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1 Chronicles 23:3

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23:3 The Levites who were thirty years old and up were counted; there were 38,000 men. 1 

1 Chronicles 23:24-27

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23:24 These were the descendants of Levi according to their families, that is, the leaders of families as counted and individually listed who carried out assigned tasks in the Lord’s temple and were twenty years old and up. 2  23:25 For David said, “The Lord God of Israel has given his people rest and has permanently settled in Jerusalem. 3  23:26 So the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the items used in its service.” 23:27 According to David’s final instructions, the Levites twenty years old and up were counted. 4 

1 tn Heb “and their number by their heads, by men, was 38,000.”

2 tn Heb “these were the sons of Levi according to the house of their fathers, heads of the fathers, according to their numberings, by number of names, according to their heads, doer[s] of the work for the service of the house of the Lord, from a son of twenty years and upwards.”

3 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

4 tn Heb “for by the final words of David, they were the number of the sons of Levi, from a son of twenty years and upward.”



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