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The dwelling’s dedication
1On the day when Moses finished setting up the dwelling, he anointed and made it holy. All its equipment, as well as the altar and all its equipment, he also anointed and made holy. 2The chiefs of Israel, the leaders of their households, made their presentations. They were the tribal chiefs and those who were in charge of the enlistment. 3They brought their offerings before the Lord: six covered wagons and twelve oxen—a wagon for every two chiefs, and an ox for every chief. They brought them near before the dwelling.
4The Lord said to Moses: 5Take these from them and use them for service in the meeting tent. Give them to the Levites according to their duties.
6So Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and he gave them to the Levites. 7Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the Gershonites for their duty. 8Four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the Merarites for their duty under the supervision of Ithamar, Aaron the priest’s son. 9But to the Kohathites he gave nothing because their duty concerned the holy things that had to be carried on the shoulders. 10The chiefs made their presentations for the dedication of the altar on the day it was anointed. The chiefs presented their offerings before the altar.
11The Lord said to Moses: One chief per day will present their offering for the dedication of the altar.
12The one presenting his offering on the first day was Nahshon, Amminadab’s son, from the tribe of Judah. 13His offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 14one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 15one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 16one male goat for a purification offering; 17and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nahshon, Amminadab’s son.
18On the second day Nethanel, Zuar’s son, the chief of Issachar, presented his offering. 19He presented as his offering one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 20one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 21one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 22one male goat for a purification offering; 23and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanel, Zuar’s son.
24On the third day Zebulun’s Chief Eliab, Helon’s son: 25his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 26one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 27one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 28one male goat for a purification offering; 29and for the well-being sacrifice, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab, Helon’s son.
30On the fourth day Reuben’s Chief Elizur, Shedeur’s son: 31his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 32one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 33one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 34one male goat for a purification offering; 35and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elizur, Shedeur’s son.
36On the fifth day Simeon’s Chief Shelumiel, Zurishaddai’s son: 37his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 38one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 39one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 40one male goat for a purification offering; 41and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Shelumiel, Zurishaddai’s son.
42On the sixth day Gad’s Chief Eliasaph, Deuel’s son: 43his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 44one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 45one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 46one male goat for a purification offering; 47and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph, Deuel’s son.
48On the seventh day Ephraim’s Chief Elishama, Ammihud’s son: 49his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 50one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 51one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 52one male goat for a purification offering; 53and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elishama, Ammihud’s son.
54On the eighth day Manasseh’s Chief Gamaliel, Pedahzur’s son: 55his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels by the sanctuary scale, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 56one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 57one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 58one male goat for a purification offering; 59and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel, Pedahzur’s son.
60On the ninth day Benjamin’s Chief Abidan, Gideoni’s son: 61his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 62one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 63one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 64one male goat for a purification offering; 65and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Abidan, Gideoni’s son.
66On the tenth day Dan’s Chief Ahiezer, Ammishaddai’s son: 67his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 68one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 69one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 70one male goat for a purification offering; 71and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer, Ammishaddai’s son.
72On the eleventh day Asher’s Chief Pagiel, Ochran’s son: 73his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 74one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 75one bull from the herd, one ram, and one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 76one male goat for a purification offering; 77and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Pagiel, Ochran’s son.
78On the twelfth day Naphtali’s Chief Ahira, Enan’s son: 79his offering was one silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering; 80one gold bowl weighing ten shekels full of incense; 81one bull from the herd, one ram, one year-old male lamb for an entirely burned offering; 82one male goat for a purification offering; 83and for the well-being sacrifice two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahira, Enan’s son.
84This is what the Israelite chiefs provided for the dedication of the altar on the day it was anointed: twelve silver dishes, twelve silver basins, and twelve gold bowls; 85each silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels and each basin seventy shekels—all the silver equipment weighed two thousand four hundred shekels according to the sanctuary shekel; 86the twelve gold bowls full of incense weighing ten shekels each according to the sanctuary shekel—all the gold of the bowls weighed one hundred twenty shekels; 87all the animals for the entirely burned offering were twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve male lambs a year old, with their grain offering; twelve male goats for the purification offering; 88and all the animals for the well-being sacrifice were twenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty male goats, and sixty male lambs a year old. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.
Moses in the dwelling
89When Moses entered the meeting tent to speak with the Lord,#Or him he would hear the voice speaking to him from above the cover#Or mercy seat or perhaps reconciliation cover (Heb kapporet) that was on the chest containing the covenant, from between the two winged creatures. In this way he spoke to Moses.
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