The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying,
12"When you take1a acensus of the sons of Israelbto number them, then eachone of them shall give2a ransom for chimself to the LORD, when you dnumber them, so that there will be noplague among them when you enumber them.
13"This is what everyone who fis numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (3the shekel is twentygerahs ), half a shekel as a gcontribution to the LORD.
14"Everyone who his numbered, from twentyyearsold and over, shall give the icontribution to the LORD.
"The rich shall not paymore and the poor shall not paylessthan the halfshekel, when you give the jcontribution to the LORD to makeatonement for kyourselves.
"You shall take the atonementmoney from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the sons of Israelbefore the LORD, to makeatonement for lyourselves."