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1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:
2 "Take a census of the Levites who are descended from Kohath. List them by families and households. 2 "Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.
3 Register all the men between the ages of 30 and 50 who are qualified to work at 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 "This is the work the Kohathites will do in the tent of meeting: They will take care of 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 the camp is supposed to move, Aaron and his sons will go in and take down the canopy that hangs over the ark containing the words of God's promise. First they will cover the ark with the canopy. 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 Over this they will put a covering of fine leather. On top of that they will spread a cloth made entirely of violet material. Then they will put the 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 violet cloth over the table of the presence and put on it the plates, dishes, bowls, and pitchers for the wine offerings. The bread that is always in the LORD's presence will also 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 a bright red cloth over everything on the table. They will cover all this with fine leather. Then they will put the 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 violet cloth and cover the lamp stand, as well as the lamps, tongs, trays, and all the containers for the olive oil used in the lamps. 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 Then they will put the lamp stand and all its utensils under a covering of fine leather and put them on a frame to carry them. 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 violet cloth over the gold altar and cover the cloth with fine leather. Then they will put the poles in place. 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 articles that are used in the holy place, put them in a violet cloth, cover that with fine leather, and put them on a frame to carry them. 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 "After they take the ashes away, they will spread a purple cloth over the altar. 13 "They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and spread a purple cloth over it.
14 Next, they will put all the accessories used at the altar on it. These are the trays, forks, shovels, and bowls--all the altar's accessories. They will spread a covering of fine leather over all this. Then they will put the 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 "When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy things and the camp is ready to move, the Kohathites will come to carry all the holy articles. They must never touch the holy things, or they will die. The Kohathites will carry all the things from the tent of meeting. 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 the priest Aaron, will be in charge of the oil for the lamps, the sweet-smelling incense, the daily grain offering, and the anointing oil. He is in charge of the whole tent and everything in it, the holy place and its contents." 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 "Don't let the Kohathite families from Levi's tribe be destroyed. 18 "See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not cut off from the Levites.
19 This is what you must do so that they won't die when they come near the most holy things: Aaron and his sons will go into the holy place and tell each man what he will do and what he will 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 the Kohathites must not go in to look at the holy things, even for a moment, or 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 said to Moses, 21 The LORD said to Moses,
22 "Also take a census of the Gershonites. List them by households and families. 22 "Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.
23 Register all the men between the ages of 30 and 50 who are qualified to serve at 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 what the Gershonite families will do and what they will carry: 24 "This is the service of the Gershonite clans as they work and carry burdens:
25 They will carry the sheets that are part of the inner tent and the tent of meeting. They will also carry the inner cover for the tent of meeting, the outer cover of fine leather that goes over it, the screen for the entrance to 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 the curtains for the courtyard around the tent and the altar, the screen for the entrance to the courtyard, the ropes, and all the equipment used to set up the curtains. The Gershonites will do everything that needs to be done with 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 All their work, whatever they carry and all their duties, will be done under the direction of Aaron and his sons. You are in charge of telling them everything they're supposed to carry. 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 families in the tent of meeting. Ithamar, son of the priest Aaron, will be in charge of them. 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 "Register the Merarites by families and households. 29 "Count the Merarites by their clans and families.
30 Register all the men between the ages of 30 and 50 who are qualified to serve at 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 These are their duties as they work at the tent of meeting: They will carry the framework for the inner tent, the crossbars, posts, and sockets, 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 posts for the surrounding courtyard, the bases, pegs, and ropes. They must take care of all this equipment. Tell each man by name the things he will 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 what the Merarite families will do as they work at the tent of meeting. Ithamar, son of the priest Aaron, will be in charge of them." 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 Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of the community registered the Kohathites by their families and households. 34 Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites by their clans and families.
35 They registered all the men between the ages of 30 and 50 who were qualified to work at 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 The total of those who were registered was 2,750. They were listed by families. 36 counted by clans, were %"2,750.
37 This was the total of all those in the Kohathite families who served at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron did as the LORD had commanded Moses and registered the Kohathites. 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 Gershonites were registered by families and households. 38 The Gershonites were counted by their clans and families.
39 All the men between the ages of 30 and 50 who were qualified to serve at the tent of meeting were registered. 39 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
40 The total of those who were registered was 2,630. They were listed by families and households. 40 counted by their clans and families, were %"2,630.
41 This was the total of all those in the Gershonite families who worked at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron did as the LORD had commanded Moses and registered the Gershonites. 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 Merarites were registered by families and households. 42 The Merarites were counted by their clans and families.
43 All the men between the ages of 30 and 50 who were qualified to serve at the tent of meeting were registered. 43 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
44 The total of all those who were registered was 3,200. They were listed by families. 44 counted by their clans, were %"3,200.
45 This was the total of those registered in the Merarite families. Moses and Aaron did as the LORD had commanded Moses and registered the Merarites. 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 The grand total of all the Levites whom Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel registered was 8,580. They were listed by families and households. 46 So Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by their clans and families.
47 These were the men between the ages of 30 and 50 who were qualified to do the work of serving and who carried the tent of meeting. 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 At the LORD's command through Moses each man was registered and told what to do and what to carry. So they were registered as the LORD 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.