The LORD said to Moses,
"Accept these from them, that they may be used in the work at the Tent of Meeting. Give them to the Levites as each man's work requires."
So Moses took the carts and oxen and gave them to the Levites.
He gave two carts and four oxen to the Gershonites,1 as their work required,
and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites,2 as their work required. They were all under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.
But Moses did not give any to the Kohathites,3 because they were to carry on their shoulders4 the holy things, for which they were responsible.
When the altar was anointed,5 the leaders brought their offerings for its dedication6 and presented them before the altar.
For the LORD had said to Moses, "Each day one leader is to bring his offering for the dedication of the altar."
The one who brought his offering on the first day was Nahshon7 son of Amminadab of the tribe of Judah.
His offering was one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels,a and one silver sprinkling bowl8 weighing seventy shekels,b9 both according to the sanctuary shekel,10 each filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;1114
one gold dish12 weighing ten shekels,c13 filled with incense;14