“They shall not touch the holy things, lest they die” -Jesus today (B-midbar.vi,vii)

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3,40 And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Number all the first-born males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names. 3,41 And thou shalt take the Levites for Me, even the LORD, instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel.’
3,42 And Moses numbered, as the LORD commanded him, all the first-born among the children of Israel. 3,43 And all the first-born males according to the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and threescore and thirteen. {P}

3,44 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 3,45 ‘Take the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be Mine, even the LORD’S. 3,46 And as for the redemption of the two hundred and three score and thirteen of the first-born of the children of Israel, that are over and above the number of the Levites, 3,47 thou shalt take five shekels apiece by the poll; after the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them–the shekel is twenty gerahs. 3,48 And thou shalt give the money wherewith they that remain over of them are redeemed unto Aaron and to his sons.’
3,49 And Moses took the redemption-money from them that were over and above them that were redeemed by the Levites; 3,50 from the first-born of the children of Israel took he the money: a thousand three hundred and threescore and five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary. 3,51 And Moses gave the redemption-money unto Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses. {P}

4,1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: 4,2 ‘Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, 4,3 from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do work in the tent of meeting. 4,4 This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting, about the most holy things: 4,5 when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and they shall take down the veil of the screen, and cover the ark of the testimony with it; 4,6 and shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall set the staves thereof.
4,7 And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the pans, and the bowls, and the jars wherewith to pour out; and the continual bread shall remain thereon.
4,8 And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall set the staves thereof. 4,9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its tongs, and its snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it. 4,10 And they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it upon a bar. 4,11 And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall set the staves thereof. 4,12 And they shall take all the vessels of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on a bar.
4,13 And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon. 4,14 And they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, the fire-pans, the flesh-hooks, and the shovels, and the basins, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of sealskin, and set the staves thereof. 4,15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the holy furniture, and all the holy vessels, as the camp is to set forward–after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear them;
but they shall not touch the holy things, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting. 4,16 And the charge of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the continual meal-offering, and the anointing oil: he shall have the charge of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, whether it be the sanctuary, or the furniture thereof.’ {P}

4,17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: 4,18 ‘Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites; 4,19 but thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden; 4,20 but they shall not go in to see the holy things as they are being covered, lest they die.’ {P}

“They are wholly given unto him” -Jesus today (B-midbar.v)

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3,1 Now these are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that the LORD spoke with Moses in mount Sinai.
3,2 And these are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the first-born, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
3,3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests that were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office. 3,4 And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children; and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest’s office in the presence of Aaron their father. {P}

3,5 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 3,6 ‘Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him. 3,7 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle. 3,8 And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. 3,9 And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given unto him from the children of Israel. 3,10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, that they may keep their priesthood; and the common man that draweth nigh shall be put to death.’ {P}

3,11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 3,12 ‘And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of every first-born that openeth the womb among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be Mine; 3,13 for all the first-born are Mine: on the day that I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto Me all the first-born in Israel, both man and beast, Mine they shall be: I am the LORD.’ {P}

603,550 -Jesus today (B-midbar.iii)

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2,1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: 2,2 ‘The children of Israel shall pitch by their fathers’ houses; every man with his own standard, according to the ensigns; a good way off shall they pitch round about the tent of meeting.
2,3 Now those that pitch on the east side toward the sunrising shall be they of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their hosts; the prince of the children of Judah being Nahshon the son of Amminadab, 2,4 and his host, and those that were numbered of them, threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred; 2,5 and those that pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of Issachar; the prince of the children of Issachar being Nethanel the son of Zuar, 2,6 and his host, even those that were numbered thereof, fifty and four thousand and four hundred; 2,7 and the tribe of Zebulun; the prince of the children of Zebulun being Eliab the son of Helon, 2,8 and his host, and those that were numbered thereof, fifty and seven thousand and four hundred; 2,9 all that were numbered of the camp of Judah being a hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, according to their hosts; they shall set forth first. {S}
2,10 On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their hosts; the prince of the children of Reuben being Elizur the son of Shedeur, 2,11 and his host, and those that were numbered thereof, forty and six thousand and five hundred; 2,12 and those that pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of Simeon; the prince of the children of Simeon being Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, 2,13 and his host, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and nine thousand and three hundred; 2,14 and the tribe of Gad; the prince of the children of Gad being Eliasaph the son of Reuel, 2,15 and his host, even those that were numbered of them, forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty; 2,16 all that were numbered of the camp of Reuben being a hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, according to their hosts; and they shall set forth second. {S}
2,17 Then the tent of meeting, with the camp of the Levites, shall set forward in the midst of the camps; as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place, by their standards. {S}
2,18 On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their hosts; the prince of the children of Ephraim being Elishama the son of Ammihud, 2,19 and his host, and those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred; 2,20 and next unto him shall be the tribe of Manasseh; the prince of the children of Manasseh being Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, 2,21 and his host, and those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and two hundred; 2,22 and the tribe of Benjamin; the prince of the children of Benjamin being Abidan the son of Gideoni, 2,23 and his host, and those that were numbered of them, thirty and five thousand and four hundred; 2,24 all that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim being a hundred thousand and eight thousand and a hundred, according to their hosts; and they shall set forth third. {S}
2,25 On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan according to their hosts; the prince of the children of Dan being Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, 2,26 and his host, and those that were numbered of them, threescore and two thousand and seven hundred; 2,27 and those that pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of Asher; the prince of the children of Asher being Pagiel the son of Ochran, 2,28 and his host, and those that were numbered of them, forty and one thousand and five hundred; 2,29 and the tribe of Naphtali; the prince of the children of Naphtali being Ahira the son of Enan, 2,30 and his host, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and three thousand and four hundred; 2,31 all that were numbered of the camp of Dan being a hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred; they shall set forth hindmost by their standards.’ {P}
2,32 These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers’ houses; all that were numbered of the camps according to their hosts were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.
2,33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses. 2,34 Thus did the children of Israel: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, each one according to its families, and according to its fathers’ houses. {P}