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17 The enrolment of the priests was according to their fathers' houses; that of the Levites (A)from twenty years old and upwards was according to their offices, by their divisions.

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Rebuilding the Temple

Now in the second year after their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, (A)Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and (B)Jeshua the son of Jozadak made a beginning, together with the rest of their kinsmen, the priests and the Levites and all who had come to Jerusalem from the captivity. They (C)appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upwards, to (D)supervise the work of the house of the Lord.

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The Levites, (A)thirty years old and upwards, were numbered, and (B)the total was (C)38,000 men.

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(A)from thirty years old up to fifty years old, all who can come on duty, to do the work in the tent of meeting.

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24 “This applies to the Levites: (A)from twenty-five years old and upwards they[a] shall come to do duty in the service of the tent of meeting.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 8:24 Hebrew he; also verses 25, 26

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