I appointed twelve leaders of the priests -- Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten other priests --
to be in charge of transporting the silver, the gold, the gold bowls, and the other items that the king, his council, his leaders, and the people of Israel had presented for the Temple of God.
I weighed the treasure as I gave it to them and found the totals to be as follows: 24 tons a of silver, 7,500 pounds b of silver utensils, 7,500 pounds c of gold,
20 gold bowls, equal in value to 1,000 gold coins, d 2 fine articles of polished bronze, as precious as gold.
And I said to these priests, "You and these treasures have been set apart as holy to the LORD. This silver and gold is a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of our ancestors.
Guard these treasures well until you present them, without an ounce lost, to the leading priests, the Levites, and the leaders of Israel at the storerooms of the LORD's Temple in Jerusalem."
So the priests and the Levites accepted the task of transporting these treasures to the Temple of our God in Jerusalem.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)