"Take the Levites in place of all the firstborn of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites in place of their livestock. The Levites are to be mine.1 I am the LORD.2
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To redeem3 the 273 firstborn Israelites who exceed the number of the Levites,
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collect five shekels4 for each one, according to the sanctuary shekel,5 which weighs twenty gerahs.6
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Give the money for the redemption7 of the additional Israelites to Aaron and his sons."8
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So Moses collected the redemption money9 from those who exceeded the number redeemed by the Levites.
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From the firstborn of the Israelites10 he collected silver weighing "1,365 shekels,11 according to the sanctuary shekel.
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S ver 46-48
Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and his sons, as he was commanded by the word of the LORD.