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1 The Lord told Moses 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:
2 to take a census of the Levite clan of Kohath by subclans and families, 2 "Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.
3 and to register all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who were qualified to work in the Tent of the Lord's presence. 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 Their service involves 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 The Lord gave Moses the following instructions. When it is time to break camp, Aaron and his sons shall enter the Tent, take down the curtain in front of the Covenant Box, and cover the Box 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 They shall put a fine leather cover over it, spread a cloth of solid blue on top, and then insert the carrying poles. 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 shall spread a blue cloth over the table for the bread offered to the Lord and put on it the dishes, the incense bowls, the offering bowls, and the jars for the wine offering. There shall always be bread on the table. 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 shall spread a red cloth over all of this, put a fine leather cover over it, and then insert the carrying poles. 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 shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand, with its lamps, tongs, trays, and all the olive oil containers. 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 shall wrap it and all its equipment in a fine leather cover and place it on a 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 Next they shall spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, put a fine leather cover over it, and then insert the carrying poles. 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 shall take all the utensils used in the Holy Place, wrap them in a blue cloth, put a fine leather cover over them, and place them on a 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 shall remove the greasy ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it. 13 "They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and spread a purple cloth over it.
14 They shall put on it all the equipment used in the service at the altar: fire pans, hooks, shovels, and basins. Then they shall put a fine leather cover over it and insert the carrying poles. 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 When it is time to break camp, the clan of Kohath shall come to carry the sacred objects only after Aaron and his sons have finished covering them and all their equipment. The Kohath clan must not touch the sacred objects, or they will die. These are the responsibilities of the Kohath clan whenever the Tent is moved. 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 Eleazar son of Aaron the priest shall be responsible for the whole Tent and for the oil for the lamps, the incense, the grain offerings, the anointing oil, and everything else in the Tent that has been consecrated to the Lord. 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 said to Moses and Aaron, 17 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
18 "Do not let the clan of Kohath 18 "See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not cut off from the Levites.
19 be killed by coming near these most sacred objects. To prevent this from happening, Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each man his task and tell him what to carry. 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 if the Kohathites enter the Tent and see the priests preparing the sacred objects for moving, they will 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 told Moses 21 The LORD said to Moses,
22 to take a census of the Levite clan of Gershon by subclans and families, 22 "Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.
23 and to register all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who were qualified to work in the Tent of the Lord's presence. 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 They shall be responsible for carrying the following objects: 24 "This is the service of the Gershonite clans as they work and carry burdens:
25 the Tent, its inner cover, its outer cover, the fine leather cover on top of it, the curtain for the entrance, 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 and ropes for the court that is around the Tent and the altar, the curtains for the entrance of the court, and all the fittings used in setting up these objects. They shall perform all the tasks required for these things. 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 Moses and Aaron shall see to it that the Gershonites perform all the duties and carry everything that Aaron and his sons assign to them. 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 These are the responsibilities of the Gershon clan in the Tent; they shall carry them out under the direction of 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 The Lord told Moses to take a census of the Levite clan of Merari by subclans and families, 29 "Count the Merarites by their clans and families.
30 and to register all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who were qualified to work in the Tent of the Lord's presence. 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 They shall be responsible for carrying the frames, bars, posts, and bases of the Tent, 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 posts, bases, pegs, and ropes of the court around the Tent, with all the fittings used in setting them up. Each man will be responsible for carrying specific items. 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 These are the responsibilities of the Merari clan in their service in the Tent; they shall carry them out under the direction 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 Following the Lord's command, Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of the community took a census of the three Levite clans, Kohath, Gershon, and Merari. They did this by subclans and families and registered all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who were qualified to work in the Tent of the Lord's presence, as follows: 34 Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites by their clans and families.
49 Each man was registered as the Lord had commanded Moses; and at the command of the Lord given through Moses, each man was assigned responsibility for his task of serving or carrying. 49 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work in the Tent of Meeting,
36 36 counted by clans, were %"2,750.
37 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 38 The Gershonites were counted by their clans and families.
39 39 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
40 40 counted by their clans and families, were %"2,630.
41 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 42 The Merarites were counted by their clans and families.
43 43 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
44 44 counted by their clans, were %"3,200.
45 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 46 So Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by their clans and families.
47 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 48 numbered %"8,580.
49 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.