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The priests' and Levites' charge. CHAP. XVIII.

The prests' portion. shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.! 14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall

2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of be thine. Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou. 15 Every thing that openeth the matrix with thee, that they may be joined unto in all flesh, which they bring unto the thee, and minister unto thee: but thou LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall and thy sons with thee shall minister bc- be thine : nevertheless, the first-born of fore the tabernacle of witness.

man shalt thou surely redeem, and the 3 And they shall keep thy charge, and firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou rethe charge of all the tabernacle: only they deem. shall not come nigh the vessels of the 16 And those that are to be redeemed sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, from a month old shalt thou redeem, acnor ye also, die.

cording to thine estimation, for the money 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, of five shekels, after the shekel of the and keep the charge of the tabernacle of sanctuary, which is twenty gerabs. the congregation, for all the service of the 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firsttabernacle : anda stranger shall not come ling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, nigh unto you;

thou shalt not redeem; they are holy : 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar; altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offerthat there be no wrath any more upon the ing made by fire, for a sweet savour unto children of Israel.

the Lord. 6 And I, behold, I have taken your 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, brethren the Levites from among the chil- as the wave-breast and as the right shouldren of Israel: to you they are given as a der are thine. gift for the LORD, to do the service of the 19 All the heave-offerings of the holy tabernacle of the congregation.

things, which the children of Israel offer 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with unto the Lord, have I given thee, and thy thee shall keep your priest's office for eve- sons and thy daughters with thee, by a ry thing of the altar, and within the vail; statute for ever : it is a covenant of salt and ye shall serve: I bave given your for ever before the Lord unto thee and priest's office unto you as a service of gift: to thy seed with thee. and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be 20 | And the LORD spake unto Aaron, put to death.

Thou shalt have no inheritance in their 8 | And the LORD spake unto Aaron, land, neither shalt thou have any part Behold, I also have given thee the charge among them: I am thy part and thine inof my heave-offerings of all the hallow- heritance among the children of Israel. ed things of the children of Israel ; unto 21 And behold, I have given the chil. thee have I given them by reason of the dren of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordi- inheritance, for their service which they Dance tor ever.

serve, even the service of the tabernacle 9 This shall be thine of the most holy of the congregation. things reserved from the fire :

every

obla 22 Neither must the children of Israel tion of theirs, every meat-offering of theirs, benceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the and every sin-offering of theirs, and every congregation, lest they bear sin, and die. trespass-offering of theirs, which they shall 23 But the Levites shall do the service render unto me, shall be most holy for of the tabernacle of the congregation, and thee and for thy sons,

they shall bear their iniquity: It shall be 10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat a statute for ever throughout your generait; every male shall eat it: it shall be tions, that among the children of Israel holy unto thee.

they have no inheritance. 11 And this is thine ; the heave-offer- 24 But the tithes of the children of Iso ing of their gift, with all the wave-offer- rael, which they offer as a heave-offerings of the children of Israel: I have given ing unto the Lord, I have given to the Lethem unto thee, and to thy sons, and to vites to inherit: therefore I have said unto thy daughters with thee, by a statute for them, Among the children of Israel they ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall have no inheritance. shall eat of it.

25 | And the LURD spake unto Moses, 12 All the best of the oil, and all the saying, best of the wine and of the wheat, the first- 26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and fruits of them woich they shall offer unto say unto them, When ye take of the chil. the LORD, them have I given thee. dren of Israel the tithes which I have given

13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the you from them for your inheritance, then land, which they shall bring unto the LORD, ye shall offer up a heave-offering of it for shall be thine; every one that is clean in the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe. thy house shall eat of it.

27 And this your heare-offering shall The water of separation: NUMBERS.

Its use for purification. be reckoned unto you, as though it were junto the children of Israel, and unto the the corn of the threshing-floor, and as the stranger that sojourneth among them, for fulness of the wine-press.

a statute for ever. 28 Thus ye also shall offer a heave- 11 | He that toucheth the dead body of offering unto the LORD of all your tithes any man shall be unclean seven days. which ye receive of the children of Israel; 12 He shall purify bimself with it on and ye shall give thereof the LORD's beave-Ithe third day, and on the seventh day he offering to Aaron the priest.

shall be clean: but if he purify not him29 Out of all your

gifts ye shall offer self the third day, then the seventh day he every heave-offering of the LORD, of all shall not be clean. the best thereof, even the hallowed part 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body thereof out of it.

of any man that is dead, and purifietb not 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, himself, defileth the tabernacle of the When ye have heaved the best thereof LORD ; and that soul shall be cut off from from it, then it shall be counted unto the Israel? because the water of separation Levites as the increase of the threshing- was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be floor, and as the increase of the wine-press. unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

31 And ye shall eat it in every place, 14 This is the law, when a man dieth ye and your households : for it is your re- in a tent: all that come into the tent, and ward for your service in the tabernacle of all that is in the tent shall be unclean the congregation.

seven days. 32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason 15 And every open vessel which hath of it, when ye have heaved from it the no covering bound upon it, is unclean. best of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy 16 And whosoever toucheth one that things of the children of Israel, lest ye die. {is slain with a sword in the open fields, CHAP. XIX.

or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a A Ninthe Lone spake unto Moses and grave, shallobé nuclemena s persona mer

2 This is the ordinance of the law take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of pu. which the LORD bath commanded, saying, rification for sin, and running water shall Speak unto the children of Israel, that be put thereto in a vessel : they bring thee a red heifer without spot, 18 And a clean person shall take hyswherein is no blemish, and upon which sop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle never came yoke :

it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, 3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar and upon the persons that were there, and the priest, that he may bring her forth upon him that touched a bone, or one without the camp, and one shall slay her slain, or one dead, or a grave: before his face :

19 And the clean person shall sprinkle 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of upon the unclean on the third day, and on her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of the seventh day: and on the seventh day her blood directly before the tabernacle be shall purify himself, and wash bis of the congrega!ion seven times : clothes, and bathe himself in water, and

5 And one shall burn the heiser in his shall be clean at even. sight; ber skin, and her flesh, and her 20 But the man that shall be unclean, blood, with her dung, shall he burn : 6 And the priest shall take cedar-wood, be cut off from among the congregation,

and shall not purify himself, that soul shall and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the midst of the burning of the heifer. the LORD: the water of separation bath

7 Tken the priest shall wash his clothes, not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and 21 And it shall be a perpetual statute afterward he shall come into the camp, unto them, that he that sprinkleth the waand the priest shall be unclean until the ter of separation shall wash bis clothes ; even.

and he that toucheth the water of separa8 And he that burneth her shall wash tion shall be unclean until even. his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in 22 And whatsoever the unclean person water, and shall be unclean until the even. toucheth shall be unclean ; and the soul

9 And a man that is clean shall gather that toucheth it shall be unclean untileven. up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up

CHAP. XX. without the camp in a clean place, and it NHEN came the children of Israel, even shall be kept for the congregation of the

TH children of Israel for a water of separa-sert of Zin in the first month and the

the whole congregation, into the detion : it is a purification for sin.

people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam 10 And he that gathereth the ashes of died there, and was buried there. the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be

2 And there was no water for the conunclean until the even; and it shall be gregation, and they gathered themselves

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