And all the firstborn males, by the number of the names from a month old and upward, totaled 22,273.
So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers presented by those who had been burned up, and they were hammered out as a covering for the altar.
From all your gifts you must offer up every raised offering due
And you may
Serving beside him was his fellow Levite Asaph,
Serving beside them were their fellow Levites, the descendants of Merari, led by
They were allotted as cities
Within the territory of the tribe of Reuben across the Jordan River east of Jericho:
So David did not move the ark to the City of David;
including Obed-Edom and sixty-eight colleagues. Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun and Hosah were gatekeepers.
and whenever burnt sacrifices were offered to the Lord on the Sabbath and at new moon festivals and assemblies. A designated number were to serve before the Lord regularly in accordance with regulations.
These divisions of the gatekeepers, corresponding to their leaders, had assigned responsibilities, like their relatives, as they served in the Lord’s temple.
(Wicked Athaliah and her sons had broken into God’s temple and used all the holy items of the Lord’s temple in their worship of the Baals.)
My sons, do not be negligent now, for the Lord has chosen you to serve in his presence and offer sacrifices.”
They assembled their brothers and consecrated themselves. Then they went in to purify the Lord’s temple, just as the king had ordered, in accordance with the word
Then you will know that I sent this commandment to you so that my covenant
You, however, have turned from the way. You have caused many to violate the law;
For it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and then goes out into the sewer.”