“And you and your sons with you shall guard your priesthood for all that concerns the altar and that is within the veil; and you shall serve. I give your priesthood as a gift, and any outsider who comes near shall be put to death.”
All H1697: a word; a thing; work.
Altar H4196: to slaughter an animal; slay.
“And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’”
Veil H6532: the sacred screen
Within H1004: A house
“An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.”
Guard H8104: to hedge about; to protect; to attend to; to watch.
“Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.”
Priesthood H3550: to mediate in religious services; acting priest (although a layman)
“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
1 Timothy 6:12
And you shall serve:
Keep guard over you and over the whole tent: Keep all the words of God.
Keep guard over the tent of meeting: be imitators of Christ.
Keep guard over the sanctuary and over the altar: serve in the heavenly realm, and present your bodies as a living sacrifice.
Guard your priesthood: be a priest in the house of God.
(Numbers 18:3-5, 7)
I give your priesthood as a gift,
Gift H4979: a sacrificial offering; a gift to give reward.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:”
1 Peter 4:10
And any outsider who comes near shall be put to death.
Outsider H2114: to turn aside; to commit adultery.
“If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to dwell there, that certain worthless fellows have gone out among you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently. And behold, if it be true and certain that such an abomination has been done among you, you shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, devoting it to destruction, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword. You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its open square and burn the city and all its spoil with fire, as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. It shall be a heap forever. It shall not be built again. None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he swore to your fathers, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God, keeping all his commandments that I am commanding you today, and doing what is right in the sight of the LORD your God.”
“You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”