their suburbs, and their them, according to the word of And after that shall the Levites possession, and came to Judah the LORD, as he was commanded. I go in to do the service of the ta- and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and All that were numbered of the bernacle of the congregation: and his sons had cast them off from Levites, which Moses and Aaron thou shalt cleanse them, and offer executing the priest's office unto numbered at the commandment them for an offering. For they the LORD. of the LORD, throughout their are wholly given unto me from families, all the males, from a among the children of Israel; in

AGE AND QUALIFICATION. month old and upward, were stead of such as open every womb, Lev. xxi, 17-24. Speak anto twenty and two thousand. And even instead of the first-born of Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be the LORD said unto Moses, Num. all the children of Israel, have I of thy seed in their generations ber all the first-born of the males taken them unto me. For all that hath any blemish, let him not of the children of Israel, from a the first-born of the children of approach to offer the bread of his month old and upward, and take Israel are mine, both mun and God: For whatsoever man he be the number of their names. And beast : on the day that I smote that hath a blemish, he shall not thou shalt take the Levites for every first - born in the land of approach; a blind man, or a lame,


or he that hath a dat nose, or any them, were seven thousand and every one that entereth into the thing superfluous, Or a man that five hundred. The families of the service, for the work in the taberis broken-footed, or broken-hand- Gershonites shall pitch behind the nacle of the congregation; Even ed, Or crook-backt, or a dwarf, or tabernacle westward. And the those that were numbered of that hath a blemish in his eye, or chief of the house of the father of them, throughout their families, be scurry, or scabbed, or hath his the Gershonites shall be Eliasa ph by the house of their fathers, were stones broken: No man that hath the son of Lael. And of Kohath two thousand and six hundred a blemish of the seed of Aaron was the family of the Amramites, and thirty. These are they that the priest shall come nigh to offer and the family of the Izeharites, were numbered of the families of the offerings of the Lord made by and the family of the Hebronites, the sons of Gershon, of all that fire: he bath a blemish; he shall and the family of the Uzzielites: might do service in the tabernacle not come nigh to offer the bread these are the families of the Kom of the congregation, whom Moses of bis God. He shall eat the bread hathites. In the number of all and Aaron did number, according of his God, both of the most holy, the males, from a month old and to the commandment of the LORD. and of the holy: Only he shall not upward, were eight thousand and And those that were numbered of go in unto the vail, nor come nigh six hundred, keeping the charge the families of the sons of Merari, unto the altar, because he hath a of the sanctuary. Of Merari was throughout their families, by the blemish; that he profane not my the family of the Mahlites, and house of their fathers, From thirty sanctuaries: for 1 the LORD do the family of the Mushites: these years old and upward, even unto sanctify them. And Moses told it are tho families of Merari. And fifty years old, every one that enunto Aaron, and to his sons, and those that were numbered oftereth into the service, for the unto all the children of Israel. them, according to the number of work in the tabernacle of the conNum. iv, 47. From thirty years and upward, 'were six thousand numbered of them, after their fa

all the males, from a month old gregation; Even those that were old and upward, even unto fifty and two hundred.

milies, were tbree thousand and years old, every one that came to

two hundred. do the service of the ministry,

These be those and the service of the burden Take the sum of 'the sons of Ko- lies of the song of Merari, whom

Num. 1v, 2, 3, 22, 23, 29, 30, 34-46. that were numbered of the famiin the tabernacle of the congrega- hath from among the sons of Levi, Moses and Aaron pumbered, action.

after their families, by the house cording to the word of the LORD Num. viil, 24-26. This is it that of their fathers; From thirty years by the hand of Moses. All those belongeth unto the Levites; From old and upward, even until fifty that were numbered of the Letwenty and five years old and up- years old, all that enter into the vites, whom Moses and Aaron, Ward ihey shall go in to wait up- host, to do the work in the taber- and the chief of Israel, numbered, on the service of the tabernacle nacle of the congregation. Take after their families, and after thó of the congregation: Aud from the also the sum of the sons of Ger- house of their fathers. age of fifty years they shall cease shon, throughout the houses of waiting upon the service thereof, their fathers, by their familles : and shall serve no more; But shall From thirty years old and upminister with their brethren in ward, until filty years old, shalt

INFERIOR TO THE PRIESTS. the tabernacle of the congrega- thou number them; all that enter tion, to keep the charge, and shall in to perform the service, to do Num. jil, 6, 7, 9. Bring the tribe do no service. Thus shalt thou the work in the tabernacle of the of Levi near, and present theni do unto the Levites touching their congregation, As for the sons of bef Aaron the priest, that they charge.

Merari, thou shalt number them may minister unto him. And they 1 Chron. xxiii, 24–27. These after their families, by the house shall keep his charge, and the

of their fathers: From thirty years charge of the whole congregation, were the sons of Levi after the old and upward, even unto fifty before the tabernacle of the conhouse of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers,' as they years old, shalt thou number gregation, to do the service of

And thou shalt were counted by number of names them, every one that entereth in the tabernacle. by their polls, that did the work the tabernacle of the congrega- to his sons: they are wholly given

to the service, to do the work of give the Levites unto Aaron, and for the service of the house of the tion. And Moses and Aaron, and

unto him out of the children of LORD, from the age of twenty years and upward. For David the chief of the congregation, Israel, said, The Lord God of Israel hath numbered the sous of the Kohatli

Num. viii, 22. And after that given rest unto his people, that ites, after their families, and after the house of their fathers, From service in the tabernacle of the

went the Levites in to do their they may dwell in Jerusalem for thirty years old and upward, eren ever: And also unto the Levites; unto fifty years old, every one

congregation before Aaron, and they shall no more carry the ta

before his sons: as the LORD had bernacle, nor any vessels of it for that entereth into the service, for

commanded Moses concerning the work ip the tabernacle of the the Levites, so did they unto the service thereof. For, by the last words of David, the Levites

And those that congregation:

them, were numbered from twenty years families, were two thousand seven were numbered of them, by their

Num. xviil, 2, 6. And thy old and above.

hundred and fifty. These were brethren also of the tribe of Levi,

they that were numbered of the the tribe of thy father, bring thou THREE CLASSES.

families of the Kohathites, all that with thee, that they may be GERSHOX, KOHATH, AND MERARI. might do service in the tabernacle joined unto thee, and minister

Num. iii, 21-24, 27, 28, 33, 34. of the congregation, which Moses unto thee but thou and thy sons or Gershou was the family of the and Aaron did number, according with thee shall minister before Libnites, and the family of the to the commandment of the LORD, the tabernacle of witness. And I, Shimites: these are the families of by the hand of Moses. And those behold, I have taken your brethe Gershonites. Thuse that were that were numbered of the sons thren the Levites from among the numbered of them, according to of Gershon, throughout their fa- children of Israel; to you they are the number of all the males, from milies, and by the house of their given as a gift for the LORD, 10 do a month old and upward, even fathers, From thirty years old and the service of the tabernacle of those that were numbered of pward, even unto fifty years old, I the ongregation.



1 Chron. xxill, 29, 31, 32. Because, tuary, and the charge of the altar:/ and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and their office was to wait on the that there be no wrath any more Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Bons of Aaron, for the service of upon the children of Israel. Maaseiah, and Mattithiab, and the house of the LORD, in the Neither must the children of Elipheleh, and Mikpelah, aod courts, and in the chambers, and Israel henceforth como nigh the Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters. in the purifying of all holy things, tabernacle of the congregation, and the work of the service of the lest they bear sin, and die. But

1 Chron. xvi, 37, 3e. So he left house of God; And to offer all the Levites shall do the service of there, before the ark of the coreburnt-sacrifices unto the Lord in the tabernacle of the congrega-nant of the LORD, Asaph and his the sabbaths, in the new-moons, tion, and they shall bear their brethren, to minister before the and on the set feasts, by nur ber, | iniquity. It shall be a statute for ark continually, as every day's according to the order command. ever throughout your generations,

work required: And Obed-eden, ed unto them, continually before that ainong the children of Israel with their brethren, threesoure the LORD; And that they should they have no inheritance,

and eight; Obed-edium also the sou keep the charge of the taber

of Jeduthun, and Husab, to give

1 Chron. vi, 48. Their brethren porters. nacle of the congregation, and tho charge of the holy place, and also the Levites were appointed

1 Chron. xxiii, 4, 25, 26, the charge of the sons of Aaron into all manner of service of the which, twenty and fuur tbou. their brethren, in the service of tabernacle of the house of God.

sand were to set forward the tuo house of the LORD.

1 Chron. ix, 26-32. For these work of the house of the Lord Levites, the four chief porters, and six thousand cere officers and

were in their set office, and were judges: For David said, The LORD DU TIES.

over the chambers and treasuries God of Israel hath given rest unts GENERAL CHARGE OF SACRED of the house of God. And they his people, that they may dwell in

lodged round about the house of Jerusalem for ever: And also Num. 1, 50,51, 53. But thou shalt Gol, because the charge was upon unto the Levites they shall na appoint the Levites over the taber- them, and the opening thereof more carry the tabernacle, icran nacle of testimony, and over all every morning pertained to them. vessels of it for the service there tho vessels thereof, and over all and certain of them had the of. things that belong to it: they shall charge of the ministering vessels,

2 Chron, xxx, 22. And Hezekiah bear the tabernacle, and all the that they should bring them in

spake comfortably unto all the vegsels thereof; and they shall and out by tale. And Mattithiah,

Levites that taught minister

the good unto it,

shall one of the Levites, who was the knowledge of the LORD: and their

and encamp round about the taber-first-born of Shallum the Korabite, did eat throughout the feast seren naclo. And when tho tabernacle had the set oflice over the things days, offering peace-offerings, and settoth forward; the Levites shall

that were made in the pans. And
other of their brethren, of the sons God of their fathers.

making confession to take it down; and when the

the LORD tabernacle is to be pitched, the of the Kohathites, were over the

2 Chron. xxxiv, 13. Also the Levites shall set it up: and the showbreau, to prepare it every

were over the bearers of burdens, stranger that cometh nigh shall Sabbathi.

and acere overseers of all that be put to death. But the Levites 1 Chron. XV, 11-18. And shall pitch round about the taber-David called for Zadok and wrought the work in any manner

of service : and of the Levites nacle of testimony, that there be Abiathar the priests, and for the no wrath upon the congregation of Levites, for Uriel, 'Asaiah, and there were scribes, and otticer,

and porters. the children of Israel: and thu Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and

2 Chron. XXXV, 4, 5. And pre Levites shall keep the charge of Amminadab, And said unto ihem, the tabernaclo of testimony. Yo are the chief of the fathers pare yourselves by the houses


your Num. ill, 8. And they shall keep of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, of your fathers, all the instruments of the tubers both ye and your brethren, that ye courses, according to the writing nacle of the congregation, and the may bring up the ark of the Lord of David king of Israel, apd charge of the children of Israel, to God of Israel unto the place that I according to the writing of so

his have prepared for it. For because lomon

And do the service of the tabernacle.

stand ye did it not at the first, the Lord in the holy place, according to Num. viil, 19. And I have given our God made a breach upon us, the divisions of the fathers of the Levites as a gift to Aaron and for that we sought him not after your brethren the people, and to his sons from among the chil. dren of Israel, to do the service

thie due order. So the priests and after the division of the families of of the children of Israel in the

the Levites sanctified themselves the Levites. tabernacio of the congregation, God of Israel. And the children Jozabad, of the chief of the Le to bring up the ark of the LORD

Nch. xi, 16. And Shabbethai and and to make an atonement for the of the Levites bare the ark of God vites, had the oversight of the children of Israel; that there be no upon their shoulders, with the plage ainong tho children of staves thereon, as Moses com

outward business of the house of Ísrael, when the children of Israel manded, according to the word of

God. come nigh unto the sanctuary. the LORD. And David spake to SPECIAL CHARGE OF THE

Num. xviii, 3-5, 22. 23. And they the chief of the Levites, to apshall keep thy charge, and the point their brethren to be the

THREE CLASSES. charge of all the tabernacle: only singers with instruments of music,

GERSHOX. they shall not come nigh the ves- psalteries, and harps, and cymbals,

Num, il, 25, 26. And the charge sels of the sanctuary and the altar, sounding, by lifting up the voice of the sons of Gershon, in the that neither they nor ye also die. with joy.'s the Levites appoint- tabernacle of the congregation And they shall be joined unto led leman the son of Joel; and of shall be the tabernacle, and the thee, and keep the charge of the his brethren, Asaph the son of tent, the covering thereof, and tabernacle of the congregation, Berechiah; and of the sons of the hanging for the door of the for all the service of the taber Merari their brethren, Ethan the tabernacle of the congregation. nacle: and a stranger shall not son of Klishajah: And with them and the hangings of the court, come nigh unto you.

And ye their brethren of the second de and the curtain for the door of the shall keep the charge of the sanc-gree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, I court, which is by the tabernacle,



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