Retirement of the Levites

Numbers 8

23 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 "This is what pertains to the Levites: y From twenty-five years old and above one may enter to perform service in the work of the tabernacle of meeting; 25 "and at the age of fifty years they must cease performing this work, and shall work no more. 26 "They may minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of meeting, z to attend to needs, but they themselves shall do no work. Thus you shall do to the Levites regarding their duties."

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 4:3
    From thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting.
    1 Chronicles 23:3
    Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and above; and the number of individual males was thirty-eight thousand.
    1 Chronicles 23:24
    These were the sons of Levi by their fathers' houses - the heads of the fathers' houses as they were counted individually by the number of their names, who did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and above.
    1 Chronicles 27:1
    And the children of Israel, according to their number, the heads of fathers' houses, the captains of thousands and hundreds and their officers, served the king in every matter of the military divisions. These divisions came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each division having twenty-four thousand.
  2. Cross References
    Numbers 1:53
    "but the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the Testimony, that there may be no wrath on the congregation of the children of Israel; and the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the Testimony."
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