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52 The other Israelites shall camp in their respective regimental camps, by companies; 53 but the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the covenant,[a] that there may be no wrath on the congregation of the Israelites; and the Levites shall perform the guard duty of the tabernacle of the covenant.[b] 54 The Israelites did so; they did just as the Lord commanded Moses.

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  1. Numbers 1:53 Or treaty, or testimony; Heb eduth
  2. Numbers 1:53 Or treaty, or testimony; Heb eduth
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