3 14 And Yahweh said to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, 3 15 "Number the sons of Levi, by fathers' houses and by families; every male from a month old and upward you shall number." 3 16 So Moses numbered them according to the word of Yahweh, as he was commanded. 3 17 And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon and Kohath and Merari. 3 18 And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei. 3 19 And the sons of Kohath by their families: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 3 20 And the sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites, by their fathers' houses.
3 21 Of Gershon were the family of the Libnites and the family of the Shimeites; these were the families of the Gershonites. 3 22 Their number according to the number of all the males from a month old and upward was seven thousand five hundred. 3 23 The families of the Gershonites were to encamp behind the tabernacle on the west, 3 24 with Eliasaph, the son of Lael as head of the fathers' house of the Gershonites. 3 25 And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting was to be the tabernacle, the tent with its covering, the screen for the door of the tent of meeting, 3 26 the hangings of the court, the screen for the door of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and its cords; all the service pertaining to these.
3 27 Of Kohath were the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites; these are the families of the Kohathites. 3 28 According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand six hundred, attending to the duties of the sanctuary. 3 29 The families of the sons of Kohath were to encamp on the south side of the tabernacle, 3 30 with Elizaphan the son of Uzziel as head of the fathers' house of the families of the Kohathites. 3 31 And their charge was to be the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the vessels of the sanctuary with which the priests minister, and the screen; all the service pertaining to these. 3 32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest was to be chief over the leaders of the Levites, and to have oversight of those who had charge of the sanctuary.
3 33 Of Merari were the family of the Mahlites and the family of the Mushites: these are the families of Merari. 3 34 Their number according to the number of all the males from a month old and upward was six thousand two hundred. 3 35 And the head of the fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail; they were to encamp on the north side of the tabernacle. 3 36 And the appointed charge of the sons of Merari was to be the frames of the tabernacle, the bars, the pillars, the bases, and all their accessories; all the service pertaining to these; 3 37 also the pillars of the court round about, with their bases and pegs and cords.
3 38 And those to encamp before the tabernacle on the east, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrise, were Moses and Aaron and his sons, having charge of the rites within the sanctuary, whatever had to be done for the people of Israel; and any one else who came near was to be put to death. 3 39 All who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of Yahweh, by families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty-two thousand.