MOSES took out the tribe of Levi from communicating with the rest
of the people, and set them apart to be a holy tribe; and purified them
by water taken from perpetual springs, and with such sacrifices as were
usually offered to God on the like occasions. He delivered to them also
the tabernacle, and the sacred vessels, and the other curtains, which were
made for covering the tabernacle, that they might minister under the conduct
of the priests, who had been already consecrated to God.