3:12 “Look, 1 I myself have taken the Levites from among the Israelites instead of 2 every firstborn who opens the womb among the Israelites. So the Levites belong to me,
3:15 “Number the Levites by their clans 3 and their families; every male from a month old and upward you are to number.” 4
3:45 “Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn males among the Israelites, and the livestock of the Levites instead of their livestock. And the Levites will be mine. I am the Lord.
1 tn The particle הִנֵּה (hinneh) here carries its deictic force, calling attention to the fact that is being declared. It is underscoring the fact that the
2 tn Literally “in the place of.”
4 tn Heb “you are to/shall number them.”