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{Ezekiel 44:11} Yet they shall be x1961 ministers 8334 z8764 in my sanctuary, 4720 [having] charge 6486 at x413 the gates 8179 of the house, 1004 and ministering 8334 z8764 x853 to the house: 1004 they x1992 shall slay 7819 z8799 x853 the burnt offering 5930 and the sacrifice 2077 for the people, 5971 and they x1992 shall stand 5975 z8799 before 6440 them to minister 8334 z8763 unto them.
they shall be:
As few, if any, of those who, before the captivity, had been guilty in these respects, lived to witness the restoration of the temple service; and as it does not appear that their descendants were thus degraded for the idolatry of their ancestors; it is probable that a thorough reformation of the whole church, or the prevalence of pure religion among the converted Jews, is here predicted.
having charge:
"But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein." {Ezk 44:14} + "And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect [is] toward the south, [is] for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house." {Ezk 40:45} + "Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites [was] Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. ... These [are] the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore, and among the sons of Merari." {1Ch 26:1-19}
shall slay:
"But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help them, till the work was ended, and until the [other] priests had sanctified themselves: for the Levites [were] more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests." {2Ch 29:34} + "For [there were] many in the congregation that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one [that was] not clean, to sanctify [them] unto the LORD." {2Ch 30:17} + "So the service was prepared, and the priests stood in their place, and the Levites in their courses, according to the king's commandment. ... And they killed the passover, and the priests sprinkled [the blood] from their hands, and the Levites flayed [them]." {2Ch 35:10-11}
and they:
"[Seemeth it but] a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?" {Num 16:9} + "And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you [they are] given [as] a gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation." {Num 18:6}

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