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Numbers 3

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1 This is the lineage of Aaron and Moses, when the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai,
2 and these are the names of the sons of Aaron: the firstborn Nadab, Abiud, Eleazar, and Ithamar;
3 these are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests, the anointed ones, whom he consecrated in order to priestly;
4 but Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord, when they brought a strange fire before the Lord in the Sinai desert, but they had no children; and Eleazar and Ithamar remained priests under Aaron their father.
5 And the Lord said unto Moses, saying:
6 bring the tribe of Levi and make him a priest before Aaron, that they serve him;
7 and may they be on guard for him and on guard for the whole of the congregation at the tabernacle of the congregation, in order to render services at the tabernacle;
eight and may they keep all the things of the tabernacle of the congregation, and be on guard for the sons of Israel, to render services at the tabernacle;
nine give the Levites to Aaron and his sons [in] [order]: that they may be given to him from the sons of Israel;
ten Assign Aaron and his sons to watch their priestly office; and if an outsider sets in, he will be put to death.
eleven And the Lord said unto Moses, saying:
12 behold, I took the Levites from the sons of Israel, instead of all the first-born, who open a rampart from the sons of Israel; the Levites must be Mine,
13 for all the first-born are mine; on the day when I defeated all the first-born in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to myself all the first-born of Israel from man to beast; they must be Mine. I am the Lord.

fourteen And the Lord said to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying:
fifteen number the sons of Levi according to their families, according to their families; all males from one month and up calculated.
16 And Moses numbered them according to the word of the Lord, as commanded.
17 And here are the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, Kaath, and Merari.
18 And these are the names of the sons of Gershon after their families: Livni and Shimei.
19 And the sons of Kaath according to their families: Amram and Itzgar, Hebron and Uziel.
20 And the sons of Merari after their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of Levi according to their families.
21 From Gershon the clan of Livni and the clan of Shimei: these are the clans of the Gershonites.
22 The number was all males, from one month and up, seven thousand five hundred.
23 The families of Gershon must camp behind the tabernacle to the west;
24 the chief of the generation of the sons of Gershon, Eliasaph, the son of Laelov;
25 the keeping of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the assembly is entrusted with the tabernacle and its cover, and the curtain of the entrance of the tabernacle of the congregation,
26 and the curtains of the court, and the curtain of the entrance of the court, which is round the tabernacle and the altar, and her ropes, with all their utensils.
27 From Kaath, the clan of Amram and the clan of Izhar, and the clan of Hebron, and the clan of Uziel: these are the clans of Kaaf.
28 According to the account of all males, from one month and above, eight thousand six hundred who guarded the sanctuary.
29th The families of the sons of Kaath must lay their camp on the south side of the tabernacle;
thirty the chief of the generation of the Kaaf tribes, Eltsafan, the son of Uziel;
31 they have in their possession an ark, a table, a lamp, altars, sacred vessels that are used in the service, and a veil with all its accessories.
32 The chief over the chiefs of the Levites was Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest; under his supervision, those entrusted with the storage of the sanctuary.
33 From Merari the clan of Mahli and the clan of Mushi: these are the clans of Merari;
34 calculated by the number of all males, from one month and above - six thousand two hundred;
35 head of the generation of clans Merari Zuriel, son of Abihail; they shall set up their camp on the north side of the tabernacle;
36 the beams of the Merari are entrusted with the bars of the tabernacle and its poles, and its pillars, and its foot and all its things, with all their device,
37 and the pillars of the court on all sides and their feet, and their stakes and their ropes.
38 And on the front side of the tabernacle, east of the tabernacle of the congregation, Moses and Aaron and his sons, who were entrusted with the preservation of the sanctuary for the sons of Israel, should set up the camp; and if an outsider sets in, he will be put to death.
39 Of all the counted Levites, whom Moses and Aaron counted at the command of the Lord, according to their families, all males, from one month and up, twenty-two thousand.

40 And the Lord said to Moses: count all the firstborn males of the sons of Israel, from one month and up, and count them by name;
41 and take the Levites for Me, - I am the Lord - instead of all the first-born of the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the first-born cattle of the sons of Israel.
42 And Moses counted, as the Lord commanded him, all the first-born of the sons of Israel
43 and there were all the first-born male, by the number of names, from one month and up, twenty-two thousand two hundred seventy-three.
44 And the Lord said unto Moses, saying:
45 take the Levites instead of all the first-born of the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; May the Levites be Mine. I am the Lord.
46 And in the redemption of two hundred and seventy-three, which are superfluous against the [number of] Levites, from the firstborn of Israel,
47 take five shekels per person; according to the shekel of the holy, take twenty ger in a shekel,
48 and give this silver unto Aaron and his sons, in ransom for the superfluous against their number.
49 And Moses took the silver of the ransom for the unnecessary against the [number of] replaced by the Levites,
50 he took from the firstborn of Israel a thousand three hundred and sixty five silver [shekels], according to the shekel of the sanctuary,
51 and Moses gave the silver of redemption to Aaron and his sons according to the word of the Lord, as the Lord commanded Moses.

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