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The Levites devoted to God's service. NUMBERS. The number of the tribes'

40 of the children of Asher, by their gene-, mies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab rations, after their families, by the house of shall be captain of the children of Judah. their fathers, according to the number of the 4 And his host, and those that were numnames, from twenty years old and upward, bered of them, were threescore and fourteen all that were able to go forth to war; thousand and six hundred.

41 Those that were numbered of them, 5 And those that do pitch next unto him, cren of the tribe of Asher, were forty and shall be the tribe of Issachar: and Nethaneel one thousand and five hundred.

the son of Zuar shall be captain of the chil-* -12 Of the children of Naphtali, throughout dren of Issachar. their

generations, after their families, by the 6 And his host, and those that were numHouse of their fathers, according to the num- bered thereof, were fifty and four thousand ber of the names, from twenty years old and and four hundred. upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 7 Then the tribe of Zebulun: and Eliab the

43 Those that were numbered of them, son of Helon shall be captain of the children even of the tribe of Naphtali, uere fifty and, of Zebulun. three thousand and four hundred.

3 And his host, and those that were num44 These are those that were numbered, bered thereof, were fifty and seven thousand which Moses and Aaron nunibered, and the and four hundred. princes of Israel, being twelve men: cach 9 All that were numbered in the camp of one was for the house of his fathers. Judah ucre a hundred thousand and four

45 So were all those that were numbered score thousand and six thousand and four of the children of Israel, by the house of hundred throughout their armies: these shall their fathers, from twenty years old and up- first set forth. ward, all that were able to go forth to war in 10 On the south side shall be the standard Israel;

of the camp of Reuben according to their 46 Even all they that were numbered, were armies: and the captain of the children of six hundred thousand and three thousand | Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur. and five hundred and fifty.

11 And his host, and those that were num47 | But the Levites, after the tribe of their bered thereof, were forty and six thousand fathers, were not numbered among them. and five hundred.

48 For the Lord had spoken unto Moses, 12 And those which pitch by him shall be saying,

the tribe of Simeon: and the captain of the 49 Only thou shalt not number the tribe of children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the Levi, neither take the sum of them among son of Zurishaddai. the children of Israel:

13 And his host, and those that were num50 But thou shalt appoint the Levites over bered of them, were fifty and nine thousand the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the and three hundred. vessels thereof, and over all things that be- 14 Then the tribe of Gad: and the captain long to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaplı the son and all the vessels thereof, and they shall of Reuel. minister unto it, and shall encamp round 15 And his host, and those that were numabout the tabernacle.

bered of them, were forty and five thousand 51 And when the tabernacle setteth forward, and six hundred and fifty. the Levites shall take it down; and when 16 All that were numbered in the camp of the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites Reuben were a hundred thousand and fifty shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, nigh shall be put to death.

throughout their armies: and they shall set 52 And the children of Israel shall pitch forth in the second rank. their tents every man by his own camp, and 17 Then the tabernacle of the congregation every man by his own standard, throughout shall set forward with the camp of the Letheir hosts.

vites, in the midst of the camp: as they en53 But the Levites shall pitch round about camp, so shall they set forward, every man the tabernacle of testimony; that there be no in his place by their standards. wrath upon the congregation of the children 18 On the west side shall be the standard of of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the the camp of Ephraim, according to their archarge of the tabernacle of testimony. mies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim 54 And the children of Israel did according shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud. to all that the LORD comnianded Moses, so 19 And his host, and those that were num. did they.

bered of them, were forty thousand and five CHAP. II.

hundred. The order of the tribes in their tents. 20 And by him shall be the tribe of Manas: А. ND the Lord spake unto Moses and seh: and the captain of the children of Maunto Aaron, saying,

nasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 2 Every man of the children of Israel shall 21 And his host, and those that were numpitch by his own standard, with the ensign bered of them, were thirty and two thousand of their father's house: far off about the ta- and two hundred. bernacle of the congregation shall they pitch. 22 Then the tribe of Benjamin: and the

:3 And on the east side toward the rising of captain of the sons of Benjamin shall be Abithe sun shall they of the standard of the dan the son of Gideoni. camp of Judah pitch throughout their ar 23 And his host, and those that were num

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CHAP. III.

Service of the Leviles. bered of them, were thirty and live thousand | 6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present and four hundred.

them before Aaron the priest, that they inay 24 All that were numbered of the camp of minister unto him. Ephraim were a hundred thousand and eight 7 And they shall keep his charge, and the thousand and a hundred, throughout their charge of the whole congregation before the armies: and they shall go forward in the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the third rank.

service of the tabernacle. 25 The standard of the camp of Dan shall 8 And they shall keep all the instruments be on the north side by their armies: and of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the captain of the children of Dan shall be the charge of the children of Israel, to do the Abiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

service of the tabernacle. 26 And his host, and those that were num 9 And thou shalt give the Levites unto bered of them, were threescore and two Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given thousand and seven hundred.

unto him out of the children of Israel. 27 And those that encamp by him shall be 10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his the tribe of Asher: and the captain of the sons, and they shall wait on their priest's ofchildren of Asher shall be Pagiel the son office: and the stranger that cometli nigh shall Ocran.

be put to death. 28 And his host, and those that were num 11' T And the LORD spake unto Moses, bered of them, were forty and one thousand saying, and five hundred.

12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites 29 Then the tribe of Naphtali: and the cap- from among the children of Israel, instead of taip of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira all the first-born that openeth the matrix the son of Enan.

among the children of Israel: therefore the 30 And his host, and those that were num- Levites shall be mine; bered of them, were fifty and three thousand 13 Because all the first-born are mine; for and four handred.

on the day that I smote all the first-born in
31 All they that were numbered in the camp the land of Egypt, I hallowed unto me all
of Dan were a hundred thousand and fifty the first-born in Israel, both man and beast:
and seven thousand and six hundred: they mine they shall be: I am the LORD.
shall go hindmost with their standards. 14 | And the LORD spake unto Moses in

32 These are those which were numbered the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
of the children of Israel by the house of 15 Number the children of Levi after the
their fathers. All those that were numbered house of their fathers, by their families: every.
of the camps throughout their hosts, were six male from a month old and upward shalt thou
hundred' thousand and three thousand and number them.
five hundred and fifty.

16 And Moses numbered them according
33 But the Levites were not numbered to the word of the LORD, as he was com-
among the children of Israel; as the LORD manded.
commanded Moses.

17 And these were the sons of Levi, by their And the children of Israel did according names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Nerari. to all that the LORD commanded Moses: so 18 And these are the names of the sons of they pitched by their standards, and so they Gershon by their families; Libni, and Shimei. set forward, every one after their families, 19 And the sons of Kohath by their families; according to the house of their fathers. Amram, and Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel. CHAP. III.

20 And the sons of Merari by their families; 1 The sons of Aaron. 5 The Levites are given Mahli, and Mushi: these are the families of

to the priests for the service of the tabernacle, the Lévites, according to the house of their
llinstead of the first-born. 14 The Levites fathers.
are numbered by their families. 21 The fami-
lies, number, and charge of the Gershonites,

21 Of Gershon was the family of the Lib-
27 of the Kohathites, 33 of the Merarites. 38 nites, and the family of the Shimites: these
The place and charge of Moses and Aaron. are the families of the Gershonites.
40 The first-born are freed by the Levites. 441 22 Those that were numbered of them, ac-
'The overplus are redeemed.

cording to the number of all the males, from THESE also arethe generations of Aaron a month old and upward, even those that spake with Moses in mount Sinai.

sand and five hundred. 2 And these are the names of the sons of 23 The families of the Gershonites shall Aaron; Nadab the first-born, and Abihu, pitch behind the tabernacle westward. Eleazar, and Ithamar.

24 And the chief of the house of the father 3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaplı the son the priests which were anointed, whom he of Lael. consecrated to minister in the priest's office. 25 And the charge of the sons of Gershon ; 4 And Nadab and Abihu died before the in the tabernacle of the congregation shall 1.0R), when they offered strange fire before be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and thereof, and the hanging for the door of the they had no children: and Eleazar and Itha- tabernacle of the congregation, mar ministered in the priest's office in the 26 And the hangings of the court, and the

nin for the door of the court, which is

The number of the Kohathites, fc. NUMBERS. The first-born redeemeda shout, and the cords of it, for all the service 43 And all the first-born males by the numthereof.

ber of naines, from a month old and upward, 27 | And of Kohath was the family of the of those that were numbered of them, were Amramites, and the family of the Izeharites, twenty and two thousand two hundred and and the fainily of the Ilebronites, and the threescore and thirteen. family of the Uzzielites: these are the fanni- 44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, lies of the Kohathites.

saying, 28 In the number of all the males from a 45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstmonth old and upward, rcere eight thousand born among the children of Israel, and the and six hundred, keeping the charge of the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; sanctuary,

and the Levites shall be mine: I am thé 29 The families of the sons of Kohath shall LORD. bitch on the side of the tabernacle

southward. 46 And for those that are to be redeemed 30 And the chief of the house of the father of the two hundred and threescore and thir. of the families of the Kohathites shall be teen, of the first-born of the children of Israel, Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.

which are more than the Levites : 31 And their charge shall be the ark, and 47 Thou shalt even take five shekels apiece the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, by the poll, after the shekel of the sanciuary and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith shalt thou take them: the shekel is twenty they minister. and the hanging, and all the gerahs. service thereof.

18 And thou shalt give the money, where 32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest with the odd number of them is to be re shall be chief over the chief of the Levites, deemed, unto Aaron and to his sons. ani huwve the oversight of them that keep 49 And Moses took the redemption-money the charge of the sanctuary.

of thein that were over and above them that 339 of Merari rcas the family of the Mah- were redeemned by the Levites : lites, and the family of the Mushites: these 50 Of the first-born of the children of Israel are the families of Merari.

took he the money; a thousand three hun34 And those that were numbered of them, dred and threescore and five shekels, after according to the number of all the males the shekel of the sanctuary: from a month old and upward, were six thou: 51 And Moses gave the money of them that sand and two hundred.

were redeemed unto Aaron, and to his sons, 35 And the chief of the house of the father according to the word of the LORD, as the of the families of Merari nas Zuriel the son LORD coinmanded Moses. of Abihail: these shall pitch on the sido of

CHAP. IV. the tabernacle northward. 36 And under the custody and charge of the " The age and time of the Levites' service. 4 The

carriage of the Kohathites, when the priests sons of Merari shall be the boards of the ta hare taken down the tabernacle. 16 The charge bernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pil of Eleazar. 17 The office of the priests. 21 The lars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all carriage of the Gershonites. 29 The carriage the vessels thereof, and all that serveth of the Merarites. 34 The number of the Kothereto,

hathites, 38 of the Gershonites, 42 and of the 37 And the pillars of the court round about,

Merarites. and their sockets, and their pins, and their A Drbe. Lordspake unto Moses and unto

38 | But those that encamp before the ta 2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from bernacle toward the east, even before the among the sons of Levi, after their families, tabernacle of the congregation castward, by the house of their fathers; shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, 3 From thirty years old and upward, even keeping the charge of the sanctuary, for the until fifty years old, all that enter into the charge of the children of Israel ; and the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to congregation. death.

4 1 This shall be the service of the sons of 39 All that were numbered of the Levites, Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, which Moses and Aaron numbered at the about the most holy things. coramandment of the LORD, throughout their 5 And when the camp. setteth forward, farnilies, all the males from a month old and Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they upward, were twenty and two thousand. shall take down the covering vail, and cover

40 | And the LORD said unto Moses, Num- the ark of testimony with it: ber all the first-born of the males of the chil 6 And shall put thereon the covering of dren of Israel, from a month old and upward, badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a and take the number of their names. cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the 41 And thou shalt take the Levites for me staves thereof. (I am the LORD) instead of all the first-born 7 And upon the table of shew-bread they among the children of Israel; and the cattle shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon of the Levites, instead of all the firstlings the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, among the cattle of the children of Israel. and covers to cover withal: and the con

42 And Moses numbered, as the LORD com- tinual bread shall be thereon: manded him, all the first-born among the 8 And they shall spread upon them a cloth child er of Israel,

of scarlet, and cover the same with a cover

The charge of Eleazar.

CHAP. IV.

Number of the Kohathutes ing of badgers' skins, and shall put in the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the staves thereof.

congregation, 9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, and 26 And the hangings of the court, and the cover the candlestick of the light, and his hanging for the door of the gate of the court, lamps, and his tongs, and his snuff-dishes, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar and all the oil-vessels thereof, wherewith round about, and their cords, and all the inthey minister unto it:

struments of their service, and all that is made 10 And they shall put it, and all the vessels for them: so shall they serve. thereot, within a covering of badgers' skins, 27 At the appointment of Aaron and his and shall put it upon a bar.

sons shall be all the service of the sons of the 11 And upon the golden altar they shall Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a their service: and ye shall appoint unto them covering of badgers' skins, and shall put to in charge all their burdens. the staves thereof:

28 This is the service of the families of the 12 And they shall take all the instruments sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the conof ministry, wherewith they minister in the gregation: and their charge shall be under sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the and cover them with a covering of badgers' priest. skins, and shall put them on a bar.

29 | As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt 13 And they shall take away the ashes from number them after their families, by the house the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon: of their fathers; 14 And they shall put upon it all the vessels 30 From thirty years old and upward even thereof, wherewith they minister about it, unto fifty years old shalt thou number them, even the censers, the flesh-hooks, and the every one that entereth into the service, tó shovels, and the basons, all the vessels of the do the work of the tabernacle of the congre altar; and they shall spread upon it a cover- gation. ing of badgers' skins, and put to the staves 31 And this is the charge of their burden, of it.

according to all their service in the taberna15 And when Aaron and his sons have made cle of the congregation; the boards of the an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pilvessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to lars thereof, and sockets thereof, set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath 32 And the pillars of the court round about, shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch and their sockets, and their pins, and their any holy thing, lest they die. These things cords, with all their instruments, and with all are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the their service: and by name ye shall reckon tabernacle of the congregation.

the instruments of the charge of their burden. 16 | And to the office of Eleazar the son of 33 This is the service of the families of the Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil for the sons of Merari, according to all their service, light, and the sweet incense, and the daily in the tabernacle of the congregation, under meat-offering, and the anointing oil, and the the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that priest. therein is, in the sanctuary,

and in the ves 34 | And Moses and Aaron and the chief sels thereof.

of the congregation numbered the sons of the 17 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Kohathites after their families, and after the unto Aaron, saying,

house of their fathers, 18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of 35 From thirty years old and upward eren the Kohathites from among the Levites : unto fifty years old, every one that entereth 19 But thus do unto them, that they may into the service, for the work in the taber .ive, and not die, when they approach unto nacle of the congregation: the most holy things: Aaron and his sons 36 And those that were numbered of them shall go in, and appoint them every one to by their families were two thousand seven his service and to his burden :

hundred and fifty: 20 But they shall not go in to see when the 37 These were they that were numbered of holy things are covered, lest they die. the families of the Kohathites, all that might

21 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, do service in the tabernacle of the congregasaying,

tion, which Moses and Aaron did number ac. 22 Take also the sum of the sons of Ger. cording to the commandment of the LORD by shon, throughout the houses of their fathers, the hand of Moses. by their families;

38 And those that were numbered of the 23 From thirty years old and upward until sons of Gershon, throughout their families, fifty years old shalt thou number them; all and by the house of their fathers, that enter in to perform the service, to do 39 From thirty years old and upward even the work in the tabernacle of the congre- unto fifty years old, every one that entereth gation.

into the service, for the work in the taber. 24 This is the service of the families of the nacle of the congregation, Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens: 40 Even those that were numbered of them,

25 And they shall bear the curtains of the throughout their families, by the house of tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the congre- their fathers, were two thousand and six hun.

The number of the Verarites. NUMBERS.

The trial of jealousy the families of the sons of Gershon, of all, whereby an atonement shall be made for him, that might do service in the tabernacle of the 9 And every offering of all the holy things congregation, whom Moses and Aaron did of the children of Israel, which they bring number according to the commandinent of unto the priest, shall be his. the LORI).

10 And every man's hallowed things shall 4:21 And those that were numbered of the be his: whatsoever any inan giveth the fanilies of the so:14 of Merari, throughout priest, it shall be his. their families, by the house of their fathers, 11 | And the LORD spake unto Moses,

43 From thirty years old and upward even saying, muto fifty years old, every one that entereth 2 speak unto the children of Israel, and into the service, for the work in the taber- say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, nacle of the congregation,

and commit a trespass against him, 4.1 Even those that were numbered of them 13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it after their farnilies, were three thousand and be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be two hundred.

kept close, and she be defiled, and there be 15 These be those that were numbered of no witness against her, neither she be taken the families of the sons of Meiari, whom with the manner; Moses and Aaron numbered according to 11 And the spirit of jealousy come upon the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses. hinn, and he be jealous of his wife, and she

10 All those that were numbered of the Le- be detiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come vites, whom Moses and Aaron and the chief upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and of Israel numbered, after their families, and she be not defiled: afirr the house of their fathers,

15 Then shall the man bring his wife unto 47 From thirty years old and upward even the priest, and he shall bring her offering for uinto fifty years old, every one that came to her, the tenth part of an ephah of barleydo the service of the ministry, and the ser-neal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put vice of the burden in the tabernacle of the frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of congregation,

jealousy, an offering of inemorial, bringing 49 Even those that were numbered of them, iniquity to remembrance. were eight thousand and five hundred and 16 And the priest shall bring her near, and fourscore.

set hier before the LORD: 19 According to the commandment of the 17 And the priest shall take holy water in Lord they were numbered by the hand of an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in Moses, every one according to his service, the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall and according to his burden: thus were take, and put it into the water: they nuinbered of him, as the LORD com 18 And the priest shall set the woman bemanded Moses.

fore the Lord, and uncover the woman's CHAP. V.

head, and put the offering of memorial in her 1 The unclean are removed outof the camp. 5 hands, which is the jealousy-offering; and

Restitution is to be made in trespasses. 11 the priest shall have in his hand the bitter The trial of jealousy.

water that causeth the curse : ND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 19 And the priest shall charge her by an they put out of the camp every leper, and have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone every one that hath an issue, and whosoever aside to uncleanness with another instead of is defiled by the dead:

thy husband, be thou free from this bitter 3 Both male and female shall ye put out, water that causeth the curse: without the camp shall ye put them; that. 20 But if thou hast gone aside to another they defile not their cainps, in the midst instead of thy husband, and if thou be defiled, whereof I dwell.

and some man have lain with thee besides 4 And the children of Israel did so, and thy husband: put thein out without the camp: as the LORD 1. Then the priest shall charge the woman spake unto Moses, so did the children of with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall Israel.

say unto the woman, The LORD make theě 5. And the LORD spake unto Moses, say- a curse and an oath among thy people, when ing,

the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and 6 Speak unto the children of Israel, When thy belly to swell; a man or woman shall commit any sin that 22 And this water that causeth the curse men commit, to do a trespass against the shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly LORD, and that person be guilty;

to swell, and thy thigh to rot. And the wo7 Then they shall confess their sin which man shall say, Amen, amen.. they have done: and he shall recompense

23 And the priest shall write these curses his trespass with the principal thereof, and in a book, and he shall blot them out with add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give the bitter water: it unto him against whom he hath trespass 24 And he shall cause the woman to drink ed.

the bitter water that causeth the curse: and 8 But if the man have no kinsman to re- the water that causeth the curse shall enter compense the trespass unto, let the trespass into her, and become bitter. de recompensed unto the LORD, even to the 25 Then the priest shall take the jealousy priest; besides the ram of the atonement, I offering out of the woman's hand, and shal

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