Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die.
the duties of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting involved the tabernacle and the tent, its covering, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,
But do this to them that they may live and
not die when they approach the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each of them to his work and to his load;
reminder to the sons of Israel that no layman who is not of the descendants of Aaron should come near to burn incense before the Lord; so that he will not become like Korah and his company—just as the Lord had spoken to him through Moses.
When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy objects and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is to set out, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them, so that they will not touch the holy objects
and die. These are the things in the tent of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.
no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.