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the staves thereol. And they they had carried away from Sa-1 Heb. V, 1-4. For every high shall take a cloth of blue, and maria, came and dwelt in Beth-el, priest taken from among men is cover the candlestick of the light, and taught them how they should ordained for men in things perand his lamps, and his tongs, and fear the LORD.

taining to God, that he may offer his snuff-dishes, and all the oil-,

1 Chron. Vi, 49. But Aaron and

both gifts and sacrifices for sins: vessels thereof, wherewith they

Who can have compassion on the his sons offered upon the altar of minister unto it. And they shall

ignorant, and on them that are the burnt-offering, and on the alput it, and all the vessels thereof,

out of the way; for that he himtar of incenso, and were appointed within a covering of badgers'

self also is compassed with infirfor all the work of the place most skins, and shall put it upon a bar,

mity. And by reason hereot be holy, and to make an atonement And upon the golden altar they

ought, as for the people, so also for Israel, according to all that shall spread a cloth of blue, and

for himself, to offer for sins. And | Moses, the servant of God, bad cover it with a covering of bad

no man taketh this honour unto commanded. gers' skins, and shall put to the

himself, but lie that is called of

1 Chron. Is, 30. And some of the staves thereof. And they shall

God, as was Aaron. Bons of the priests made the ointtake all the instruments of minis

ment of the spices. try, wherewith they minister in

FIDELITY AND BLESSING. the sanctuary, and put them in & 1 Chron. xvi. 39. 40. And Zadok 2 Ohron. xxlx, 11. My bons, be cloth of blue, and cover them with the priest, and his brethren the not now negligent: for the LORD & covering of badgers' skins, and priests, before the tabernacle of hath chosen you to stand before

the LORD, in the high place that him, to serve him, and that ye shall take away the ashes from was at Gibeon. To offer burnt-of-should minister unto him, and the altar, and spread a purple ferings unto the LORD upon the burn Incense. cloth thereon: And they shall altar of the burnt-offering contin-1 PS. CXY. 12. The LORD hath put upon it all the vessels thereof, ually morning and evening, and been mindful of us; he will bless where with they minister about it, I to do according to all that is writ!

| us: he will bless the house of even the censers, the flesh-hooks, ten in the law of the LORD, which

| Israel: he will bless the house of and the shovels, and the basons, he commanded Israel.

Aaron. all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a cover- 1 Chron. xxill, 13. The sons of

Isa. Ixi, 6. But ye shall be named ing of badgers' skins, and put to Amram; Aaron and Moses: and

the Priests of the LORD: men shall the staves of it. And when Aaron Aaron was separated, that he

call you the Ministers of our God; and his sons have made an end of should sanctify the most holy

ye shall eat the riches of the Gencovering the sanctuary, and all things, he and his sons for ever,

tiles, and in their glory shall yo the vessels of the sanctuary, as to burn incense before the LORD

boast yourselves. the camp is to set forward; after

to minister into bim, and to bless
in his name for ever.

Jer, xxxl, 14. And I will satiate that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall |

the soul of the priests with fatness,

Ezek. xliv, 23 24. And they shall I and my people shall be satisfied not touch any holy thing, lest teach my people the diference with my goodness, saith the they die. These things are the

between the holy and profane, burden of the song of Kohath in Landcamcahami

and cause them to discern between the tabernacle of the congrega the unclean and the clean. And

Ezek. xliv, 15, 16. But the priests tion. And to the office of Ele&- in controversy they shall stand in

the Levites, the sons of Zadok, war the son of Aaron the priest, I judgment; and they shall judge it!

that kept the charge of my sancpertaineth the oil for the light, according to my judgments: and

tuary when the children of Israel and the sweet incense, and the they shall keep my laws and my

went astray from me, they shall daily meat - offering, and the statutes in all mine assemblies;

como near to me to minister unto anointing oil, and the oversight and they shall hallow my sab

me, and they shall stand before of all the tabernacle, and of all baths.

me to offer unto me the fat and that therein is, in the sanctuary,

the blood, saith the Lord Gop: and in the vessels thereof.

THE HIGH PRIEST.

They shall enter into my sanctu

ary, and they shall come near to Num. xvii, 1. And the LORD

Lev. xxi, 10-15. And he that is my table, to minister unto me, and Bald unto Aaron, Thou, and thy | the high priest among his breth I thay

they shall keep my charge sons, and thy father's house with ren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is

Mal. ii, 4-6. And ye shall know thee, shall bear the iniquity of the

that I have sent this commandBanctuary: and thou and thy sons consecrated to put on the garwith thee shall bear the iniquity ments, shall not uncover his head,

ment unto you, that my covenant nor rend his clothes; Neither shall

might be with Levi, saith the of your priesthood.

LORD of hosts. My covenant was Num. xxvii, 19, 22. And set him defile himself for his father or for

with him of life and peace; and I before Eleazar the priest, and his mother; Neither shall he go before all the congregation; and ont of the sanctuary, nor profane

wherewith he feared me, and was gave him a charge in their sight.

orn com- 1 crown of the anointing oll of his of truth was
| the sanctuary of his God; for the

afraid before my name. Tho law And Moses did as the LORD com-crown of the anointing oll of his

of truth was in his mouth, and manded him: and he took Joshua, God is upon him: I am the LORD.

o n line and set him before Eleazar the And he shall take a wito in her

he walked with me in peace and priest, and before all the congre- virginity. A widow, or a divorced equity, and di gation. . woman, or profane, or an harlot,

from iniquity. 2 Kings xvii, 27, 28. Then the

these shall he not take; but he king of Assyria cominanded, sayshall take a virgin of his own peo

SINS OF THE PRIESTHOOD. ing, Carry thither one of the ple to wife. Neither shall he

REBELLION.' priests whom ye brought from | profane his seed among his peo

Num. xvi, 5-11, 17--19. And he thence; and let them go and dwell

ple: for I the LORD do sanctify enake onto Korah and unto all there, and let him teach them the him.

his company, saying. Even to manner of the God of the land. Acts vil, 1. Then said the high morrow the LORD will sbew who Then one of the priests, whom / priest, Are these things so? I are his, and who is holy; and will

bear the iniquity nor rend his any dead body, nor with him

to him

for the

cause him to come near unto him: the offering of the LORD. Now baths, and I am profaned among even him whom he hath chosen Eli was very old, and heard all them. will he cause to come near unto that his sons did unto all Israel;

Hosea v, 1. Hear ye this, o him. This do: Take your censers, and how they lay with the women

priests; and hearken, ye house of Korah, and all his company; And that assembled at the door of the

mpany; And that assembled at the door of the Israel; and give ye ear, o bouse of pot fire therein, and put incense tabernacle of the congregation,

| the king; for judgment is toward in them before the LORD to-mor- And he said unto them, Why do

| yon, because ye have been a spare row: and it shall be, that the man ye such things? for I hear of your

on Mizpih, and a net spread whom the LORD doth choose, he evil dealings by all this people.

upon Tabor. shall be holy. Ye take too much Nay, my sons; for it is no good

Zeph. iii, 4. Her prophets are upon you, ye sons of Levi. And report that I hear: go make

light and treacherous persons : Moses said unto Korah, Hear I the LORD's people to trangress.

her priests have polluted the pray you, yo song of Levi; Seem- Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice

sanctuary, they have done vioeth it but a small thing unto you, and at mine offering, which I have

lence to the law. that the God of Israel hath sepa-commanded in my habitation; and rated you from the congregation honourest thy sons above me, to Nal, 1, 6. A gon honoureth his of Israel. to bring you near to make yourselves fat with the father, and a servant his master: himself, to do the service of the chiefest of all the offerings of if then I be a father, where is mine tabernacle of the LORD, and to Israel my people ?

honour? and if I be a master, where stand before the congregation to

is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts minister unto them? And he hath

. PROFANITY.

unto you, o priests, that despiso brought thee near to him, and all

Ezra il, 61, 62. And of the chil

my name. And ye say, Wherein thy brethren tho sons of Levi with

bavo we despised thy name? dren of the priests: the children thee; and seek ye the priesthood

of Habaiah, the children of Koz, Mal. il, 8. But ye are departed also? For which cause, both thou

the children of Barzillal; (which out of the way; ye have caused and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD; and

took a wife of the daughters of many to stumble at the law; yo

Barzillai the Gileadite, and was I have corrupted the covenant of what is Aaron, that ye murmurl against him? And take every man

called after their name:) These | Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. his censer, and put incense in

sought their register among those them, and bring ye beforo the that were reckoned by genealogy,

And IDOLATRY. but they were not found; thereLORD every man his censer, two

Ezek, xlly, 10-14. And the Lehundred and fifty censers; thou

fore were they, as polluted, put vites that are gone away far from

from the priesthood. also, and Aaron, each of you his

me, when Israel went astray, censer. And they took every man Neh. vii, 64. These sought their

whic'ı went astray from me after hisc nser, and put fire in them, and register among those that were

their idols; they shall even bear laid incense thereon, and stood in reckoned by genealogy, but it was

their iniquity. Yet they shall bo the door of the tabernacle of the not found: therefore were they,

ministers in my sanctuary, having congregation with Moses and as polluted, put from the priest

charge at the gates of the bonse, Aarun. And Korah gathered all the hood.

and ministering to the house: they congregation against them unto

they shall play the burnt-offering | Neh. xiil, 29. Remember thou, O the door of the tabernacle of the

and the sacrifice for the people, my God, because they have defiled congregation: and the glory of the

and they shall stand before them the priesthood, and the covenant LORD appeared unto all the con

to minister unto them. Because of the priesthood, and of the gregation,

they injuistered unto them before Levites.

their idols, and caused the house Jer. il, 8. The priests said not, of Israel to fall into iniquity; DISSIPATION.

Where is the Lord? and they that I therefore have I lifted up mine 1 Sam. il. 12-17. 22-24. 29. Now handle the law knew me not: the hand against them, saith the Lord the song of El were sons of Belial: pastors also transgressed against | GOD. and they shall bear their they knew not the LORD. And the me, and the prophets prophesied iniquity. And they shall not como priest's custom with the people

by Baal, and walked after things | near unto me, to do the office of a was, that, when any man offered that do not profit.

priest unto me, nor to come near sacrifice, the priest's servant came, Jer. 1. 21. For the pastors are

to any of my holy things, in the while the flesh was in seething, become brutish, and have not

most holy place; but they shall with a nesn-DOOK or three teeth in sought the LORD: therefore they

bear their shame, and their abohis hand: And he struck it into shall not prosper. and all their

minations which they have comthe pan, or kettle, or caldron, or flocks shall be scattered.

mitted; But I will make them pot; all that the fesh-hook

keepers of the charge of tho brought up the priest took for! Jer. xii, 10, 11. Many pastors | house, for all the service thereof. himself. So they did in Shiloh bave destroyed my vineyard, they and for all that shall be dono unto all the Israelites that came have trodden my portion under therein. thither. Also before they burnt foot, they have made my pleasant the fat, the priest's servant came. portion a desolate wilderness. THE SACRED VESTMENTS. and said to the man that sacri. They have made it desolate, and

Exod. xxviii, 2-5. And thou ficed, Give flesh to roast for the being desolate it mourneth unto

shalt make holy garments for priest; for he will not have sodden me; the whole land is made deso

Aaron tby brother, for glory and flesh of thee, but raw. And late, because no man la yetb it to

for beauty. And thou shalt speak any man said unto him, Let them heart.

unto all that are wide-hearted, not fail to burn the fat presently. Ezek. xxii, 26. Her priests have whom I have Alled with the spirit and then take as much as thy soul violated my law, and have pro- of wisdoin, that they may make desireth; then he would answer faned mine holy things: they have bim, Nay; but thou shalt give it put no difference between the him, that he may minister unto me now, and if not, I will take it holy and profane, neither bave | me in the priest's office. And by force. Wherefore the sin of they shewed diference between these are the garments which the young men was very greet the unclean and the clean, and they shall make; a breastplate, and before the 1.ORD; for men abhorred have had their eyes from my sab- 1 an ephod, and & robe, and a

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broidered coat, a mitre, and al. Ezek. xlii, 14. When the priests, mitre upon his head: also upon girdle: and they shall make holy enter therein, then shall they not the mitre, eren upon his forefront, garments for Aaron thy brother, I go out of the holy place into the did he put the golden plate, the and his sons, that he may minister outer court, but there they shall holy crown; as the LORD comunto me in the priest's office. And lay their garments wherein they manded Moses. they shall take gold, and blue, minister, for they are holy: and and purple, and scarlet, and fine shall put on other garments, and

COAT OR TUNIC. linen. shall approach to those things

Exod. xxviii, 40, 41. And for Escod. xxix, 29. 30. And the holy which are for the people.

Aaron's song thou shalt make garments of Aaron shall be his Ezek. xlly, 17-19. And it shall coats, and thon shalt make for son's after bim, to be anointed | come to pass, that when they them girdles, and bonnets shalt therein, and to be consecrated in enter in at the gates of the inner thou make for them, for glory and them. And that son that is priest court, they shall be clothed with for beauty. And thon shalt put in his stead shall put them on linen garments; and no wool shall them upon Aaron thy brother, and seven days, when he cometh into come upon them, whiles they his sons with him; and shalt the tabernacle of the congrega- minister in the gates of the inner anoint them, and consecrato them, tion, to minister in the holy place. court, and within. They shall and sanctity them, that they may

have linen bonnets upon their minister unto me in the priest's E.cod. XXXV. 19. The clothes of

heads, and shall have linen | office. service, to do service in the holy

breeches upon their loins; theyl Erod weis place; the holy garments for

Exod. xxix, 8. And thou shalt shall not gird themselves with any bring his sons, and put coats Aaron the priest, and the gar

thing that causeth sweat. And ments of his sons, to minister in

upon them. when they go forth into the outer the priest's office. court, even into the outer court ||

E.cod. xxxix, 27. And they mado Exod. xxxix, 1, 41. And of the to the people, they shall put off

coats of Ane lipen, of woven work, blue, and purple, and scarlet, they | their garments wherein they !

for Aaron, and for his sons. made clothes of service, to do ministered, and lay them in the Eurod. xl, 14. And thou shalt service in the holy place, and holy chambers, and they shall bring his sons, and clothe them made the holy garments for put on other garments; and they with coats. Aaron; as the LORD commanded shall not sanctify the people with Moses. The clothes of service to their garments.

ROBE. do service in the holy place; and

Pred tryii. 31. 32. And thon the holy garments for Aaron the

SPECIAL PORTIONS OF priest, and his sons garments, to

sbalt make the robe of the ephod minister in the priest's office.

DRESS.

all of blue. And there shall be

an hole in the top of it, in the Escod. al, 13. And thou shalt

TURBAN AND MITRE.

midst thereof: it shall have a put upon Aaron the holy gar

Exod. xxviii, 36-39. And thon

binding of woven work round ments, and anoint him, and sanc

about the hole of it, as it were the tify him; that he may minister aad grave upon it, like the en

hole of an habergeon, that it be Unto me in the priest's office. gravings of a signet, HOLINESS

not rent. TO THE LORD. And thou shalt Lev. viii, 7. And he put upon put it on a blue lace, that it may

Exod. xxxix, 22-24. And he him the coat, and girded him be upon the mitre; upon the fore

| made the robe of the ephod of with the girdle, and clothed him front of the mitre it shall be. And

woven work, all of blue. And with the robe, and put the ephod it shall be upon Aaron's forehead,

there was an hole in the midst of upon him, and be girded him with that Aaron may bear the iniquity |

the robe, as the hole of an haberthe curious girdle of the ephod, of the holy things, which the chil

geon, with a band round about and bound it unto him theredren of Israel shall hallow in all

the hole, that it should not rend. with. their holy gifts; and it shall be

And they made upon the hems of LEU. VI. 4. 23. 24. 32. He shall I wave upon his forehend that the robe pomegranates of blue and put on the holy linen coat, and he they may be accepted befora tha purple, &00 Baurely, are winou shall have the linen breeches Lord. And thou shalt embroider

linent. upon his flesh, and shall be girded the coat of fine linen, and thou with a linen girdle, and with the shalt make the mitre orine li shalt make the mitre of fine linen,

BREECHES. linen mitre shall he be attired: and thou shalt make the girdle Exod. xxviii, 42, 43. And thoti these are holy garments; there- of needle-work.

shalt mako them linen breeches fore shall he wash his flesh in

Exod. xxix, 6, 9. And thou shalt

to cover their nakedness; from water, and so put them on. And

the loins even unto the thighs A&Tou shall come into the taber. I put the mitre upon his head, and I put the holy crown upon the

they shall reach. And they shall Dacle of the congregation, and mitre. And thou shalt gird them

be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, sball put off the linen garments, with girdles, (Aaron and his sons)

when they come in unto the which he put on when he went and put the bonnets on them; and

tabernacle of the congregation, into the holy place, and shall leave the priest's office shall be theirs

or when they come near unto tho them there; And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy

altar to minister in the holy place; Cur a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his

that they bear not iniquity, and place, and put on his garmente,

dle. sons.

It shall be a statute for ever and come forth, and offer his burnt-offering, and the burnt Erod. xxxix. 80. AL. And thay unto him, and bis seed alter him. offering of the people, and make made the plate of the holy crown Exod. xxxix, 28. And a mitre an atonement for bimself, and for of pure gold, and wrote opon 1t so fine linen, and goodly bonnets the people. And the priest, whom I writing, like to the engravings of lof fine lines, and linen breeches be shall anoint, and whom be a signet, HOLINESS TO THE lo fine twined linen. shall consecrate to mwister in the LORD. And they tled unto It al priest's office in bis to her's stead. lace of blue, to fasten it on high

QIBULE shall make the atonement, and upon the mitre; as the LORD com- 1

cod. xvIII, 8. And the curiono shall put on the linen clothes. / manded Moses,

girdle of the epbod, which 18 apon over the holy garments

'I leo. VILL, 8. And be put the lit, shall be of the same, acoording

to the work thereof; even of gold,, of it, over against the other coup-1 ephod before it. And thou shalt of blue, and purple, and scarlet, | lng thereof, above the curious make two rings of gold, and the and fine twined linen.

girdle of the ephod. And they shalt put them upon the two ends

hon shall I did bind the breastplate by his of the breastplate, in the border take the garments, and put upon

| rings unto the rings of the ephod thereof, which is in the side of the Aaron the coat, and the robe of with a lace of blue, that it might | ephod inwa the ephod, and the ephod, and the be above the curious girdle of the rings of gold thou shalt make

wird him with ephod, and that the breast plate and shalt put them on the two

might not be loosed from the sides of the ephud underneath,

cephod; as the LORD commanded toward the fore - part thereof. Erod. xxxix, 29. And a girdle of Moses.

over against the other coupling fine twined linen, and blue, and

thereof, above the curious girdle purple, and scarlet of needle-work;

1 Sam. II, 28. And did I choose

of the ephod. And they shall as the LORD commanded Moses. him out of all the tribes of Israel

bind the breastplate by the rings to be my priest, to offer upon mine

thereof unto the rings of the BELLS. altar, to burn incense, to wear an

ephod with a lace of blue, that it E.cod. xxvili, 33-35. And beneath, ephod before me? and did I give

may be above the curious girdle upon the hem of it, thou shalt unto the house of thy father all

of the ephod, and that the breastmake pomegranates of blue, and the offerings made by fire of the

plate be not loosed from the ephod. of purple, and of scarlet, round children of Israel?

And Aaron shall bear the names about the hem thereof; and bells

of the children of Israel in the of gold between them

m round
round
1 Sam. xiv, 3. And Ahiah, the

breastplate of judgment upon his about: A golden bell and a son of Ahitub, I-chabod's brother.

heart, when he goeth in unto the pomegranate, a golden bell and a the son of Phinehas, the son ofl

holy place, for a memorial before n the hem of Eli, the LORD'S priest in Shiloh,

the LORD continually. the robe round about. And it wearing an ephod. And the peo

Exod. xxxix, 8-17. And he shall be upon Aaron to minister: | ple knew not that Jonathan wag and his sound shall be heard when

made the breastplate of cunning he goeth in unto the holy place 1 Sam. xxIII, 6.9. And it came |

work, like the work of the ephod; before the LORD, and when he to pass. when Abiathar, the son of a kord, blue, and purple, and cometh out, that he die not Ahimelech, fed to David to

scarlet, and fine twined linen. It

X was four-square; they made the Exod. xxxix, 25, 26. And they

Keilah, that he came down with made bells of pure gold, and put an epbod in his hand. And David

breastplate double; a span was knew that Saul secretly practised the bells between the pomegran

the length thereof; and a span the

breadth thereof, being doubled. ates, upon the hem of the robe,

mischief against him; and be said round about between the pome

And they set in it four rows of to Abiathar the priest, Bring

stones, the first row was a sardius, granates: A bell and a pomeAbell and a Dome. I hither the ephod.

a topaz, and a carbuncle: this granate, a bell and a pomegranate, 1 Sam. Xxx, 7, 8. And David was the first row. And the round about the hem of the robe said to Abiathar the priest, Ahime- second row, an emerald, & sapto minister in; as the LORD com

lech's son, I pray thee, bring me Iphire, and a diamond, And the manded Moses.

hither the ephod. And Abiathar | third row, a ligure, an agate, and

brought thither the ephod to an amethyst. And the fourth row, ЕРДор.

David. And David enquired at a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they Erod. xxvill, 6, 7, 13, 14. And the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue were inclosed in ouches of gold in they shall make the ephod of gold, I after this troop? shall I overtake their inclosings. And the stones of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, them? And he answered him, I were according to the names of and fine twined linen, with cun- Pursue; for thou shalt surely the children of Israel, twelve, acning work. It shall have the overtake them, and without fail cording to their names, like the two shoulder-pieces thereof join-recover all.

engravings of a signet, every one ed at the two edges thereof; and

with his name, according to the So it shall be joined together,

BREASTPLATE

twelve tribes. And they made And thou shalt make ouches of

Exod. xxvili, 15, 16, 22-29. And

upon the breastplato chains at gold; And two chains of pure

the ends, of wreathen work of | thou shalt make the breastplate gold at the ends; of wreathen-work

pure gold. And they made of judgment of cunning work;after shalt thou make them, and fasten

two ouches of gold, and two gold the work of the ephod thou shalt the wreathen chains to the

rings; and put the two rings in the make it; of gold, of blue, and of ouches.

Vtwo ends of the breastplate. And purple, and of scarlet, and of fine

they put the two wreathen chains Exod. xxxix, 2, 4, 18-21. And be twined linen, sbalt thou make it.

I of gold in the two rings on the made the ephod of gold, blue, and Four-square it shall be, being !

(ends of the breastplate purple, and scarlet, and fine doubled; & span shall be the iwined Ilpen. They made shoulder length thereof, and a span shall be plecos for It, to cogple it together. the breadth thereof. And thoo

URIM AND THOUT by the two edges was it coupled shalt make upon the breastplate Brod, uvili, 9-11, 80. And thon together. And the two ends of the chains at the ends of wreathen shalt take two onyx-stones, and two wreathen chains they fasten-work of pure gold. And thou grave on them the names of the ed in the two ouches, and put | sbalt make upon the breastplate children of Israel: Six of their them on the shoulder-pieces of the two rings of gold, and sbalt pat names on one stope, and the other ophod, before it. And they made the two rings on the two ends | six names of the rest on the other two rings of gold, and put them of the breastplate. And thou stone, according to their birth on the two ends of the breast- shalt put the two wreathen chains With the work of an engraver lo plate, upon the border of it, ot gold in the two rings which are stone, like the engravings of o which 1008 on the side of the on the ends of the breastplato. signet, sbalt thou engrave the two epbod Inward. And they made And the other two ends of the two stones with the names of the chutwo other golden rings, and put wreathen chains thou shalt tasten dren of Israel; thou shalt make them on the two sides of the ephod in the two ouches, and put them them to be set in odobeg underneath, toward the forepart on the shoulder pieces of the gold. And thou shalt pol la the

breastplate of judgment the Urim me, (I am the LOR

hent the Urim I me. (I am the LORD.) instead of all Egypt I sanctified them for mye and the Thummim; and they shall the first-born among the children self. And I have taken the Lebe upon Aaron's heart when he of Israel; and the cattle of the Le-vites for all the first-born of the goeth in before the LORD: and vites instead of all the firstlings children of Israel. And I have Aaron shall bear the judgment of among the cattle of the children given the Levites as a gift to the children of Israel upon his of Israel. Take the Levites in- Aaron, and to his sons, from beart before the LORD contin stead of all the first-born among among the children of Israel, to ually.

the children of Israel, and the do the service of the children of And they cattle of the Levites instead of Israel in the tabernacle of the

congregation, and to make an wrought onyx-stones inclosed in their cattle; and the Levites shall | ouches of gold, graven, as signets be mine: I am the LORD,

atonement for the children of Isare graven, with the names of the Num. Iv. 48. 49. Even those that

rael; that there be no plague chlldren of Israel. And he put

among the children of Israel, were numbered of them, were them on the shoulders of the

when the children of Israel como eight thousand and five hundred ephod, that they should be stones

nigh unto the sanctuary. And and fourscore. According to the for a memorial to the children of

| Moses, and Aaron, and all the commandment of the LORD they Israel; as the LORD commanded

congregation of the children of were numbered by the hand of Moses.

Israel, did to the Levites acMoses, every one according to his

cording unto all that the LORD Lev. vill, 8. And he put the service, and according to his bur

commanded Moses concerning the breastplate upon him; also he put den: thus were they numbered of

Levites, so did the children of Isin the breastplate the Urim and him, as the LORD commanded

rael unto them. And the Levites the Thummim. Moses.

were purifed, and they washed Num. xxvil. 21. And he shall Num. viii, 6-21. Take the Le-| their clothes; and Aaron offered stand before Eleazar the priest, I vites from among the children of them as an offering before tte who shall ask counsel for him Israel, and cleanse them. And | LORD; and Aaron made an atoneafter the judgment of Urim before thus shalt thou do unto them, to ment for them to cleanse them. the LORD: at bis word shall they cleanse them: Sprinkle water of

Num. xxvi. 62. And those that go out, and at his word they shall purifying upon them, and let them

were numbered of them were come in, both he, and all the chil- sbave all their flesh, and let them

twenty and three thousand, all dren of Israel with him, even all wash their clothes, and so make

males, from a month old and upthe congregation. themselves clean. Then let them

ward: for they were not numbered Deut. xxxiil, S. And of Levi he take a young bullock with his

among the children of Israel, besaid, Let thy Thummim and thy meat-offering, even fine flour min

cause there was no inheritance Il rim be with thy holy one whom Igled with oil, and another young

given them among the children thou didst prove at Massah, and bullock shalt thon take for a sin

of Israel, with whom thou didst strive at

offering. And thou shalt bring
the Levites before the tabernacle

Deut. xii, 19. Take heed to thythe waters of Meribah. of the congregation; and thou

self that thou forsake not the LeEzra 11, 63. And the Tirshatha shalt gather the whole assembly

vite as long as thou livest upon said unto them, that they should of the children of Israel together:

the earth. not eat of the most holy things And thon shalt bring the Levites 1 Sam. II, 36. And it shall come till there stood up a priest with

before the LORD, and the children to pass, that every one that is left Urim and Thummim.

of Israel shall put their hands in thine bouso shall come and

upon the Levites: And Aaron crotch to him for a piece of silver 2-LEVITES.

shall offer the Levites before the and a morsel of bread, and shall ORIGIN AND DEDICATION.

LORD for an offering of the chil say, Put me, I pray thee, Into ono Num. I, 47-49. But the Levites

dren of Israel, that they may exe- of the priest's offices, that I may

cute the service of the LORD. eat a piece of bread. after the tribe of their fathers

And the Levites shall lay their were not numbered among them. For the LORD had spoken unto hands upon the heads of the bul

1 Chron. xxill, 3. Now the LeMoses, saying, Only thou shalt locks; and thou shalt offer the one

| vites were numbered from the not number the tribe of Levi, I for a sin-offering, and the other

age of thirty years and upward : neither take the sum of them for a burnt-offering, unto the

and their number by their polls, among the children of Israel. LORD, to make an atonement for

man by man, was thirty and eight the Levites. And thou shalt set Num. 1/1, 15, 16, 39-41, 45. Num- the Levites before Aaron, and be

thousand. ber the children of Levi, after the fore his sons, and offer them for

2 Chron. xl, 13, 14. And the house of their fathers, by their an offering unto the LORD. Thus priests and the Levites that were families: every male from a month shalt thou separate the Levites in all Israel resorted to bim out old and upward shalt thou num from among the children of Israel; of all their coasts. (For the Leber them. And Moses numbered and the Levites shall be mine.

vites left their suburbs, and their them, according to the word of And after that shall the Levites !

possession, and came to Judah the LORD, as he was commanded. go in to do the service of the ta

and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and All that were numbered of the bernacle of the congregation; and

his song had cast them off from Levites, which Moses and Aaron | thou shalt cleanse them, and offer executing the priest's vilice unto numbered at the commandment them for an offering. For they

the LORD. of the LORD, throughout their are wholly given unto me from familles, all the males, from a among the children of Israel: in-1 AGE AND QUALIFICATION. month old and upward, were stead of such as open every womb,I Lev. xxi. 17-24. Speak unto twenty and two thousand. And even instead of the first-born of Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be the LORD said unto Moses, Num- all the children of Israel, have 1] of thy seed in their generations ber all the first-born of the males taken them unto me. For all that hath any blemish, let him not of the children of Israel, from a the first-born of the children of approach to offer the bread of his month old and upward, and take | Israel are mine, both man and God: For whatsoever man he be the number of their names. And beast : on the day that I smote that hath a blemish, he shall not thou shalt take the Levites for every first - born in the land of approach; a blind man, or a lame,

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