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1 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron. He said, 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:
2 "Count the Kohath families of the Levites. Make a list of them family by family. 2 "Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.
3 Count all of the men who are from 30 to 50 years old. Those are the men who must come and serve 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 "Here is the work the men of Kohath must do at the Tent of Meeting. They must take care of the things that are very holy. 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 ready to move, Aaron and his sons must go into the tent. They must take down the curtain that screens the ark where the tablets of the covenant are kept. They must cover the ark with the curtain. 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 must cover that with the hides of sea cows. They must spread a solid blue cloth over the hides. And they must 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 must spread a blue cloth over the table for the holy bread. They must put the plates, dishes and bowls on the cloth. They must also put the jars for drink offerings on it. The bread that is always kept there must remain 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 must spread a bright red cloth over everything. Then they must cover that with the hides of sea cows. And they must put the poles of the table 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 must get a blue cloth. With it they must cover the lampstand that gives light. They must also cover its lamps, trays and wick cutters. And they must cover all of its jars. The jars are for the olive oil that is used in the lampstand. 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 Aaron and his sons must wrap the lampstand and all of the things that are used with it. They must cover it with the hides of sea cows. And they must put it on a frame to carry it. 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 for burning incense. They must cover that with the hides of sea cows. And they must put the poles of the altar 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 get all of the articles that are used for serving in the sacred tent. They must wrap them in a blue cloth. They must cover that with the hides of sea cows. Then they must put the articles 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 "They must remove the ashes from the bronze altar for burnt offerings. They must 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 Then they must place all of the tools on it. The tools are used for serving at the altar. They include the pans for carrying ashes. They also include the meat forks, shovels and sprinkling bowls. Aaron and his sons must cover the altar with the hides of sea cows. And they must put 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 must cover all of the holy articles that belong to the holy tent. Then the men of Kohath must get ready to carry everything. They must do it when the camp is ready to move. But they must not touch the holy things. If they do, they will die. The men of Kohath must carry everything that is in 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 "The priest Eleazar will be in charge of the olive oil for the light. He is the son of Aaron. Eleazar will be in charge of the sweet-smelling incense. He will be in charge of the regular grain offering and the anointing oil. He will be in charge of the entire holy tent. He will also be in charge of everything that is in it. That includes all of the articles that belong to the tent." 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. He said, 17 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
18 "Make sure that the Kohath families are not cut off from the Levites. 18 "See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not cut off from the Levites.
19 I want them to live and not die when they come near the very holy things. So here is what you must do for them. Aaron and his sons must go into the sacred tent and tell each man what to do. They must tell each man 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 the men of Kohath must not go in and look at the holy things. They must not look at them even for a moment. If they do, 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 Gershon families. Make a list of them family by family. 22 "Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.
23 Count all of the men who are from 30 to 50 years old. Those are the men who must come and 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 "Here is how the Gershon families must serve. They must carry things. 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 of Meeting. They must carry its covering and the outside covering of the hides of sea cows. They must carry the curtains that cover 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 They must carry the curtains of the courtyard. The courtyard is all around the holy tent and altar. They must carry the curtain for the entrance. They must carry the ropes. They must also carry all of the supplies that are used for any purpose in the tent. The men of Gershon must do everything that needs to be done with those 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 of their work must be done under the direction of Aaron and his sons. That includes carrying and everything else they do. Aaron and his sons must tell them what to carry. And that will be their work. 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 It is what the Gershon families must do at the Tent of Meeting. They must work under the direction of the priest Ithamar. He is the son of Aaron. 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 Merari families. Count them family by family. 29 "Count the Merarites by their clans and families.
30 Count all of the men who are from 30 to 50 years old. Those are the men who must come and 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 "Here is the work they must do at the Tent of Meeting. They must carry the frames of the holy tent. They must carry its crossbars, 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 They must also carry the posts of the courtyard. The courtyard is all around the holy tent. And they must carry the bases for the posts as well as their tent stakes and ropes. They must also carry all of the supplies and everything that is connected with their use. 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 That is the work the Merari families must do at the Tent of Meeting. They must work under the direction of the priest Ithamar. He is the son of Aaron." 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 counted the men of Kohath. They counted them family by family. 34 Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites by their clans and families.
35 They counted all of the men who were from 30 to 50 years old. Those were the men who came and served 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 There were 2,750 men. They were counted family by family. 36 counted by clans, were %"2,750.
37 That was the total of all of the men in the Kohath families who served at the Tent of Meeting. Moses and Aaron counted them. They did just as the LORD had commanded 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 men of Gershon were counted family by family. 38 The Gershonites were counted by their clans and families.
39 All of the men who were from 30 to 50 years old were counted. They were the men who came and served at 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 There were 2,630 men. They were counted family by family. 40 counted by their clans and families, were %"2,630.
41 That was the total of the men in the Gershon families who served at the Tent of Meeting. Moses and Aaron counted them. They did just 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 The men of Merari were counted family by family. 42 The Merarites were counted by their clans and families.
43 All of the men who were from 30 to 50 years old were counted. They were the men who came and served at 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 There were 3,200 men. They were counted family by family. 44 counted by their clans, were %"3,200.
45 That was the total of the men in the Merari families. Moses and Aaron counted them. They did just as the LORD had commanded 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 So Moses and Aaron counted all of the Levites. The leaders of Israel helped them. They counted the Levites family by family. 46 So Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by their clans and families.
47 All of the men who were from 30 to 50 years old were counted. They were the men who came and served at the Tent of Meeting. They were also supposed to carry it. 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 men was 8,580. 48 numbered %"8,580.
49 Everything was done as the LORD had commanded through Moses. Each man was given his work. And each one was told what to carry. So they were counted, 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.