Numbers 8:1-7 NIV

Setting Up the Lamps

1 The LORD said to Moses,

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      2 "Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you set up the seven lamps, they are to light the area in front of the lampstand.1' "

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      3 Aaron did so; he set up the lamps so that they faced forward on the lampstand, just as the LORD commanded Moses.
      4 This is how the lampstand was made: It was made of hammered gold2--from its base to its blossoms. The lampstand was made exactly like the pattern3 the LORD had shown Moses.

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          The Setting Apart of the Levites

          5 The LORD said to Moses:

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              6 "Take the Levites from among the other Israelites and make them ceremonially clean.4

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              7 To purify them, do this: Sprinkle the water of cleansing5 on them; then have them shave their whole bodies6 and wash their clothes,7 and so purify themselves.8

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