Numbers 7

Offerings at the Tabernacle’s Consecration

1On the day when Moses had finished asetting up the tabernacle and had anointed and bconsecrated it with all its furnishings and had anointed and consecrated the altar with all its utensils, 2 cthe chiefs of Israel, heads of their fathershouses, who were the chiefs of the tribes, who were over those who were listed, approached 3and brought their offerings before the  Lord, six wagons and twelve oxen, a wagon for every two of the chiefs, and for each one an ox. They brought them before the tabernacle. 4Then the  Lord said to Moses, 5Accept these from them, that they may be used in the service of the tent of meeting, and give them to the Levites, to each man according to his service.” 6So Moses took the wagons and the oxen and gave them to the Levites. 7Two wagons and four oxen dhe gave to the sons of Gershon, according to their service. 8And four wagons and eight oxen ehe gave to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 9But to the sons of Kohath he gave none, because they were charged with fthe service of the holy things that ghad to be carried on the shoulder. 10And the chiefs offered offerings for the hdedication of the altar on the day it was anointed; and the chiefs offered their offering before the altar. 11And the  Lord said to Moses, “They shall offer their offerings, one chief each day, for the dedication of the altar.”

12He who offered his offering the first day was iNahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah. 13And his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels,
A  shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to kthe shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a lgrain offering;
14one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of mincense; 15 none bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 16one male goat for a osin offering; 17and for pthe sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

18On the second day qNethanel the son of Zuar, the chief of Issachar, made an offering. 19He offered for his offering one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 20one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 21one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 22one male goat for a sin offering; 23and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanel the son of Zuar.

24On the third day rEliab the son of Helon, the chief of the people of Zebulun: 25his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 26one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 27one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 28one male goat for a sin offering; 29and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.

30On the fourth day sElizur the son of Shedeur, the chief of the people of Reuben: 31his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 32one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 33one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 34one male goat for a sin offering; 35and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.

36On the fifth day tShelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, the chief of the people of Simeon: 37his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 38one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 39one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 40one male goat for a sin offering; 41and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

42On the sixth day uEliasaph the son of Deuel, the chief of the people of Gad: 43his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 44one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 45one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 46one male goat for a sin offering; 47and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

48On the seventh day vElishama the son of Ammihud, the chief of the people of Ephraim: 49his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 50one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 51one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 52one male goat for a sin offering; 53and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.

54On the eighth day wGamaliel the son of Pedahzur, the chief of the people of Manasseh: 55his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 56one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 57one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 58one male goat for a sin offering; 59and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

60On the ninth day xAbidan the son of Gideoni, the chief of the people of Benjamin: 61his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 62one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 63one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 64one male goat for a sin offering; 65and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.

66On the tenth day yAhiezer the son of Ammishaddai, the chief of the people of Dan: 67his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 68one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 69one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 70one male goat for a sin offering; 71and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

72On the eleventh day zPagiel the son of Ochran, the chief of the people of Asher: 73his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 74one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 75one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 76one male goat for a sin offering; 77and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ochran.

78On the twelfth day aaAhira the son of Enan, the chief of the people of Naphtali: 79his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 80one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense; 81one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; 82one male goat for a sin offering; 83and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

84This was the dedication offering for the altar on the day when it was anointed, from the chiefs of Israel: twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, twelve golden dishes, 85each silver plate weighing 130 shekels and each basin 70, all the silver of the vessels 2,400 shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, 86the twelve golden dishes, full of incense, weighing 10 shekels apiece according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the dishes being 120 shekels; 87all the cattle for the burnt offering twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve male lambs a year old, with their grain offering; and twelve male goats for a sin offering; 88and all the cattle for the sacrifice of peace offerings twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the male lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it abwas anointed.

89And when Moses went into the tent of meeting acto speak with the  Lord, he heard adthe voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and it spoke to him.

Numbers 8

The Seven Lamps

1Now the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2Speak to Aaron and say to him, When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lampstand.” 3And Aaron did so: he set up its lamps in front of the lampstand, as the  Lord commanded Moses. 4And aethis was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold. From its base to its flowers, it was hammered work; according to the pattern that the  Lord had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.

Cleansing of the Levites

5And the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 6Take the Levites from among the people of Israel and cleanse them. 7Thus you shall do to them to cleanse them: sprinkle the afwater of purification upon them, and aglet them go with a razor over all their body, and wash their clothes and cleanse themselves. 8Then let them take a bull from the herd and ahits grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, aiand you shall take another bull from the herd for a sin offering. 9 ajAnd you shall bring the Levites before the tent of meeting akand assemble the whole congregation of the people of Israel. 10When you bring the Levites before the  Lord, the people of Israel alshall lay their hands on the Levites, 11and Aaron shall offer the Levites before the  Lord as a wave offering from the people of Israel, that they may do the service of the  Lord. 12Then the Levites amshall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and you shall offer anthe one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to the  Lord to make atonement for the Levites. 13And you shall set the Levites before Aaron and his sons, and shall offer them as aoa wave offering to the  Lord.

14“Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the people of Israel, and apthe Levites shall be mine. 15And after that the Levites shall go in to serve at the tent of meeting, when you have cleansed them and offered them as a aqwave offering. 16For they are arwholly given to me from among the people of Israel. asInstead of all who open the womb, the firstborn of all the people of Israel, I have taken them for myself. 17 atFor all the firstborn among the people of Israel are mine, both of man and of beast. On the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I consecrated them for myself, 18and I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the people of Israel. 19 auAnd I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the people of Israel, to do the service for the people of Israel at the tent of meeting and avto make atonement for the people of Israel awthat there may be no plague among the people of Israel when the people of Israel come near the sanctuary.”

20Thus did Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the people of Israel to the Levites. According to all that the  Lord commanded Moses concerning the Levites, the people of Israel did to them. 21And axthe Levites purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes, and ayAaron offered them as a wave offering before the  Lord, and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them. 22And after that the Levites went in to do their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and his sons; as the  Lord had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.

Retirement of the Levites

23And the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24This applies to the Levites: azfrom twenty-five years old and upward they
Hebrew he; also verses 25, 26
shall come to do duty in the service of the tent of meeting.
25And from the age of fifty years they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more. 26They minister
Hebrew He ministers
to their brothers in the tent of meeting bcby keeping guard, but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites in assigning their duties.”

Numbers 9

The Passover Celebrated

1And the  Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, bdin the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2“Let the people of Israel keep the Passover at its appointed time. 3 beOn the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you shall keep it at its appointed time; according to all its statutes and all its rules you shall keep it.” 4So Moses told the people of Israel that they should keep the Passover. 5And they kept the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the  Lord commanded Moses, so the people of Israel did. 6And there were certain men who were bfunclean through touching a dead body, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day, and bgthey came before Moses and Aaron on that day. 7And those men said to him, “We are unclean through touching a dead body. Why are we kept from bringing the  Lord’s bhoffering at its appointed time among the people of Israel?” 8And Moses said to them, “Wait, that biI may hear what the  Lord will command concerning you.”

9The  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If any one of you or of your descendants is unclean through touching a dead body, or is on a long journey, he shall still keep the Passover to the  Lord. 11 bjIn the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight they shall keep it. bkThey shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 12 blThey shall leave none of it until the morning bmnor break any of its bones; bnaccording to all the statute for the Passover they shall keep it. 13But if anyone who is clean and is not on a journey fails to keep the Passover, bothat person shall be cut off from his people because he did not bring the  Lord’s bpoffering at its appointed time; that man shall bear his sin. 14And if a stranger sojourns among you and would keep the Passover to the  Lord, according to the statute of the Passover and according to its rule, so shall he do. bqYou shall have one statute, both for the sojourner and for the native.”

The Cloud Covering the Tabernacle

15 brOn the day that the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony. And bsat evening it was over the tabernacle like the appearance of fire until morning. 16So it was always: the cloud covered it by day
Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks  by day
and the appearance of fire by night.
17And whenever the cloud bulifted from over the tent, after that the people of Israel set out, and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the people of Israel camped. 18At the command of the  Lord the people of Israel set out, and at the command of the  Lord they camped. bvAs long as the cloud rested over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. 19Even when the cloud continued over the tabernacle many days, the people of Israel bwkept the charge of the  Lord and did not set out. 20Sometimes the cloud was a few days over the tabernacle, and according to the command of the  Lord they remained in camp; then according to the command of the  Lord they set out. 21And sometimes the cloud remained from evening until morning. And when the cloud lifted in the morning, they set out, or if it continued for a day and a night, when the cloud lifted they set out. 22Whether it was two days, or a month, or a longer time, that the cloud continued over the tabernacle, abiding there, the people of Israel bxremained in camp and did not set out, but when it lifted they set out. 23At the command of the  Lord they camped, and at the command of the  Lord they set out. byThey kept the charge of the  Lord, at the command of the  Lord by Moses.

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