Konaniah and his brothers Shemaiah and Nethanel, along with Hashabiah, Jeiel, and Jozabad, the officials of the Levites, supplied the Levites with 5,000 Passover sacrifices and 500 cattle.
On that day men were appointed over the storerooms for the contributions, first fruits, and tithes, to gather into them from 1 the fields of the cities the portions prescribed by the law for the priests and the Levites, for the people of Judah 2 took delight in the priests and Levites who were ministering. 3
So in the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemiah, all Israel was contributing the portions for the singers and gatekeepers, according to the daily need. 1 They also set aside 2 the portion for the Levites, and the Levites set aside the portion for the descendants of Aaron.
The sons of Merari by their families were Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites by their clans.
The Merarite clans (the remaining Levites) were allotted twelve cities.
The descendants of Levi carried the ark of God on their shoulders with poles, just as Moses had ordered according to the divine command.
The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the Levites, listed by their families.
Shabbethai and Jozabad, leaders 1 of the Levites, were in charge of the external work for the temple of God;
So Joseph, a Levite who was a native of Cyprus, called by the apostles Barnabas (which is translated “son of encouragement”), 1
The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted cities from the tribe of Ephraim.
Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and Levites to do their assigned tasks 1 – to offer burnt sacrifices and present offerings and to serve, give thanks, and offer praise in the gates of the Lord’s sanctuary. 2
The priests and the Levites had purified themselves, every last one, 1 and they all were ceremonially pure. They sacrificed the Passover lamb for all the exiles, for their colleagues 2 the priests, and for themselves.
According to David’s final instructions, the Levites twenty years old and up were counted. 1
The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, wrote down their names before the king, the officials, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the leaders of the priestly and Levite families. One family was drawn by lot from Eleazar, and then the next from Ithamar. 1
But there were not enough priests to skin all the animals, 1 so their brothers, the Levites, helped them until the work was finished and the priests could consecrate themselves. (The Levites had been more conscientious about consecrating themselves than the priests.) 2
We will also bring the first of our coarse meal, of our contributions, of the fruit of every tree, of new wine, and of olive oil to the priests at the storerooms of the temple of our God, along with a tenth of the produce 1 of our land to the Levites, for the Levites are the ones who collect the tithes in all the cities where we work. 2