23:13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should a sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.
(a) That is, to serve in the most holy place, and
to consecrate the holy things.
23:14 Now [concerning] Moses the man of God,
his sons were named of the b tribe of
(b) They were but of the order of the Levites and
not of the priests as Aaron's sons.
And the sons of Eliezer [were], Rehabiah the c
chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
(c) The scripture calls him chief or first born
even though he is alone and there is no one born after him, (Matthew
And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their d
brethren the sons of Kish took them.
(d) Meaning their cousins.
23:24 These [were]
the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; [even] the chief of the
fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the
work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of e
twenty years and upward.
(e) David chose the Levites twice, first at the
age of thirty as in (1 Chronicles
23:3) and again afterward at twenty as the office required: at the beginning
they had no charge in the temple before they were twenty-five years old, and had
none after fifty, (Numbers
Because their office [was] to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the
house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the f
purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God;
(f) In washing and cleansing all the holy