Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Numbers 8:26

Context
NET ©

They may assist 1  their colleagues 2  in the tent of meeting, to attend to needs, but they must do no work. This is the way you must establish 3  the Levites regarding their duties.”

NIV ©

They may assist their brothers in performing their duties at the Tent of Meeting, but they themselves must not do the work. This, then, is how you are to assign the responsibilities of the Levites."

NASB ©

"They may, however, assist their brothers in the tent of meeting, to keep an obligation, but they themselves shall do no work. Thus you shall deal with the Levites concerning their obligations."

NLT ©

After retirement they may assist their fellow Levites by performing guard duty at the Tabernacle, but they may not officiate in the service. This is how you will assign duties to the Levites."

MSG ©

They can assist their brothers in the tasks in the Tent of Meeting, but they are not permitted to do the actual work themselves. These are the ground rules for the work of the Levites."

BBE ©

But be with their brothers in the Tent of meeting, taking care of it but doing no work. This is what you are to do in connection with the Levites and their work.

NRSV ©

They may assist their brothers in the tent of meeting in carrying out their duties, but they shall perform no service. Thus you shall do with the Levites in assigning their duties.

NKJV ©

"They may minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of meeting, to attend to needs, but they themselves shall do no work. Thus you shall do to the Levites regarding their duties."


KJV
But shall minister
<08334> (8765)
with their brethren
<0251>
in the tabernacle
<0168>
of the congregation
<04150>_,
to keep
<08104> (8800)
the charge
<04931>_,
and shall do
<05647> (8799)
no service
<05656>_.
Thus shalt thou do
<06213> (8799)
unto the Levites
<03881>
touching their charge
<04931>_.
NASB ©
"They may, however, assist
<08334>
their brothers
<0251>
in the tent
<0168>
of meeting
<04150>
, to keep
<08104>
an obligation
<04931>
, but they themselves shall do
<05647>
no
<03808>
work
<05656>
. Thus
<03602>
you shall deal
<06213>
with the Levites
<03881>
concerning their obligations
<04931>
."
HEBREW
P
Mtrmsmb
<04931>
Mywll
<03881>
hvet
<06213>
hkk
<03602>
dbey
<05647>
al
<03808>
hdbew
<05656>
trmsm
<04931>
rmsl
<08104>
dewm
<04150>
lhab
<0168>
wyxa
<0251>
ta
<0854>
trsw (8:26)
<08334>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
leitourghsei
<3008
V-FAI-3S
o
<3588
T-NSM
adelfov
<80
N-NSM
autou
<846
D-GSM
en
<1722
PREP
th
<3588
T-DSF
skhnh
<4633
N-DSF
tou
<3588
T-GSN
marturiou
<3142
N-GSN
fulassein
<5442
V-PAN
fulakav
<5438
N-APF
erga
<2041
N-APN
de
<1161
PRT
ouk
<3364
ADV
ergatai
<2038
V-FMI-3S
outwv
<3778
ADV
poihseiv
<4160
V-FAI-2S
toiv
<3588
T-DPM
leuitaiv
<3019
N-DPM
en
<1722
PREP
taiv
<3588
T-DPF
fulakaiv
<5438
N-DPF
autwn
<846
D-GPM
NET © [draft] ITL
They may assist
<08334>
their colleagues
<0251>
in the tent
<0168>
of meeting
<04150>
, to attend
<08104>
to needs
<04931>
, but they must do no
<03808>
work
<05647>
. This
<03602>
is the way you must
<06213>
establish the Levites
<03881>
regarding
<06213>
their duties
<04931>
.”
NET ©

They may assist 1  their colleagues 2  in the tent of meeting, to attend to needs, but they must do no work. This is the way you must establish 3  the Levites regarding their duties.”

NET © Notes

tn The verb is the Piel perfect of שָׁרַת (sharat, “to serve, minister”). Here the form has the vav (ו) consecutive, and so is equal to the imperfect tense stressing permission. After the Levites reached the age of retirement, they were permitted to assist the others, but were not permitted to do the work themselves.

tn Heb “brothers,” but the meaning in this context is “fellow Levites.”

tn Heb “you shall do, make.”



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