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Numbers 8

NLT 1 The LORD said to Moses, NIV 1 The LORD said to Moses, NLT 2 “Give Aaron the following instructions: When you set up the seven lamps in the lampstand, place them so their light shines forward in front of the lampstand.” NIV 2 “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you set up the lamps, see that all seven light up the area in front of the lampstand.’ ” NLT 3 So Aaron did this. He set up the seven lamps so they reflected their light forward, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. NIV 3 Aaron did so; he set up the lamps so that they faced forward on the lampstand, just as the LORD commanded Moses. NLT 4 The entire lampstand, from its base to its decorative blossoms, was made of beaten gold. It was built according to the exact design the LORD had shown Moses. NIV 4 This is how the lampstand was made: It was made of hammered gold—from its base to its blossoms. The lampstand was made exactly like the pattern the LORD had shown Moses. NLT 5 Then the LORD said to Moses, NIV 5 The LORD said to Moses: NLT 6 “Now set the Levites apart from the rest of the people of Israel and make them ceremonially clean. NIV 6 “Take the Levites from among all the Israelites and make them ceremonially clean. NLT 7 Do this by sprinkling them with the water of purification, and have them shave their entire body and wash their clothing. Then they will be ceremonially clean. NIV 7 To purify them, do this: Sprinkle the water of cleansing on them; then have them shave their whole bodies and wash their clothes. And so they will purify themselves. NLT 8 Have them bring a young bull and a grain offering of choice flour moistened with olive oil, along with a second young bull for a sin offering. NIV 8 Have them take a young bull with its grain offering of the finest flour mixed with olive oil; then you are to take a second young bull for a sin offering. NLT 9 Then assemble the whole community of Israel, and present the Levites at the entrance of the Tabernacle. NIV 9 Bring the Levites to the front of the tent of meeting and assemble the whole Israelite community. NLT 10 When you present the Levites before the LORD, the people of Israel must lay their hands on them. NIV 10 You are to bring the Levites before the LORD, and the Israelites are to lay their hands on them. NLT 11 Raising his hands, Aaron must then present the Levites to the LORD as a special offering from the people of Israel, thus dedicating them to the LORD ’s service. NIV 11 Aaron is to present the Levites before the LORD as a wave offering from the Israelites, so that they may be ready to do the work of the LORD. NLT 12 “Next the Levites will lay their hands on the heads of the young bulls. Present one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering to the LORD, to purify the Levites and make them right with the LORD . NIV 12 “Then the Levites are to lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, using one for a sin offering to the LORD and the other for a burnt offering, to make atonement for the Levites. NLT 13 Then have the Levites stand in front of Aaron and his sons, and raise your hands and present them as a special offering to the LORD . NIV 13 Have the Levites stand in front of Aaron and his sons and then present them as a wave offering to the LORD. NLT 14 In this way, you will set the Levites apart from the rest of the people of Israel, and the Levites will belong to me. NIV 14 In this way you are to set the Levites apart from the other Israelites, and the Levites will be mine. NLT 15 After this, they may go into the Tabernacle to do their work, because you have purified them and presented them as a special offering. NIV 15 “After you have purified the Levites and presented them as a wave offering, they are to come to do their work at the tent of meeting. NLT 16 “Of all the people of Israel, the Levites are reserved for me. I have claimed them for myself in place of all the firstborn sons of the Israelites; I have taken the Levites as their substitutes. NIV 16 They are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to me. I have taken them as my own in place of the firstborn, the first male offspring from every Israelite woman. NLT 17 For all the firstborn males among the people of Israel are mine, both of people and of animals. I set them apart for myself on the day I struck down all the firstborn sons of the Egyptians. NIV 17 Every firstborn male in Israel, whether human or animal, is mine. When I struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set them apart for myself. NLT 18 Yes, I have claimed the Levites in place of all the firstborn sons of Israel. NIV 18 And I have taken the Levites in place of all the firstborn sons in Israel. NLT 19 And of all the Israelites, I have assigned the Levites to Aaron and his sons. They will serve in the Tabernacle on behalf of the Israelites and make sacrifices to purify the people so no plague will strike them when they approach the sanctuary.” NIV 19 From among all the Israelites, I have given the Levites as gifts to Aaron and his sons to do the work at the tent of meeting on behalf of the Israelites and to make atonement for them so that no plague will strike the Israelites when they go near the sanctuary.” NLT 20 So Moses, Aaron, and the whole community of Israel dedicated the Levites, carefully following all the LORD ’s instructions to Moses. NIV 20 Moses, Aaron and the whole Israelite community did with the Levites just as the LORD commanded Moses. NLT 21 The Levites purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes, and Aaron lifted them up and presented them to the LORD as a special offering. He then offered a sacrifice to purify them and make them right with the LORD . NIV 21 The Levites purified themselves and washed their clothes. Then Aaron presented them as a wave offering before the LORD and made atonement for them to purify them. NLT 22 After that the Levites went into the Tabernacle to perform their duties, assisting Aaron and his sons. So they carried out all the commands that the LORD gave Moses concerning the Levites. NIV 22 After that, the Levites came to do their work at the tent of meeting under the supervision of Aaron and his sons. They did with the Levites just as the LORD commanded Moses. NLT 23 The LORD also instructed Moses, NIV 23 The LORD said to Moses, NLT 24 “This is the rule the Levites must follow: They must begin serving in the Tabernacle at the age of twenty-five, NIV 24 “This applies to the Levites: Men twenty-five years old or more shall come to take part in the work at the tent of meeting, NLT 25 and they must retire at the age of fifty. NIV 25 but at the age of fifty, they must retire from their regular service and work no longer. NLT 26 After retirement they may assist their fellow Levites by serving as guards at the Tabernacle, but they may not officiate in the service. This is how you must assign duties to the Levites.” NIV 26 They may assist their brothers in performing their duties at the tent of meeting, but they themselves must not do the work. This, then, is how you are to assign the responsibilities of the Levites.”

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