They assigned to the Gershonite clans of the Levites the following cities: 1 from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan (a city of refuge for one who committed manslaughter) and Beeshtarah, along with the grazing areas of each – a total of two cities;
He sent them to Lebanon in shifts of 10,000 men per month. They worked in Lebanon for one month, and then spent two months at home. Adoniram was supervisor of 1 the work crews.
“My covenant with him was designed to bring life and peace. I gave its statutes to him to fill him with awe, and he indeed revered me and stood in awe before me.
Now Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ households 1 of Levi according to their clans.
Whenever the tabernacle is to move, 1 the Levites must take it down, and whenever the tabernacle is to be reassembled, 2 the Levites must set it up. 3 Any unauthorized person 4 who approaches it must be killed.
So Moses gave the tribute, which was the Lord’s raised offering, to Eleazar the priest, as the Lord commanded Moses.
The tribal leaders of the Levites went before Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun and the Israelite tribal leaders
The first lot belonged to 1 the Kohathite clans. The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest were allotted thirteen cities from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.
Their descendants remained in the land (the Israelites were unable to wipe them out). Solomon conscripted them for his work crews and they continue in that role to this very day. 1
An edict was sent throughout Judah and Jerusalem requiring the people to bring to the Lord the tax that Moses, God’s servant, imposed on Israel in the wilderness. 1
“‘But the Levites who went far from me, straying off from me after their idols when Israel went astray, will be responsible for 1 their sin.
He taught what was true; 1 sinful words were not found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and integrity, and he turned many people away from sin.
Bless, O Lord, his goods, and be pleased with his efforts; undercut the legs 1 of any who attack him, and of those who hate him, so that they cannot stand.
The Levites took down the ark of the Lord and the chest that was with it, which contained the gold objects. They placed them near the big stone. At that time the people of Beth Shemesh offered burnt offerings and made sacrifices to the Lord.
Pharaoh Necho imprisoned him in Riblah in the land of Hamath and prevented him from ruling in Jerusalem. 1 He imposed on the land a special tax 2 of one hundred talents 3 of silver and a talent of gold.