Numbers 8:9

“And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Numbers 8:9

And thou shalt bring the Leuites before the Tabernacle of the Congregation; and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So you shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting. You shall also assemble the whole congregation of the sons of Israel,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt present the Levites before the tent of meeting: and thou shalt assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And make the Levites come forward in front of the Tent of meeting, and let all the children of Israel come together:
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tent of meeting; and thou shalt gather together the whole assembly of the children of Israel.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt convene the whole assembly of the children of Israel:
- Webster's Bible

You shall present the Levites before the Tent of Meeting. You shall assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel.
- World English Bible

and thou hast brought near the Levites before the tent of meeting, and thou hast assembled the whole company of the sons of Israel,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt present the Levites before the tent of meeting; and thou shalt assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Numbers 8:9

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 8:9


8:7 Of purifying - Heb. of sin, that is, for the expiation of sin. This water was mixed with the ashes of a red heifer, #Num 19:9|, which therefore may seem to have been prescribed before, though it be mentioned after; such kind of transplacings of passages being frequent in scripture. Shave all their flesh - This external rite signified the cutting off their inordinate desire of earthly things and that singular purity of heart and life which is required in the ministers of God.

8:8 A young bullock - The same sacrifice which was offered for a sin - offering for the whole congregation, because the Levites came in the stead of all the first - born, who did in a manner represent the whole congregation.

8:10 The children of Israel - Not all of them, which was impossible, but some in the name of all the princes or chiefs of each tribe, who used to transact things in the name of their tribes. Put their hands - Whereby they signified their transferring that right of ministering to God from the first - born in whose hands it formerly was, to the Levites, and their entire resignation and dedication of them to God's service.

8:11 For an offering - Heb. for a wave - offering. Not that Aaron did so wave them, which he could not do, but that he caused them to imitate that motion, and to wave themselves toward the several parts of the world: whereby they might signify their readiness to serve God, according to their capacity wheresoever they should be.


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