“‘If your brother becomes impoverished with regard to you so that he sells himself to you, you must not subject him to slave service. 1
from thirty years old and upward to fifty years old, all who enter the company 1 to do the work in the tent of meeting.
According to the word of the Lord they were numbered, 1 by the authority of Moses, each according to his service and according to what he was to carry. 2 Thus were they numbered by him, 3 as the Lord had commanded Moses.
David came to Saul and stood before him. Saul liked him a great deal, 1 and he became his armor bearer.
All these were the sons of Jediael. Listed in their genealogical records were 17,200 family leaders and warriors who were capable of marching out to battle.
But as for us, the Lord is our God and we have not rejected him. Aaron’s descendants serve as the Lord’s priests and the Levites assist them with the work. 1
and some of the temple servants that David and his officials had established for the work of the Levites – 220 of them. They were all designated by name.
The couriers who were riding the royal horses went forth with the king’s edict without delay. 1 And the law was presented in Susa the citadel as well.
For they were pleased to do this, and indeed they are indebted to the Jerusalem saints. 1 For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are obligated also to minister to them in material things.
No one in military service gets entangled in matters of everyday life; otherwise he will not please 1 the one who recruited him.
And every priest stands day after day 1 serving and offering the same sacrifices again and again – sacrifices that can never take away sins.
I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the Israelites, to do the work for the Israelites in the tent of meeting, and to make atonement for the Israelites, so there will be no plague among the Israelites when the Israelites come near the sanctuary.” 1
The musicians, the descendants of Asaph, manned their posts, as prescribed by David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s prophet. 1 The guards at the various gates did not need to leave their posts, for their fellow Levites made preparations for them.
Now there was a servant from Saul’s house named Ziba, so he was summoned to David. The king asked him, “Are you Ziba?” He replied, “At your service.” 1