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1 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron: 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:
2 Take a census of the Kohathites from among the Levites by their clans and their households, 2 "Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.
3 from 30 to 50 years old, all who are eligible for service to do the work of the meeting tent. 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 These are the responsibilities of the Kohathites in the meeting tent: 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 it's time to break camp, Aaron and his sons will enter and take down the screening curtain, and they will cover the chest containing the covenant 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 Then they will place a covering of fine leather on it. They will spread a whole cloth of blue over it, and they will set its poles 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 They will spread a blue cloth on the presentation table and place on it the plates, the dishes, the bowls, and the container for the drink offering. The usual bread will be on it. 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 They will spread on them a red cloth, cover it with fine leather, and set its poles in place. 8 Over these they are to spread a scarlet cloth, cover that with hides of sea cows and put its poles in place.
9 They will take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, its lamps, its extinguishers, its trays, and all the containers for oil that are used in its service. 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 They will place it and its equipment in a covering of fine leather, and then place it on the carrying 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 They will spread a blue cloth on the gold altar and cover it with fine leather. 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 They will take all the service equipment used in the sanctuary, place it in a blue cloth, and cover it with fine leather. Then they will place it on the carrying 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 They will remove the ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth on it. 13 "They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and spread a purple cloth over it.
14 They will place on it all the equipment used for servicing it, the censors, the meat fork, the shovels, the bowls, all the equipment of the altar. They will spread a covering of fine leather over it and then set its poles in place. 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 Aaron and his sons will finish covering the sanctuary and all the equipment of the sanctuary when it is time to break camp. After that the Kohathites will enter to carry it, but they will not touch the sanctuary, lest they die. These are the objects in the dwelling that the Kohathites are to carry. 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 But Eleazar son of Aaron the priest will have oversight of the oil for lighting, the fragrant incense, the regular grain offering, and the anointing oil, as well as oversight of the entire dwelling and everything in it related to the sanctuary and its equipment. 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 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron: 17 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
18 You must not let the tribe of the Kohathite clans be eliminated from the Levites. 18 "See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not cut off from the Levites.
19 This is what you must do for them so that they stay alive and don't die when they approach the most holy things. Aaron and his sons will enter and assign each of them his work and his load. 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 may not enter to look at the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die. 20 But the Kohathites must not go in to look at the holy things, even for a moment, or they will die."
21 The LORD spoke to Moses: 21 The LORD said to Moses,
22 Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their households and their clans. 22 "Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.
23 You will enroll those from 30 to 50 years old, all who are eligible for service to do work in the dwelling. 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 the duty of the Gershonite clans for work and for carrying the load: 24 "This is the service of the Gershonite clans as they work and carry burdens:
25 They will carry the fabric of the dwelling, the meeting tent with its covering, the outer covering of fine leather, the screen for the entrance of the meeting tent, 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 the curtains of the courtyard, the screen of the entrance at the gate of the courtyard that surrounds the meeting tent and the altar, their cords, and all their equipment for their work. They will do everything that needs to be done with these objects. 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 All the duties of the Gershonites for carrying their load and for their work will be at the command of Aaron and his sons. You will assign to them the responsibility to carry their load. 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 Gershonite clans in the dwelling. Their responsibility will be under Ithamar 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 You will enroll the Merarites by their clans and their households. 29 "Count the Merarites by their clans and families.
30 You will enroll those from 30 to 50 years old, all who are eligible for service to do work in the meeting tent. 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 This is what they are responsible to carry as their work in the meeting tent: the frames of the meeting tent, its bars, pillars, and 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 the pillars of the courtyard all around, with their bases, pegs, cords, and all the equipment used with them. You will list by name the objects they are required to carry. 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 duty of the Merarite clans for all their work in the meeting tent under the supervision of Ithamar 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, Aaron, and the chiefs of the community enrolled the Kohathites by their clans and their households, 34 Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites by their clans and families.
35 those from 30 to 50 years old who were eligible for work in the meeting tent. 35 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work in the Tent of Meeting,
36 Their enrollment by their clans was 2,750. 36 counted by clans, were %"2,750.
37 These are the enrolled of the Kohathite clans, all who worked in the meeting tent and whom Moses and Aaron enrolled according to the LORD's command through Moses. 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 The enrollment of the Gershonites by their clans and their households, 38 The Gershonites were counted by their clans and families.
39 those 30 to 50 years old who were eligible for work in the meeting tent: 39 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
40 their enrollment by their clans and their households was 2,630. 40 counted by their clans and families, were %"2,630.
41 These are the enrolled of the Gershonite clans, all who worked in the meeting tent, and whom Moses and Aaron enrolled according to the LORD's command. 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 The enrollment of the Merarite clans by their clans and their households, 42 The Merarites were counted by their clans and families.
43 those 30 to 50 years old who were eligible for work in the meeting tent: 43 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
44 their enrollment by their clans was 3,200. 44 counted by their clans, were %"3,200.
45 These are the enrolled of the Merarite clans, whom Moses and Aaron enrolled according to the LORD's command through Moses. 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 All the enrolled Levites whom Moses, Aaron, and the chiefs of Israel enrolled by their clans and their households, 46 So Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by their clans and families.
47 those 30 to 50 years old who were eligible to do the work and to carry the load of the meeting tent: 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 their enrollment was 8,580. 48 numbered %"8,580.
49 Each was enrolled by the LORD's command through Moses to work and to carry his load. Each was assigned just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 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.