He gave him 1 the prescribed weight for all the gold items to be used in various types of service in the Lord’s temple, for all the silver items to be used in various types of service, 2
They made their lives bitter 1 by 2 hard service with mortar and bricks and by all kinds of service 3 in the fields. Every kind of service the Israelites were required to give was rigorous. 4
from thirty years old and upward to fifty years old, everyone who entered to do the work of service and the work of carrying 1 relating to the tent of meeting –
Yet they will become his subjects, so they can experience how serving me differs from serving the surrounding nations.” 1
supervised the laborers and all the foremen on their various jobs. 1 Some of the Levites were scribes, officials, and guards.
This is the service of the families of Gershonites, as they serve 1 and carry it.
Men then go out to do their work, and labor away until evening. 1
This is the service of the families of the Merarites, their entire service concerning the tent of meeting, under the authority of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.”
“Receive these gifts 1 from them, that they may be 2 used in doing the work 3 of the tent of meeting; and you must give them to the Levites, to every man 4 as his service requires.” 5
See, I have given the Levites all the tithes in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they perform – the service of the tent of meeting.
David and the army officers selected some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to prophesy as they played stringed instruments and cymbals. 1 The following men were assigned this responsibility: 2
He gave him the regulations 1 for the divisions of priests and Levites, for all the assigned responsibilities within the Lord’s temple, and for all the items used in the service of the Lord’s temple.
For the Lord will rise up, as he did at Mount Perazim, 1 he will rouse himself, as he did in the Valley of Gibeon, 2 to accomplish his work, his peculiar work, to perform his task, his strange task. 3
You must not do any regular work, but 1 you must present a gift to the Lord.’”
This is the service of the Kohathites in the tent of meeting, relating to the most holy things. 1
But the Egyptians mistreated and oppressed us, forcing us to do burdensome labor.
He appointed the priests to fulfill their duties and encouraged them to carry out their service in the Lord’s temple.
Make the work harder 1 for the men so they will keep at it 2 and pay no attention to lying words!” 3
You 1 go get straw for yourselves wherever you can 2 find it, because there will be no reduction at all in your workload.’”
When your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ 1 –