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The Leaders Make Offerings
1On the day Moses finished setting up the tabernacle and appointed and consecrated it and all its vessels, and the altar and its vessels, and he appointed them and consecrated them, 2the leaders of Israel, the heads of the families,#Literally “the house of their fathers” presented an offering; they were the leaders of the tribes and were the ones in charge of the counting. 3They brought their offering before the presence of#Or “before the face of” Yahweh, six covered utility carts and twelve cattle, a utility cart for two of the leaders, and a bull for each; and they presented them before#Literally “before the face of” the tabernacle. 4Yahweh said to Moses, saying, 5“Take them,#Literally “Take from them” and they will be used to do the work of the tent of the assembly; and you will give them to the Levites, each according to his required service.”#Literally “according to the mouth of his work” 6So Moses took the utility carts and the cattle, and he gave them to the Levites. 7Two utility carts and four cattle he gave to the descendants#Or “sons” of Gershon according to their required service;#Literally “according to the mouth of their work” 8and four utility carts and eight cattle he gave to the descendants#Or “sons” of Merari according to their required service,#Literally “according to the mouth of their work” under the authority of#Literally “in the hand of” Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. 9But to the descendants#Or “sons” of Kohath he did not give anything because the work of the sanctuary they carried upon them on their shoulders.#Hebrew “the shoulder”
10The leaders presented offerings for the dedication of the altar on the day of its anointing, and the leaders presented their offerings before#Literally “in the presence of” the altar. 11Yahweh said to Moses, “One leader for each day#Literally “One leader for the day one leader for the day” will present their offering for the dedication of the altar.”
12And it happened, the one who presented his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab from the tribe of Judah. 13His offering was one plate of silver—its weight was one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 14one golden dish weighing ten shekels filled with incense; 15one young bull,#Literally “one bull, a son of a cattle” one ram, one male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 16one he-goat as a sin offering; 17and as a sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs a year old.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Nahshon son of Amminadab.
18On the second day Nethanel son of Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering. 19He presented as his offering one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking wine weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. 20One dish weighing ten shekels filled with incense; 21one young #Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 22one he-goat as a sin offering; 23and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Nethanel son of Zuar.
24On the third day Eliab son of Helon, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Zebulun: 25his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking wine weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 26one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 27one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 28one he-goat as a sin offering; 29and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Eliab son of Helon.
30On the fourth day Elizur son of Shedeur, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Reuben: 31his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 32one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 33one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 34one he-goat as a sin offering; 35and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Elizur son of Shedeur.
36On the fifth day Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Simeon: 37his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 38one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 39one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 40one he-goat as a sin offering; 41and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.
42On the sixth day Eliasaph son of Deuel, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Gad: 43his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 44one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 45one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 46one he-goat as a sin offering; 47and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Eliasaph son of Deuel.
48On the seventh day Elishama son of Ammihud, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Ephraim: 49his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 50one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 51one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 52one he-goat as a sin offering; 53and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Elishama son of Ammihud.
54On the eighth day Gamaliel son of Pedahzur, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Manasseh: 55his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking weighing seventy shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 56one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 57one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 58one he-goat as a sin offering; 59and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.
60On the ninth day Abidan son of Gideoni, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Benjamin: 61his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 62one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 63one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 64one he-goat as a sin offering; 65and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Abidan son of Gideoni.
66On the tenth day Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Dan: 67his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 68one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 69one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 70one he-goat as a sin offering; 71and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.
72On the eleventh day Pagiel son of Ocran, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Asher: 73his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 74one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 75one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 76one he-goat as a sin offering; 77and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Pagiel son of Ocran.
78On the twelfth day Ahira son of Enan, leader of the descendants#Or “sons” of Naphtali: 79his offering was one silver plate—its weight one hundred and thirty shekels—and one silver bowl for drinking weighing seventy shekels#Hebrew “shekel” according to the sanctuary shekel, both of them#Literally “the two of them” filled with finely milled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; 80one golden dish weighing ten shekels#Literally “one dish of ten gold” filled with incense; 81one young#Literally “a son of cattle” bull, one ram, a male lamb in its first year#Literally “the son of its year” as a burnt offering; 82one he-goat as a sin offering; 83and for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering, two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, and five male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” This was the offering of Ahira son of Enan.
84This was the dedication of the altar on the day of anointing it, from the leaders of Israel: twelve silver plates, twelve silver bowls for drinking wine, twelve golden dishes; 85each plate of silver weighed one hundred and thirty shekels, and each bowl for drinking seventy, all the silver of the vessels two thousand four hundred shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel; 86the twelve golden dishes filled with incense, each dish weighing ten shekels according to the sanctuary shekel, all the gold of the dishes one hundred and twenty; 87all the cattle for the burnt offering twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve male lambs in their first year,#Literally “sons of a year” and their grain offering; and twelve he-goats as a sin offering; 88and all the cattle of the sacrifice of the fellowship offering twenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty he-goats, sixty male lambs in their first year.#Literally “sons of a year” These were the dedication of the altar after its anointing.
89And when Moses came to the tent of assembly to speak with him,#That is, Yahweh he would hear the voice speaking to him from the atonement cover,#Some modern translations have “mercy seat” (see, for example, the NRSV, NASB) which is on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, and he would speak to him.
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