Numbers 8:24
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New International Version
"This applies to the Levites: Men twenty-five years old or more shall come to take part in the work at the tent of meeting,


New American Standard Bible
"This is what applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting.


King James Bible
This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:


Holman Christian Standard Bible
In regard to the Levites: From 25 years old or more, a man enters the service in the work at the tent of meeting.


International Standard Version
"Now regarding a descendant of Levi who is 25 years and above, he is to enter work in the service at the appointed place of meeting,


American Standard Version
This is that which belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service in the work of the tent of meeting:


Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the law of the Levites: From twenty-five years old and upwards, they shall go in to minister in the tabernacle of the covenant.


Darby Bible Translation
This is that which concerneth the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward shall he come to labour in the work of the service of the tent of meeting.


Young's Literal Translation
This is that which is the Levites': from a son of five and twenty years and upward he doth go in to serve the host in the service of the tent of meeting,
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Context
Retirement for Levites

23And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24This is it that belongs to the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait on the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: 25And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting on the service thereof, and shall serve no more: 26But shall minister with their brothers in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites touching their charge.
Cross References
Numbers 1:53
But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath on the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.


Numbers 4:3
From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.


Numbers 4:30
From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old shall you number them, every one that enters into the service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.


Numbers 4:43
From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one that enters into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,


Numbers 8:23
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,


Numbers 8:25
And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting on the service thereof, and shall serve no more:


1 Chronicles 23:3
Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.


1 Chronicles 23:24
These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and upward.


Treasury of Scripture

This is it that belongs to the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait on the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:

from twenty. In Ch.

Numbers 4:3 From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host...

, the Levites are appointed to the service of the tabernacle at the age of

30 years; and in

1 Chronicles 23:24 These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers...

, they are ordered to commence their work at

20 years of age. In order to reconcile this apparent discrepancy, it is to be observed,

1. At the time of which Moses speaks in ch

1 Chronicles 4:3 And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:

, the Levitical service was exceedingly severe, and consequently required full grown, robust men, to perform it; the age of

30 was therefore appointed as the period for commencing this service, the weightier part of which was probably there intended.

2. In this place God seems to speak of the service in a general way; hence the age of

1 Chronicles 4:25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.

is fixed.

3. In David's time, and afterwards, in the fixed tabernacle and temple, the labouriousness of the service no longer existed, and hence

20 years was the age appointed.

Numbers 4:3,23 From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host...

1 Chronicles 23:3,24-27 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man...

1 Chronicles 28:12,13 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about...

wait upon. Heb. war the warfare of

1 Corinthians 9:7 Who goes a warfare any time at his own charges? who plants a vineyard, and eats not of the fruit thereof? or who feeds a flock...

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on you...

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called...

2 Timothy 2:3-5 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ...

Strong's Concordance
This [is it] that [belongeth] unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:
Topical Bible
Applies Belongeth Belongs Concerneth Congregation Enter Host Labour Levites Meeting Perform Pertaineth Pertains Rule Serve Service Tabernacle Tent Twenty Twenty-five Upward Wait
Resources
Numbers Chapter 8 Verse 24

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OT Law: Numbers 8:24 This is that which belongs to (Nu Num.)
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