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 gold—from its base to its blossoms. The lampstand was made exactly like the pattern 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 all the Israelites and make them ceremonially clean.

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          7 To purify them, do this: Sprinkle the water of cleansing on them; then have them shave their whole bodies and wash their clothes. And so they will purify themselves.
          8 Have them take a young bull with its grain offering of the finest flour mixed with olive oil; then you are to take a second young bull for a sin offering.a

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            • s 8:8 - Or "purification offering" ; also in verse 12
              9 Bring the Levites to the front of the tent of meeting and assemble the whole Israelite community.

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              10 You are to bring the Levites before the LORD, and the Israelites are to lay their hands on them.

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              11 Aaron is to present the Levites before the LORD as a wave offering from the Israelites, so that they may be ready to do the work of the LORD.

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              12 “Then the Levites are to lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, using one for a sin offering to the LORD and the other for a burnt offering, to make atonement for the Levites.

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              13 Have the Levites stand in front of Aaron and his sons and then present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

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