Numbers 3


3:1 These also [are] the generations of Aaron and Moses, in the
 day [that] the LORD spoke with Moses in mount Sinai.
3:2 And these [are] the names of the sons of Aaron; Nadab the
 first-born, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
3:3 These [are] the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests who
 were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's
 office.
3:4 And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered
 strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and
 they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the
 priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father.
3:5 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
3:6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron
 the priest, that they may minister to him.
3:7 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole
 congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do
 the service of the tabernacle.
3:8 And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of
 the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to
 do the service of the tabernacle.
3:9 And thou shalt give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons:
 they [are] wholly given to him out of the children of Israel.
3:10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall
 wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh
 nigh shall be put to death.
3:11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
3:12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the
 children of Israel, instead of all the first-born that openeth
 the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites
 shall be mine;
3:13 Because all the first-born [are] mine; [for] on the day
 that I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt, I
 hallowed to me all the first-born in Israel, both man and
 beast: mine they shall be: I [am] the LORD.
3:14 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai,
 saying,
3:15 Number the children of Levi after the house of their
 fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and
 upward shalt thou number them.
3:16 And Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD,
 as he was commanded.
3:17 And these were the sons of Levi, by their names; Gershon,
 and Kohath, and Merari.
3:18 And these [are] the names of the sons of Gershon by their
 families; Libni, and Shimei.
3:19 And the sons of Kohath by their families; Amram, and
 Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
3:20 And the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi:
 these [are] the families of the Levites, according to the house
 of their fathers.
3:21 Of Gershon [was] the family of the Libnites, and the family
 of the Shimites: these [are] the families of the Gershonites.
3:22 Those that were numbered of them, according to the number
 of all the males, from a month old and upward, [even] those
 that were numbered of them, [were] seven thousand and five
 hundred.
3:23 The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the
 tabernacle westward.
3:24 And the chief of the house of the father of the Gershonites
 [shall be] Eliasaph the son of Lael.
3:25 And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of
 the congregation [shall be] the tabernacle, and the tent, its
 covering, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the
 congregation,
3:26 And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door
 of the court, which [is] by the tabernacle, and by the altar
 round about, and the cords of it, for all the service of it.
3:27 And of Kohath [was] the family of the Amramites, and the
 family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and
 the family of the Uzzielites: these [are] the families of the
 Kohathites.
3:28 In the number of all the males from a month old and upward,
 [were] eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of
 the sanctuary.
3:29 The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side
 of the tabernacle southward.
3:30 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of
 the Kohathites [shall be] Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
3:31 And their charge [shall be] the ark, and the table, and the
 candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary
 with which they minister, and the hanging, and all the service
 of it.
3:32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest [shall be] chief
 over the chief of the Levites, [and have] the oversight of them
 that keep the charge of the sanctuary.
3:33 Of Merari [was] the family of the Mahlites, and the family
 of the Mushites: these [are] the families of Merari.
3:34 And those that were numbered of them, according to the
 number of all the males from a month old and upward, [were] six
 thousand and two hundred.
3:35 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of
 Merari [was] Zuriel the son of Abihail: [these] shall pitch on
 the side of the tabernacle northward.
3:36 And [under] the custody and charge of the sons of Merari
 [shall be] the boards of the tabernacle, and its bars, and its
 pillars, and its sockets, and all its vessels, and all that
 serveth to it.
3:37 And the pillars of the court round about, and their
 sockets, and their pins, and their cords.
3:38 But those that encamp before the tabernacle towards the
 east, [even] before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward
 [shall be] Moses and Aaron, and his sons, keeping the charge of
 the sanctuary, for the charge of the children of Israel; and
 the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
3:39 All that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron
 numbered at the commandment of the LORD, throughout their
 families, all the males from a month old and upward, [were]
 twenty and two thousand.
3:40 And the LORD said to Moses, number all the first-born of
 the males of the children of Israel, from a month old and
 upward, and take the number of their names.
3:41 And thou shalt take the Levites for me (I [am] the LORD)
 instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel; and
 the cattle of the Levites, instead of all the firstlings among
 the cattle of the children of Israel.
3:42 And Moses numbered, as the LORD commanded him, all the
 first-born among the children of Israel.
3:43 And all the first-born males by the number of names, from a
 month old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were
 twenty and two thousand two hundred and seventy and three.
3:44 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
3:45 Take the Levites instead of all the first-born among the
 children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of
 their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I [am] the LORD.
3:46 And for those that are to be redeemed of the two hundred
 and seventy and three, of the first-born of the children of
 Israel, which are more than the Levites:
3:47 Thou shalt even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after
 the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take [them]: the shekel
 [is] twenty gerahs.
3:48 And thou shalt give to Aaron and to his sons the money,
 with which the odd number of them is to be redeemed.
3:49 And Moses took the redemption-money of them that were over
 and above them that were redeemed by the Levites:
3:50 Of the first-born of the children of Israel he took the
 money; a thousand three hundred and sixty and five [shekels],
 after the shekel of the sanctuary.
3:51 And Moses gave the money of them that were redeemed to
 Aaron, and to his sons, according to the word of the LORD, as
 the LORD commanded Moses.
 
 

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