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NUMBERS, 1
Men able for war numbered

1:1     And the Lord said to Moses in the waste land of Sinai, in the Tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they came out of the land of Egypt, 2 Take the full number of the children of Israel, by their families, and by their fathers' houses, every male by name ; 3 All those of twenty years old and over, who are able to go to war in Israel, are to be numbered by you and Aaron. 4 And to give you help, take one man from every tribe, the head of his father's house. 5 These are the names of those who are to be your helpers : from Reuben, Elizur, the son of Shedeur ; 6 From Simeon, Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai ; 7 From Judah, Nahshon, the son of Amminadab ; 8 From Issachar, Nethanel, the son of Zuar ; 9 From Zebulun, Eliab, the son of Helon ; 10 Of the children of Joseph : from Ephraim, Elishama, the son of Ammihud ; from Manasseh, Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur, 11 From Benjamin, Abidan, the son of Gideoni ; 12 From Dan, Ahiezer, the son of Ammi-shaddai ; 13 From Asher, Pagiel, the son of Ochran ; 14 From Gad, Eliasaph, the son of Reuel ; 15 From Naphtali, Ahira, the son of Enan. 16 These are the men named out of all the people, chiefs of their fathers' houses, heads of the tribes of Israel.
1:17     And Moses and Aaron took these men, marked out by name ; 18 And they got together all the people on the first day of the second month ; and everyone made clear his family and his father's house, by the number of the names, from twenty years old and over. 19 As the Lord had given orders to Moses, so they were numbered by him in the waste place of Sinai.
1:20     The generations of the sons of Reuben, the oldest son of Israel, were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over, who was able to go to war ; 21 Forty-six thousand, five hundred of the tribe of Reuben were numbered.
1:22     The generations of the sons of Simeon were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over, who was able to go to war ; 23 Fifty-nine thousand, three hundred of the tribe of Simeon were numbered.
1:24     The generations of the sons of Gad were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war ; 25 Forty-five thousand, six hundred and fifty of the tribe of Gad were numbered.
1:26     The generations of the sons of Judah were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war ; 27 Seventy-four thousand, six hundred of the tribe of Judah were numbered.
1:28     The generations of the sons of Issachar were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war ; 29 Fifty-four thousand, four hundred of the tribe of Issachar were numbered.
1:30     The generations of the sons of Zebulun were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war ; 31 Fifty-seven thousand, four hundred of the tribe of Zebulun were numbered.
1:32     The generations of the sons of Joseph were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war ; 33 Forty thousand, five hundred of the tribe of Ephraim were numbered.
1:34     The generations of the sons of Manasseh were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war ; 35 Thirty-two thousand, two hundred of the tribe of Manasseh were numbered.
1:36     The generations of the sons of Benjamin were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war ; 37 Thirty-five thousand, four hundred of the tribe of Benjamin were numbered.
1:38     The generations of the sons of Dan were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years and over who was able to go to war ; 39 Sixty-two thousand, seven hundred of the tribe of Dan were numbered.
1:40     The generations of the sons of Asher were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war ; 41 Forty-one thousand, five hundred of the tribe of Asher were numbered.
1:42     The generations of the sons of Naphtali were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over who was able to go to war ; 43 Fifty-three thousand, four hundred of the tribe of Naphtali were numbered.
1:44     These are they who were numbered by Moses and Aaron and by the twelve chiefs of Israel, one from every tribe. 1:45 So all those who were numbered of the children of Israel, by their families, all those of twenty years old and over who were able to go to war, 1:46 Were six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.
1:47     But the Levites, of the tribe of their fathers, were not numbered among them. 48 For the Lord said to Moses, 49 Only the tribe of Levi is not to be numbered among the children of Israel, 50 But to them you are to give the care of the Tent of meeting with its vessels and everything in it: they are to take up the Tent, and be responsible for everything to do with it, and put up their tents round it. 51 And when the Tent of meeting goes forward, the Levites are to take it down ; and when it is to be put up, they are to do it : any strange person who comes near it is to be put to death. 52 The children of Israel are to put up their tents, every man in his tent-circle round his flag. 53 But the tents of the Levites are to be round the Tent of meeting, so that wrath may not come on the children of Israel : the Tent of meeting is to be in the care of the Levites. 54 So the children of Israel did as the Lord had given orders to Moses.

NUMBERS, 2
Tribal camps and leaders


2:1     And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 2 The children of Israel are to put up their tents in the order of their families, by the flags of their fathers' houses, facing the Tent of meeting on every side. 3 Those whose tents are on the east side, looking to the dawn, will be round the flag of the children of Judah, with Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, as their chief. 4 The number of his army was seventy-four thousand, six hundred. 5 And nearest to him will be the tribe of Issachar, with Nethanel, the son of Zuar, as their chief. 6 The number of his army was fifty-four thousand, four hundred. 7 After him, the tribe of Zebulun, with Eliab, the son of Helon, as their chief. 8 The number of his army was fifty-seven thousand, four hundred. 9 The number of all the armies of Judah was a hundred and eighty-six thousand, four hundred. They go forward first.
2:10     On the south side is the flag of the children of Reuben, in the order of their armies, with Elizur, the son of Shedeur, as their chief. 11 The number of his army was forty-six thousand, five hundred. 12 And nearest to him, the tribe of Simeon, with Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai, as their chief. 13 The number of his army was fifty-nine thousand, three hundred. 14 Then the tribe of Gad, with Eliasaph, son of Reuel, as their chief. 15 The number of his army was forty-five thousand, six hundred and fifty. 16 The number of all the armies of Reuben together came to a hundred and fifty-one thousand, four hundred and fifty. They go forward second.
2:17     Then the Tent of meeting is to go forward, with the tents of the Levites, in the middle of the armies ; in the same order as their tents are placed, they are to go forward, every man under his flag.
2:18     On the west side will be the flag of the children of Ephraim, with Elishama, the son of Ammihud, as their chief. 19 The number of his army was forty thousand, five hundred. 20 And by him the tribe of Manasseh with Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur, as their chief. 21 The number of his army was thirty-two thousand, two hundred. 22 Then the tribe of Benjamin, with Abidan, the son of Gideoni, as their chief. 23 The number of his army was thirty-five thousand, four hundred. 24 The number of all the armies of Ephraim was a hundred and eight thousand, one hundred. They go forward third.
2:25     On the north side will be the flag of the children of Dan, with Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai, as their chief. 26 The number of his army was sixty-two thousand, seven hundred. 27 Nearest to him will be the tribe of Asher, with Pagiel, the son of Ochran, as their chief. 28 The number of his army was forty-one thousand, five hundred ; 29 Then the tribe of Naphtali, with Ahira, the son of Enan, as their chief. 30 The number of his army was fifty-three thousand, four hundred. 31 The number of all the armies in the tents of Dan was a hundred and fifty-seven thousand, six hundred. They will go forward last, by their flags.
2:32     These are all who were numbered of the children of Israel, in the order of their fathers' families : all the armies in their tents together came to six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty. 33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel, as the Lord said to Moses.
2:34     So the children of Israel did as the Lord said to Moses, so they put up their tents by their flags, and they went forward in the same order, by their families, and by their fathers' houses.

NUMBERS, 3
Duties of the Levites

3:1     Now these are the generations of Aaron and Moses, in the day when the word of the Lord came to Moses on Mount Sinai. 2 These are the names of the sons of Aaron : Nadab the oldest, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests, on whom the holy oil was put, who were marked out as priests. 4 And Nadab and Abihu were put to death before the Lord when they made an offering of strange fire before the Lord, in the waste land of Sinai, and they had no children : and Eleazar and Ithamar did the work of priests before Aaron their father.
3:5     And the Lord said to Moses, 6 Make the tribe of Levi come near, and put them before Aaron the priest, to be his helpers, 7 In order that they may be responsible to him and to all Israel for the care of the Tent of meeting, and to do the work of the House ; 8 And they will have the care of all the vessels of the Tent of meeting, and will do for the children of Israel all the necessary work of the House. 9 Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; so that they may be his without question from among the children of Israel. 10 And give orders that Aaron and his sons are to keep their place as priests; any strange person who comes near is to be put to death.
3:11     And the Lord said to Moses, 12 See, I have taken the Levites out of the children of Israel to be mine in place of the first sons of the children of Israel ; 13 For all the first sons are mine; on the day when I put to death all the first sons in the land of Egypt, I took for myself every first male birth of man and beast. They are mine; I am the Lord.
3:14     And the Lord said to Moses in the waste land of Sinai, 15 Let all the children of Levi be numbered by their families and their fathers' houses ; let every male of a month old and over be numbered. 16 So Moses did as the Lord said, numbering them as he had been ordered. 17 These were the sons of Levi by name : Gershon and Kohath and Merari. 18 And these are the names of the sons of Gershon, by their families : Libni and Shimei. 19 And the sons of Kohath, by their families : Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel. 20 And the sons of Merari by their families : Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites in the order of their fathers' houses.
3:21     From Gershon come the Libnites and the Shimeites ; these are the families of the Gershonites. 22 Those who were numbered of them, the males from one month old and over, were seven thousand, five hundred. 23 The tents of the Gershonites are to be placed at the back of the House, to the west. 24 The chief of the Gershonites is Eliasaph, the son of Lael. 25 In the Tent of meeting, the Gershonites are to have the care of the House, and the Tent with its cover, and the veil for the door of the Tent of meeting, 26 And the hangings for the open space round the House and the altar, and the curtain for its doorway, and all the cords needed for its use.
3:27     From Kohath come the Amramites and the Izharites and the Hebronites and the Uzzielites ; these are the families of the Kohathites. 28 Those who were numbered of them, the males from one month old and over, were eight thousand, six hundred, who were responsible for the care of the holy place. 29 The tents of the Kohathites are to be placed on the south side of the House. 30 Their chief is Elizaphan, the son of Uzziel. 31 In their care are the ark, and the table, and the lights, and the altars, and all the vessels used in the holy place, and the veil, and all they are used for. 32 Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, will be head over all the Levites and overseer of those responsible for the care of the holy place.
3:33     From Merari come the Mahlites and the Mushites ; these are the families of Merari. 34 Those who were numbered of them, the males of a month old and over, were six thousand, two hundred. 35 The chief of the families of Merari was Zuriel, the son of Abihail : their tents are to be placed on the north side of the House. 36 And in their care are to be all the boards of the Tent, with their rods and pillars and bases, and all the instruments, and all they are used for, 37 And the pillars of the open space round it, with their bases and nails and cords.
3:38     And those whose tents are to be placed on the east side of the House in front of the Tent of meeting, looking to the dawn, are Moses and Aaron and his sons, who will do the work of the holy place for the children of Israel ; and any strange person who comes near will be put to death. 39 All the Levites numbered by Moses and Aaron at the order of the Lord, all the males of one month old and over numbered in the order of their families, were twenty-two thousand.
3:40     And the Lord said to Moses, Let all the first male children be numbered, and take the number of their names. 41 And give to me the Levites (I am the Lord) in place of the first sons of the children of Israel ; and the cattle of the Levites in place of the first births among the cattle of the children of Israel. 42 So Moses had all the first sons among the children of Israel numbered, as the Lord said to him. 43 Every first son from a month old and over was numbered by name, and the number came to twenty-two thousand, two hundred and seventy-three.
3:44     And the Lord said to Moses, 45 Take the Levites in place of all the first sons of the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites in place of their cattle; the Levites are to be mine ; I am the Lord. 46 And the price you have to give for the two hundred and seventy-three first sons of the children of Israel which are in addition to the number of the Levites, 47 Will be five shekels for every one, by the scale of the holy place (the shekel is twenty gerahs) ; 48 And this money, the price of those over the number of the Levites, is to be given to Aaron and his sons. 49 So Moses took the money, the price of those whose place had not been taken by the Levites ; 50 From the first sons of Israel he took it, a thousand, three hundred and sixty-five shekels, by the scale of the holy place ; 51 And he gave the money to Aaron and his sons, as the Lord had said.

NUMBERS, 4
Assignments for the Levites

4:1     And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 2 Let the sons of Kohath, from among the sons of Levi, be numbered by their families, in the order of their fathers' houses; 3 All those from thirty to fifty years old who are able to do the work of the Tent of meeting. 4 And this is to be the work of the sons of Kohath in connection with the most holy things. 5 When all the people go forward, Aaron is to go in with his sons, and take down the veil of the curtain, covering the ark of witness with it ; 6 And putting over it the leather cover and over that a blue cloth ; and putting its rods in place. 7 And on the table of the holy bread they are to put a blue cloth, and on it all the vessels, the spoons and the basins and the cups ; and the holy bread with them ; 8 And over them they are to put a red cloth, covering it with a leather cover, and putting its rods in their places. 9 And they are to take a blue cloth, covering with it the light-support with its lights and its instruments and its trays and all the oil vessels which are used for it : 10 All these they are to put in a leather cover, and put it on the frame. 11 On the gold altar they are to put a blue cloth, covering it with a leather cover ; and they are to put its rods in their places. 12 All the vessels which are used in the holy place they are to put in a blue cloth, covering them with a leather cover, and put them on the frame. 13 And they are to take away the burned waste from the altar, and put a purple cloth on it ; 14 Placing on the cloth all its vessels, the fire-baskets, the meat-hooks, the spades, and the basins ; all the vessels of the altar ; they are to put a leather cover over all these, and put its rods in their places. 15 And after the holy place and all its vessels have been covered up by Aaron and his sons, when the tents of the people go forward, the sons of Kohath are to come and take it up ; but the holy things may not be touched by them for fear of death.
4:16     And Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, is to be responsible for the oil for the light, and the sweet perfumes for burning, and the regular meal offering, and the holy oil ; the House and the holy place and everything in it will be in his care.
4:17     And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 18 Do not let the family of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites ; 19 But do this to them, so that life and not death may be theirs when they come near the most holy things ; let Aaron and his sons go in and give to every one his work and that which he is to take up ; 20 But they themselves are not to go in to see the holy place, even for a minute, for fear of death.
4:21     And the Lord said to Moses, 22 Let the sons of Gershon be numbered by families, in the order of their fathers' houses ; 23 All those from thirty to fifty years old who are able to do the work of the Tent of meeting. 24 This is to be the work of the Gershonites, the things they are to do and take up. 25 They are to take up the curtains of the House, and the Tent of meeting with its cover and the leather cover over it, and the hangings for the door of the Tent of meeting; 26 And the hangings for the open space round the House and the altar, and the curtain for its doorway, with the cords and all the things used for them; whatever is necessary for these, they are to do. 27 From the mouth of Aaron and his sons the Gershonites will have word about all the things they are to do and take up ; you are to give them their orders. 28 This is the work of the family of the Gershonites in the Tent of meeting, and they will be under the direction of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
4:29     The sons of Merari are to be numbered by families, in the order of their fathers' houses; 30 Every one from thirty to fifty years old who is able to do the work of the Tent of meeting. 31 And this is their part in the work of the Tent of meeting: the transport of the boards and the rods of the Tent, with the pillars and their bases ; 32 And the pillars of the open space outside it, with their bases and their nails and cords and all the instruments used, and everything which has to be done there ; all the instruments for which they are responsible are to be numbered by name. 33 This is the work which the sons of Merari are to do in connection with the Tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
4:34     So Moses and Aaron and the chiefs of the people took in hand the numbering of the sons of the Kohathites, by families, in the order of their fathers' houses ; 35 Numbering all those from thirty to fifty years old who were able to do the work in the Tent of meeting ; 36 And the number of all these was two thousand, seven hundred and fifty. 37 This is the number of those of the Kohathites who did the work in the Tent of meeting, as they were numbered by Moses and Aaron at the order of the Lord.
4:38     And those of the sons of Gershon who were numbered by families, 39 All those from thirty to fifty years old who were able to do the work in the Tent of meeting, 40 Who were numbered by families in the order of their fathers' houses, were two thousand, six hundred and thirty. 41 This is the number of the sons of Gershon who did the work in the Tent of meeting, as they were numbered by Moses and Aaron at the order of the Lord.
4:42     And those of the sons of Merari who were numbered by families, in the order of their fathers' houses, 43 All those from thirty to fifty years old who did the work in the Tent of meeting, 44 Who were numbered by families, were three thousand, two hundred. 45 This is the number of the sons of Merari, numbered by Moses and Aaron at the order of the Lord.
4:46     And all the Levites who were numbered by Moses and Aaron and the chiefs of the people, by families, in the order of their fathers' houses, 47 Those from thirty to fifty years old who were able to do the work of the Tent of meeting and of its transport, 48 Came to eight thousand, five hundred and eighty. 49 At the order of the Lord they were numbered by Moses, every one in relation to his work and to his part in the transport ; so they were numbered by Moses at the order of the Lord.

NUMBERS, 5
Law concerning jealousy

5:1     And the Lord said to Moses, 2 Give orders to the children of Israel to put outside the tent-circle every leper, and anyone who has any sort of flow from his body, and anyone who is unclean from the touch of the dead ; 3 Male or female they are to be put outside the tent-circle, so that they may not make unclean my resting-place among them. 4 So the children of Israel did as the Lord had said to Moses, and put them outside the tent-circle.
5:5     And the Lord said to Moses, 6 Say to the children of Israel, If a man or a woman does any of the sins of men, going against the word of the Lord, and is in the wrong ; 7 Let them say openly what they have done; and make payment for the wrong done, with the addition of a fifth part, and give it to him to whom the wrong was done. 8 But if the man has no relation to whom the payment may be made, then the payment for sin made to the Lord will be the priest's, in addition to the sheep offered to take away his sin. 9 And every offering lifted up of all the holy things which the children of Israel give to the priest, will be his. 10 And every man's holy things will be his : whatever a man gives to the priest will be his.
5:11     And the Lord said to Moses, 12 Say to the children of Israel, If any man's wife does wrong, sinning against him 13 By taking as her lover another man, and keeps it secret so that her husband has no knowledge of it, and there is no witness against her, and she is not taken in the act ; 14 If the spirit of doubt comes into her husband's heart, and he has doubts of his wife, with good cause ; or if he has doubts of her without cause : 15 Then let him take her to the priest, offering for her the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal, without oil or perfume; for it is a meal offering of a bitter spirit, a meal offering keeping wrongdoing in mind.
5:16     And the priest will make her come near and put her before the Lord ; 17 And the priest will take holy water in a pot and put in it dust from the floor of the House ; 18 And he will make the woman come before the Lord with her hair loose, and will put the meal offering, the offering of a bitter spirit, in her hands ; and the priest will take in his hand the bitter water causing the curse ; 19 And he will make her take an oath, and say to her, If no man has been your lover and you have not been with another in place of your husband, you are free from this bitter water causing the curse ; 20 But if you have been with another in place of your husband and have made yourself unclean with a lover : 5:21 Then the priest will put the oath of the curse on the woman, and say to her, May the Lord make you a curse and an oath among your people, sending on you wasting of the legs and disease of the stomach ; 22 And this water of the curse will go into your body, causing disease of your stomach and wasting of your legs : and the woman will say, So be it.
5:23     And the priest will put these curses in a book, washing out the writing with the bitter water ; 24 And he will give to the woman the bitter water for drink ; and the bitter water causing the curse will go into her. 25 And the priest will take from her hand the meal offering of doubt, waving it before the Lord, and will take it to the altar ; 26 And he will take some of it in his hand, burning it on the altar as a sign, and then he will give the woman the bitter water. 27 And it will be that if the woman has become unclean, sinning against her husband, when she has taken the bitter water it will go into her body, causing disease of the stomach and wasting of the legs, and she will be a curse among her people. 28 But if she is clean she will be free and will have offspring.
5:29     This is the law for testing a wife who goes with another in place of her husband and becomes unclean ; 30 Or for a husband who, in a bitter spirit, has doubts in his heart about his wife ; let him take her to the priest, who will put in force this law. 31 Then the man will be free from all wrong, and the woman's sin will be on her.

NUMBERS, 6
Law for a Nazirite

6:1     And the Lord said to Moses, 2 Say to the children of Israel, If a man or a woman takes an oath to keep himself separate and give himself to the Lord ; 3 He is to keep himself from wine and strong drink, and take no mixed wine or strong drink or any drink made from grapes, or any grapes, green or dry. 4 All the time he is separate he may take nothing made from the grape-vine, from its seeds to its skin.
6:5     All the time he is under his oath let no blade come near his head ; till the days while he is separate are ended he is holy and his hair may not be cut.
6:6     All the time he is separate he may not come near any dead body. 7 He may not make himself unclean for his father or his mother, his sister or his brother, if death comes to them ; because he is under an oath to keep himself separate for God. 8 All the time he is separate he is holy to the Lord.
6:9     If death comes suddenly to a man at his side, so that he becomes unclean, let his hair be cut off on the day when he is made clean, on the seventh day. 10 And on the eighth day let him take to the priest, at the door of the Tent of meeting, two doves or two young pigeons ; 11 And the priest will give one for a sin-offering and the other for a burned offering to take away the sin which came on him on account of the dead, and he will make his head holy that same day. 12 And he will give to the Lord his days of being separate, offering a he-lamb of the first year as an offering for error: but the earlier days will be a loss, because he became unclean.
6:13     And this is the law for him who is separate, when the necessary days are ended : he is to come to the door of the Tent of meeting, 14 And make his offering to the Lord ; one he-lamb of the first year, without a mark, for a burned offering, and one female lamb of the first year, without a mark, for a sin-offering, and one male sheep, without a mark, for peace-offerings, 15 And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of the best meal mixed with oil, and thin unleavened cakes covered with oil, with their meal offering and drink offerings. 16 And the priest will take them before the Lord, and make his sin-offering and his burned offering; 17 Giving the sheep of the peace-offerings, with the basket of unleavened bread ; and at the same time, the priest will make his meal offering and his drink offering. 18 Then let his long hair, the sign of his oath, be cut off at the door of the Tent of meeting, and let him put it on the fire on which the peace-offerings are burning. 19 And the priest will take the cooked leg of the sheep and one unleavened cake and one thin cake out of the basket, and put them on the hands of the separate one after his hair has been cut, 6:20 Waving them for a wave offering before the Lord; this is holy for the priest, together with the waved breast and the leg which is lifted up ; after that, the man may take wine.
6:21     This is the law for him who takes an oath to keep himself separate, and for his offering to the Lord on that account, in addition to what he may be able to get ; this is the law of his oath, which he will have to keep.
6:22     And the Lord said to Moses, 23 Say to Aaron and his sons, These are the words of blessing which are to be used by you in blessing the children of Israel ; say to them,
    24 May the Lord send his blessing on you and keep you :
    25 May the light of the Lord's face be shining on you in grace :
    26 May the Lord's approval be resting on you and may he give you peace.
6:27     So they will put my name on the children of Israel, and I will give them my blessing.

NUMBERS, 7
Offering for the alter

    7:1 And when Moses had put up the House completely, and had put oil on it and made it holy, with all the things in it, and had made the altar and all its vessels holy with oil; 2 Then the chiefs of Israel, the heads of their fathers' houses, made offerings these were the chiefs of the tribes, who were over those who were numbered. 3 And they came with their offerings before the Lord, six covered carts and twelve oxen ; a cart for every two of the chiefs, and for every one an ox. 4 And the Lord said to Moses, 5 Take the things from them, to be used for the work of the Tent of meeting ; and give them to the Levites, to every man what is needed for his work. 6 So Moses took the carts and the oxen and gave them to the Levites. 7 Two carts and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon for their work ; 8 And four carts and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari for their work, under the direction of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest. 9 But to the sons of Kohath he gave nothing ; because they had the care of the holy place, taking it about on their backs. 10 And the chiefs gave an offering for the altar on the day when the holy oil was put on it ; they made their offering before the altar. 11 And the Lord said to Moses, Let every chief on his day give his offering to make the altar holy.
    7:12 And he who made his offering on the first day was Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah : 13 And his offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place ; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering ; 14 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice for burning ; 15 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering; 16 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 17 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Nahshon, the son of Amminadab.
    7:18 On the second day Nethanel, the son of Zuar, chief of Issachar, made his offering : 19 He gave one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place ; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering; 20 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 21 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering; 22 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 23 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Nethanel, the son of Zuar.
    7:24 On the third day Eliab, the son of Helon, chief of the children of Zebulun : 25 His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering; 26 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 27 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering; 28 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 29 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Eliab, the son of Helon.
    7:30 On the fourth day Elizur, the son of Shedeur, chief of the children of Reuben: 31 His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering ; 32 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 33 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering ; 34 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 35 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Elizur, the son of Shedeur.
    7:36 On the fifth day Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai, chief of the children of Simeon : 37 His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering ; 38 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 39 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering ; 40 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 41 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai.
    7:42 On the sixth day Eliasaph, the son of Reuel, chief of the children of Gad : 43 His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering ; 44 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 45 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering ; 46 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 47 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Eliasaph, the son of Reuel
    7:48 On the seventh day Elishama, the son of Ammihud, chief of the children of Ephraim : 49 His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place ; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering; 50 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 51 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering; 52 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 53 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Elishama, the son of Ammihud.
    7:54 On the eighth day Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur, chief of the children of Manasseh : 55 His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place ; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering; 56 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 57 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering ; 58 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 59 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur.
    7:60 On the ninth day Abidan, the son of Gideoni, chief of the children of Benjamin : 61 His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place ; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering; 62 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 63 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year for a burned offering ; 64 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 7:65 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year : this was the offering of Abidan, the son of Gideoni.
    7:66 On the tenth day Ahiezer ; the son of Ammishaddai, chief of the children of Dan : 67 His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place ; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering; 68 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 69 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering; 70 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 71 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai.
    7:72 On the eleventh day Pagiel, the son of Ochran, chief of the children of Asher: 73 His offering was one silver plate ; a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place ; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering; 74 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 75 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering ; 76 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 77 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Pagiel, the son of Ochran.
    7:78 On the twelfth day Ahira, the son of Enan, chief of the children of Naphtali : 79 His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering; 80 One gold spoon of ten shekels, full of spice ; 81 One young ox, one male sheep, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burned offering ; 82 One male of the goats for a sin-offering ; 7:83 And for the peace-offerings, two oxen, five male sheep, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Ahira, the son of Enan.
    7:84 These were the offerings given for the altar by the chiefs of Israel, when the holy oil was put on it : twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, twelve gold spoons ; 85 The weight of every silver plate was a hundred and thirty shekels, and of every basin seventy ; the weight of all the silver of the vessels was two thousand and four hundred shekels, by the scale of the holy place ; 86 The weight of the twelve gold spoons of spice for burning was ten shekels for every one, by the scale of the holy place ; all the gold of the spoons was a hundred and twenty shekels ; 87 All the oxen, for the burned offering were twelve, the male sheep twelve, the he-lambs of the first year twelve, with their meal offering; and the males of the goats for sin-offering twelve ; 88 And all the oxen for the peace-offerings, twenty-four oxen, the male sheep sixty, and the he-goats sixty, the he-lambs of the first year sixty. This was given for the altar after the holy oil was put on it.
    7:89 And when Moses went into the Tent of meeting to have talk with him, then the Voice came to his ears from over the cover which was on the ark of witness, from between the two winged ones. And he had talk with him

NUMBERS, 8
Purification of the Levites

    8:1     And the Lord said to Moses, 2 Say to Aaron, When you put the lights in their places, the seven lights will give light in front of the support. 3 And Aaron did so; he put the lights in their places so that they gave light in front of the support, as the Lord gave orders to Moses. 4 The support for the lights was of hammered gold work, from its base to its flowers it was of hammered work; from the design which the Lord had given to Moses, he made the support for the lights.
    8:5 And the Lord said to Moses, 6 Take the Levites out from among the children of Israel and make them clean. 7 And this is how you are to make them clean : let the holy water which takes away sin be put on them, and let the hair all over their bodies be cut off with a sharp blade, and let their clothing be washed and their bodies made clean. 8 Then let them take a young ox and its meal offering, crushed grain mixed with oil, and take another ox for a sin-offering. 9 And make the Levites come forward in front of the Tent of meeting, and let all the children of Israel come together : 10 And you are to take the Levites before the Lord : and the children of Israel are to put their hands on them : 11 And Aaron is to give the Levites to the Lord as a wave offering from the children of Israel, so that they may do the Lord's work. 12 And the Levites are to put their hands on the heads of the oxen, and one of the oxen is to be offered for a sin-offering and the other for a burned offering to the Lord to take away the sin of the Levites. 13 Then the Levites are to be put before Aaron and his sons, to be offered as a wave offering to the Lord.
    8:14 So you are to make the Levites separate from the children of Israel, and the Levites will be mine. 15 After that, the Levites will go in to do whatever has to be done in the Tent of meeting; you are to make them clean and give them as a wave offering. 16 For they have been given to me from among the children of Israel ; in place of every mother's first son, the first to come to birth in Israel, I have taken them for myself. 17 For every mother's first son among the children of Israel is mine, the first male birth of man or beast: on the day when I sent death on all the first sons in the land of Egypt, I made them mine. 18 And in place of the first sons among the children of Israel, I have taken the Levites. 19 And I have given them to Aaron and to his sons, from among the children of Israel, to undertake for them all the work of the Tent of meeting, and to take away sin from the children of Israel so that no evil may come on them when they come near the holy place.
    8:20 All these things Moses and Aaron and the children of Israel did to the Levites ; as the Lord gave orders to Moses about the Levites, so the children of Israel did. 21 And the Levites were made clean from sin, and their clothing was washed, and Aaron gave them for a wave offering before the Lord ; and Aaron took away their sin and made them clean. 22 And then the Levites went in to do their work in the Tent of meeting before Aaron and his sons : all the orders which the Lord had given Moses about the Levites were put into effect.
    8:23 And the Lord said to Moses, 24 This is the rule for the Levites : those of twenty-five years old and over are to go in and do the work of the Tent of meeting ; 25 But after they are fifty years old, they are to give up their work and do no more ; 26 But be with their brothers in the Tent of meeting, taking care of it but doing no work. This is what you are to do in connection with the Levites and their work.

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