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1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:
2 "Count the Kohathites among the Levites by family groups and families. 2 "Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.
3 Count the men from thirty to fifty years old, all who come to serve in 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 "The Kohathites are responsible for the most holy things in the Meeting Tent. 4 "This is the work of the Kohathites in the Tent of Meeting: the care of the most holy things.
5 When the Israelites are ready to move, Aaron and his sons must go into the Holy Tent, take down the curtain, and cover the Ark of the Agreement 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 Over this they must put a covering made from fine leather, then spread the solid blue cloth over that, and 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 "Then they must spread a blue cloth over the table for the bread that shows a person is in God's presence. They must put the plates, pans, bowls, and the jars for drink offerings on the table; they must leave the bread that is always there 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 Then they must put a red cloth over all of these things, cover everything with fine leather, and 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 "With a blue cloth they must cover the lampstand, its lamps, its wick trimmers, its trays, and all the jars for the 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 must wrap everything in fine leather and put all these things on a frame for carrying 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 must spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with fine leather, and 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 must gather all the things used for serving in the Holy Place and wrap them in a blue cloth. Then they must cover that with fine leather and put these things on a frame for carrying 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 "They must clean the ashes off the bronze 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 must gather all the things used for serving at the altar -- the pans for carrying the fire, the meat forks, the shovels, and the bowls -- and put them on the bronze altar. Then they must spread a covering of fine leather over it and 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 the Israelites are ready to move, and when Aaron and his sons have covered the holy furniture and all the holy things, the Kohathites may go in and carry them away. In this way they won't touch the holy things and die. It is the Kohathites' job to carry the things that are in the Meeting Tent. 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, will be responsible for the Holy Tent and for everything in it, for all the holy things it has: the oil for the lamp, the sweet-smelling incense, the continual grain offering, and the oil used to appoint priests and things to the Lord's service." 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 Kohathites be cut off from the Levites. 18 "See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not cut off from the Levites.
19 Do this for the Kohathites so that they may go near the Most Holy Place and not die: Aaron and his sons must go in and show each Kohathite what to do and 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 The Kohathites must not enter and look at the holy things, even for a second, 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 "Count the Gershonites by families and family groups. 22 "Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.
23 Count the men from thirty to fifty years old, all who have a job to do in the Meeting Tent. 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 family groups must do and what they must carry. 24 "This is the service of the Gershonite clans as they work and carry burdens:
25 They must carry the curtains of the Holy Tent, the Meeting Tent, its covering, and its outer covering made from fine leather. They must also carry the curtains for the entrance to 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 that goes around the Holy Tent and the altar, the curtain for the entry to the courtyard, the ropes, and all the things used with the curtains. They must do everything connected 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 Aaron and his sons are in charge of what the Gershonites do or carry; you tell them what they are responsible for carrying. 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 family group at the Meeting Tent. Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest, will direct their work. 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 "Count the Merarite families and family groups. 29 "Count the Merarites by their clans and families.
30 Count the men from thirty to fifty years old, all who work at 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 It is their job to carry the following as they serve in the Meeting Tent: the frames of the Holy Tent, the crossbars, the posts, 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 in addition to the posts that go around the courtyard, their bases, tent pegs, ropes, and everything that is used with the poles around the courtyard. Tell each man exactly what 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 work the Merarite family group will do for the Meeting Tent. Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest, will direct their work." 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 Israel counted the Kohathites by families and family groups, 34 Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites by their clans and families.
35 the men from thirty to fifty years old who were to work at 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 There were 2,750 men in the family groups. 36 counted by clans, were %"2,750.
37 This was the total of the Kohath family groups who worked at the Meeting Tent, whom Moses and Aaron counted as the Lord had commanded 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 Also, the Gershonites were counted by families and family groups, 38 The Gershonites were counted by their clans and families.
39 the men from thirty to fifty years old who were given work at 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 The families and family groups had 2,630 men. 40 counted by their clans and families, were %"2,630.
41 This was the total of the Gershon family groups who worked at the Meeting Tent, whom Moses and Aaron counted as the Lord had commanded. 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 Also, the men in the families and family groups of the Merari family were counted, 42 The Merarites were counted by their clans and families.
43 the men from thirty to fifty years old who were to work at 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 The family groups had 3,200 men. 44 counted by their clans, were %"3,200.
45 This was the total of the Merari family groups, whom Moses and Aaron counted as the Lord had commanded 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 So Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by families and family groups. 46 So Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by their clans and families.
47 They counted the men from thirty to fifty who were given work at the Meeting Tent and who carried the 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 The total number of these men was 8,580. 48 numbered %"8,580.
49 Each man was counted as the Lord had commanded Moses; each man was given his work and told what to carry 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.