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Num 3:12 (KJV) — And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;
Num 3:12 (NASB) — "Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn, the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine.
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||When God miraculously destroyed all the first-born of the Egyptians, (Exd 12:29,) he spared those of the Israelites; and, in commemoration of that event, he was pleased to appoint that all the first-born males ?should be set apart unto himself?. (Exd 13:12-16.) God is here pleased to relinquish this claim, and to appoint the whole tribe of Levi to attend his immediate service in their stead. Num 3:41,45; Num 8:16,18; Num 18:6|
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