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sons, and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.
NUM 8:14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children
of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.
NUM 8:15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of
the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and
offer them for an offering.
NUM 8:16 For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of
Israel; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the
firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.
NUM 8:17 For all the firstborn of the children of Israel are mine, both
man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of
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