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1 Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:
2 "Take a census of the clans and families of the Kohathite division of the Levite tribe. 2 "Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.
3 Count all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who qualify to work in the Tabernacle. " 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 duties of the Kohathites at the Tabernacle will relate to the most sacred objects. 4 "This is the work of the Kohathites in the Tent of Meeting: the care of the most holy things.
5 When the camp moves, Aaron and his sons must enter the Tabernacle first to take down the inner curtain and cover the Ark of 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 must cover the inner curtain with fine goatskin leather, and the goatskin leather with a dark blue cloth. Finally, they must put the carrying poles of the Ark 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 "Next they must spread a blue cloth over the table, where the Bread of the Presence is displayed, and place the dishes, spoons, bowls, cups, and the special bread on the cloth. 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 scarlet cloth over that, and finally a covering of fine goatskin leather on top of the scarlet cloth. Then they must insert the carrying poles into the table." 8 Over these they are to spread a scarlet cloth, cover that with hides of sea cows and put its poles in place.
9 "Next they must cover the lampstand with a dark blue cloth, along with its lamps, lamp snuffers, trays, and special jars of olive oil. 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 The lampstand with its utensils must then be covered with fine goatskin leather, and the bundle must be placed 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 "Aaron and his sons must also spread a dark blue cloth over the gold altar and cover this cloth with a covering of fine goatskin leather. Then they are to attach the carrying poles to the altar. 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 All the remaining utensils of the sanctuary must be wrapped in a dark blue cloth, covered with fine goatskin leather, and placed 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 "The ashes must be removed from the altar, and the altar must then be covered with a purple cloth. 13 "They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and spread a purple cloth over it.
14 All the altar utensils -- the firepans, hooks, shovels, basins, and all the containers -- are to be placed on the cloth, and a covering of fine goatskin leather must be spread over them. Finally, the carrying poles must be put 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 sanctuary and all the sacred utensils, the Kohathites will come and carry these things to the next destination. But they must not touch the sacred objects, or they will die. So these are the objects of the Tabernacle that the Kohathites must 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 "Eleazar son of Aaron the priest will be responsible for the oil of the lampstand, the fragrant incense, the daily grain offering, and the anointing oil. In fact, the supervision of the entire Tabernacle and everything in it will be Eleazar's responsibility." 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 Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 17 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
18 "Don't let the Kohathite clans be destroyed from among the Levites! 18 "See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not cut off from the Levites.
19 This is what you must do so they will live and not die when they approach the most sacred objects. Aaron and his sons must always go in with them and assign a specific duty or load to each person. 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 Otherwise they must not approach the sanctuary and look at the sacred objects for even 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 And the LORD said to Moses, 21 The LORD said to Moses,
22 "Take a census of the clans and families of the Gershonite division of the tribe of Levi. 22 "Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.
23 Count all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who are eligible to serve in the Tabernacle." 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 "The duties of the Gershonites will be in the areas of general service and carrying loads. 24 "This is the service of the Gershonite clans as they work and carry burdens:
25 They must carry the curtains of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle itself with its coverings, the outer covering of fine goatskin leather, and the curtain for the Tabernacle 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 They are also to carry the curtains for the courtyard walls that surround the Tabernacle and altar, the curtain across the courtyard entrance, the necessary cords, and all the altar's accessories. The Gershonites are responsible for transporting all these items. 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 will direct the Gershonites regarding their duties, whether it involves moving or doing other work. They must assign the Gershonites the loads they are 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 So these are the duties assigned to the Gershonites at the Tabernacle. They will be directly responsible to 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 "Now take a census of the clans and families of the Merarite division of the Levite tribe. 29 "Count the Merarites by their clans and families.
30 Count all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who are eligible to serve in the Tabernacle." 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 "Their duties at the Tabernacle will consist of carrying loads. They will be required to carry the frames of the Tabernacle, the crossbars, the pillars with their 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 posts for the courtyard walls with their bases, pegs, cords, accessories, and everything else related to their use. You must assign the various loads to each man by name. 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 So these are the duties of the Merarites at the Tabernacle. They are directly responsible to 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 other leaders of the community counted the Kohathite division by its clans and families. 34 Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites by their clans and families.
35 The count included all the men between thirty and fifty years of age who were eligible for service in the Tabernacle, 35 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work in the Tent of Meeting,
36 and the total number came to 2,750. 36 counted by clans, were %"2,750.
37 So this was the total of all those from the Kohathite clans who were eligible to serve at the Tabernacle. Moses and Aaron counted them, 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 Gershonite division was also counted by its clans and families. 38 The Gershonites were counted by their clans and families.
39 The count included all the men between thirty and fifty years of age who were eligible for service in the Tabernacle, 39 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
40 and the total number came to 2,630. 40 counted by their clans and families, were %"2,630.
41 So this was the total of all those from the Gershonite clans who were eligible to serve at the Tabernacle. Moses and Aaron counted them, 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 Merarite division was also counted by its clans and families. 42 The Merarites were counted by their clans and families.
43 The count included all the men between thirty and fifty years of age who were eligible for service in the Tabernacle, 43 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting,
44 and the total number came to 3,200. 44 counted by their clans, were %"3,200.
45 So this was the total of all those from the Merarite clans who were eligible for service. Moses and Aaron counted them, 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, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by their clans and families. 46 So Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by their clans and families.
47 All the men between thirty and fifty years of age who were eligible for service in the Tabernacle and for its transportation 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 numbered 8,580. 48 numbered %"8,580.
49 Each man was assigned his task and told what to carry, just as the LORD had commanded through Moses.And so the census was completed, 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.