Retirement of the Levites
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
"This applies to the Levites: b from twenty-five years old and upward they shall come to do duty in the service of the tent of meeting.
And from the age of fifty years they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more.
They minister to their brothers in the tent of meeting c by keeping guard, but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites in assigning their duties."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
From thirty years old up to fifty years old, all who can come on duty, to do the work in the tent of meeting.
1 Chronicles 23:3
The Levites, thirty years old and upward, were numbered, and the total was 38,000 men.
1 Chronicles 23:24
These were the sons of Levi by their fathers' houses, the heads of fathers' houses as they were listed according to the number of the names of the individuals from twenty years old and upward who were to do the work for the service of the house of the Lord.
1 Chronicles 23:27
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered from twenty years old and upward.
But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there may be no wrath on the congregation of the people of Israel. And the Levites shall keep guard over the tabernacle of the testimony.