N U M B E R S
Aaron being now fully established in the
priesthood abundantly to his own satisfaction, and to the
satisfaction of the people (which was the good that God brought out
of the evil opposition made to him), in this chapter God gives him
full instructions concerning his office or rather repeats those
which he had before given him. He tells him, I. What must be his
work and the care and charge committed to him, and what assistance
he should have the Levites in that work, ver. 1-7. II. What should be his and the
Levites' wages for this work. 1. The perquisites or fees peculiar
to the priests, ver.
8-19. 2. The settled maintenance of the Levites,
ver. 20-24. III. The
portion which must be paid to the priests out of the Levites'
maintenance, ver. 25-32.
Thus every one knew what he had to do, and what he had to live