1. Numbers 4:1–49 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the connection between Numbers 4 and the previous chapter?

Numbers 4:1–49 (ESV)

1 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

In Numbers 3, the Levites were situated around the tabernacle according to their clans and each were given general instructions. What follows are more detailed instructions for each of the respective clans—instructions for the Kohathites (Numbers 4:1–20), Gershonites (Numbers 4:21–28), and Merarites (Numbers 4:29–33).