Numbers 3:14

“And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Numbers 3:14

And the Lord spake vnto Moses, in the wildernesse of Sinai, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Moses in the waste land of Sinai,
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
- Darby Bible

And the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
- World English Bible

And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Numbers 3:14

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 3:14


3:12 The first - born - Who were God's property, #Exo 13:12|, and to whom the administration of holy things was formerly committed, which now was taken away from them, either because they had forfeited this privilege by joining with the rest of their brethren in the idolatrous worship of the calf, or because they were to be mainly concerned in the distribution and management of the inheritances which now they were going to possess, and therefore could not be at leisure to attend upon the service of the sanctuary: and God would not commit it to some other persons in each tribe, which might be an occasion of idolatry, confusion, division, and contempt of sacred things, but to one distinct tribe, which might be entirely devoted to that service, and particularly to the tribe of Levi; partly out of his respect to Moses and Aaron, branches of this tribe; partly as a recompence of their zeal for God against idolaters, and partly because it was the smallest of the tribes, and therefore most likely to find both employment in, and maintenance for the work.

3:15 From a month old - Because at that time the first - born, in whose stead the Levites came, were offered to God. And from that time the Levites were consecrated to God, and were, as soon as capable, instructed in their work. Elsewhere they are numbered from twenty - five years old, when they were entered as novices into part of their work, #Num 8:24|, and from thirty years old, when they were admitted to their whole office.


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