NUMBERS 1:53

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“But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.”

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Numbers 1:53 Translation & Meaning

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But the Levites וְהַלְוִיִּ֞ם A Levite or descendant of Levi Levites
shall pitch יַֽחֲנ֤וּ Properly, to incline; by implication, to decline (of the slanting rays of evening); specifically, to pitch a tent; generally to encamp (for abode or siege) pitch
round about סָבִיב֙ (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around round about
the tabernacle לְמִשְׁכַּ֣ן A residence (including a shepherd's hut, the lair of animals, figuratively, the grave; also the Temple); specifically, the Tabernacle (properly, its wooden walls) tabernacle
of testimony, הָֽעֵדֻ֔ת Testimony testimony
that there be יִהְיֶ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) that there be
no וְלֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
wrath קֶ֔צֶף Figuratively, rage or strife wrath
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the congregation עֲדַ֖ת A stated assemblage (specifically, a concourse, or generally, a family or crowd) congregation
of the children בְּנֵ֣י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
of Israel: יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
and the Levites הַלְוִיִּ֔ם A Levite or descendant of Levi Levites
shall keep וְשָֽׁמְרוּ֙ Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc keep
the charge מִשְׁמֶ֖רֶת Watch, i.e., the act (custody), or (concretely) the sentry, the post; objectively preservation, or (concretely) safe; figuratively observance, i.e., (abstractly) duty or (objectively) a usage or party charge
of the tabernacle מִשְׁכַּ֥ן A residence (including a shepherd's hut, the lair of animals, figuratively, the grave; also the Temple); specifically, the Tabernacle (properly, its wooden walls) tabernacle
of testimony. הָֽעֵדֽוּת׃ Testimony testimony

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  • 51  And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

  • 52  And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts.

  • 53  But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.

  • 54  And the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so did they.




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