Numbers 7

Offerings of Dedication

On the day Moses finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed and consecrated it and all its furnishings, along with the altar and all its utensils. And the leaders of Israel, the heads of their families, presented an offering. These [men] were the tribal leaders who had supervised the registration. They brought as their offering before the LORD six covered carts and twelve oxen— an ox from each [leader] and a cart from every two leaders— and presented them before the tabernacle. And the LORD said to Moses, “Accept these [gifts] from them, that they may be used in the work of the Tent of Meeting. And give them to the Levites, to every man according to his service.” So Moses took the carts and oxen and gave them to the Levites. He gave the Gershonites two carts and four oxen, as their service required, and he gave the Merarites four carts and eight oxen, as their service required, all under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. But he did not give any to the Kohathites, since they were to carry on their shoulders the holy objects for which they were responsible. 10  When [the altar] was anointed, the leaders approached with their offerings for [its] dedication [and] presented them before the altar. 11  And the LORD said to Moses, “Each day one leader is to present his offering for the dedication of the altar.” 12  On the first day Nahshon son of Amminadab from the tribe of Judah drew near with his offering. 13  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] ,
That is, about 3.25 pounds or 1.47 kilograms; here and throughout this chapter
and one silver basin weighing seventy shekels,
That is, about 1.76 pounds or 798 grams; here and throughout this chapter
both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;
14  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] ,
That is, about 4 ounces or 114 grams; here and throughout this chapter
filled with incense;
15  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 16  one male goat for a sin offering; 17  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nahshon son of Amminadab. 18  On the second day Nethanel son of Zuar, the leader of Issachar, drew near. 19  The offering he presented was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 20  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 21  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 22  one male goat for a sin offering; 23  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanel son of Zuar. 24  On the third day Eliab son of Helon, the leader of the Zebulunites, [drew near] . 25  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 26  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 27  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 28  one male goat for a sin offering; 29  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab son of Helon. 30  On the fourth day Elizur son of Shedeur, the leader of the Reubenites, [drew near] . 31  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 32  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 33  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 34  one male goat for a sin offering; 35  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elizur son of Shedeur. 36  On the fifth day Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai, the leader of the Simeonites, [drew near] . 37  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 38  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 39  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 40  one male goat for a sin offering; 41  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai. 42  On the sixth day Eliasaph son of Deuel, the leader of the Gadites, [drew near] . 43  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 44  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 45  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 46  one male goat for a sin offering; 47  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph son of Deuel. 48  On the seventh day Elishama son of Ammihud, the leader of the Ephraimites, [drew near] . 49  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 50  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 51  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 52  one male goat for a sin offering; 53  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elishama son of Ammihud. 54  On the eighth day Gamaliel son of Pedahzur, the leader of the Manassites, [drew near] . 55  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 56  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 57  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 58  one male goat for a sin offering; 59  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel son of Pedahzur. 60  On the ninth day Abidan son of Gideoni, the leader of the Benjamites, [drew near] . 61  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 62  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 63  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 64  one male goat for a sin offering; 65  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Abidan son of Gideoni. 66  On the tenth day Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai, the leader of the Danites, [drew near] . 67  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 68  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 69  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 70  one male goat for a sin offering; 71  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai. 72  On the eleventh day Pagiel son of Ocran, the leader of the Asherites, [drew near] . 73  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 74  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 75  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 76  one male goat for a sin offering; 77  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Pagiel son of Ocran. 78  On the twelfth day Ahira son of Enan, the leader of the Naphtalites, [drew near] . 79  His offering was one silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty [shekels] , and one silver basin weighing seventy, both according to the sanctuary shekel [and] filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 80  one gold dish weighing ten [shekels] , filled with incense; 81  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 82  one male goat for a sin offering; 83  and a peace offering of two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahira son of Enan. 84  This [was the offering] from the leaders of Israel for the dedication of the altar when it was anointed: twelve silver platters, twelve silver basins, and twelve gold dishes. 85  Each silver platter weighed a hundred and thirty shekels, and each basin seventy shekels. The total weight of the silver articles [was] two thousand four hundred [shekels] ,
That is, about 60 pounds or 27.2 kilograms
according to the sanctuary shekel.
86  The twelve gold dishes filled with incense [weighed] ten [shekels] each, according to the sanctuary shekel. The total weight of the gold dishes [was] a hundred and twenty [shekels] .
That is, about 3 pounds or 1.36 kilograms
87  All the livestock for the burnt offering totaled twelve bulls, twelve rams, and twelve male lambs a year old— along with their grain offerings— and twelve male goats for the sin offering. 88  All the livestock sacrificed for the peace offerings totaled twenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty male goats, and sixty male lambs a year old. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed. 89  When Moses entered the Tent of Meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the mercy seat
Or atonement cover
on the Ark of the Testimony. Thus [the LORD] spoke to him.
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