3:3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed 1 priests, whom he consecrated 2 to minister as priests. 3
3:4 Nadab and Abihu died 4 before the Lord 5 when they offered 6 strange 7 fire 8 before the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children. 9 So Eleazar and Ithamar ministered as priests 10 in the presence of 11 Aaron their father.
The Assignment of the Levites
3:5 The Lord spoke to Moses: 3:6 “Bring the tribe of Levi near, 12 and present 13 them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him. 14 3:7 They are responsible for his needs 15 and the needs of the whole community before the tent of meeting, by attending 16 to the service of the tabernacle. 3:8 And they are responsible for all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, and for the needs of the Israelites, as they serve 17 in the tabernacle. 3:9 You are to assign 18 the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they will be assigned exclusively 19 to him out of all 20 the Israelites. 3:10 So you are to appoint Aaron and his sons, and they will be responsible for their priesthood; 21 but the unauthorized person 22 who comes near must be put to death.”