And the LORDspake unto Moses,saying ,
When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number ,a then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.
This they shall give , every one that passethamong them that are numbered , half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an halfshekel shall be the offering of the LORD.14
Every one that passeth among them that are numbered , from twentyyearsold and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.15
The rich shall not give more ,b and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.16
And thou shalt take the atonementmoney of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israelbefore the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.