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Separation of the Leviles.
The Levites numbered. shall be Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai. B. C. 1490. ¡ Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. 26 And his host, and those that were
9 And thou shalt give " the Levites unto numbered of them, were threescore and 18.6,7. Aaron, and to his sons: they are wholly two thousand and seven hundred.
given unto him out of the children of Israel. 27 And those that encamp by him shall
10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and be the tribe of Asher: and the captain of
his sons, and they shall wait on their the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the 5 ver.38. priest's office; and the stranger that son of Ocran.
He.10.19-22. cometh nigh shall be put to death. 28 And his host, and those that were
11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, numbered of thern, were forty and one
saying, thousand and five hundred.
12 And I, behold, I have taken the Le29 Then the tribe of Naphtali: and the per il vites o from among the children of Israel captain of the children of Naphtali shall instead of all the first-born that openeth be Ahira, the son of Enan..
the matrix among the children of Ísrael; 30 And his host, and those that were
therefore the Levites shall be mine; numbered of them, were fifty and three d Ex.13.2,12. 13 Because all the first-born d are mine: thousand and four hundred.
for on the day that I smote all the first31 All they that were numbered in the
born in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto camp of Dan were an hundred thousand,
me all the first-born in Israel both man and and fifty and seven thousand, and six hun
beast; mine shall they be: I am the LORD. dred. They shall go o hindmost with their e c.10.25. 14 And the LORD spake unto Moses in standards.
the wilderness of Sinai, saying, 32 These are those which were number
15 Number the children of Levi after ed of the children of Israel by the house Ex.38.26. the house of their fathers, by their famiof their fathers: all f those that were
lies: every male 8 from a month old and numbered of the camps, throughout their 3.92. upward shalt thou number them. hosts, were six hundred thousand, and
16 And Moses numbered them, accordthree thousand, and five hundred and fifty. 2 mouth. ing to the word of the LORD, as he was 33 But the Levites were not numbered
commanded. among the children of Israel; as the LORD a Ge.46.11. 17 And these were the sons of Levi by commanded Moses.
their names; Gershon and Kohath and 34 And the children of Israel did ac
Merari. cording to all i that the LORD commanded : Ps.119.6. 18 And these are the names of the sons Moses: so they pitched by their stand- 5.3402,3:56. of Gershon, by their families; Libni, j and ards, and so they set forward, every one
Shimei. after their families, according to the house
19 And the sons of Kohath, by their famof their fathers.
ilies; Amram, and Izehar, Hebron, and CHAP. III.
Uzziel. THESE also are the generations of
20 And the sons of Merari by their fam
ilies; Mahli, and Mushi. These are the Lord spake with Moses in mount Sinai.
families of the Levites according to the 2 And these are the names of the sons
house of their fathers. of Aaron; Nadab! the first-born, and 1 Ex 6.23. 21 Of Gershon was the family of the Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Libnites, and the family of the Shimites: 3 These are the names of the sons of
these are the families of the Gershonites. Aaron, the m priests which were anointed, m Ex.28.41. 22 Those that were numbered of them, 2 whom he consecrated to minister in the whole hared according to the number of all the males, priest's office.
he filled. from a month old and upward, even those 4 And Nadab and Abihu died » before n Le.10.1,2. that were numbered of them, were seven the LORD, when they offered strange fire
thousand and five hundred. before the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai, o c.1.53. 23 The families of the Gershonites shall and they had no children: and Eleazar
pitch behind the tabernacle westward. and Ithamar ministered in the priest's of
24 And the chief of the house of the fice in the sight of Aaron their father.
father of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph 5 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
the son of Lael. saying,
25 And the charge of the sons of Ger6 Bring P the tribe of Levi near, and PC.8.6. shon, ? in the tabernacle of the congregapresent them before Aaron the priest, that
tion, shall be the tabernacle," and the they may minister unto him,
tent, * the covering thereof, and the hang7 And they shall keep his charge, and Ex.25.9. ing for the door of the tabernacle of the the charge of the whole congregation be congregation, fore the tabernacle of the congregation, . Ex.27.9,&c.che cartain for the door of the court, which
26 And the hangings u of the court, and to do the service of the tabernacle. 8 And they shall keep all the instru
is by the tabernacle, and by the altar ments of the tabernacle of the congrega
round about, and the cords w of it, for all tion, and the charge of the children of 117 the service thereof.
18.2, &c. De.33.10.
Mal.2.4. q c.4.24-26.
& , &c. t1 Ch.26.
Separation of the Leviles.
Office of the Leviles. 27 And of Kohatha was the family of B. C. 1490. first-born among the children of Israel; the Amramites, and the family of the Ize
and the cattle of the Levites instead of all harites, and the family of the Hebron
the firstlings among the cattle of the chilites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these
dren of Israel. are the families of the Kohathites.
42 And Moses numbered, as the LORD 28 In the number of all the males, from
commanded him, all the first-born among a month old and upward, were eight thou
the children of Israel. sand and six hundred, keeping the charge
43 And all the first-born males, by the of the sanctuary.
number of names, from a month old and 29 The families of the sons of 6 Kohath b c.1.53. upward, of those that were numbered of shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle
them, were twenty and two thousand two southward.
hundred, and threescore and thirteen. 30 And the chief of the house of the
44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, father of the families of the Kohathites
saying, shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
45 Take the Levites instead of all the 31 And their d charge shall be the ark,
first-born among the children of Israel, and the table, f and the candlestick, and 325.23, and the cattle of the Levites instead of the altars, 5 and the vessels of the sanc- s their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: tuary wherewith they minister, and the
I am the Lord. hanging, " and all the service thereof.
46 And for those that are to be redeem32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the i Ex.13.13. ed i of the two hundred and threescore priest shall be chief over the chief of the
and thirteen of the first-born of the chilLevites, and have the oversight of them ; ver.39-43. dren of Israel, which are more j than the that keep the charge of the sanctuary.
Levites; 33 Of Merari was the family of the i Le.27.6. 47 Thou shalt even take five ' shekels Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites:
apiece by the poll; after the shekel of these are the families of Merari.
the sanctuary shalt thou take them: (the 34 And those that were numbered of an Ex.30.13. shekel m is twenty gerahs:) them, according to the number of all the
48 And thou shalt give the money, males, from a month old and upward, were
wherewith the odd number of them six thousand and two hundred.
to be redeemed, unto Aaron and to his 35 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Merari was
49 And Moses took the redemption money Zuriel the son of Abihail: these n shall n c.1.53. of them that were over and above them pitch on the side of the tabernacle north
that were redeemed by the Levites: ward.
50 Of the first-born of the children of 36 And ' under the custody and o charge the charge.
'the cofficer Israel took he the money; a thousand three of the sons of Merari shall be the boards o c.4.31,32. hundred and threescore and five shekels, of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, p ver.46,47. after P the shekel of the sanctuary: and the pillars thereof, and the sockets 9 ver.48. 51 And Moses gave 4 the money of them thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and
that were redeemed unto Aaron and to all that serveth thereto.
his sons, according to the word of the 37 And the pillars of the court round - Mal.4.4. LORD, as " the Lord commanded Moses. about, and their sockets, and their pins,
CHAP. IV. and their cords. 38 But those that encamp before the
unto Aaron, , tabernacle toward the east, even before
2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath the tabernacle of the congregation east
the sons of Levi, after their ward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his
families, by the house of their fathers, sons, keeping • the charge of the sanc
3 From thirty years old and upward, tuary for the charge of the children of 1 Ch.23.3, even until fifty years old, all that enter Israel; and the stranger u that cometh u ver.1o.
into the host, to do the work in the tabernigh shall be put to death.
nacle of the congregation. 39 All o that were numbered of the v c.26.62. 4 This w shall be the service of the sons Levites, which Moses and Aaron num
of Kohath, in the tabernacle of the conbered at the commandment of the LORD, 2 ver.19. gregation, about the * most holy things. throughout their families, all the males
5 And when the camp setteth forward, from a month old and upward, were twenty
Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they and two thousand.
shall take down the covering vail, y and 40 And the LORD said unto Moses,
cover the ark 2 of testimony with it; Number a all the first-born of the males
6 And shall put thereon the covering of of the children of Israel, from a month a ver.15. badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a old and upward, and take the number of ver.12,45. cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the their names.
Ex.25.23-30. staves thereof. 41 And « thou shalt take the Levites
7 And upon the table d of shew-bread for me (I am the LORD) instead of all the 118 they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put
A Ninthe Lord spake unto Moses and
Office of the Levites.
The Levites numbered. thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and B. C. 1490. Gershon, throughout the houses of their the bowls, and covers to 1
cover withal: 1 or, pour
fathers, by their families; and the continual bread shall be thereon:
23 From thirty " years old and upward, 8 And they shall spread upon them a
until fifty years old, shalt thou number cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a 2 war the them; all that enter in to perform the covering of badgers' skins, and shall put marfare. service, to do the work in the tabernacle in the staves thereof.
of the congregation. 9 And they shall take a cloth of blue,
24 This is the service of the families and cover the candlestick b of the light, 3 or, carriage. of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burand his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuff- 63.25,26. dens.3 dishes, and all the oil vessels thereof,
25 And “ they shall bear the curtains of wherewith they minister unto it:
the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the 10 And they shall put it and all the ves- d Ex.26.14. congregation, his covering, and the coversels thereof within a covering of badgers'
ing of the badgers' skins « that is above skins, and shall put it upon a bar.
upon it, and the hanging for the door of 11 And upon the golden altar e they shall. Ex.39.1-5. the tabernacle of the congregation,
f Ex.27.9. spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a
26 And the hangings of the court, and covering of badgers' skins, and shall put
the hanging for the door of the gate of the to the staves thereof:
g Ex.35.18. court, which is by the tabernacle, and by 12 And they shall take all the instru
the altar round about, and their cords, 5 ments ^ of ministry, wherewith they minis- Ex:25,90 and all the instruments of their service, ter in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth
and all that is made for them: so shall they of blue, and cover them with a covering mouth. of badgers' skins, and shall put them on a
27 At the * appointment of Aaron and his bar:
sons shall be all the service of the sons of 13 And they shall take away the ashes
the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and from the altar, and spread a purple cloth
in all their service: and ye shall appoint thereon:
unto them in charge all their burdens. 14 And they shall put upon it all the
28 This is the service of the families of vessels • thereof, wherewith they minister
the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of about it, even the censers, the flesh-hooks, į ver.33. the congregation: and their charge shall
5 or, bowls. and the shovels, and the 5 basins, all the
be under the hand of Ithamar, j the son of vessels of the altar; and they shall spread
Aaron the priest. upon it a covering of badgers' skins, and
29 As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt put to the staves of it.
number them after their families, by the 15 And when Aaron and his sons have k ver.3. house of their fathers: made an end of covering the sanctuary,
30 From thirty years old and upward, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the 2 c.7.9. even unto fifty years old, shalt thou numcamp is to set forward; after that, the sons
ber them, every one that entereth into 6 the of Kohath' shall come to bear it: but they Jos.4.10. service, to do the work of the tabernacle shall not touch m any holy thing, lest they
of the congregation. die. These P things are the burden of the m 254,6,6,7 31 And this " is the charge of their bur
ICh.13.9, 10. sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the
n c.3.36,37 den, according to all their service in the congregation.
tabernacle of the congregation; the ! boards 16 And to the office of Eleazar,
of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and of Aaron the priest, pertaineth the oil " for Ex.35.6. the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof, the light, and the sweet ' incense, and the s Ex.30.34. 32 And the pillars of the court round daily meat-offering,' and the anointing oil,
about, and their sockets, and their pins, " and the oversight of all the tabernacle, Ex.25.9. and their cords, with all their instruments, and of all that therein is, in the sanctuary,
" and with all their service: and by name and in the vessels thereof.
ye shall reckon the instruments of the 17 And the LORD spake unto Moses and
charge of their burden. unto Aaron, saying,
33 This is the service of the families of 18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the fami
the sons of Merari, according to all their lies of the Kohathites from among the Le-w ver.28.
service in the tabernacle of the congregavites:
tion, under the hand w of Ithamar, the son 19 But thus.do unto them, that they may
of Aaron the priest. live, and not die, when they approach unto
34 And Moses and Aaron, and the chief the most = holy things: Aaron and his sons 2 ver.4. of the congregation, numbered the sons of shall go in, and appoint them every one to
the Kohathites, after their families, and his service and to his burden:
after the house of their fathers, 20 But they shall not go in to ? see when z Ex.19.21. 35 From thirty y years old and upward, the holy things are covered, lest they die.
even unto fifty years old, every one that 21 And the LORD spake unto Moses, say
entereth into the service, for the work in ing,
the tabernacle of the congregation: 22 Take also the sum of the sons of 119 36 And those that were numbered of
o He. 12.29.
31.19. c2 Ki.7.3,
7.7. h ver.22.
Unclean put out of the camp.
The bitter water of jealousy. them, by their families, were two thousand B. C. 1490. « and whosoever is defiled by the dead.' sand seven hundred and fifty.
3 Both male and female shall ye put out, 37 These were they that were number- Le.21.1. without the camp shall ye put them, that ed of the families of the Kohathites, all 19.11-13. they defile not their camps, in the midst that might do service in the tabernacle
whereof I d dwell. of the congregation, which Moses and
4 And the children of Israel did so, and Aaron did number, according to the Le:2.6.1:12. put them out without the camp: as the commandment of the Lord by the hand
Lord spake unto Moses, so did the chilof Moses.
dren of Israel. 38 And those that were numbered of the
5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, sons of Gershon, throughout their families,
saying, and by the house of their fathers,
6 Speak unto the children of Israel; 39 From thirty years old and upward, e Le.6.2. When ' a man
or woman shall commit even unto fifty years old, every one that
any sin that men commit, to do a trespass entereth into the service, for the work in
against the Lord, and that person be the tabernacle of the congregation,
guilty; 40 Even those that were numbered of Le.5.5. 7 Then they shall confess of their sin them, throughout their families, by the
which they have done: and he shall recomhouse of their fathers, were two thousand
pense & his trespass with the principal and six hundred and thirty.
thereof, and add unto it the fifth part there41 These h are they that were numbered
of, and give it unto him against whom he of the families of the sons of Gershon, of
hath trespassed. all that might do service in the tabernacle
8 But if the man have no kinsman to of the congregation, whom Moses and
recompense the trespass unto, let the tresAaron did number, according to the com
pass be recompensed unto the LORD, even mandment of the Lord.
to the priest; beside the ram of the atone42 And those that were numbered of the
ment, whereby an atonement shall be families of the sons of Merari, through
made for him. out their families, by the house of their 1
9 And every 1 offering of all the holy fathers,
things of the children of Israel, which they 43 From thirty years old and upward, Lc.6.17,18. bring unto the priest, shall be bis. even unto fifty years old, every one that
10 And every man's hallowed things
c.18.8,9,19. entereth into the service, for the work in
shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth the tabernacle of the congregation, Eze.44.29,30. the priest, it shall be his. 44 Even those that were numbered of
11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, them, after their families, were three thou
saying, sand and two hundred.
12 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 45 These be those that were numbered
say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, of the families of the sons of Merari,
and commit a trespass against him, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, ac- i Ler 19,20. 13 And a man j lie with her carnally, cording to the word of the Lord k by the
and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, hand of Moses.
and be kept close, and she be defiled, and 46 All those that were numbered of the
there be no witness against her, neither she Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the
be taken with the manner; chief of Israel numbered, after their fam- 1 Pr.6.34,35. 14 And the spirit of jealousy' come upon ilies, and after the house of their fachers,
him, and he be jealous of his wife, and 47 From m thirty years old and upward, mvcr.333,30. she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy
Ch.23.3,27. even unto fifty years old, every
come upon him, and he be jealous of his caine to do the service of the ministry, 1Co.12.4-31. wife, and she be not defiled; and the service of the burden in the tab
15 Then shall the man bring his wife ernacle of the congregation,
unto the priest, and he shall bring her 48 Even those that were numbered of 0 Le.5.11. offering • for her, the tenth part of an . them, were eight thousand and five hun
ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no dred and fourscore.
oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; 49 According to the commandment of
for it is an offering of jealousy, an offerthe Lord they were numbered by the p 1 Ki.17.18. ing of memorial, bringing p iniquity to hand of Moses, every one according to B.:23.6. remembrance. his service, and according to his burden: qver.15,21,31. 16 And the priest shall bring her near, thus were they numbered of him, as the
and set her before the LORD: LORD commanded Moses.
17 And the priest shall take holy water CHAP. V.
in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that ND the Lord spake unto Moses," He.13.4. is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest
s Le.13.3,46. shall take, and put it into the water: 2 Command the children of Israel,
18 And the priest shall set the woman that they put out of the camp every
before the LORD,” and uncover the woleper,' and every one that hath an issue, 120 man's head, and put the offering of me
Nazurites, e Ju.13.5.
3 or, Naza
upon his head.
The bitter water of jealousy.
NUMBERS, VI. The law concerning Nazarites. morial in her hands, which is the jeal-| B. C. 1490. say unto them, When either man or woousy-offering: and the priest shall have 1 or, make man shall · separate themselves to vow a in his hand the bitter water that causeth
vow of a Nazarite, a to separate themselves the curse.
unto the Lord; 19 And the priest shalt charge her by an Ac.21.23,24
. 3 He shall separate himself from • wine, oath, * and say unto the woman, if no inan
and strong drink, and shall drink no vinehave lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone Mat.26.03. gar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, aside to uncleanness 2 wilh another in- 2 under, or, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes,
being in the stead of thy husband, be thou free from
power of, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. this bitter water that causeth the curse: thy husband,
4 All the days of his 3 separation shall 20 But if thou hast gone aside to an Titeship. he eat nothing that is made of the 4 vine
4 vine of the other instead of thy husband, and if thou
tree, from the kernels even to the husk. be defiled, and some man have lain with
5 All the days of the vow of his separathee beside thine husband;
d Ju.16.17,19. tion there shall no razor come upon his 21. Then the priest shall charge the wo-le Jos.6.26. head: until the days be fulfilled, in the man with an oath of cursing, and the priest 220.127.116.11. which he separateth himself unto the Lord, shall say unto the woman, The LORD
he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of make thee a curse and an oath among - Je.29.2. the hair of his head grow. thy people, when the LORD doth make
6 All the days that he separateth himself
5 fall. thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell: g Le.21.),2, unto the Lord he shall come at no dead 22 And this water that causeth the curse
body. 5 shall go into thy bowels, to make thy 19.11, 16. 7 He shall not make himself unclean belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot. And
for his father, or for his mother, for his the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
brother, or for his sister, when they die; 23 And the priest shall write these curses 6 separation. because the 6 consecration of his God is in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:
; 2C0.6.17,18.. 8. All the days of his separation i he is 24 And he shall cause the woman to
holy unto the Lord. drink the bitter water that causeth the
9. And if any man die very suddenly by curse: and the water that causeth the curse
him, and he hath defiled the head of his conshall enter into her, and become bitter.
secration; then he shall shave k his head 25 Then the priest shall take the jeal
in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh ousy-offering out of the woman's hand,
day shall he shave it. and shall wave the offering before the i Le.8.27. 10 And on the eighth day he shall bring LORD, and offer it upon the altar:
two " turtles, or two young pigeons, to the 26 And the priest shall take an hand 15.14,29. priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the ful of the offering, even the " memorial Le.2.2,0? congregation: thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and
11 And the priest shall offer the one for afterward shall cause the woman to drink
a sin-offering, and the other for a burntthe water.
offering, and make an atonement for him, 27 And when he hath made her to drink
for that he sinned by the dead, and shall the water, then it shall come to pass, that
hallow his head that same day. if she be defiled, and have done trespass
12 And he shall consecrate unto the against her husband, that the water that
LORD the days of his separation, and shall causeth the curse shall enter into her, and
bring a lamb of the first year for a tresbecome bitter, and her belly shall swell, o Le.5.6. pass-offering: • but the days that were and her thigh shall rot: and the woman
before shall be lost, because his separa
p De.28.37. shall be a curse P among her people.
tion was defiled. 28 And if the woman be not defiled, 29.18,22.
13 And this is the law of the Nazarite, but be clean; then she shall be free, and
when the days of his separation are fulshall conceive I seed.
q Ps.113.9. filled: " he shall be brought unto the door 29 This is the law of jealousies, when - Ac.21.26. of the tabernacle of the congregation; a wife goeth aside s to another instead of s ver.19. 14 And he shall offer his offering unto her husband, and is defiled,
the LORD, one he-lamb of the first year 30 Or when the spirit of jealousy com
without blemish for a burnt-offering, and eth upon him, and he be jealous over his
one ewe-lamb of the first year without wife, and shall set the woman before the e Le.4.3,28, blemish for a sin-offering, and one ram Lord, and the priest shall execute upon
without blemish for « peace-offerings,
Mal.1.13,14. her all this law.
15 And a basket of unleavened bread, 31 Then shall the man be guiltless from
cakes " of fine flour mingled with oil, and iniquity, and this woman shall bear w her w Le.20.17-20 wafers of unleavened bread - anointed iniquity.
y c.15.5,7,10. with oil, and their meat-offering, and their 3 CHAP. VI.
drink-offerings. ND the LORD spake unto Moses,
16 And the priest shall bring them besaying,
fore the Lord, and shall offer his sin-of2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 121 fering, and his burnt-offering.