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Numbers 3:5-3:9 במדבר ג ה-ג ט
The Lord spoke to Moses: "Bring near the tribe of Levi, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him. They shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to perform the service of the tabernacle. They shall keep all the vessels of the Tent of Meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to perform the service of the tabernacle. You shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given to him out of the Israelites." וַיְדַבֵּר ה׳ אֶל־מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר׃ הַקְרֵב אֶת־מַטֵּה לֵוִי וְהַעֲמַדְתָּ אֹתוֹ לִפְנֵי אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן וְשֵׁרְתוּ אֹתוֹ׃ וְשָׁמְרוּ אֶת־מִשְׁמַרְתּוֹ וְאֶת־מִשְׁמֶרֶת כָּל־הָעֵדָה לִפְנֵי אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד לַעֲבֹד אֶת־עֲבֹדַת הַמִּשְׁכָּן׃ וְשָׁמְרוּ אֶת־כָּל־כְּלֵי אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד וְאֶת־מִשְׁמֶרֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לַעֲבֹד אֶת־עֲבֹדַת הַמִּשְׁכָּן׃ וְנָתַתָּה אֶת־הַלְוִיִּם לְאַהֲרֹן וּלְבָנָיו נְתוּנִם נְתוּנִם הֵמָּה לוֹ מֵאֵת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

The Samaritan text has a small but significant difference: Instead of "they are wholly given to him out of the Israelites", it reads "they are wholly given to Me amongst (לִי מִתּוֹךְ) the Israelites."

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