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The order of the tribes
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in their tents. 9 All that were numbered in the 22 Then the tribe of Benjamin: and camp of Judah were an hundred thou- the captain of the sons of Benjamin sand and fourscore thousand and six shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni. thousand and four hundred, through 23 And his host, and those that were out their armies. These shall first numbered of them, were thirty and five set forth.

thousand and four hundred. 10 On the south side shall be the 24 All that were numbered of the standard of the camp of Reuben ac- camp of Ephraim were an hundred cording to their armies: and the cap- thousand and eight thousand and an tain of the children of Reuben shall hundred, throughout their armies. be Elizur the son of Shedeur.

And they shall go forward in the 11 And his host, and those that were third rank. numbered thereof, were forty and six 25 | The standard of the camp of thousand and five hundred.

Dan shall be on the north side by their 12 And those which pitch by him armies: and the captain of the childshall be the tribe of Simeon: and the ren of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son captain of the children of Simeon shall of Ammishaddai. be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 26 And his host, and those that were

13 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore numbered of them, were fifty and nine and two thousand and seven hundred. thousand and three hundred.

27 And those that encamp by him 14 Then the tribe of Gad: and the shall be the tribe of Asher: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be captain of the children of Asher shall Eliasaph the son of Reuel.

be Pagiel the son of Ocran. 15 And his host, and those that were 28 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and five numbered of them, were forty and one thousand and six hundred and fifty. thousand and five hundred.

16 All that were numbered in the 29 | Then the tribe of Naphtali: and camp of Reuben were an hundred the captain of the children of Naphtali thousand and fifty and one thousand shall be Ahira the son of Enan. and four hundred and fifty, through 30 And his host, and those that were out their armies. And they shall set numbered of them, were fifty and three forth in the second rank.

thousand and four hundred. 17 | Then the tabernacle of the 31 All they that were numbered in congregation shall set forward with the camp of Dan were an hundred the camp

of the Levites in the midst thousand and fifty and seven thousand of the camp: as they encamp, so shall and six hundred. They shall go hindthey set 'forward, every man in his most with their standards. place by their standards.

32 9 These are those which were 18 On the west side shall be the numbered of the children of Israel by standard of the camp of Ephraim ac- the house of their fathers : all those cording to their armies: and the cap- that were numbered of the camps tain of the sons of Ephraim shall be throughout their hosts were six hunElishama the son of Ammihud. dred thousand and three thousand and

19 And his host, and those that were five hundred and fifty. numbered of them, were forty thou 33 But the Levites were noi numsand and five hundred.

bered among the children of Israel; 20 And by him shall be the tribe of as the Lord commanded Moses. Manasseh: and the captain of the 34 And the children of Israel did children of Manasseh shall be Gama- according to all that the LORD comliel the son of Pedahzur.

manded Moses : so they pitched by 21 And his host, and those that were their standards, and so they set fornumbered of them, were thirty and two ward, every one after their families, acthousand and two hundred.

cording to the house of their fathers.

The sons of Aaron.

CHAP. III. The Levilas are numbered.

Israel instead of all the firstborn that CHAP. III. 1 The sons of Aaron. 5 The Levites are given dren of Israel: therefore the Levites

openeth the matrix among the chilto the priests for the service of the tabernacle, 11 instead of the firstborn. 14 The Levites shall be mine; are numbered by thcir families. 21 The fa 13 Because all the firstborn are milies, number, and charge of the Gershonites, 27 of the Kohathites, 33 of the Merarites: mine; for on the day that I smote all 58 The place and charge of Moses and Auron. the firstborn in the land of Egypt I 40 The firstboru are freed by the Leviles. 44 hallowed unto me all the firstborn in The urarplus are redeemed.

Israel, both nian and beast: mine These also are the generations of shall they be: I am the Lord. Aaron and Moses in the day that the 14 | And the LORD spake unto MoLORD spake with Moses in mount ses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, Sinai.

15 Number the children of Levi af. . And these are the names of the ter the house of their fathers, by their sons of Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, families: every male from a month old and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. and upward shalt thou number them.

3 These are the names of the sons 16 And Moses numbered them acof Aaron, the priests which were cording to the word of the LORD, as anointed, whom he consecrated to he was commanded. minister in the priest's office.

17 And these were the sons of Levi 4 And Nadab and Abihu died be- by their names; Gershon, and Kofore the LORD, when they offered hath, and Merari. strange fire before the Lord, in the 18 And these are the names of the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no sons of Gershon by their families; children: and Eleazar and Ithamar Libni, and Shimei. ministered in the priest's office in the 19 And the sons of Kohath by their sight of Aaron their father.

families; Amram, and Izehar, He5 And the LORD spake unto Mo- bron, and Uzziel. ses, saying,

20 And the sons of Merari by their 6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and families; Mahli, and Mushi. These present them before Aaron the priest, are the families of the Levites acthat they may minister unto bim. cording to the house of their fathers.

7 And they shall keep his charge, 21 Of Gershon was the family of and the charge of the whole congre- the Libnites, and the family of the gation before the tabernacle of the Shimites: these are the families of congregation, to do the service of the the Gershonites. tabernacle.

22 Those that were numbered of 8 And they shall keep all the instru- them, according to the number of all ments of the tabernacle of the congre- the males, from a month old and upgation, and the charge of the children ward, even those that were numbered of Israel, to do the service of the ta of them were seven thousand and five bernacle.

hundred. 9 And thou shalt give the Levites 23 The families of the Gersbonites tuto Aaron and to his sons: they are shall pitch behind the tabernacle wholly given unto him out of the westward. children of Israel.

24 And the chief of the house of 10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron the father of the Gershonites shall be and his sons, and they shall wait on Eliasaph the son of Lael. their priest's office, and the stranger 25 And the charge of the sons of that cometh nigh shall be put to death. Gershon in the tabernacle of the con

11 And the Lord spake unto Mo-gregation shall be the tabernacle, and ses, saying,

the tent, the covering thereof, and the 12 And I, behold, I have taken the hanging for the door of the tabernacle Levites from among the children of of the congregation.

The families of the Kohathites, &c. NUMBERS, The charge of Moses and Aarona *:-)

26 And the hangings of the court, the tabernacle toward the east, even be-. 59 and the curtain for the door of the fore the tabernacle of the congregation court, which is by the tabernacle, and eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron by the altar round about, and the cords and his sons, keeping the charge of of it for all the service thereof. the sanctuary for the charge of the

27 And of Kohath was the family children of Israel; and the stranger of the Amramites, and the family of that cometh nigh shall be put to death. the Izeharites, and the family of the 39 All that were numbered of the Hebronites, and the family of the Levites, which Moses and Aaron num Uzzielites : these are the families of bered at the commandment of the the Kohathites.

LORD, throughout their families, allum 28 In the number of all the males, the males from a month old and upfrom a month old and upward, were ward, were twenty and two thousand, eight thousand and six hundred, keep 40 | And the LORD said unto Moing the charge of the sanctuary. ses, Number all the firstborn of the

29 The families of the sons of Ko- males of the children of Israel from hath shall pitch on the side of the ta a month old and upward, and take bernacle southward.

the number of their names. 30 And the chief of the house of the 41 And thou shalt take the Levites father of the families of the Kohathites for me (I am the LORD) instead of shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. all the firstborn among the children

si And their charge shall be the ark, of Israel; and the cattle of the Leand the table, and the candlestick, and vites instead of all the firstlings among the altars, and the vessels of the sanc the cattle of the children of Israel. tuary wherewith they minister, and 49 And Moses numbered, as the the hanging, and all the service thereof. Lord commanded him, all the first

32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron born among the children of Israel. the priest shall be chief over the chief 43 And all the firstborn males by of the Levites, and have the oversight the number of names, from a month of them that keep the charge of the old and upward, of those that were sanctuary.

numbered of them, were twenty and 33 Of Merari was the family of the two thousand two hundred and threeMahlites, and the family of the Mush- score and thirteen. ites : these are the families of Merari. 44 And the LORD spake unto

34 And those that were numbered Moses, saying, of them, according to the number of 45 Take the Levites instead of all all the males, from a month old and the firstborn among the children of upward, were six thousand and two Israel, and the cattle of the Levites hundred.

instead of their cattle ; and the Le35 And the chief of the house of the vites shall be mine; I am the LORD. father of the families of Merari was

Pas 46 And for those that are to be reZuriel the son of Abihail : these shall deemed of the two hundred and threepitch on the side of the tabernacle score and thirteen of the firstborn of northward.

the children of Israel, which are more 36 And under the custody and charge than the Levites; of the sons of Merari shall be the 47 Thou shalt even take five shekels boards of the tabernacle, and the bars apiece by the poll, after the shekel of thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the the sanctuary shalt thou take them: sockets thereof, and all the vessels (the shekel is twenty gerahs :) thereof, and all that serveth thereto, 48 And thou shalt give the money,

37 And the pillars of the court round wherewith the odd number of them is about, and their sockets, and their pins, to be redeemed, unto Aaron and to and their cords. 38 | But those that encamp before 49 And Moses took the redemption

his sons.

The service of the Levites. CHAP. IV.

The charge of Eleazar. be money of them that were over and and cover the candlestick of the light, tica

above them that were redeemed by and his lamps, and his tongs, and his the Levites :

snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels there50 Of the firstborn of the children of, wherewith they minister unto it:

of Israel took he the money; a thou 10 And they shall put it and all the ge

sand three hundred and threescore vessels thereof within a covering of th

and five shekels, after the shekel of the badgers' skins, and shall put it upon sanctuary :

a bar. 51 And Moses gave the money of 11 And upon the golden altar they them that were redeemed unto Aaron shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover and to his sons, according to the word it with a covering of badgers' skins, of the LORD, as the LORD command and shall put to the staves thereof : ed Moses.

12 And they shall take all the instruCHAP. IV.

ments of ministry, wherewith they 1 The age and time of the Levites' service.

minister in the sanctuary, and put The coriage of the Kohathites, when the priests them in a cloth of blue, and cover have taken down the tabernacle. 16 The charge them with a covering of badgers' skins, of Eleazar. 17 The office of the priests. 21

and shall The carriage of the Gershonites. 29 The cur

them

put on a bar : riage of the Merurites. 34 The number of the

13 And they shall take away the Kohathites, 38 of the Gershorites, 42 and of ashes from the altar, and spread a purthe Merarites.

ple cloth thereon And the Lord spake unto Moses 14 And they shall put upon it all the and unto Aaron, saying,

vessels thereof, wherewith they minis2 Take the sum of the sons of Ko- ter about it, even the censers, the fleshbath from among the sons of Levi, hooks, and the shovels, and the basons, after their families, by the house of all the vessels of the altar; and they their fathers,

shall spread upon it a covering of bad3 From thirty years old and upward gers’skins, and put to the staves of it. even until fifty years old, all that enter 15 And when Aaron and his sons into the host, to do the work in the have made an end of covering the tabernacle of the congregation. sanctuary, and all the vessels of the

4 This shall be the service of the sons sanctuary, as the camp is to set for-
of Kohath in the tabernacle of the con- ward; after that, the sons of Kohath
gregation, about the most holy things : shall come to bear it: but they shall

5. And when the camp setteth for- not touch any holy thing, lest they die.
ward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, These things are the burden of the
and they shall take down the covering sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of
vail, and cover the ark of testimony the congregation.
with it:

16 And to the office of Eleazar the 6 And shall put thereon the cover son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the ing of badgers' skins, and shall spread oil for the light, and the sweet incense, over it a cloth wholly of blue, and and the daily meat offering, and the ashall put in the staves thereof. nointing oil, and the oversight of all the

7 And upon the table of shewbread tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in they shall spread a cloth of blue, and the sanctuary,and in the vessels thereof.

17 and the bowls, and covers to cover ses and unto Aaron, saying, withal : and the continual bread shall 18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the be thereon :

families of the Kohathites from among 8 And they shall spread upon them the Levites : a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same

ne 19 But thus do unto them, that they with a covering of badgers' skins, and may live, and not die, when they apshall put in the staves thereof. proach unto the most holy things : 9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, Aaron and his sons shall go in, and

The carriage of the Gershonites NUMBERS,

and of the Merarites. appoint them every one to his service | bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and to his burden:

and the sockets thereof, 20 But they shall not

go
in to see

32 And the pillars of the court round when the holy things are covered, lest about, and their sockets, and their pins, they die.

and their cords, with all their instru21 And the LORD spake unto ments, and with all their service: and Moses, saying,

by name ye shall reckon the instru22 Take also the sum of the sons of ments of the charge of their burden. Gershon, throughout the houses of 33 This is the service of the families their fathers, by their families; of the sons of Merari, according to

23 From thirty years old and upward all their service, in the tabernacle of until fifty years old shalt thou number the congregation, under the hand of them; all that enter in to perform the Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. service, to do the work in the taber 34 | And Moses and Aaron and the nacle of the congregation.

chief of the congregation numbered 24 This is the service of the fami the sons of the Kohathites after their lies of the Gershonites, to serve, and families, and after the house of their for burdens :

fathers, 25 And they shall bear the curtains of 35 From thirty years old and upward the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the even unto fifty years old, everyone that congregation, his covering, and the co- entereth into the service, for the work vering of the badgers' skins that is above in the tabernacle of the congregation: upon it, and the hanging for the door of 36 And those that were numbered the tabernacle of the congregation, of them by their families were two

26 And the hangings of the court, thousand seven hundred and fifty. and the hanging for the door of the 37 These were they that were numgate of the court, which is by the ta- bered of the families of the Kohathbernacle and by the altar round about, ites, all that might do service in the and their cords, and all the instru- tabernacle of the congregation, which ments of their service, and all that is Moses and Aaron did number acmade for them : so shall they serve. cording to the commandment of the

27 At the appointment of Aaron Lord by the hand of Moses. and his sons shall be all the service of 38 And those that were numbered of the sons of the Gershonites, in all the sons of Gershon, throughout their their burdens, and in all their service: families, and by the house of their and ye shall appoint unto them in fathers, charge all their burdens.

39 From thirty years old and upward 28 This is the service of the fami even unto fifty years old, every one that lies of the sons of Gershon in the ta entereth into the service, for the work bernacle of the congregation : and in the tabernacle of the congregation, their charge shall be under the hand of 40 Even those that were numbered Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest of them, throughout their families, by .

29 | As for the sons of Merari, thou the house of their fathers, were two shalt number them after their fami- thousand and six hundred and thirty. lies, by the house of their fathers; 41 Theseure they that were number

30 From thirty years old and up- ed of the families of the sons of Gerward even unto tifty years old shalt shon, of all that might do service in the thou number them, every one that en- tabernacle of the congregation, whom tereth into the service, to do the work Moses and Aaron did number accordof the tabernacle of the congregation. ing to the commandment of the LORD.

31 And this is the charge of their 42 And those that were numbered burden, according to all their service of the families of the sons of Merari, in the tabernacle of the congregation; throughout their families, by the house the boards of the tabernacle, and the of their fathers,

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