Numbers 7:13

13 His offering was one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels[a] and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels,[b] both according to the sanctuary shekel, each filled with the finest flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering;

Numbers 7:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 And his offering was one silver charger, the weight thereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them were full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
ESV
13 And his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;
NLT
13 His offering consisted of a silver platter weighing 3 pounds and a silver basin weighing 1 pounds (as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel). These were both filled with grain offerings of choice flour moistened with olive oil.
MSG
13 His offering was: a silver plate weighing three and a quarter pounds and a silver bowl weighing one and three-quarter pounds (according to the standard Sanctuary weights), each filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a Grain-Offering;
CSB
13 His offering was one silver dish weighing three and a quarter pounds and one silver basin weighing one and three-quarter pounds, [measured] by the standard sanctuary shekel, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

Numbers 7:13 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 7:13

And his offering [was] one silver charger
Or dish, like one of those used in the shewbread table to hold the bread in, only they were of gold, this of silver, and belonged to the altar of burnt offering; the use of which might be to hold the meat offering in, as it may seem from the latter part of the verse, or the wave breast or heave shoulder, which belonged to the priest:

the weight thereof [was] an hundred and thirty [shekels];
which were sixty one ounces, four drachms, one scruple, and seventeen grains F8, worth about sixteen pounds and five shillings of our money;

one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary;
the standard that was kept in the sanctuary; this was a lesser vessel, and was either for holding the drink offering, or receiving the blood of the sacrifices; its weight was thirty three ounces, five drachms, and three grains, and was worth about eight pounds and fifteen shillings of our money:

both of them [were] full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat
offering;
which always attended other sacrifices after mentioned, part of which was burnt on the altar of burnt offering, and the rest were the perquisites of the priests.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Vid. Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 2. p. 366.

Numbers 7:13 In-Context

11 For the LORD had said to Moses, “Each day one leader is to bring his offering for the dedication of the altar.”
12 The one who brought his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab of the tribe of Judah.
13 His offering was one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each filled with the finest flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering;
14 one gold dish weighing ten shekels, filled with incense;
15 one young bull, one ram and one male lamb a year old for a burnt offering;

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Exodus 27:3
  • 2. ver 85
  • 3. S Exodus 30:13; Leviticus 27:3-7; Numbers 3:47
  • 4. Leviticus 2:1; Numbers 6:15; Numbers 15:4

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. That is, about 3 1/4 pounds or about 1.5 kilograms; also elsewhere in this chapter
  • [b]. That is, about 1 3/4 pounds or about 800 grams; also elsewhere in this chapter