And those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.
In the third chapter we have an account of the whole number of the Levites; and here of those only who were able to serve the Lord in the sanctuary. We find that the whole number of the Levites amounted to
22,300; of whom
8580 were fit for service and
13,720 unfit, being either too old or too young. What an astonishing number of men, all performing some service by which God was glorified, and the congregation at large benefited!