Each day there were six Levites posted on the east, four on the north, and four on the south. At the storehouses they were posted in pairs.
supervised the laborers and all the foremen on their various jobs. 1 Some of the Levites were scribes, officials, and guards.
Stand in the sanctuary and, together with the Levites, represent the family divisions of your countrymen. 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.
The property of the Levites and of the city will be in the middle of that which belongs to the prince. The portion between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin will be for the prince.
He told them: “You are the leaders of the Levites’ families. You and your relatives must consecrate yourselves and bring the ark of the Lord God of Israel up to the place I have prepared for it.
Afterward they made preparations for themselves and for the priests, because the priests, the descendants of Aaron, were offering burnt sacrifices and fat portions until evening. The Levites made preparations for themselves and for the priests, the descendants of Aaron.
he serves to this day at the King’s Gate on the east. These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the descendants of Levi.
As they approached 1 Micah’s house, they recognized the accent 2 of the young Levite. So they stopped 3 there and said to him, “Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? What is your business here?” 4
He made for himself a large storeroom where previously they had been keeping 1 the grain offering, the incense, and the vessels, along with the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil as commanded for the Levites, the singers, the gate keepers, and the offering for the priests.
I gave instructions 1 that Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and a certain Levite named Pedaiah be put in charge of 2 the storerooms, and that Hanan son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah, be their assistant, 3 for they were regarded as trustworthy. It was then their responsibility to oversee the distribution to their colleagues. 4
could my covenant with my servant David and my covenant with the Levites ever be broken. So David will by all means always have a descendant to occupy his throne as king and the Levites will by all means always have priests who will minister before me. 1
In the second year after they had come to the temple of God in Jerusalem, 1 in the second month, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak initiated the work, 2 along with the rest of their associates, 3 the priests and the Levites, and all those who were coming to Jerusalem from the exile. They appointed 4 the Levites who were at least twenty years old 5 to take charge of the work on the Lord’s temple.
“You are to speak to the Levites, and you must tell them, ‘When you receive from the Israelites the tithe that I have given you from them as your inheritance, then you are to offer up 1 from it as a raised offering to the Lord a tenth of the tithe.
From the Israelites’ half-share you are to take one portion out of fifty of the people, the cattle, the donkeys, and the sheep – from every kind of animal – and you are to give them to the Levites, who are responsible for the care of the Lord’s tabernacle.”
From the Israelites’ share Moses took one of every fifty people and animals and gave them to the Levites who were responsible for the care of the Lord’s tabernacle, just as the Lord commanded Moses.
Now from these towns that you will give to the Levites you must select six towns of refuge to which a person who has killed someone may flee. 1 And you must give them forty-two other towns.
You shall rejoice in the presence of the Lord your God, along with your sons, daughters, male and female servants, and the Levites in your villages 1 (since they have no allotment or inheritance with you). 2
When you finish tithing all 1 your income in the third year (the year of tithing), you must give it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows 2 so that they may eat to their satisfaction in your villages. 3