PODCAST: Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #168: Numbers 3



This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #168, where I read the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day in chronological order. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Today we are reading Numbers 3.

Numbers 3
1 These also are the generations of Aa’-ron and Mo’-ses in the day that the Lord spake with Mo’-ses in mount Si’-nai.

2 And these are the names of the sons of Aa’-ron; Na’-dab the firstborn, and A-bi’-hu, El-e-a’-zar, and Ith’-a-mar

3 These are the names of the sons of Aa’-ron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office.

4 And Na’-dab and A-bi’-hu died before the Lord, when they offered strange fire before the Lord, in the wilderness of Si’-nai, and they had no children: and El-e-a’-zar and Ith’-a-mar ministered in the priest’s office in the sight of Aa’-ron their father.

5 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

6 Bring the tribe of Le’-vi near, and present them before Aa’-ron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

7 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle.

8 And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Is’-ra-el, to do the service of the tabernacle.

9 And thou shalt give the Le’-vites unto Aa’-ron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of Is’-ra-el.

10 And thou shalt appoint Aa’-ron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest’s office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

11 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

12 And I, behold, I have taken the Le’-vites from among the children of Is’-ra-el instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Is’-ra-el: therefore the Le’-vites shall be mine;

13 Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of E’-gypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Is’-ra-el, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the Lord.

14 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses in the wilderness of Si’-nai, saying,

15 Number the children of Le’-vi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.

16 And Mo’-ses numbered them according to the word of the Lord, as he was commanded.

17 And these were the sons of Le’-vi by their names; Ger’-shon, and Ko’-hath, and Me-rar’-i.

18 And these are the names of the sons of Ger’-shon by their families; Lib’-ni, and Shi’-me-i.

19 And the sons of Ko’-hath by their families; Am’-ram, and Izehar, He’-bron, and Uz’-zi-el.

20 And the sons of Me-rar’-i by their families; Mah’-li, and Mu’-shi. These are the families of the Le’-vites according to the house of their fathers.

21 Of Ger’-shon was the family of the Lib’-nites, and the family of the Shi’-mites: these are the families of the Ger’-shon-ites.

22 Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even those that were numbered of them were seven thousand and five hundred.

23 The families of the Ger’-shon-ites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

24 And the chief of the house of the father of the Ger’-shon-ites shall be E-li’-a-saph the son of La’-el.

25 And the charge of the sons of Ger’-shon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,

26 And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof.

27 And of Ko’-hath was the family of the Am’-ram-ites, and the family of the I’-ze-har-ites, and the family of the He’-bron-ites, and the family of the Uzzi-e-lites: these are the families of the Ko’-hath-ites.

28 In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

29 The families of the sons of Ko’-hath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward.

30 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Ko’-hath-ites shall be E-li-za’-phan the son of Uz’-zi-el.

31 And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.

32 And El-e-a’-zar the son of Aa’-ron the priest shall be chief over the chief of the Le’-vites, and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.

33 Of Me-rar’-i was the family of the Mah’-lites, and the family of the Mu’-shites: these are the families of Me-rar’-i.

34 And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred.

35 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Me-rar’-i was Zu’-ri-el the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward.

36 And under the custody and charge of the sons of Me-rar’-i shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and all that serveth thereto,

37 And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.

38 But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Mo’-ses, and Aa’-ron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Is’-ra-el; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

39 All that were numbered of the Le’-vites, which Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron numbered at the commandment of the Lord, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.

40 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Number all the firstborn of the males of the children of Is’-ra-el from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

41 And thou shalt take the Le’-vites for me (I am the Lord) instead of all the firstborn among the children of Is’-ra-el; and the cattle of the Le’-vites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Is’-ra-el.

42 And Mo’-ses numbered, as the Lord commanded him, all the firstborn among the children of Is’-ra-el.

43 And all the firstborn males by the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and threescore and thirteen.

44 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

45 Take the Le’-vites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Is’-ra-el, and the cattle of the Le’-vites instead of their cattle; and the Le’-vites shall be mine: I am the Lord.

46 And for those that are to be redeemed of the two hundred and threescore and thirteen of the firstborn of the children of Is’-ra-el, which are more than the Le’-vites;

47 Thou shalt even take five she’-kels apiece by the poll, after the she’-kel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them: (the she’-kel is twenty ge’-rahs:)

48 And thou shalt give the money, wherewith the odd number of them is to be redeemed, unto Aa’-ron and to his sons.

49 And Mo’-ses took the redemption money of them that were over and above them that were redeemed by the Le’-vites:

50 Of the firstborn of the children of Is’-ra-el took he the money; a thousand three hundred and threescore and five she’-kels, after the she’-kel of the sanctuary:

51 And Mo’-ses gave the money of them that were redeemed unto Aa’-ron and to his sons, according to the word of the Lord, as the Lord commanded Mo’-ses.

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When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out to read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

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God loves you. We love you. And may God bless.