My sons, do not be negligent now, for the Lord has chosen you to serve in his presence and offer sacrifices.” 1
and the chamber which faces north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the descendants of Zadok, from the descendants of Levi, who may approach the Lord to minister to him.”
At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi 1 to carry the ark of the Lord’s covenant, to stand before the Lord to serve him, and to formulate blessings 2 in his name, as they do to this very day.
Then the Levitical priests 1 will approach (for the Lord your God has chosen them to serve him and to pronounce blessings in his name, 2 and to decide 3 every judicial verdict 4 )
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron and his descendants were chosen on a permanent basis to consecrate the most holy items, to offer sacrifices before the Lord, to serve him, and to praise his name. 1
As for foreigners who become followers of 1 the Lord and serve him, who love the name of the Lord and want to be his servants – all who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it, and who are faithful to 2 my covenant –