“Therefore you will say to them,
The Levitical priests
Then David said, “Only the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the Lord chose them to carry the ark of the Lord and to serve before him perpetually.
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint some of their relatives as musicians; they were to play various instruments, including stringed instruments and cymbals, and to sing loudly and joyfully.
They slaughtered the Passover lambs and the priests splashed the blood,
He assembled the priests and Levites and ordered them, “Go out to the cities of Judah and collect the annual quota of silver from all Israel for repairs on the temple of your God. Be quick about it!” But the Levites delayed.
But the Levites must perform the service
“Take a census
This is the inventory
“Then the tent of meeting with the camp of the Levites will travel in the middle of the camps. They will travel in the same order as they camped, each in his own place
All who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered by the word
“Receive these gifts
and Aaron is to offer
You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron
The Levites purified themselves
“This is what pertains to the Levites:
I myself have chosen
And these are the Levites who were numbered according to their families: from Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; from Merari, the family of the Merarites.
You are to rejoice in your festival, you, your son, your daughter, your male and female slaves, the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows who are in your villages.