“under the hands of him who counts them.” This was referring to the custom of how a tithe was taken from a flock or herd. The herdsman drove the flock or herd through a gate, and someone counted the animals as they went through, marking every tenth one. Each tenth animal was given to God as His tithe. If a person was starting out with a small herd or flock, and ten animals were not born to him that year, then the man did not have to tithe that year, which was a way God provided for His people and helped them build their wealth (Lev. 27:30-33). In the Millennial Kingdom, the tithe will once again be established so the priests and Levites can live well.