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1And these are the generations of Aharon and Mosheh when יהוה spoke with Mosheh on Mount Sinai.
2And these are the names of the sons of Aharon: Naḏaḇ, the first-born, and Aḇihu, El‛azar, and Ithamar.
3These are the names of the sons of Aharon, the anointed priests, whom he ordained to act as priests.
4And Naḏaḇ and Aḇihu had died before יהוה when they brought strange fire before יהוה in the Wilderness of Sinai. And they had no children. So El‛azar and Ithamar acted as priests in the presence of Aharon their father.
5And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
6“Bring the tribe of Lĕwi near, and set them before Aharon the priest, and they shall serve him,
7and shall guard his duty and the duty of all the congregation before the Tent of Meeting, to do the service of the Dwelling Place.
8“And they shall guard all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting, and the duty of the children of Yisra’ĕl, to do the service of the Dwelling Place.
9“And you shall give the Lĕwites to Aharon and his sons. They are the given ones, given to him from among the children of Yisra’ĕl.
10“And appoint Aharon and his sons, and they shall guard their priesthood. And the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.”
11And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
12“Now look, I Myself have taken the Lĕwites from among the children of Yisra’ĕl instead of every first-born who opens the womb among the children of Yisra’ĕl. And the Lĕwites shall be Mine,
13because all the first-born are Mine. On the day that I struck all the first-born in the land of Mitsrayim, I set apart to Myself all the first-born in Yisra’ĕl, both man and beast. They are Mine, I am יהוה.”
14And יהוה spoke to Mosheh in the Wilderness of Sinai, saying,
15“Register the children of Lĕwi by their fathers’ houses, by their clans. Register every male from a month old and above.”
16So Mosheh registered them according to the word of יהוה, as he had been commanded.
17And these were the sons of Lĕwi by their names: Gĕreshon, and Qehath, and Merari.
18And these are the names of the sons of Gĕreshon by their clans: Liḇni and Shim‛i.
19And the sons of Qehath by their clans: Amram and Yitshar, Ḥeḇron and Uzzi’ĕl.
20And the sons of Merari by their clans: Maḥli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Lĕwites by their fathers’ houses.
21From Gĕreshon came the clan of the Liḇnites and the clan of the Shim‛ites. These were the clans of the Gĕreshonites.
22Their registered ones, according to the number of all the males from a month old and above, their registered ones were seven thousand five hundred.
23The clans of the Gĕreshonites were to camp westward, behind the Dwelling Place,
24and the leader of the fathers’ house of the Gĕreshonites: Elyasaph, son of La’ĕl.
25And the duty of the children of Gĕreshon in the Tent of Meeting was the Dwelling Place, and the tent with its covering, and the covering of the door of the Tent of Meeting,
26and the screens of the courtyard and the covering of the door of the courtyard, which is around the Dwelling Place and the altar, and their cords, according to all its service.
27And from Qehath came the clan of the Amramites, and the clan of the Yitsharites, and the clan of the Ḥeḇronites, and the clan of the Uzzi’ĕlites. These were the clans of the Qehathites.
28In number, all the males, from a month old and above, were eight thousand six hundred, guarding the duty of the set-apart place.
29The clans of the children of Qehath were to camp on the south side of the Dwelling Place.
30And the leader of the fathers’ house of the clans of the Qehathites was Elitsaphan, son of Uzzi’ĕl.
31And their duty was the ark, and the table, and the lampstand, and the altars, and the utensils of the set-apart place used in the service, and the covering, and all its service.
32And El‛azar, son of Aharon the priest, was to be chief over the leaders of the Lĕwites, with oversight of those who guard the duty of the set-apart place.
33From Merari came the clan of the Maḥlites and the clan of the Mushites. These were the clans of Merari.
34And the number of their registered ones, all the males from a month old and above, were six thousand two hundred.
35And the leader of the fathers’ house of the clans of Merari was Tsuri’ĕl, son of Aḇiḥayil. These were to camp on the north side of the Dwelling Place.
36And the appointed duty of the children of Merari was the boards of the Dwelling Place, and its bars, and its columns, and its sockets, and its utensils, and all its service,
37and the columns of the courtyard all around, with their sockets, and their pegs, and their cords.
38And those who were to camp before the Dwelling Place on the east, before the Tent of Meeting, were Mosheh and Aharon, and his sons, guarding the duty of the set-apart place, and the duty of the children of Yisra’ĕl. But the stranger who came near was to be put to death.
39All the registered ones of the Lĕwites, whom Mosheh and Aharon registered at the command of יהוה, by their clans, all the males from a month old and above, were twenty-two thousand.
40And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Register all the first-born males of the children of Yisra’ĕl from a month old and above, and take the number of their names.
41“And you shall take the Lĕwites for Me – I am יהוה – instead of all the first-born among the children of Yisra’ĕl, and the livestock of the Lĕwites instead of all the first-born among the livestock of the children of Yisra’ĕl.”
42And Mosheh registered all the first-born among the children of Yisra’ĕl as יהוה had commanded him.
43And all the first-born males, by the number of names, from one month old and above of their registered ones, were twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-three.
44And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
45“Take the Lĕwites instead of all the first-born among the children of Yisra’ĕl, and the livestock of the Lĕwites instead of their livestock. And the Lĕwites shall be Mine, I am יהוה.
46“And for the ransom of the two hundred and seventy-three of the first-born of the children of Yisra’ĕl, who are more than the number of the Lĕwites,
47you shall take five sheqels for each one, head by head – take it by the sheqel of the set-apart place, the sheqel of twenty gĕrahs.
48“And you shall give the silver, the ransom of those who are in excess among them, to Aharon and his sons.”
49And Mosheh took the ransom silver from those who were over and above those who were ransomed by the Lĕwites.
50From the first-born of the children of Yisra’ĕl he took the silver, one thousand three hundred and sixty-five pieces, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place.
51And Mosheh gave their ransom silver to Aharon, and to his sons, according to the word of יהוה, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.
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