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1 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:
2 Let the sons of Kohath, from among the sons of Levi, be numbered by their families, in the order of their fathers' houses; 2 "Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.
3 All those from thirty to fifty years old who are able to do the work of the Tent of meeting. 3 Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work in the Tent of Meeting.
4 And this is to be the work of the sons of Kohath in connection with the most holy things. 4 "This is the work of the Kohathites in the Tent of Meeting: the care of the most holy things.
5 When all the people go forward, Aaron is to go in with his sons, and take down the veil of the curtain, covering the ark of witness with it; 5 When the camp is to move, Aaron and his sons are to go in and take down the shielding curtain and cover the ark of the Testimony with it.
6 And putting over it the leather cover and over that a blue cloth; and putting its rods in place. 6 Then they are to cover this with hides of sea cows, spread a cloth of solid blue over that and put the poles in place.
7 And on the table of the holy bread they are to put a blue cloth, and on it all the vessels, the spoons and the basins and the cups; and the holy bread with them; 7 "Over the table of the Presence they are to spread a blue cloth and put on it the plates, dishes and bowls, and the jars for drink offerings; the bread that is continually there is to remain on it.
8 And over them they are to put a red cloth, covering it with a leather cover, and putting its rods in their places. 8 Over these they are to spread a scarlet cloth, cover that with hides of sea cows and put its poles in place.
9 And they are to take a blue cloth, covering with it the light-support with its lights and its instruments and its trays and all the oil vessels which are used for it: 9 "They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand that is for light, together with its lamps, its wick trimmers and trays, and all its jars for the oil used to supply it.
10 All these they are to put in a leather cover, and put it on the frame. 10 Then they are to wrap it and all its accessories in a covering of hides of sea cows and put it on a carrying frame.
11 On the gold altar they are to put a blue cloth, covering it with a leather cover; and they are to put its rods in their places. 11 "Over the gold altar they are to spread a blue cloth and cover that with hides of sea cows and put its poles in place.
12 All the vessels which are used in the holy place they are to put in a blue cloth, covering them with a leather cover, and put them on the frame. 12 "They are to take all the articles used for ministering in the sanctuary, wrap them in a blue cloth, cover that with hides of sea cows and put them on a carrying frame.
13 And they are to take away the burned waste from the altar, and put a purple cloth on it; 13 "They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and spread a purple cloth over it.
14 Placing on the cloth all its vessels, the fire-baskets, the meat-hooks, the spades, and the basins; all the vessels of the altar; they are to put a leather cover over all these, and put its rods in their places. 14 Then they are to place on it all the utensils used for ministering at the altar, including the firepans, meat forks, shovels and sprinkling bowls. Over it they are to spread a covering of hides of sea cows and put its poles in place.
15 And after the holy place and all its vessels have been covered up by Aaron and his sons, when the tents of the people go forward, the sons of Kohath are to come and take it up; but the holy things may not be touched by them for fear of death. 15 "After Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy furnishings and all the holy articles, and when the camp is ready to move, the Kohathites are to come to do the carrying. But they must not touch the holy things or they will die. The Kohathites are to carry those things that are in the Tent of Meeting.
16 And Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, is to be responsible for the oil for the light, and the sweet perfumes for burning, and the regular meal offering, and the holy oil; the House and the holy place and everything in it will be in his care. 16 "Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, is to have charge of the oil for the light, the fragrant incense, the regular grain offering and the anointing oil. He is to be in charge of the entire tabernacle and everything in it, including its holy furnishings and articles."
17 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 17 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
18 Do not let the family of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites; 18 "See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not cut off from the Levites.
19 But do this to them, so that life and not death may be theirs when they come near the most holy things; let Aaron and his sons go in and give to every one his work and that which he is to take up; 19 So that they may live and not die when they come near the most holy things, do this for them: Aaron and his sons are to go into the sanctuary and assign to each man his work and what he is to carry.
20 But they themselves are not to go in to see the holy place, even for a minute, for fear of death. 20 But the Kohathites must not go in to look at the holy things, even for a moment, or they will die."
21 And the Lord said to Moses, 21 The LORD said to Moses,
22 Let the sons of Gershon be numbered by families, in the order of their fathers' houses; 22 "Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.
23 All those from thirty to fifty years old who are able to do the work of the Tent of meeting. 23 Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting.
24 This is to be the work of the Gershonites, the things they are to do and take up. 24 "This is the service of the Gershonite clans as they work and carry burdens:
25 They are to take up the curtains of the House, and the Tent of meeting with its cover and the leather cover over it, and the hangings for the door of the Tent of meeting; 25 They are to carry the curtains of the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting, its covering and the outer covering of hides of sea cows, the curtains for the entrance to the Tent of Meeting,
26 And the hangings for the open space round the House and the altar, and the curtain for its doorway, with the cords and all the things used for them; whatever is necessary for these, they are to do. 26 the curtains of the courtyard surrounding the tabernacle and altar, the curtain for the entrance, the ropes and all the equipment used in its service. The Gershonites are to do all that needs to be done with these things.
27 From the mouth of Aaron and his sons the Gershonites will have word about all the things they are to do and take up; you are to give them their orders. 27 All their service, whether carrying or doing other work, is to be done under the direction of Aaron and his sons. You shall assign to them as their responsibility all they are to carry.
28 This is the work of the family of the Gershonites in the Tent of meeting, and they will be under the direction of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest. 28 This is the service of the Gershonite clans at the Tent of Meeting. Their duties are to be under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.
29 The sons of Merari are to be numbered by families, in the order of their fathers' houses; 29 "Count the Merarites by their clans and families.
30 Every one from thirty to fifty years old who is able to do the work of the Tent of meeting. 30 Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting.
31 And this is their part in the work of the Tent of meeting: the transport of the boards and the rods of the Tent, with the pillars and their bases; 31 This is their duty as they perform service at the Tent of Meeting: to carry the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts and bases,
32 And the pillars of the open space outside it, with their bases and their nails and cords and all the instruments used, and everything which has to be done there; all the instruments for which they are responsible are to be numbered by name. 32 as well as the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, ropes, all their equipment and everything related to their use. Assign to each man the specific things he is to carry.
33 This is the work which the sons of Merari are to do in connection with the Tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest. 33 This is the service of the Merarite clans as they work at the Tent of Meeting under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest."
34 So Moses and Aaron and the chiefs of the people took in hand the numbering of the sons of the Kohathites, by families, in the order of their fathers' houses; 34 Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites by their clans and families.
35 Numbering all those from thirty to fifty years old who were able to do the work in the Tent of meeting; 35 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work in the Tent of Meeting,
36 And the number of all these was two thousand, seven hundred and fifty. 36 counted by clans, were %"2,750.
37 This is the number of those of the Kohathites who did the work in the Tent of meeting, as they were numbered by Moses and Aaron at the order of the Lord. 37 This was the total of all those in the Kohathite clans who served in the Tent of Meeting. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the LORD's command through Moses.
38 And those of the sons of Gershon who were numbered by families, 38 The Gershonites were counted by their clans and families.
39 All those from thirty to fifty years old who were able to do the work in the Tent of meeting, 39 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
40 Who were numbered by families in the order of their fathers' houses, were two thousand, six hundred and thirty. 40 counted by their clans and families, were %"2,630.
41 This is the number of the sons of Gershon who did the work in the Tent of meeting, as they were numbered by Moses and Aaron at the order of the Lord. 41 This was the total of those in the Gershonite clans who served at the Tent of Meeting. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the LORD's command.
42 And those of the sons of Merari who were numbered by families, in the order of their fathers' houses, 42 The Merarites were counted by their clans and families.
43 All those from thirty to fifty years old who did the work in the Tent of meeting, 43 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
44 Who were numbered by families, were three thousand, two hundred. 44 counted by their clans, were %"3,200.
45 This is the number of the sons of Merari, numbered by Moses and Aaron at the order of the Lord. 45 This was the total of those in the Merarite clans. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the LORD's command through Moses.
46 And all the Levites who were numbered by Moses and Aaron and the chiefs of the people, by families, in the order of their fathers' houses, 46 So Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by their clans and families.
47 Those from thirty to fifty years old who were able to do the work of the Tent of meeting and of its transport, 47 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to do the work of serving and carrying the Tent of Meeting
48 Came to eight thousand, five hundred and eighty. 48 numbered %"8,580.
49 At the order of the Lord they were numbered by Moses, every one in relation to his work and to his part in the transport; so they were numbered by Moses at the order of the Lord. 49 At the LORD's command through Moses, each was assigned his work and told what to carry. Thus they were counted, as the LORD commanded Moses.