34 Bible Verses about Levites

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Numbers 1:48-53

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Only see that thou number not the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel. But thou shalt appoint the Levites unto the habitation of witness, and to all the apparel thereof and unto all that longeth thereto. For they shall bear the tabernacle and all the ordinance thereof, and they shall minister it and shall pitch their tents round about it.read more.
And when the tabernacle goeth forth, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is pitched, they shall set it up: for if any stranger come near, he shall die. And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man in his own company and every man by his own standard throughout all their hosts. But the Levites shall pitch round about the habitation of witness, that there fall no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel, and the Levites shall wait upon the habitation of witness."

Numbers 2:17

"And the tabernacle of witness, with the host of the Levites, shall go in the midst of the hosts: as they lie in their tents, even so shall they proceed in the journey, every man in his quarter about their standards.

Deuteronomy 10:8

And the same season the LORD separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD and to stand before the LORD, and to minister unto him and to bless in his name unto this day.

Numbers 3:25-26

And the office of the children of Gershon, in the tabernacle of witness, was the habitation and the tent with the covering thereof and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness, and the hangings of the court, and the curtain of the door of the court: which court went round about the dwelling, and the altar, and the cords that pertained unto all the service thereof.

Numbers 4:24-27

And this is the service of the kindred of the Gershonites, to serve and to bear. They shall bear the curtains of the dwelling and the roof of the tabernacle of witness and his covering and the covering of taxus' skins that is on high above upon it, and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness: and the hanging of the court and the hanging of the gate of the court that is round about the dwelling and the altar, and the cords of them, and all the instruments that serve unto them and all that is made for them.read more.
And at the mouth of Aaron and his sons, shall all the service of the children of the Gershonites be done, in all their charges and in all their service, and ye shall appoint them unto all their charges that they shall wait upon.

Numbers 3:31

and their office was to keep the ark, the table, the candlestick and the altar, and the holy vessels to minister with, and the veil with all that served thereto.

Numbers 4:4-20

even in the most holy place. And when the host removeth, Aaron and his sons shall come and take down the veil, and cover the ark of witness therewith, and shall put thereon a covering of taxus' skins and shall spread a cloth that is altogether of jacinth, above all, and put the staves thereof in.read more.
And upon the shew-table, they shall spread a cloth of jacinth, and put thereon the dishes, spoons, flat pieces and pots to pour with, and the daily bread shall be thereon: and they shall spread upon them a covering of purple, and cover the same with a covering of taxus' skins, and put the staves thereof in. And they shall take a cloth of jacinth and cover the candlestick of light and her lamps and her snuffers, and firepans, and all her oil vessels which they occupy about it, and shall put upon her and on all her instruments, a covering of taxus' skins, and put it upon staves. And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of jacinth, and put on her staves. And they shall take all the things which they occupy to minister with in the holy place, and put a cloth of jacinth upon them and cover them with a covering of taxus' skins and put them on staves. And they shall take away the ashes out of the altar, and spread a scarlet cloth thereon: and put about it, the firepans, the fleshhooks, the shovels, the basins, and all that belongeth unto the altar, and they shall spread upon it a covering of taxus' skins, and put on the staves of it. "And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary and all things of the sanctuary, against that the host remove, then the sons of Kohath shall come in for to bear, and so let them not touch the sanctuary lest they die. And this is the charge of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of witness. And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, shall have the charge to prepare oil for the lights and sweet cense, and the daily meat offering and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the dwelling and of all that therein is, both over the sanctuary and over all that pertaineth thereto." And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying, "Destroy not the tribe of the kindreds of the Kohathites, from among the Levites. But thus do unto them that they may live and not die, when they go unto the most holy place. Aaron and his sons shall go in and put them, every man unto his service and unto his burden. But let them not go in to see when they cover the sanctuary, lest they die."

Numbers 3:36-37

And the office of the sons of Merari was the boards of the dwelling and the bars, pillars with the sockets thereof, and all the instruments thereof and all that served thereto: and the pillars of the court round about and their sockets, with their pins and cords.

Numbers 4:29-33

"And thou shalt number the sons of Merari in their kindreds and in the houses of their fathers - from thirty years and above unto fifty, all that is able to go forth in war - to do the service of the tabernacle of witness. And this is the charge, that they must wait upon in all that they must serve in the tabernacle of witness: The boards of the dwelling, and the bars, pillars, and sockets thereof,read more.
and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, pins and cords with all that pertaineth and serveth unto them. And by name ye shall reckon the things that they must wait upon to bear. This is the service of the kindreds of the sons of Merari in all their service in the tabernacle of witness by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest."

Numbers 3:5-10

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Bring the tribe of Levi, and set them before Aaron the priest, and let them serve him and wait upon him - and upon all the multitude - before the tabernacle of witness, to do the service of the habitation.read more.
And they shall wait upon all the apparel of the tabernacle of witness, and upon the children of Israel, to do the service of the habitation. And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and his sons, for they are given unto him of the children of Israel. And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons to wait on their priests' office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall die for it."

Numbers 8:19

and have given them unto Aaron and his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of witness and to make an atonement for the children of Israel, that there be no plague among the children of Israel, if they come nigh unto the sanctuary."

Numbers 18:1-7

And the LORD said unto Aaron, "Thou and thy sons and thy father's house with thee, shall bear the fault of that which is done amiss in the holy place. And thou and thy sons with thee, shall bear the fault of that which is done amiss in your priesthood. And thy brethren also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father take with thee, and let them be joined unto thee and minister unto thee. And thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness. And let them wait upon thee and upon all the tabernacle: only let them not come nigh the holy vessels and the altar, that both they and ye also die not.read more.
And let them be by thee and wait on the tabernacle of witness, and on all the service of the tabernacle, and let no stranger come nigh unto you. Wait therefore upon the holy place and upon the altar, that there fall no more wrath upon the children of Israel: behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among children of Israel, to be yours, as gifts given unto the LORD to do the service of the tabernacle of witness. And see that both thou and thy sons with thee take heed unto your priests' office, in all things that pertain unto the altar and within the veil. And see that ye serve, for I have given your priests' office unto you for a gift to do service: and the stranger that cometh nigh, shall die."

Numbers 8:20-21

And Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel did unto the Levites according unto all that the LORD commanded Moses. And the Levites purified themselves, and washed their clothes. And Aaron waved them before the LORD, and made an atonement for them to cleanse them.

Numbers 8:5-15

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them. And this do unto them when thou cleansest them: sprinkle water of purifying upon them and make a razor to run along upon all the flesh of them, and let them wash their clothes, and then they shall be clean.read more.
And let them take a bullock and his meat offering, fine flour mingled with oil: and another bullock shalt thou take to be a sin offering. Then bring the Levites before the tabernacle of witness and gather the whole multitude of the children of Israel together. And bring the Levites before the LORD, and let the children of Israel put their hands upon the Levites. And let Aaron heave the Levites before the LORD, for a heave offering given of the children of Israel, and then let them be appointed to wait upon the service of the LORD. And let the Levites put their hands upon the heads of the bullocks, and then offer them: the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites. And make the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and have them to be a heave offering unto the LORD. And thou shalt separate the Levites, from among the children of Israel, that they be mine: and after that, let them go and do the service of the tabernacle of witness. Cleanse them and wave them,

Numbers 4:1-3

And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, and bade them, "Take the sum of the children of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers - from thirty years and above until fifty, all that were able to war - for to do the work in the tabernacle of witness:

1 Samuel 6:15

And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD and the forcer that was thereby, wherein the Jewels of gold were and put them on the great stone. And the men of Bethshemesh sacrificed burnt sacrifice and offered offerings that same day unto the LORD.

2 Samuel 15:24

And behold, Zadok and all the Levites were with him and bare the ark of the covenant of God. And when they had fetched down the Ark of God, Abiathar came up, until the people were all come over, out of the city.

1 Kings 8:3-5

And when all the elders of Israel were come, the priests took up the Ark of the LORD, and brought it and also the tabernacle of witness and all the holy vessels that were therein. And the priests and the Levites brought them up. And king Solomon and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled, and were with him before the Ark, did offer sheep and oxen that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

2 Chronicles 5:4-6

And when all the elders of Israel were come, the Levites took up the Ark. And the priests and the Levites brought away the Ark and the tabernacle of witness, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle. And king Solomon and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the Ark, offered sheep and oxen, so many that they could not be told or numbered for multitude.

1 Chronicles 15:1-16

And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the Ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. And then David said, "The Ark of God ought not to be carried but of the Levites. For them hath the LORD chosen to bear the Ark of the LORD and to minister to him forever." And therefore David gathered all Israel to Jerusalem, to fetch the Ark of the LORD unto the place which he had ordained for it.read more.
And David brought together the children of Aaron and the Levites. Of the sons of Kohath: Uriel the chief, and of his brethren a hundred and twenty. And of the children of Merari: Asaiah the chief, and of his brethren two hundred and twenty. And of the sons of Gershom: Joel the chief, and of his brethren a hundred and thirty. And of the children of Elizaphan: Shemaiah the chief and of his brethren two hundred. And of the sons of Hebron: Eliel the chief, and of his brethren eighty. And of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and of his brethren a hundred and twelve. And David called to Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and to the Levites Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel and Amminadab; and said unto them, "Ye are the principal heads of the Levites - sanctify therefore yourselves and your brethren and bring the Ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it. For because ye were not there at the first time, the LORD our God made a rent among us, for that we sought him not as the fashion ought to be." And the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to fetch the Ark of the LORD God of Israel. And the children of the Levites bare the Ark of God upon their shoulders with staves thereon as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD. And David spake to the chief heads of the Levites, that they should appoint of their brethren to sing with instruments of music: psalteries, harps and cymbals that sounded, and to sing on high with Joyfulness.

1 Chronicles 23:2-6

And then he gathered together all the lords of Israel with the priests and the Levites. And the Levites were numbered from thirty years and above, and the tale of them in men, poll by poll, was thirty eight thousand. Of which twenty four thousand were set to further the work of the house of the LORD. And six thousand were officers and judges.read more.
Four thousand were porters and four thousand praised the LORD with such instruments as David had made to praise withal. And David put an order among the children of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

1 Chronicles 6:31-49

These be they which David set for to sing in the house of the LORD, after that the Ark had rest. And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of witness with singing, until Solomon had built the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem. And then they waited on their offices, according to the order of them. These are they that waited with their children of the sons of Kohath: Heman a singer, which was the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,read more.
the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah, the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel. And his brother Asaph stood on his righthand, which was the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea, the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Melchijah, the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi. And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer, the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi. Their brethren the Levites were appointed unto all manner service of the tabernacle of the house of God. But Aaron and his sons burnt upon the altar of burnt offerings and on the altar of cense, and were appointed unto all that was to do in the place most holy, and to make an atonement for Israel in all points according as Moses the servant of God had commanded.

1 Chronicles 16:4-6

And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the LORD, and to repeat, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: even Asaph the chief, and next to him Zachariah then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obededom, and Jeiel with Psalteries and harps. But Asaph with sounding cymbals, and Benaiah and Jahaziel, priests, with trumpets; continually before the Ark of the covenant of God.

1 Chronicles 23:24-32

These are the children of Levi in the households of their fathers the ancient heads, viewed and numbered by name and poll by poll from twenty year and above, to work in the service of the house of the LORD. For David said, "The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, and they shall dwell in Jerusalem forever. Moreover, the Levites should now no more bear the tabernacle and all the vessels that pertain to the service thereof." -read more.
But at the last commandment of David, the Levites were numbered from twenty years and above - "To wait at the hands of the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the LORD, and to have the oversight of the courts and of the store houses, and of the purifying of all holy things, and of the work of the things that served for the house of God, as the shewbread, the fine flour, the meat offerings, the flawnes of sweet bread, and of the things baken in the frying pan, or broiled on the gridiron, and on all manner measures and size and to wait every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening. And to wait on every offering of burnt sacrifices unto the LORD, the Sabbaths and first days of the months, and other feastful days by number and custom, was their office ever before the LORD. And that they should wait on the tabernacle of witness and on the holy place, and on the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.

1 Chronicles 25:1-26

And David and the captains of the host appointed out to do service, the sons of Asaph of Heman and Jeduthun, which did prophesy with harps, psalteries and cymbals. And they were numbered unto the work according to their office. The sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, Asharelah, to wait on Asaph which prophesied by the king. The sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Hashabiah and Mattithiah-Shimei, six, at the hands of their fathers Jeduthun, with harps: which Jeduthun prophesied for to thank and praise the LORD.read more.
The sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth. All these were of the sons of Heman the king's seer of visions with the word of God, to lift up the horn. God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. All these were at the hand of their father to sing in the house of the LORD with cymbals, psalteries and harps in the service of the house of God. And at the hand of the king was Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman: But the multitude of them were with their brethren that were cunning in the song of the LORD. And the number of all that taught, were two hundred and fourscore and eight. And they cast Lots indifferently how they should wait: the small as well as the great, the scholar as well as the schoolmaster. And the first lot of Asaph fell to Joseph. The second to Gedaliah with his brethren and sons, twelve persons. The third fell to Zaccur with his sons and brethren, being twelve persons. The fourth to Izri with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The fifth to Nethaniah with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The sixth to Bukkiah with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The seventh to Jesharelah with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The eighth to Jeshaiah with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The ninth to Mattaniah with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The tenth to Shimei with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The eleventh to Azarel with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The twelfth to Hashabiah with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The thirteenth to Shubael with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The fourteenth to Mattithiah with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The fifteenth to Jerimoth with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The sixteenth to Hananiah with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The seventeenth to Joshbekashah with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The eighteenth to Hanani with his sons and brethren, twelve persons. The nineteenth to Mallothi with his sons and brethren, twelve persons.

2 Chronicles 29:3-36

He opened the doors of the house of the LORD in the first year and first month of his reign, and he repaired them. And he brought in the priests and the Levites and gathered them together into the east street, and said unto them, "Hear me ye Levites: purify yourselves and hallow the house of the LORD God of your fathers, and bring out the filthiness out of the holy place.read more.
For our fathers have trespassed and done evil favouredly in the eyes of the LORD our God: and have forsaken him, and turned away their faces from the habitation of the LORD and turned to their backs. And beside that they have shut up the doors of the porch and quenched the lamps and have neither burned cense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place unto the God of Israel. Wherefore the wrath of the LORD fell on Judah and Jerusalem: and he scattered them and made them so thin that men hiss at it, even as ye see with your eyes. For see, our fathers were overthrown with the sword and our sons, our daughters and our wives were carried away captive for the same cause. Now have I in my heart to strike a covenant with the LORD God of Israel: that his wrath may cease. Now therefore, my sons, be not negligent: for the LORD had chosen you to stand before him, and for to minister and burn offerings to him." Then the Levites arose: Mahath the son of Amasai and Joel the son of Azariah being of the children of the Kohathites; and the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah and Eden the son of Joah; and of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeiel; and of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah; and of the sons of Heman, Jehuel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel. And they gathered their brethren and purified themselves, and then went at the commandment of the king by the word of the LORD, for to cleanse the house of the LORD. And the priests went into the house of the LORD to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD, and in the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took it and carried it out into the brook Kidron. They began the first day of the first month to purify, and came the eighth day to the porch of the LORD: so that they had purged the house of the LORD in eight days; in the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end. And then they went into Hezekiah the king and said, "We have cleansed all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offerings with all his vessels, and the shewbread table with all his apparel; and thereto all the vessels which king Ahaz did cast aside when he reigned and transgressed, them we have repaired and sanctified; and see, they are before the altar of the LORD." And Hezekiah the king rose early and gathered the lords of the city and went up to the house of the LORD. And there were brought seven oxen, seven rams, seven lambs and seven kids to be a sin offering for the kingdom, for the sanctuary and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the LORD. And they slew the oxen; and the priests received the blood and sprinkled it on the altar; and they slew the rams and sprinkled the blood upon the altar; and they slew the lambs and sprinkled the blood upon the altar. And then they brought forth the kids of the sin offering before the king and the congregation which put their hands upon them. And the priests slew them and offered the blood of them upon the altar, to make satisfaction for all Israel, for the king said that the burnt offering and the sin offering should serve for all Israel. And they set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, psalteries and harps according to the commandments of David and of Gad the king's seer of visions and of Nathan the prophet. For so was the commandment of the LORD through the hand, of his prophets. And so the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with trumpets. And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the LORD began, and the trumpets with the instruments of David king of Israel. And all the congregation bowed themselves, and the singers sang, and the trumpets blew, and continued until the burnt offering was finished. And when they had made an end of the burnt offering, the king and all that were with him kneeled down and bowed themselves and gave praise and thanks. And Hezekiah the king and the lords bade the Levites to praise the LORD with the words of David and of Asaph the seer of visions. And the Levites praised that they rejoiced again, and the other stooped and bowed themselves. And Hezekiah answered, and said, "Now that ye have filled your hands to the LORD, go to and bring in the sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD." And the congregation brought in the sacrifices and thank offerings, and all that were willing brought burnt offerings. And the number of the burnt offerings which the congregation brought in was seventy oxen and a hundred rams and two hundred lambs: and all for burnt offerings to the LORD. And beside that they dedicated six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep. But the priests were too few, and were not able to slay all the burnt offerings. Wherefore their brethren the Levites helped them till the work was ended, and until the priests were sanctified. For the Levites were purer-hearted to sanctify themselves then the priests. And thereto the burnt offerings were many with the fat of the peace offerings and the drink offerings that belonged to the burnt offerings. And so the service pertaining to the house of the LORD went forward. And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had made the folk so ready: for the thing was suddenly done.

2 Chronicles 35:1-6

And Josiah held the feast of Passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem, and they slew Passover in the fourteenth day of the first month. And he set the priests in their offices and aided them in the service of the house of the LORD. And he said to the Levites that taught throughout all Israel and were sanctified unto the LORD, "Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; ye need not to bear it upon your shoulders. Wherefore now serve the LORD your God and his people Israel.read more.
And prepare yourselves by your ancient households and companies, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and the writing of Solomon his son. And stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the ancient households of your brethren the children of the people, and after the division of the ancient households of the Levites, and kill Passover; sanctify and prepare your brethren that they may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses."

Ezra 6:16-18

And the children of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the other children of the captivity held the dedication of the house of God with joy, and offered at the dedication of the house of God, a hundred calves, two hundred lambs, four hundred goats: and for the sin offering for all Israel, twelve he-goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel, and set the priests in their courses, and the Levites in their offices to minister unto God which is at Jerusalem as it is written in the book of Moses.

Nehemiah 12:22-26

And in the time of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan and Jaddua, were the chief fathers among the Levites and the priests written under the reign of Darius the Persian. The children of Levi the principal fathers were written in the Chronicles, until the time of Jonathan the son of Eliashib. And these were the chief among the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, and their brethren over against them, to give praise and thanks, according as David the man of God had ordained it, one watch over against another.read more.
Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, and Akkub were porters in the watch at the thresholds of the gates. These were in the time of Joiakim the son of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and in the time of Nehemiah the captain and of the priest Ezra the scribe.

Ezekiel 44:10-14

No nor the Levites that are gone back from me, and have deceived the people of Israel with errors, going after their idols: therefore shall they bear their own wickedness. Should they be set and ordained to minister under the doors of the house of my Sanctuary? And to do service in the house: to slay burnt offerings and sacrifices for the people; to stand before them, and to serve them; seeing the service that they do them, is before their Idols, and cause the house of Israel to stumble through wickedness? For the which cause I have plucked out mine hand over them, sayeth the LORD God, so that now they must bear their own iniquity,read more.
and not to come nigh me, to serve me with their priesthead in my Sanctuary, and most holiest of all: that they may bear their own shame and abominations, which they have done. Should I use them to be porters of the house, and to all the service that is done therein?

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Hashabiah » Chief » Levites

Nehemiah 3:17

After him builded the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him builded Hashabiah the ruler of the half quarter at Keilah in his quarter.

Nehemiah 10:11

Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah,

Nehemiah 12:24

And these were the chief among the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, and their brethren over against them, to give praise and thanks, according as David the man of God had ordained it, one watch over against another.

Jeiel » Chief » Levites » Sacrificed » Cattle

2 Chronicles 35:9

And Conaniah with Shemaiah and Nethanel his brethren, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, lords of the Levites, gave unto the Levites five thousand Passover offerings, and five hundred oxen.

Levites » Emoluments of » Food of

Leviticus 10:17

"Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy: and forasmuch as it is given you to bear the sin of the people, and make agreement for them before the LORD?

Exodus 29:32

And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of him, and the bread that is in the basket: even in the door of the tabernacle of witness.

Leviticus 10:12

And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and Ithamar his sons that were left, "Take the meat offering that remaineth of the sacrifices of the LORD, and eat it without leaven beside the altar, for it is most holy:

Leviticus 6:16

And the rest thereof, Aaron and his sons shall eat: unleavened it shall be eaten in the holy place: even in the court of the tabernacle of witness they shall eat it.

Leviticus 7:6

All the males among the priests shall eat thereof in the holy place, for it is most holy.

Levites » Profits from » And

Numbers 26:62

And the number of them was twenty three thousand, of all the males from a month old and above. For they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

Deuteronomy 10:9

Wherefore the Levites have no part nor inheritance with their brethren. The LORD he is their inheritance, as the LORD thy God hath promised them.

Deuteronomy 12:12

And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, both ye, your sons and your daughters, your servants and your maids and the Levite that is within your gates for he hath neither part nor inheritance with you.

Deuteronomy 12:18-19

but thou must eat them before the LORD thy God, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen: both thou, thy son and thy daughter, thy servant and thy maid and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, in all that thou puttest thine hand to. And beware that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 14:27-29

and the Levite that is in thy city. See thou forsake not the Levite, for he hath neither part nor inheritance with thee. At the end of three years, thou shalt bring forth all the tithes of thine increase the same year and lay it up within thine own city, and the Levite shall come because he hath neither part nor inheritance with thee, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow which are within thy city, and shall eat and fill themselves: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the works of thine hand which thou doest.

Levites » Custodians and administrators of the tithes and other offerings

Ezra 8:33

But on the fourth day was the silver and gold and vessels weighed in the house of our God under the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest, and with him Eleazar the son of Phinehas, and with them Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, the Levites,

2 Chronicles 24:5

And upon that he gathered together the priests and the Levites and said to them, "Go out through the cities of Judah and gather of all Israel silver, to strengthen the house of your God, year by year, and see that ye haste the thing." Howbeit, the Levites were slack.

2 Chronicles 34:9

And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, men delivered them the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites that kept the entries had gathered of the hands of Manasseh and Ephraim and of all that yet remained in Israel and of all Judah and Benjamin and of the inhabiters of Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 29:8

And they that had precious stones gave them for the treasure of the house of the LORD, unto the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.

1 Chronicles 26:28

and over all that Samuel the seer and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah had dedicated. All that was dedicated, was under the hand of Shelomoth and of his brethren.

Levites » Tithes and other offerings

Deuteronomy 18:1-8

The priests the Levites, all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel. The offerings of the LORD and his inheritance they shall eat, but shall have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD he is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them. And this is the duty of the priests, of the people and of them that offer, whether it be ox or sheep: They must give unto the priest, the shoulder and the two cheeks and the maw, read more.
the first fruits of thy corn, wine and oil, and the first of thy sheep shearing must thou give him. For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes to stand and to minister in the name of the LORD: both him and his sons forever. If a Levite come out of any of thy cities or any place of Israel, where he is a sojourner, and come with all the lust of his heart unto the place which the LORD hath chosen: he shall there minister in the name of the LORD his God as all his brethren the Levites do which stand there before the LORD. And they shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh to him of the patrimony of his elders.

Joshua 13:14

Only unto the tribe of Levi, he gave none inheritance: for the offering of the LORD God of Israel is their inheritance as he said unto them.

Nehemiah 12:44

At the same time were there men appointed over the treasure chests - wherein were the Heave offerings, the firstlings and the tithes - that they should gather them out of the fields about the cities, to distribute them unto the priests and Levites according to the law: for Judah was glad of the priests, and Levites,

Numbers 18:24

For the tithes of the children of Israel which they heave unto the LORD, I have given the Levites to inherit. Wherefore I have said unto them, 'Among the children of Israel ye shall inherit none inheritance.'"

Numbers 18:26-32

"Speak unto the Levites and say unto them, 'When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you of them to your inheritance, ye shall take a heave offering of that same for the LORD: even the tenth of that tithe. And it shall be reckoned unto you for your heave offering, even as though ye gave corn out of the barn or a full offering from the wine press. And of this manner ye shall heave a heave offering unto the LORD, of all your tithes which ye receive of the children of Israel, and ye shall give thereof the LORD's heave offering unto Aaron the priest. read more.
Of all your gifts, ye shall take out the LORD's heave offering: even the fat of all their hallowed things.' "And thou shalt say unto them, 'When ye have taken away the fat of it from it, it shall be counted unto the Levites, as the increase of corn and wine. And ye shall eat it in all places, both ye and your households, for it is your rewards for your service in the tabernacle of witness. And ye shall bear no sin by the reason of it, when ye have taken from it the fat of it: neither shall ye unhallow the hallowed things of the children of Israel, and so shall ye not die.'"

Levites » The merarites

Numbers 10:17

And the habitation was taken down: and the sons of Gershon and Merari went forth bearing the habitation.

Numbers 7:8

And four chariots and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari according unto their offices, under the hands of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

Numbers 3:20

And the sons of Merari in their kindreds were Mahli and Mushi. These are the kindreds of Levi in the houses of their fathers.

Numbers 3:33-37

And of Merari came the kindreds of the Mahlites and of the Mushites: and these are the kindreds of the Merarites. And the number of them - when all the males from a month old and above was told - drew unto six thousand and two hundred. And the captain of the most ancient house among the kindreds of the Merarites, was Zuriel the son of Abihail, which pitched on the north side of the dwelling. read more.
And the office of the sons of Merari was the boards of the dwelling and the bars, pillars with the sockets thereof, and all the instruments thereof and all that served thereto: and the pillars of the court round about and their sockets, with their pins and cords.

Numbers 4:31-33

And this is the charge, that they must wait upon in all that they must serve in the tabernacle of witness: The boards of the dwelling, and the bars, pillars, and sockets thereof, and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, pins and cords with all that pertaineth and serveth unto them. And by name ye shall reckon the things that they must wait upon to bear. This is the service of the kindreds of the sons of Merari in all their service in the tabernacle of witness by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest."

Levites » Teachers of the law

2 Chronicles 35:3

And he said to the Levites that taught throughout all Israel and were sanctified unto the LORD, "Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; ye need not to bear it upon your shoulders. Wherefore now serve the LORD your God and his people Israel.

Deuteronomy 33:10

They shall teach Jacob thy judgments and Israel thy laws. They shall put cense before thy nose and whole sacrifices upon thine altar.

2 Chronicles 17:8-9

and with them, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tobadonijah, Levites: and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests. And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah and taught the people.

2 Chronicles 30:22

And Hezekiah spake heartily unto the Levites that had good understanding of the LORD. And they did eat that feast seven days long and offered peace offerings and thanked the LORD God of their fathers.

Nehemiah 8:7-13

And Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to give heed unto the law, and the people stood in their place. And they read in the book of the law of God distinctly and plainly, so that men understood the thing that was read. And Nehemiah - which is Hathirsatha - and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites that caused the people to take heed, said unto all the people, "This day is holy unto the LORD your God: be not ye sorry therefore, and weep not." For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law. read more.
Therefore said he unto them, "Go your way, and eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send part unto them also that have not prepared themselves: for this day is holy unto our LORD. Be not ye sorry therefore: for the joy of the LORD is your strength." And the Levites stilled all the people, and said, "Hold your peace, for the day is holy: vex not ye yourselves." And all the people went their way to eat and to drink, and to send part unto others, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them. And on the next day were gathered together the chief fathers among all the people and the priests and Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, that he should teach them the words of the law.

More verses: Malachi 2:6-7

Levites » Enrollment of, at mount sinai

Numbers 2:33

And yet the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 1:47-49

But the Levites in the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Only see that thou number not the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel.

Numbers 3:14-39

And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, "Number the children of Levi in the houses of their fathers and kindreds, all that are males from a month old and above." And Moses numbered them at the word of the LORD, as he was commanded. read more.
And these are the names of the children of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. And these are the names of the children of Gershon in their kindreds: Libni and Shimei. And the sons of Kohath in their kindred were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. And the sons of Merari in their kindreds were Mahli and Mushi. These are the kindreds of Levi in the houses of their fathers. And of Gershon came the kindred of the Libnites and the Shimeites, which are the kindreds of the Gershonites. And the sum of them - when all the males were told, from a month old and above - were seven thousand and five hundred. And the kindreds of the Gershonites pitched behind the habitation westward. And the captain of the most ancient house among the Gershonites, was Eliasaph the son of Lael. And the office of the children of Gershon, in the tabernacle of witness, was the habitation and the tent with the covering thereof and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness, and the hangings of the court, and the curtain of the door of the court: which court went round about the dwelling, and the altar, and the cords that pertained unto all the service thereof. And of Kohath came the kindred of the Amramites and the kindred of the Izharites and of the Hebronites and of the Uzzielites: And these are the kindreds of the Kohathites. And the number of all the males from a month old and above, was eight thousand and six hundred: which waited on the holy place. And the kindred of the children of Kohath, pitched on the south side of the dwelling. And the captain in the most ancient house of the kindreds of the Kohathites, was Elizaphan the son of Uzziel; and their office was to keep the ark, the table, the candlestick and the altar, and the holy vessels to minister with, and the veil with all that served thereto. And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, was captain over all the captains of the Levites, and had the oversight of them that waited upon the holy things. And of Merari came the kindreds of the Mahlites and of the Mushites: and these are the kindreds of the Merarites. And the number of them - when all the males from a month old and above was told - drew unto six thousand and two hundred. And the captain of the most ancient house among the kindreds of the Merarites, was Zuriel the son of Abihail, which pitched on the north side of the dwelling. And the office of the sons of Merari was the boards of the dwelling and the bars, pillars with the sockets thereof, and all the instruments thereof and all that served thereto: and the pillars of the court round about and their sockets, with their pins and cords. "But on the forefront of the habitation and before the tabernacle of witness eastward, shall Moses and Aaron and his sons pitch and wait on the sanctuary in the stead of the children of Israel. And the stranger that cometh nigh shall die for it." And the whole sum of the Levites which Moses and Aaron numbered, at the commandment of the LORD - throughout their kindreds, even of all the males of a month old and above - was twenty two thousand.

Numbers 4:2-3

and bade them, "Take the sum of the children of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers - from thirty years and above until fifty, all that were able to war - for to do the work in the tabernacle of witness:

Numbers 26:57-62

These are the sums of the Levites in their kindreds: of Gershon, came the kindred of the Gershonites; and of Kohath came the kindred of the Kohathites; and of Merari came the kindred of the Merarites. These are the kindreds of Levi: the kindred of the Libnites, the kindred of the Hebronites, the kindred of the Mahlites, the kindred of the Mushites, the kindred of the Korahites. Kohath begat Amram, and Amram's wife was called Jochebed; a daughter of Levi, which was born him in Egypt. And she bare unto Amram, Aaron, Moses and Miriam their sister. read more.
And unto Aaron were born, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. But Nadab and Abihu died, as they offered strange fire before the LORD. And the number of them was twenty three thousand, of all the males from a month old and above. For they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

More verses: 1 Chronicles 23:3-5

Levites » Set apart as ministers of religion

Deuteronomy 10:8

And the same season the LORD separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD and to stand before the LORD, and to minister unto him and to bless in his name unto this day.

1 Chronicles 15:2

And then David said, "The Ark of God ought not to be carried but of the Levites. For them hath the LORD chosen to bear the Ark of the LORD and to minister to him forever."

Numbers 26:57-62

These are the sums of the Levites in their kindreds: of Gershon, came the kindred of the Gershonites; and of Kohath came the kindred of the Kohathites; and of Merari came the kindred of the Merarites. These are the kindreds of Levi: the kindred of the Libnites, the kindred of the Hebronites, the kindred of the Mahlites, the kindred of the Mushites, the kindred of the Korahites. Kohath begat Amram, and Amram's wife was called Jochebed; a daughter of Levi, which was born him in Egypt. And she bare unto Amram, Aaron, Moses and Miriam their sister. read more.
And unto Aaron were born, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. But Nadab and Abihu died, as they offered strange fire before the LORD. And the number of them was twenty three thousand, of all the males from a month old and above. For they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

Numbers 1:47-54

But the Levites in the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Only see that thou number not the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel. read more.
But thou shalt appoint the Levites unto the habitation of witness, and to all the apparel thereof and unto all that longeth thereto. For they shall bear the tabernacle and all the ordinance thereof, and they shall minister it and shall pitch their tents round about it. And when the tabernacle goeth forth, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is pitched, they shall set it up: for if any stranger come near, he shall die. And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man in his own company and every man by his own standard throughout all their hosts. But the Levites shall pitch round about the habitation of witness, that there fall no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel, and the Levites shall wait upon the habitation of witness." And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 3:6-16

"Bring the tribe of Levi, and set them before Aaron the priest, and let them serve him and wait upon him - and upon all the multitude - before the tabernacle of witness, to do the service of the habitation. And they shall wait upon all the apparel of the tabernacle of witness, and upon the children of Israel, to do the service of the habitation. read more.
And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and his sons, for they are given unto him of the children of Israel. And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons to wait on their priests' office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall die for it." And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Behold, I have taken the Levites, from among the children of Israel, for all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: so that the Levites shall be mine. Because all the firstborn are mine - for the same day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast, and mine they shall be: for I am the LORD." And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, "Number the children of Levi in the houses of their fathers and kindreds, all that are males from a month old and above." And Moses numbered them at the word of the LORD, as he was commanded.

More verses: Numbers 16:9

Levites » Functions of » Had charge of the tabernacle in the encampments and on the march

Numbers 1:50-53

But thou shalt appoint the Levites unto the habitation of witness, and to all the apparel thereof and unto all that longeth thereto. For they shall bear the tabernacle and all the ordinance thereof, and they shall minister it and shall pitch their tents round about it. And when the tabernacle goeth forth, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is pitched, they shall set it up: for if any stranger come near, he shall die. And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man in his own company and every man by his own standard throughout all their hosts. read more.
But the Levites shall pitch round about the habitation of witness, that there fall no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel, and the Levites shall wait upon the habitation of witness."

Numbers 3:6-9

"Bring the tribe of Levi, and set them before Aaron the priest, and let them serve him and wait upon him - and upon all the multitude - before the tabernacle of witness, to do the service of the habitation. And they shall wait upon all the apparel of the tabernacle of witness, and upon the children of Israel, to do the service of the habitation. read more.
And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and his sons, for they are given unto him of the children of Israel.

Numbers 3:21-37

And of Gershon came the kindred of the Libnites and the Shimeites, which are the kindreds of the Gershonites. And the sum of them - when all the males were told, from a month old and above - were seven thousand and five hundred. And the kindreds of the Gershonites pitched behind the habitation westward. read more.
And the captain of the most ancient house among the Gershonites, was Eliasaph the son of Lael. And the office of the children of Gershon, in the tabernacle of witness, was the habitation and the tent with the covering thereof and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness, and the hangings of the court, and the curtain of the door of the court: which court went round about the dwelling, and the altar, and the cords that pertained unto all the service thereof. And of Kohath came the kindred of the Amramites and the kindred of the Izharites and of the Hebronites and of the Uzzielites: And these are the kindreds of the Kohathites. And the number of all the males from a month old and above, was eight thousand and six hundred: which waited on the holy place. And the kindred of the children of Kohath, pitched on the south side of the dwelling. And the captain in the most ancient house of the kindreds of the Kohathites, was Elizaphan the son of Uzziel; and their office was to keep the ark, the table, the candlestick and the altar, and the holy vessels to minister with, and the veil with all that served thereto. And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, was captain over all the captains of the Levites, and had the oversight of them that waited upon the holy things. And of Merari came the kindreds of the Mahlites and of the Mushites: and these are the kindreds of the Merarites. And the number of them - when all the males from a month old and above was told - drew unto six thousand and two hundred. And the captain of the most ancient house among the kindreds of the Merarites, was Zuriel the son of Abihail, which pitched on the north side of the dwelling. And the office of the sons of Merari was the boards of the dwelling and the bars, pillars with the sockets thereof, and all the instruments thereof and all that served thereto: and the pillars of the court round about and their sockets, with their pins and cords.

Numbers 4:1-15

And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, and bade them, "Take the sum of the children of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers - from thirty years and above until fifty, all that were able to war - for to do the work in the tabernacle of witness: read more.
even in the most holy place. And when the host removeth, Aaron and his sons shall come and take down the veil, and cover the ark of witness therewith, and shall put thereon a covering of taxus' skins and shall spread a cloth that is altogether of jacinth, above all, and put the staves thereof in. And upon the shew-table, they shall spread a cloth of jacinth, and put thereon the dishes, spoons, flat pieces and pots to pour with, and the daily bread shall be thereon: and they shall spread upon them a covering of purple, and cover the same with a covering of taxus' skins, and put the staves thereof in. And they shall take a cloth of jacinth and cover the candlestick of light and her lamps and her snuffers, and firepans, and all her oil vessels which they occupy about it, and shall put upon her and on all her instruments, a covering of taxus' skins, and put it upon staves. And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of jacinth, and put on her staves. And they shall take all the things which they occupy to minister with in the holy place, and put a cloth of jacinth upon them and cover them with a covering of taxus' skins and put them on staves. And they shall take away the ashes out of the altar, and spread a scarlet cloth thereon: and put about it, the firepans, the fleshhooks, the shovels, the basins, and all that belongeth unto the altar, and they shall spread upon it a covering of taxus' skins, and put on the staves of it. "And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary and all things of the sanctuary, against that the host remove, then the sons of Kohath shall come in for to bear, and so let them not touch the sanctuary lest they die. And this is the charge of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of witness.

Numbers 4:17-49

And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying, "Destroy not the tribe of the kindreds of the Kohathites, from among the Levites. But thus do unto them that they may live and not die, when they go unto the most holy place. Aaron and his sons shall go in and put them, every man unto his service and unto his burden. read more.
But let them not go in to see when they cover the sanctuary, lest they die." And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Take the sum of the children of Gershon, in the houses of their fathers and in their kindreds - from thirty years and above, until fifty, all that are able to go forth in war - for to do service in the tabernacle of witness. And this is the service of the kindred of the Gershonites, to serve and to bear. They shall bear the curtains of the dwelling and the roof of the tabernacle of witness and his covering and the covering of taxus' skins that is on high above upon it, and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness: and the hanging of the court and the hanging of the gate of the court that is round about the dwelling and the altar, and the cords of them, and all the instruments that serve unto them and all that is made for them. And at the mouth of Aaron and his sons, shall all the service of the children of the Gershonites be done, in all their charges and in all their service, and ye shall appoint them unto all their charges that they shall wait upon. And this is the service of the kindred of the children of the Gershonites in the tabernacle of witness, and their wait shall be in the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. "And thou shalt number the sons of Merari in their kindreds and in the houses of their fathers - from thirty years and above unto fifty, all that is able to go forth in war - to do the service of the tabernacle of witness. And this is the charge, that they must wait upon in all that they must serve in the tabernacle of witness: The boards of the dwelling, and the bars, pillars, and sockets thereof, and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, pins and cords with all that pertaineth and serveth unto them. And by name ye shall reckon the things that they must wait upon to bear. This is the service of the kindreds of the sons of Merari in all their service in the tabernacle of witness by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest." And Moses and Aaron and the princes of the multitude numbered the sons of the Kohathites in their kindreds and houses of their fathers, from thirty years and above unto fifty, and that were able to go forth in the host and to do service in the tabernacle of witness. And the number of them in their kindreds were two thousand, seven hundred and fifty. These are the numbers of the kindreds of the Kohathites, of all that did service in the tabernacle of witness, which Moses and Aaron did number at the commandment of the LORD of by the hand of Moses. And the sons of Gershon were numbered in their kindreds and in the houses of their fathers, from thirty years up unto fifty, all that were able to go forth in the host for to do service in the tabernacle of witness. And the number of them in their kindreds, and in the houses of their fathers, was two thousand, six hundred and thirty. This is the number of the kindreds of the sons of Gershon, of all that did service in the tabernacle of witness, which Moses and Aaron did number at the commandment of the LORD. And the kindreds of the sons of Merari were numbered in their kindreds and in the houses of their fathers, from thirty years up unto fifty, all that were able to go forth with the host to do service in the tabernacle of witness. And the number of them was in their kindreds, three thousand and two hundred. This is the number of the kindreds of the sons of Merari, which Moses and Aaron numbered at the bidding of the LORD, by the hand of Moses. The whole sum which Moses, Aaron, and the lords of Israel numbered among the Levites in their kindreds and households of their fathers - from thirty years up unto fifty, every man to do his office and service and to bear his burden in the tabernacle of witness - was eight thousand, five hundred and eighty, which they numbered at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses; every man unto his service and burden as the LORD commanded Moses.

Levites » Were judges

1 Chronicles 26:29

Among the Izrahites was Chenaniah, with his sons, for the work without over Israel, officers and judges.

2 Chronicles 19:8-11

Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites and of the priests and of the ancient heads of Israel, over the customs of the LORD and causes of strife. And then they returned again to Jerusalem. And he charged them, saying, "Do even so in the fear of the LORD with truth and pure heart. And whatsoever come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, law, commandment, ordinances and customs: see that ye warn them, that they trespass not against the LORD; lest wrath come upon you and on your brethren. Thus do and ye shall not offend. read more.
And see here, Amariah the priest which is head over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, a ruler in the house of Judah, he is over all causes concerning the king, with officers of the Levites before you. Take courage to you and go upon it, and the LORD shall be with the good."

Deuteronomy 17:9

and go unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and ask, and they shall show thee how to judge.

Nehemiah 11:16

and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the Levites, in the outward business of the house of God.

1 Chronicles 23:4

Of which twenty four thousand were set to further the work of the house of the LORD. And six thousand were officers and judges.

Levites » Age of » When inducted into office

Ezra 3:8

In the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem: and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and above, to see that the work of the house of the LORD went forward.

Numbers 4:3

all that were able to war - for to do the work in the tabernacle of witness:

Numbers 4:30

from thirty years and above unto fifty, all that is able to go forth in war - to do the service of the tabernacle of witness.

Numbers 4:47

from thirty years up unto fifty, every man to do his office and service and to bear his burden in the tabernacle of witness -

Numbers 8:23-26

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "This shall be the manner of the Levites: from twenty five years upward they shall go in to wait upon the service in the tabernacle of witness, and at fifty they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall labour no more: read more.
but shall minister unto their brethren in the tabernacle of witness, and there wait, but shall do no more service. And see that thou do after this manner unto the Levites in their waiting times."

Levites » The list of those who returned from captivity

Ezra 2:40-63

The Levites: The children of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah, four and seventy. The singers: The children of Asaph, a hundred and eight and twenty. The children of the doorkeepers: The children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, and the children of Shobai, all together a hundred and nine and thirty. read more.
The Nethinims: The children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth; The children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon; The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub; The children of Hagab, the children of Shamlai, the children of Hanan; The children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah; The children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam; The children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai; The children of Asnah, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephisim; The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur; The children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha; The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah; The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha. The children of Solomon's servants: The children of Sotai, the children of Hassophereth, the children of Peruda; The children of Jaalah, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel; The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pocherethhazzebaim, the children of Ami. All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were all together three hundred and two and ninety. And these went up also: Telmelah, Telharsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not show their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel. The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred and two and fifty. And of the children of the priests: The children of Habaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was counted among the same names: These sought the register of their birth, and found none, therefore were they put from the priesthood. And Hathirsatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy, till there rose up a priest with the light and perfectness.

Ezra 7:7

And there went up certain of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and of the Levites, of the singers, of the porters, and of the Nethinims; unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of king Artaxerxes.

Ezra 8:16-20

Then sent I to Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, the rulers, and Joiarib and Elnathan, which were men of understanding. And to those gave I commandment unto Iddo, the chiefest at Casiphia; and I told them what they should say unto Iddo and his brethren the Nethinims at Casiphia: that they should cause the ministers of the house of our God to come unto us. And through the good hand of our God upon us, they brought us a wise man from among the children of Mahli the son of Levi the son of Israel, even Sherebiah, with his sons and brethren, eighteen; read more.
And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the children of Merari, with his brethren and their sons, twenty; And of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes gave to minister unto the Levites, two hundred and twenty, all named by name.

Nehemiah 7:43-73

The Levites: the children of Jeshua of Kadmiel, among the children of Hodevah, four and seventy. The singers: the children of Asaph, a hundred and eight and forty. The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, all together a hundred and eight and thirty. read more.
The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth, The children of Ceros, the children of Sia, the children of Padon, The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Shalmai, the children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephushesim, The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, The children of Bazlith, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha, The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah, The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha. The children of Solomon's servants: the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida, The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel, The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the children of Amon. All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were all together three hundred and two and ninety. And these went up also, Telmelah, Telharsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not show their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel. The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred and two and forty. And of the priests, the children of Habaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was named after their name. These sought the register of their generation, and when they found it not, they were put from the priesthood. And Hathirsatha said unto them that they should not eat of the most holy, till there came up a Priest with light and perfectness. The whole congregation as one man, was two and forty thousand, three hundred and threescore; Beside their servants and maidens, of whom there were seven thousand, three hundred and seven and thirty. And they had two hundred and seven and forty singing men and women, seven hundred and six and thirty horses, two hundred and five and forty Mules, four hundred and five and thirty Camels, and six thousand, seven hundred and twenty Asses. And certain of the ancient fathers gave unto the work. Hathirsatha gave to the treasure a thousand drams, fifty basens, five hundred and thirty priests' garments. And some of the chief fathers gave unto the treasure of the work, twenty thousand and two hundred pound of silver. And the other people gave twenty thousand drams, and two thousand pound of silver, and seven and three score priests' garments. And the priests and Levites, the Porters, the singers, and the other of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities."

Levites » Of the amramites, aaron and his family were set apart as priests

Numbers 18:1

And the LORD said unto Aaron, "Thou and thy sons and thy father's house with thee, shall bear the fault of that which is done amiss in the holy place. And thou and thy sons with thee, shall bear the fault of that which is done amiss in your priesthood.

Exodus 29:9

and girth them with girdles: as well Aaron as his sons. And put the bonnets on them that the priest's office may be theirs for a perpetual law. And fill the hands of Aaron and of his sons,

Exodus 28:1

And take thou unto thee, Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me: both Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

Numbers 3:38

"But on the forefront of the habitation and before the tabernacle of witness eastward, shall Moses and Aaron and his sons pitch and wait on the sanctuary in the stead of the children of Israel. And the stranger that cometh nigh shall die for it."

Numbers 17:8

And on the morrow, Moses went in to the tabernacle: and behold, the rod of Aaron of the house of Levi was budded and bare blossoms and almonds.

More verses: Numbers 17:1-4

Levites » Religious zeal of

Malachi 2:4-5

And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you: that my covenant which I made with Levi, might stand, sayeth the LORD of Hosts. I made a covenant of life and peace with him: this I gave him, that he might stand in awe of me: and so he did fear me, and had my name in reverence.

Exodus 32:26-28

he went and stood in the gate of the host and said, "If any man pertain unto the LORD, let him come to me." And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together and came unto him. And he said unto them, "Thus sayeth the LORD of Israel, 'Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the host: and slay every man his brother, every man his friend and every man his neighbor." And the children of Levi did as Moses had said. And there were slain of the people the same day, about three thousand men.

Deuteronomy 33:9-10

He that sayeth unto his father and mother, 'I saw him not,' and unto his brethren, 'I knew not,' and to his son, 'I know not': for they have observed thy words and kept thy covenant. They shall teach Jacob thy judgments and Israel thy laws. They shall put cense before thy nose and whole sacrifices upon thine altar.

Levites » Functions of » Had charge of the temple

1 Chronicles 9:27-29

and lay all night round about the house of God: because the keeping thereof pertained to them and to open it every morning. And certain of them had the rule of the ministering vessels and brought them in and out by tale. And of them were certain appointed to oversee the vessels and all holy ornaments, and of the flour, wine, oil, frankincense and sweet odours.

1 Chronicles 23:2-32

And then he gathered together all the lords of Israel with the priests and the Levites. And the Levites were numbered from thirty years and above, and the tale of them in men, poll by poll, was thirty eight thousand. Of which twenty four thousand were set to further the work of the house of the LORD. And six thousand were officers and judges. read more.
Four thousand were porters and four thousand praised the LORD with such instruments as David had made to praise withal. And David put an order among the children of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. Of the Gershonites was Ladan and Shimei. The sons of Ladan: the chief was Jehiel and then Zetham and Joel, three. The sons of Shimei: Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the ancient heads of Ladan. And the sons of Shimei were also Jahath, Zina, Jeush and Beriah: these four were the sons of Shimei. And Jahath was the chief, Zina the second. But Jeush and Beriah had not many sons, and therefore they were reckoned for one ancient household. The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel, four. The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was appointed to consecrate in the place most holy, with his sons forever: and to burn the offerings before the LORD, and to minister, and to bless in his name forever. And as for Moses the man of God, his children were named with the tribe of Levi. The sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer. And of the sons of Gershom: Shebuel was the chief. The sons of Eliezer: Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer had no other sons: But the sons of Rehabiah were very many. And of the sons of Izhar: Shelomith, the chief. The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth. The sons of Uzziel: Micah the first and Isshiah the second. The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish. And Eleazar died and had no sons, but daughters only, which their brethren, the sons of Kish, took. The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth, three. These are the children of Levi in the households of their fathers the ancient heads, viewed and numbered by name and poll by poll from twenty year and above, to work in the service of the house of the LORD. For David said, "The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, and they shall dwell in Jerusalem forever. Moreover, the Levites should now no more bear the tabernacle and all the vessels that pertain to the service thereof." - But at the last commandment of David, the Levites were numbered from twenty years and above - "To wait at the hands of the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the LORD, and to have the oversight of the courts and of the store houses, and of the purifying of all holy things, and of the work of the things that served for the house of God, as the shewbread, the fine flour, the meat offerings, the flawnes of sweet bread, and of the things baken in the frying pan, or broiled on the gridiron, and on all manner measures and size and to wait every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening. And to wait on every offering of burnt sacrifices unto the LORD, the Sabbaths and first days of the months, and other feastful days by number and custom, was their office ever before the LORD. And that they should wait on the tabernacle of witness and on the holy place, and on the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.

Ezra 8:24-34

And I took out twelve of the chief priests, Sherebiah and Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them, and weighed them there the silver and gold and vessels for the heave offering unto the house of our God, which the king and his lords of his counsel and princes, and all Israel that were at hand, had given to the heave offering: And there weighed I them, under their hand, six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and in silver vessel a hundred talents, and in gold a hundred talents, read more.
twenty cups of gold of a thousand drams, and two costly ornaments of good brass, as clear as gold, and said unto them, "Ye are holy unto the LORD, therefore are these vessels holy also, and so is the silver and the gold that is given of a good will unto the LORD God of your fathers: Watch ye therefore and keep it, till ye weigh it down before the chief priests and Levites, and ancient fathers of Israel at Jerusalem in the chests of the house of the LORD." Then took the priests and the Levites that weighed silver and gold and vessel, to bring it to Jerusalem unto the house of our God. So we brake up, from the water of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and delivered us from the hand of the enemies and of such as laid wait for us by the way. And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days. But on the fourth day was the silver and gold and vessels weighed in the house of our God under the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest, and with him Eleazar the son of Phinehas, and with them Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, the Levites, according to the number and weight of every one. And the weight was all written up at the same time.

Levites » Prophecies concerning

Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit trying and purging silver, and shall purify the sons of Levi, and shall fine them as gold and silver. And they shall bring offering unto the LORD of righteousness.

Jeremiah 33:18

neither shall the priests and Levites want one to offer always before me burnt offerings, to kindle the meat offerings, and to prepare the sacrifices."

Ezekiel 44:10-14

No nor the Levites that are gone back from me, and have deceived the people of Israel with errors, going after their idols: therefore shall they bear their own wickedness. Should they be set and ordained to minister under the doors of the house of my Sanctuary? And to do service in the house: to slay burnt offerings and sacrifices for the people; to stand before them, and to serve them; seeing the service that they do them, is before their Idols, and cause the house of Israel to stumble through wickedness? For the which cause I have plucked out mine hand over them, sayeth the LORD God, so that now they must bear their own iniquity, read more.
and not to come nigh me, to serve me with their priesthead in my Sanctuary, and most holiest of all: that they may bear their own shame and abominations, which they have done. Should I use them to be porters of the house, and to all the service that is done therein?

Levites » Substituted in the place of the firstborn children

Numbers 3:12

"Behold, I have taken the Levites, from among the children of Israel, for all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: so that the Levites shall be mine.

Numbers 8:16-18

for they are given unto me from among the children of Israel: for I have taken them unto me for all the firstborn that open any matrix among the children of Israel. "For all the firstborn among the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: because the same time that I smote the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified them for myself: and I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn among the children of Israel,

Numbers 18:6

behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among children of Israel, to be yours, as gifts given unto the LORD to do the service of the tabernacle of witness.

Numbers 3:41-45

And thou shalt appoint the Levites to me, the LORD, for all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites for the firstborn of the children of Israel." And Moses numbered, as the LORD commanded him, all the firstborn of the children of Israel. And all the firstborn males, in the sum of names, from a month old and above, were numbered twenty two thousand two hundred and seventy three. read more.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Take the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites for their cattle: and the Levites shall be mine, which am the LORD.

Numbers 8:14

And thou shalt separate the Levites, from among the children of Israel, that they be mine:

Levites » Exempt from enrollment for military duty

Numbers 1:47-54

But the Levites in the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Only see that thou number not the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel. read more.
But thou shalt appoint the Levites unto the habitation of witness, and to all the apparel thereof and unto all that longeth thereto. For they shall bear the tabernacle and all the ordinance thereof, and they shall minister it and shall pitch their tents round about it. And when the tabernacle goeth forth, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is pitched, they shall set it up: for if any stranger come near, he shall die. And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man in his own company and every man by his own standard throughout all their hosts. But the Levites shall pitch round about the habitation of witness, that there fall no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel, and the Levites shall wait upon the habitation of witness." And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.

1 Chronicles 12:26

And of the children of Levi were four thousand and six hundred.

Levites » Gershonites and their duties

Numbers 10:17

And the habitation was taken down: and the sons of Gershon and Merari went forth bearing the habitation.

Numbers 3:18-26

And these are the names of the children of Gershon in their kindreds: Libni and Shimei. And the sons of Kohath in their kindred were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. And the sons of Merari in their kindreds were Mahli and Mushi. These are the kindreds of Levi in the houses of their fathers. read more.
And of Gershon came the kindred of the Libnites and the Shimeites, which are the kindreds of the Gershonites. And the sum of them - when all the males were told, from a month old and above - were seven thousand and five hundred. And the kindreds of the Gershonites pitched behind the habitation westward. And the captain of the most ancient house among the Gershonites, was Eliasaph the son of Lael. And the office of the children of Gershon, in the tabernacle of witness, was the habitation and the tent with the covering thereof and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness, and the hangings of the court, and the curtain of the door of the court: which court went round about the dwelling, and the altar, and the cords that pertained unto all the service thereof.

Numbers 4:23-26

from thirty years and above, until fifty, all that are able to go forth in war - for to do service in the tabernacle of witness. And this is the service of the kindred of the Gershonites, to serve and to bear. They shall bear the curtains of the dwelling and the roof of the tabernacle of witness and his covering and the covering of taxus' skins that is on high above upon it, and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness: read more.
and the hanging of the court and the hanging of the gate of the court that is round about the dwelling and the altar, and the cords of them, and all the instruments that serve unto them and all that is made for them.

Levites » Place of, in encampments and the march

Numbers 1:50-53

But thou shalt appoint the Levites unto the habitation of witness, and to all the apparel thereof and unto all that longeth thereto. For they shall bear the tabernacle and all the ordinance thereof, and they shall minister it and shall pitch their tents round about it. And when the tabernacle goeth forth, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is pitched, they shall set it up: for if any stranger come near, he shall die. And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man in his own company and every man by his own standard throughout all their hosts. read more.
But the Levites shall pitch round about the habitation of witness, that there fall no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel, and the Levites shall wait upon the habitation of witness."

Numbers 2:17

"And the tabernacle of witness, with the host of the Levites, shall go in the midst of the hosts: as they lie in their tents, even so shall they proceed in the journey, every man in his quarter about their standards.

Numbers 3:23-35

And the kindreds of the Gershonites pitched behind the habitation westward. And the captain of the most ancient house among the Gershonites, was Eliasaph the son of Lael. And the office of the children of Gershon, in the tabernacle of witness, was the habitation and the tent with the covering thereof and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness, read more.
and the hangings of the court, and the curtain of the door of the court: which court went round about the dwelling, and the altar, and the cords that pertained unto all the service thereof. And of Kohath came the kindred of the Amramites and the kindred of the Izharites and of the Hebronites and of the Uzzielites: And these are the kindreds of the Kohathites. And the number of all the males from a month old and above, was eight thousand and six hundred: which waited on the holy place. And the kindred of the children of Kohath, pitched on the south side of the dwelling. And the captain in the most ancient house of the kindreds of the Kohathites, was Elizaphan the son of Uzziel; and their office was to keep the ark, the table, the candlestick and the altar, and the holy vessels to minister with, and the veil with all that served thereto. And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, was captain over all the captains of the Levites, and had the oversight of them that waited upon the holy things. And of Merari came the kindreds of the Mahlites and of the Mushites: and these are the kindreds of the Merarites. And the number of them - when all the males from a month old and above was told - drew unto six thousand and two hundred. And the captain of the most ancient house among the kindreds of the Merarites, was Zuriel the son of Abihail, which pitched on the north side of the dwelling.

Levites » Profits from » In lieu of landed inheritance, forty-eight cities with suburbs were assigned to them

Numbers 18:24

For the tithes of the children of Israel which they heave unto the LORD, I have given the Levites to inherit. Wherefore I have said unto them, 'Among the children of Israel ye shall inherit none inheritance.'"

Numbers 35:2-8

"Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites, of the inheritance of their possession, cities to dwell in. And ye shall give also unto the cities of the Levites, suburbs round about them. The cities shall be for them to dwell in, and the suburbs for their cattle, possession and all manner beasts of theirs. And the suburbs of the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city outward, a thousand cubits round about. read more.
And ye shall measure without the city, and make the utmost border of the east side: two thousand cubits. And the utmost border of the south side: two thousand cubits. And the utmost border of the west side: two thousand cubits. And the utmost border of the north side: two thousand cubits also. And the city shall be in the midst. And these shall be the suburbs of their cities. "And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites, there shall be six cities of franchise which ye shall give to that intent that he which committeth a slaughter, may fly thither. And to them ye shall add forty two cities more: so that all the cities which ye shall give the Levites shall be forty eight, with their suburbs. And of the cities which ye shall give out of the possessions of the children of Israel, ye shall give many out of their possessions that have much and few out of their possessions that have little: so that every tribe shall give of his cities unto the Levites, according to the inheritance which he inheriteth."

Levites » Carried the ark of the covenant

Deuteronomy 10:8

And the same season the LORD separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD and to stand before the LORD, and to minister unto him and to bless in his name unto this day.

1 Chronicles 15:2

And then David said, "The Ark of God ought not to be carried but of the Levites. For them hath the LORD chosen to bear the Ark of the LORD and to minister to him forever."

1 Chronicles 15:26-27

And when God had helped the Levites that bare the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, they offered seven oxen and seven rams. And David had on him an alb of bysse, and so had the Levites that bare the Ark, and so had the singers, and Chenaniah the ruler of the song and of the singers. And David had moreover upon him an Ephod of linen.

Levites » Toward moses » Sedition among, led by korah, dathan, abiram, and on, on account of jealousy toward moses and aaron

Numbers 4:19-20

But thus do unto them that they may live and not die, when they go unto the most holy place. Aaron and his sons shall go in and put them, every man unto his service and unto his burden. But let them not go in to see when they cover the sanctuary, lest they die."

Levites » Lodged in the chambers of the temple

1 Chronicles 9:33

These are the singers - ancient heads among the Levites divided by chambers, for they had to do both day and night.

1 Chronicles 9:27

and lay all night round about the house of God: because the keeping thereof pertained to them and to open it every morning.

Ezekiel 40:44

On the outside of the innermore door were the singers' chambers in the inward court beside the North door over against the South. There stood one also, beside the east door northward.

Levites » Owned lands

1 Kings 2:26

And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, "Get thee to Anathoth unto thine own fields, for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time kill thee, because thou hast borne the Ark of the Lord Jehovah before David my father, and because thou sufferest with my father in all his afflictions."

Deuteronomy 18:8

And they shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh to him of the patrimony of his elders.

Levites » Were overseers in building and the repairs of the temple

1 Chronicles 23:2-4

And then he gathered together all the lords of Israel with the priests and the Levites. And the Levites were numbered from thirty years and above, and the tale of them in men, poll by poll, was thirty eight thousand. Of which twenty four thousand were set to further the work of the house of the LORD. And six thousand were officers and judges.

Ezra 3:8-9

In the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem: and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and above, to see that the work of the house of the LORD went forward. And Jeshua stood with his sons and his brethren, and Kadmiel with his sons and the children of Judah, to further the workmen of the house of God; namely, the children of Henadad with their children and their brethren the Levites.

Levites » Assisted the priests in preparing the sacrifice

2 Chronicles 29:12-36

Then the Levites arose: Mahath the son of Amasai and Joel the son of Azariah being of the children of the Kohathites; and the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah and Eden the son of Joah; and of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeiel; and of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah; and of the sons of Heman, Jehuel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel. read more.
And they gathered their brethren and purified themselves, and then went at the commandment of the king by the word of the LORD, for to cleanse the house of the LORD. And the priests went into the house of the LORD to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD, and in the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took it and carried it out into the brook Kidron. They began the first day of the first month to purify, and came the eighth day to the porch of the LORD: so that they had purged the house of the LORD in eight days; in the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end. And then they went into Hezekiah the king and said, "We have cleansed all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offerings with all his vessels, and the shewbread table with all his apparel; and thereto all the vessels which king Ahaz did cast aside when he reigned and transgressed, them we have repaired and sanctified; and see, they are before the altar of the LORD." And Hezekiah the king rose early and gathered the lords of the city and went up to the house of the LORD. And there were brought seven oxen, seven rams, seven lambs and seven kids to be a sin offering for the kingdom, for the sanctuary and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the LORD. And they slew the oxen; and the priests received the blood and sprinkled it on the altar; and they slew the rams and sprinkled the blood upon the altar; and they slew the lambs and sprinkled the blood upon the altar. And then they brought forth the kids of the sin offering before the king and the congregation which put their hands upon them. And the priests slew them and offered the blood of them upon the altar, to make satisfaction for all Israel, for the king said that the burnt offering and the sin offering should serve for all Israel. And they set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, psalteries and harps according to the commandments of David and of Gad the king's seer of visions and of Nathan the prophet. For so was the commandment of the LORD through the hand, of his prophets. And so the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with trumpets. And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the LORD began, and the trumpets with the instruments of David king of Israel. And all the congregation bowed themselves, and the singers sang, and the trumpets blew, and continued until the burnt offering was finished. And when they had made an end of the burnt offering, the king and all that were with him kneeled down and bowed themselves and gave praise and thanks. And Hezekiah the king and the lords bade the Levites to praise the LORD with the words of David and of Asaph the seer of visions. And the Levites praised that they rejoiced again, and the other stooped and bowed themselves. And Hezekiah answered, and said, "Now that ye have filled your hands to the LORD, go to and bring in the sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD." And the congregation brought in the sacrifices and thank offerings, and all that were willing brought burnt offerings. And the number of the burnt offerings which the congregation brought in was seventy oxen and a hundred rams and two hundred lambs: and all for burnt offerings to the LORD. And beside that they dedicated six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep. But the priests were too few, and were not able to slay all the burnt offerings. Wherefore their brethren the Levites helped them till the work was ended, and until the priests were sanctified. For the Levites were purer-hearted to sanctify themselves then the priests. And thereto the burnt offerings were many with the fat of the peace offerings and the drink offerings that belonged to the burnt offerings. And so the service pertaining to the house of the LORD went forward. And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had made the folk so ready: for the thing was suddenly done.

2 Chronicles 35:1-18

And Josiah held the feast of Passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem, and they slew Passover in the fourteenth day of the first month. And he set the priests in their offices and aided them in the service of the house of the LORD. And he said to the Levites that taught throughout all Israel and were sanctified unto the LORD, "Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; ye need not to bear it upon your shoulders. Wherefore now serve the LORD your God and his people Israel. read more.
And prepare yourselves by your ancient households and companies, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and the writing of Solomon his son. And stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the ancient households of your brethren the children of the people, and after the division of the ancient households of the Levites, and kill Passover; sanctify and prepare your brethren that they may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses." And Josiah gave to the common people in lambs and kids, for Passover offerings only, unto all that were present thirty thousand by tally, and three thousand oxen; even of the king's substance. And his lords gave willingly both unto the people and also unto the priests and unto the Levites. Hilkiah, Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave unto the priests for Passover offerings two thousand and six hundred lambs and kids, and three hundred oxen. And Conaniah with Shemaiah and Nethanel his brethren, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, lords of the Levites, gave unto the Levites five thousand Passover offerings, and five hundred oxen. And so the service went forward: and the priests stood in their places, and the Levites in their companies at the king's commandment. And they slew Passover: and the priests sprinkled the blood, receiving it of the Levites, and the Levites stripped the beasts. And they fetched away the burnt offerings, to give them unto the common people as they were divided by ancient houses, for to offer unto the LORD; like as it is written in the book of Moses. And so did they with the oxen too. And they dressed the Passover with fire as the manner was. But the other hallowed, dedicated beasts they sod in pots, cauldrons and pans and divided them quickly among all the common people. And afterward they made ready for themselves and for the priests and for the children of Aaron, which were busied in offering of burnt offerings and the fat until night. And therefore the Levites prepared for themselves and for the priests the sons of Aaron. And the singers the children of Asaph stood in their standing according to the commandment of David and Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun the king's seer of visions: and the porters waited at every gate, and might not depart from their service. But their brethren the Levites prepared for them. And so all the service of the LORD went forward the said day, in offering Passover of burnt offerings upon the altar of the LORD, according to the commandment of king Josiah. And so the children of Israel that could be found, offered Passover the same time and kept the feast of sweet bread seven days. And there was no Passover like to that kept in Israel, from the time of Samuel the prophet: neither did any of the kings of Israel hold such a Passover feast as did Josiah and the priests and Levites and all Judah, and as much of Israel as could be had, and the inhabiters of Jerusalem.

Levites » Degraded from the levitical office by jeroboam

2 Chronicles 11:13-17

And the priests and Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him, out of all their coasts. Insomuch that the Levites left their suburbs and possessions and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them out from ministering unto the LORD. And he ordained him priests of hill altars - both to field devils and also to the calves which he had made. read more.
And after them came there men out of all the tribes of Israel, which gave over their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel, and came to Jerusalem to offer unto the LORD God of their fathers. And so they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon mighty three years long - for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.

2 Chronicles 13:9-11

And have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests like the nations of other lands? Even whosoever cometh and filleth his hand with an ox and seven rams, the same is made priest to them that are no Gods. But with us is the LORD our God whom we have not forsaken, and the priests of the sons of Aaron ministering unto the LORD, and the Levites in office: burning unto the LORD every morning and every evening burnt offerings and sweet cense: and the shewbread put in order upon a pure table: and the candlestick of gold with the lamps of the same, to be lighted every evening. For we keep the watch of the LORD our God: but ye have forsaken him.

Levites » Tithes withheld from

Nehemiah 13:10-13

And I perceived that the portions of the Levites were not given them, for the which cause the Levites and singers were fled, everyone, to his land for to work. Then reproved I the rulers, and said, "Why forsake we the house of God?" But I gathered them together, and set them in their place. Then brought all Judah the tithes of corn, wine and oil unto the treasury. read more.
And I made treasurers over the treasure, even Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah, and under their hand Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren.

Levites » Loyal to the ruler

2 Kings 11:7-11

and two portions of you - that is, all that go out the Sabbath day - shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the king, and shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapon in his hand. And whosoever cometh within the ranges shall die for it. And see that ye be with the king as he goeth out and in." And the captains over the hundreds did all the things as Jehoiada the priest commanded: and took every man his men, that is, them that came in the Sabbath day with them that went out the Sabbath day, and went to Jehoiada the priest. read more.
And the priest gave to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that were king David's and had remained in the temple. And the guard stood every man with his weapon in his hand round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left along by the altar and the temple.

2 Chronicles 23:7

And the Levites shall compass the king round about, and every man his weapon in his hand: and whatsoever other man come into the house of the Lord, he shall die for it, and they shall be with the king, as he cometh in and as he goeth out."

Levites » Intermarried with canaanites

Ezra 9:1-2

Then all this was performed, the rulers came to me, and said, "The people of Israel, and the priests, and Levites are not separated from the nations in the lands as touching their abominations, namely of the Cananites, Hittites, Perezites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites. For they have taken the daughters of the same, and their sons, and have mixed the holy seed with the nations in the lands: and the hand of the rulers and lords of council hath been principal in this trespass."

Ezra 10:23-24

Among the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, and Kelaiah, which same is Kelita, Pethahiah, Judah and Eliezer. Among the singers: Eliashib. Among the porters: Shallum, Telem, and Uri.

Levites » appointed » In charge of » Ark of covenant » Tabernacle furnishings

Numbers 3:27-32

And of Kohath came the kindred of the Amramites and the kindred of the Izharites and of the Hebronites and of the Uzzielites: And these are the kindreds of the Kohathites. And the number of all the males from a month old and above, was eight thousand and six hundred: which waited on the holy place. And the kindred of the children of Kohath, pitched on the south side of the dwelling. read more.
And the captain in the most ancient house of the kindreds of the Kohathites, was Elizaphan the son of Uzziel; and their office was to keep the ark, the table, the candlestick and the altar, and the holy vessels to minister with, and the veil with all that served thereto. And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, was captain over all the captains of the Levites, and had the oversight of them that waited upon the holy things.

Numbers 4:2-15

and bade them, "Take the sum of the children of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers - from thirty years and above until fifty, all that were able to war - for to do the work in the tabernacle of witness: even in the most holy place. read more.
And when the host removeth, Aaron and his sons shall come and take down the veil, and cover the ark of witness therewith, and shall put thereon a covering of taxus' skins and shall spread a cloth that is altogether of jacinth, above all, and put the staves thereof in. And upon the shew-table, they shall spread a cloth of jacinth, and put thereon the dishes, spoons, flat pieces and pots to pour with, and the daily bread shall be thereon: and they shall spread upon them a covering of purple, and cover the same with a covering of taxus' skins, and put the staves thereof in. And they shall take a cloth of jacinth and cover the candlestick of light and her lamps and her snuffers, and firepans, and all her oil vessels which they occupy about it, and shall put upon her and on all her instruments, a covering of taxus' skins, and put it upon staves. And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of jacinth, and put on her staves. And they shall take all the things which they occupy to minister with in the holy place, and put a cloth of jacinth upon them and cover them with a covering of taxus' skins and put them on staves. And they shall take away the ashes out of the altar, and spread a scarlet cloth thereon: and put about it, the firepans, the fleshhooks, the shovels, the basins, and all that belongeth unto the altar, and they shall spread upon it a covering of taxus' skins, and put on the staves of it. "And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary and all things of the sanctuary, against that the host remove, then the sons of Kohath shall come in for to bear, and so let them not touch the sanctuary lest they die. And this is the charge of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of witness.

Levites » Pronounced the blessings of the law in the responsive service at mount gerizim

Joshua 8:33

And all Israel and the elders thereof, and their officers and judges, stood part on this side the ark, and part on that side, before the priests: that were Levites which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD - as well the stranger, as they that were born among them: half of them on the forefront of the Mount of Gerizim, and half of them on the forefront of mount Ebal: as Moses the servant of the LORD commanded, first to bless the people of Israel.

Deuteronomy 27:12

"These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph and Benjamin.

Levites » Subordinate to the sons of aaron

Numbers 18:6

behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among children of Israel, to be yours, as gifts given unto the LORD to do the service of the tabernacle of witness.

Numbers 8:19

and have given them unto Aaron and his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of witness and to make an atonement for the children of Israel, that there be no plague among the children of Israel, if they come nigh unto the sanctuary."

Numbers 3:9

And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and his sons, for they are given unto him of the children of Israel.

Levites » The chief over the kohathites was the oldest son of the ruling high priest

Numbers 3:32

And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, was captain over all the captains of the Levites, and had the oversight of them that waited upon the holy things.

1 Chronicles 9:20

And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was ruler over them before the LORD, which was with him.

Levites » kohathites

Numbers 3:27

And of Kohath came the kindred of the Amramites and the kindred of the Izharites and of the Hebronites and of the Uzzielites: And these are the kindreds of the Kohathites.

Numbers 4:18-20

"Destroy not the tribe of the kindreds of the Kohathites, from among the Levites. But thus do unto them that they may live and not die, when they go unto the most holy place. Aaron and his sons shall go in and put them, every man unto his service and unto his burden. But let them not go in to see when they cover the sanctuary, lest they die."

Levites » The plunder of war, including captives

Numbers 31:30

And of the half of the children of Israel, take one of fifty of the women, of the oxen, of the asses and of the sheep, and of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites which wait upon the habitation of the LORD."

Numbers 31:42-47

And the other half of the children of Israel which Moses separated from the men of war - that is, to wit, the half that pertained unto the congregation - was three hundred thousand and thirty seven thousand and five hundred sheep; and thirty six thousand oxen; read more.
and thirty thousand asses and five hundred; and sixteen thousand women. And Moses took of this half that pertained unto the children of Israel: one of every fifty, both of the women and of the cattle, and gave them unto the Levites which waited upon the habitation of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Levites » Of their repentance of the crucifixion of the messiah

Zechariah 12:10-13

Moreover, upon the house of David and upon the citizens of Jerusalem, will I pour out the spirit of grace and prayer, so that they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced: and they shall beweep him, as men mourn for their only begotten son: Yea, and be sorry for him, as men are sorry for their first child Then shall there be a great mourning at Jerusalem, like as the lamentation at Hadadrimmon in the field of Megiddo. And the land shall bewail, every kindred by themselves: the kindred of the house of David themselves alone, and their wives by themselves; read more.
The kindred of the house of Nathan themselves alone, and their wives by themselves; The kindred of the house of Levi themselves alone, and their wives by themselves; The kindred of the house of Shimei themselves alone, and their wives by themselves.

Levites » Land allotted to, by ezekiel

Ezekiel 48:13-14

And next unto the priests, shall the Levites have twenty five thousand long, and ten thousand broad. This shall be on every side twenty five thousand long, and ten thousand broad. Of this portion they shall sell nothing, nor make any permutation there of, lest the chief of the land fall unto other, for it is hallowed unto the LORD.

Levites » Prepared the shewbread

1 Chronicles 23:28-29

"To wait at the hands of the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the LORD, and to have the oversight of the courts and of the store houses, and of the purifying of all holy things, and of the work of the things that served for the house of God, as the shewbread, the fine flour, the meat offerings, the flawnes of sweet bread, and of the things baken in the frying pan, or broiled on the gridiron, and on all manner measures and size

Levites » Pensioned

2 Chronicles 31:16-18

And to the males also that were reckoned from three years and above, among all that went into the house of the LORD day by day, to do service and to wait by course. And to the priests that were reckoned in the households of their fathers from twenty years and above, to wait when their courses came. And to them that were reckoned throughout all their babes, wives, sons and daughters throughout all the congregation.

Levites » Killed the passover lambs for the people of the captivity

Ezra 6:20-21

for the priests and Levites had purified themselves, so that they were all clean as one man, and killed Passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves. And the children of Israel which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the Heathen in the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, ate

Levites » Suburbs of their cities were inalienable for debt

Leviticus 25:32-34

Notwithstanding, the cities of the Levites and the houses in the cities of their possessions the Levites may redeem at all seasons. And if a man purchase ought of the Levites: whether it be house or city that they possess, the bargain shall go out in the trumpet year for the houses of the cities of the Levites, are their possessions among the children of Israel. But the fields that lie round about their cities, shall not be bought: for they are their possessions forever.

Levites » Assigned to, by families

Joshua 21:4-40

And the lot came out unto the kindreds of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest which were of the Levites had given them by lot, out of the tribe of Judah, out of the tribe of Simeon, out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities. And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot, out of the kindreds of the tribe of Ephraim, out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities. And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the kindreds of the tribe of Issachar, out of the tribe of Asher, out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the other half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. read more.
And the children of Merari by their kindreds, had out of the tribe of Reuben, out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs as the LORD commanded by Moses. And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities by name: which the children of Aaron, being of the kindreds of the Kohathites, and of the children of Levi, obtained - for theirs was the first lot. And they gave them Kiriatharba of the father of Anak, which is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs of the same round about it. But the country that pertained to the city and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh, to be his possession. And thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest the franchised cities of the slayer, Hebron with her suburbs, and Libnah with her suburbs; and Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs, and Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs, and Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs: Nine cities out of those two tribes. And out of the tribe of Benjamin they gave Gibeon with her suburbs; Geba with her suburbs; Anathoth with her suburbs; Almon with her suburbs: Four cities. All these cities of the children of Aaron priests were thirteen cities with their Suburbs. And the kindreds of the children of Kohath that were Levities - that is to say the other children of Kohath - had the cities of their lot, out of the tribe of Ephraim. And they gave them the free city of the slayer: Shechem with her suburbs, in mount Ephraim; and Gezer with her suburbs; and Kibzaim with her suburbs; Bethhoron with her suburbs: Four cities. And out of the tribe of Dan: Eltekeh with her suburbs; Gibbethon with her suburbs; Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her Suburbs: Four cities. And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with her suburbs; Gathrimmon with her suburbs: Two cities. So that all the cities which were given unto the kindreds of the other children of Kohath, were ten with their suburbs. And unto the children of Gershon which were of the kindreds of the Levites, they gave out of the other half tribe of Manasseh, the city of refuge for the slayer, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs; Beeshterah with her suburbs: Two cities. And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with her suburbs; Daberath with her suburbs; Jarmuth with her suburbs; Engannim with her suburbs: Four cities. And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with her suburbs; Abdon with her suburbs; Helkath with her suburbs; Rehob with her suburbs: Four cities. And out of the tribe of Naphtali, the city of refuge for the slayer, Kadesh in Galilee, with her suburbs; Hammothdor, with her suburbs; Kartan with her suburbs: Three cities. So that all the cities of the Gershonites in their kindreds were thirteen with their Suburbs. And unto the kindreds of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, they gave out of the tribe of Zebulon: Jokneam with her suburbs; Kartah with her suburbs; Dimnah with her suburbs; and Nahalal with her suburbs: Four cities. And out of the tribe of Reuben, they gave Bezer with her suburbs; Jahaz with her suburbs; Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs: Four cities. And out of the tribe of Gad, they gave the franchised city of the slayer, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs; Mahanaim with her suburbs; Heshbon with her suburbs; and Jazer with her suburbs: Four cities in all, so that all the cities of the children of Merari in their kindreds, which were the rest of the kindreds of the Levites, were by their lot, twelve cities.

Levites » First fruits

Nehemiah 12:44

At the same time were there men appointed over the treasure chests - wherein were the Heave offerings, the firstlings and the tithes - that they should gather them out of the fields about the cities, to distribute them unto the priests and Levites according to the law: for Judah was glad of the priests, and Levites,

Nehemiah 12:47

In the time of Zerubbabel, and Nehemiah, did all Israel give portions unto the singers and porters, every day his portion, and they gave things hallowed unto the Levites, and the Levites gave things that were sanctified, unto the children of Aaron.

Levites » Sealed the covenant with nehemiah

Nehemiah 10:9-28

The Levites were: Jeshua the son of Azariah, Binnui among the children of Henadad and Kadmiel. And their brethren: Shecaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan, Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah, read more.
Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah, Hodiah, Bani and Beninu. The heads of the people were: Parosh, Pahathmoab, Elam, Zattu, Bani, Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur, Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai, Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir, Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua, Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah, Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub, Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek, Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, Ahiah, Hanan, Anan, Malluch, Harim, Baanah. And the other people, the priests, Levites, Porters, singers, Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people in the lands unto the law of God, with their wives, sons and daughters, as many as could understand it,

Levites » Age of » When retired from office

Numbers 4:3

all that were able to war - for to do the work in the tabernacle of witness:

Numbers 4:47

from thirty years up unto fifty, every man to do his office and service and to bear his burden in the tabernacle of witness -

Levites » Supervised weights and measures as standards of doing business

1 Chronicles 23:29

as the shewbread, the fine flour, the meat offerings, the flawnes of sweet bread, and of the things baken in the frying pan, or broiled on the gridiron, and on all manner measures and size

Levites » Consecration of

Numbers 8:6-21

"Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them. And this do unto them when thou cleansest them: sprinkle water of purifying upon them and make a razor to run along upon all the flesh of them, and let them wash their clothes, and then they shall be clean. And let them take a bullock and his meat offering, fine flour mingled with oil: and another bullock shalt thou take to be a sin offering. read more.
Then bring the Levites before the tabernacle of witness and gather the whole multitude of the children of Israel together. And bring the Levites before the LORD, and let the children of Israel put their hands upon the Levites. And let Aaron heave the Levites before the LORD, for a heave offering given of the children of Israel, and then let them be appointed to wait upon the service of the LORD. And let the Levites put their hands upon the heads of the bullocks, and then offer them: the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites. And make the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and have them to be a heave offering unto the LORD. And thou shalt separate the Levites, from among the children of Israel, that they be mine: and after that, let them go and do the service of the tabernacle of witness. Cleanse them and wave them, for they are given unto me from among the children of Israel: for I have taken them unto me for all the firstborn that open any matrix among the children of Israel. "For all the firstborn among the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: because the same time that I smote the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified them for myself: and I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and have given them unto Aaron and his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of witness and to make an atonement for the children of Israel, that there be no plague among the children of Israel, if they come nigh unto the sanctuary." And Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel did unto the Levites according unto all that the LORD commanded Moses. And the Levites purified themselves, and washed their clothes. And Aaron waved them before the LORD, and made an atonement for them to cleanse them.

Levites » Ministered in the presence of the ark of the covenant

1 Chronicles 16:4

And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the LORD, and to repeat, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:

Levites » Resided also in villages outside of jerusalem

Nehemiah 12:29

and from the house of Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had builded them villages about Jerusalem.

Levites » Three divisions of, each having the name of one of its progenitors-gershon, kohath, and merari

Numbers 3:17

And these are the names of the children of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Levites » The ruling chief over the gershonites was the second son of the ruling high priest

Numbers 4:28

And this is the service of the kindred of the children of the Gershonites in the tabernacle of witness, and their wait shall be in the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

Levites » The chief over the merarites was the second son of the ruling high priest

Numbers 4:33

This is the service of the kindreds of the sons of Merari in all their service in the tabernacle of witness by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest."

Levites » Cities assigned to, in the land of canaan

Levites » John's vision concerning

Revelation 7:7

Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

Obedience » Instances of » Levites

2 Chronicles 29:34

But the priests were too few, and were not able to slay all the burnt offerings. Wherefore their brethren the Levites helped them till the work was ended, and until the priests were sanctified. For the Levites were purer-hearted to sanctify themselves then the priests.

Penitence » Instances of » Levites

Nehemiah 9:33

Thou art righteous in all that thou hast brought upon us: for thou hast done right.

Thankfulness » Exemplified » Levites

2 Chronicles 5:12-13

the Levites with all those that were under Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun, and among their children and brethren, were arrayed in bysse and sang with cymbals, psalteries, and harps standing East from the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests blowing trumpets. And the trumpet blowers and the singers so agreed, that it seemed but one voice in praising and thanking the LORD. And as the voice of the trumpets, cymbals and instruments of melody arose, and as they praised the LORD, how that he was good and that his mercy lasteth ever, the house of the LORD was filled with a cloud:

Thanksgiving » Exemplified » Levites

2 Chronicles 5:12-13

the Levites with all those that were under Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun, and among their children and brethren, were arrayed in bysse and sang with cymbals, psalteries, and harps standing East from the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests blowing trumpets. And the trumpet blowers and the singers so agreed, that it seemed but one voice in praising and thanking the LORD. And as the voice of the trumpets, cymbals and instruments of melody arose, and as they praised the LORD, how that he was good and that his mercy lasteth ever, the house of the LORD was filled with a cloud:

Topics on Levites

Age Ranges Of Levites

Numbers 3:15

"Number the children of Levi in the houses of their fathers and kindreds, all that are males from a month old and above."

Counting Levites

Numbers 1:47

But the Levites in the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

God’s Covenant With The Levites

Numbers 18:19

All the holy heave offerings which the children of Israel heave unto the LORD, I give thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, to be a duty forever. And it shall be a salted covenant forever, before the LORD: unto thee and to thy seed with thee."

The Tithe For Levites

Deuteronomy 26:12-13

When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, the year of tithing - and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless and the widow, and they have eaten in thy gates and filled themselves

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