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118 The men of war

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are numbered, thereto; or if it be not redeemed, then it 31 And if a man will ať all redeem shall be sold according to thy estimation. aught of his tithes, he shall add thereto

28 Notwithstanding, no devoted thing the fifth part thereof. that a man shall devote unto the Lord of 32 { And concerning the tithe of the all that he hath, both of man and beast, || herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever and of the field of his possession, shall be passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be sold or redeemed : every devoted thing is holy unto the LORD. most holy unto the Lord.

33 He shall not search whether it be 29 None devoted, which shall be de- good or bad, neither shall he change it : voted of men, shall be redeemed: but and if he change it at all, then both it and shall surely be put to death.

the change thereof shall be holy ; it shall 30 And all the tithe of the land, whether not be redeemed. of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of 34 These are the commandments the tree, is the Lord's: it is holy unto which the LORD commanded Moses for the LORD.

the children of Israel in mount Sinai.

THE FOURTH BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED NUMBERS. CHAP. I.

gation together on the first day of the sec1,17 The men of war numbered. 47 The ond month, and they declared their pediLevites are exempted.

grees after their families, by the house of A

ND the LORD spake unto Moses in their fathers, according to the number nacle of the congregation, on the first day | upward, by their poll. of the second month, in the second year 19 As the LORD commanded Moses, after they were come out of the land of so he numbered them in the wilderness Egypt, saying,

of Sinai. 2 Take ye the sum of all the congrega- 20 And the children of Reuben, Israel's tion of the children of Israel, after their || eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, | families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every according to the number of the names, male by their poll:

by their poll, every male from twenty 3 From twenty years old and upward, years old and upward, all that were able all that are able to go forth to war in Is- to go forth to war; rael; thou and Aaron shall number them 21 Those that were numbered of them, by their armies.

even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty 4 And with you there shall be a man of and six thousand and five hundred. every tribe ; every one head of the house 22 Of the children of Simeon, by their of his fathers.

generations, after their fainilies, by the 5. And these are the names of the men | house of their fathers, those that were that shall stand with you : of the tribe of numbered of them, according to the numReuben ; Elizur the son of Shedeur. ber of the names, by their poll, every

6 Of Simeon ; Shelumiel the son of male from twenty years old and upward, Zurishaddai.

all that were able to go forth to war; 7 Of Judah; Nahshon the son of Am- 23 Those that were numbered of them, minadab.

even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and 8 Of Issachar ; Nethaneel the son of nine thousand and three hundred. Zuar.

24 Of the children of Gad, by their 9 Of Zebulun ; Eliab the son of Helon. generations, after their families, by the

10 Of the children of Joseph: of Ephra- || house of their fathers, according to the im; Elishama the son of Ammihud: of number of the names, from twenty years Manasseh ; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. | old and upward, all that were able to go

11 Of Benjamin ; Abidan the son of forth to war; Gideoni.

25 Those that were numbered of them, 12 Of Dan; Ahiezer the son of Am- even of the tribe of Gad, were forty and mishaddai.

five thousand six hundred and fifty. 13 Of Asher; Pagiel the son of Ocran. 26 Of the children of Judah, by their 14 Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel. generations, after their families, by the 15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan. house of their fathers, according to the

16 These were the renowned of the con- | number of the names, from twenty years gregation, princes of the tribes of their old and upward, all that were able to go fathers, heads of thousands in Israel. forth to war;

17 [ And Moses and Aaron took these 27 Those that were numbered of them, men which are expressed by their names: even of the tribe of Judah, were threescore

18 And they assembled all the congre- || and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

mong them.

The number of each tribe. CHAP. II. The Levites are exemptei. 10

28 Of the children of Issachar, by their | lies, by the house of their fathers, accordgenerations, after their families, by the ing to the number of the names, froni house of their fathers, according to the twenty years old and upward, all that were number of the names, from twenty years able to go forth to war ; old and upward, all that were able to go 43 Those that were numbered of them, forth to war;

even of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty 29 Those that were numbered of them, and three thousand and four hundred. even of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty 44 These are those that were numberand four thousand and four hundred. ed, which Moses and Aaron numbered,

30 Of the children of Zebulun, by their and the princes of Israel, being twelve generations, after their families, by the men : each one was for the house of his house of their fathers, according to the fathers. number of the names, from twenty years

45 So were all those that were numdd and upward, all that were able to go bered of the children of Israel, by the forth to war;

house of their fathers, from twenty years 31 Those that were numbered of them, old and upward, all that were able to go Even of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty forth to war in Israel ; and seven thousand and four hundred. 46 Even all they that were numbered,

32 Of the children of Joseph, namely, were six hundred thousand and three of the children of Ephraim, by their gen

thousand and five hundred and fifty. erations, after their families, by the 47 | But the Levites, after the tribe house of their fathers, according to the of their fathers, were not numbered anumber of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go 48 For the LORD had spoken unto Moforth to war ;

ses, saying, 33 Those that were numbered of them, 49 Only thou shalt not number the tribe even of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty of Levi, neither take the sum of them athousand and five hundred.

mong the children of Israel : 34 Of the children of Manasseh, by 50 But thou shalt appoint the Levites their generations, after their families, by over the tabernacle of testimony, and the house of their fathers, according to over all the vessels thereof, and over all the number of the names, from twenty things that belong to it: they shall bear the years old and upward, all that were able tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof, to go forth to war;

and they shall minister unto it, and shall 55 Those that were numbered of them, | encamp round about the tabernacle. even of the tribe of Manasseh, were thir- 51 And when the tabernacle setteth forty and two thousand and two hundred. ward, the Levites shall take it down; and

35 Of the children of Benjamin, by when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the their generations, after their families, by Levites shall set it up : and the stranger the house of their fathers, according to that cometh nigh shall be put to death the number of the names, from twenty 52 And the children of Israel shall years old and upward, all that were able pitch their tents every man by his own to go forth to war;

camp, and every man by his own stand37 Those that were numbered of them, ard, throughout their hosts. even of the tribe of Benjamin, were thir- 53 But the Levites shall pitch round ty and five thousand and four hundred. about the tabernacle of testimony ; that

38 Of the children of Dan, by their there be no wrath upon the congregagenerations, after their families, by the tion of the children of Israel : and the house of their fathers, according to the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabnumber of the names, from twenty years ernacle of testimony. old and upward, all that were able to go 54 And the children of Israel did acforth to war;

cording to all that the LORD command39 Those that were numbered of them, ed Moses, so did they. even of the tribe of Dan, were threescore

CHAP. II. and two thousand and seven hundred. The order of the tribes in their tents.

enerationise acheldrene of fashier's by their A Nand the Lacron, spakie unto Moses house of their fathers, according to the 2 Every man of the children of Israel number of the names, from twenty years shall pitch by his own standard, with the old and upward, all that were able to go ensign of their father's house : far off

about the tabernacle of the congregation 41 Those that were numbered of them, shall they pitch. even of the tribe of Asher, were forty and 3 And on the east side toward the risone thousand and five lundred.

ing of the sun shall they of the standard 42Of the children of Naphtali

, through- of the camp of Judah pitch throughout out their generations, after their fami- | their armies : and Nahshon the son of

forth to war;

120 The order of the tribes NUMBERS.

in their tents. Amminadab shall be captain of the chil- || dren of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the dren of Judah.

son of Pedahzur. 4 And his host, and those that were 21 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and numbered of them, were thirty and two fourteen thousand and six hundred. thousand and two hundred.

5 And those that do pitch next unto 22 Then the tribe of Benjamin : and him, shall be the tribe of Issachar: and the captain of the sons of Benjamin shall Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain be Abidan the son of Gideoni. of the children of Issachar.

23 And his host, and those that were 6 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and five numbered thereof, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred. thousand and four hundred.

24 All that were numbered of the camp 7 Then the tribe of Zebulun : and E- of Ephraim were an hundred thousand liab the son of Helon shall be captain of and eight thousand and an hundred, the children of Zebulun.

throughout their armies : and they shali 8 And his host, and those that were go forward in the third rank. numbered thereof, were fifty and seven 25 The standard of the camp of Dan thousand and four hundred.

shall be on the north side by their armies: 9 All that were numbered in the camp and the captain of the children of Dan of Judah were an hundred thousand and shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. fourscore thousand and six thousand and 26 And his host, and those that were four hundred throughout their armies : numbered of them, were threescore and these shall first set forth.

two thousand and seven hundred. 10 On the south side shall be the stand- 27 And those that encamp by him shall ard of the camp of Reuben according to be the tribe of Asher: and the captain of their armies : and the captain of the the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son son of Ocran. of Shedeur.

28 And his host, and those that were 11 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and one numbered thereof were forty and six thousand and five hundred. thousand and five hundred.

29 Then the tribe of Naphtali: and the 12 And those which pitch by him shall captain of the children of Naphtali shail be the tribe of Simeon : and the captain | be Ahira the son of Enan. of the children of Simeon shall be Shelu- 30 And his host, and those that were miel the son of Zurishaddai.

numbered of them, were fifty and three 13 And his host, and those that were thousand and four hundred. numbered of them, were fifty and nine 31 All they that were numbered in the thousand and three hundred.

camp of Dan were an hundred thousand 14 Then the tribe of Gad : and the and fifty and seven thousand and six huncaptain of the sons of Gad shall be Elia- | dred: they shall go hindmost with their saph the son of Reuel.

standards. 15 And his host, and those that were 32 These are those which were numnumbered of them, were forty and five bered of the children of Israel by the thousand and six hundred and fifty. house of their fathers. All those that were

16 All that were numbered in the numbered of the camps throughout their camp of Reuben were an hundred thou- hosts, were six hundred thousand and sand and fifty and one thousand and three thousand and five hundred and four hundred and fifty, throughout their fifty. armies : and they shall set forth in the 33 But the Levites were not numbered second rank.

among the children of Israel; as the LORD 17 Then the tabernacle of the congre- commanded Moses. gation shall set forward with the camp 34 And the children of Israel did acof the Levites, in the midst of the camp: cording to all that the LORD commanded as they encamp, so shall they set for- Moses: so they pitched by their standward, every man in his place by their ards, and so they set forward, every one standards.

after their families, according to the house 18 On the west side shall be the stand- of their fathers. ard of the camp of Ephraim, according

CHAP. III. to their armies : and the captain of the 5 The Levites service. 40 The first-born sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son freed. 44 The overplus redeemed. of Ammihud.

'HESE also are the generations of 19 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty thousand Lord spake with Moses in mount Sinai. and five hundred.

2 And these are the names of the sons 20 And by him shall be the tribe of of Aaron ; Nadab the first-born, and AManasseh : and the captain of the chil- bihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

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The Levites service.

CHAP. III. Their number and charge. 121 3 These are the names of the sons of 21 Of Gershon was the family of the Aaron, the priests which were anointed, Libnites, and the family of the Shimites : whom he consecrated to minister in the these are the families of the Gershonites. priest's office.

22 Those that were numbered of them, 4 And Nadab and Abihu died before according to the number of all the males, the LORD, when they offered strange fire from a month old and upward, even those before the LORD, in the wilderness of Si- that were numbered of them, were seven nai, and they had no children: and Elea- thousand and five hundred. zar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's 23 The families of the Gershonites shall office in the sight of Aaron their father. pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 24 And the chief of the house of the saying,

father of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph 6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and pre- the son of Lael. sent them before Aaron the priest, that 25 And the charge of the sons of Gerthey may minister unto him.

shon in the tabernacle of the congrega1 And they shall keep his charge, and tion shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the charge of the whole congregation be- the covering thereof, and the hanging fore the tabernacle of the congregation, for the door of the tabernacle of the con to do the service of the tabernacle. gregation,

8 And they shall keep all the instru- 26 And the hangings of the court, and ments of the tabernacle of the congrega- the curtain for the door of the court, tion, and the charge of the children of which is by the tabernacle, and by the Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. altar round about, and the cords of it, for

9 And thou shalt give the Levites un- all the service thereof. to Aaron and to his sons : they are whol- 27 s And of Kohath was the family of ly given unto him out of the children of the Amramites, and the family of the Israel

Izeharites, and the family of the Hebron10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and ites, and the family of the Uzzielites : his sons, and they shall wait on their these are the families of the Kohathites. priest's office: and the stranger that com- 28 In the number of all the males from eth nigh shall be put to death.

a month old and upward, were eight 11 Ý And the LORD spake unto Moses, thousand and six hundred, keeping the saying,

charge of the sanctuary. 12 And I, behold, I have taken the Le- 29° The families of the sons of Kohath vites from among the children of Israel, | shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle instead of all the first-born that openeth the southward. matrix among the children of Israel : 30 And the chief of the house of the therefore the Levites shall be mine ; father of the families of the Kohathites

13 Because all the first-born are mine ; || shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. for on the day that I smote all the first- 31 And their charge shall be the ark, born in the land of Egypt, I hallowed un- and the table, and the candlestick, and to me all the first-born in Israel, both the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuaman and beast: mine they shall be: I am ry wherewith they minister, and the hangthe LORD.

ing, and all the service thereof. 14 4 And the LORD spake unto Moses 32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, priest shall be chief over the chief of the

15 Number the children of Levi after | Levites, and have the oversight of them the house of their fathers, by their fami- | that keep the charge of the sanctuary. lies : every male from a month old and 33 TOf Merari was the family of the upward shalt thou number them. Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites :

16 And Moses numbered them accord- these are the families of Merari. ing to the word of the LORD, as he was 34 And those that were numbered of commanded.

them, according to the number of all the 17 And these were the sons of Levi, by males from a month old and upward, their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and were six thousand and two hundred. Merari

35 And the chief of the house of the 18 And these are the names of the sons father of the families of Merari nas ZuGershon by their families ; Libni, and riel the son of Abihail : these shall pitch Shimei.

on the side of the tabernacle north ward. 19 And the sons of Kohath by their 36 And under the custody and charge families ; Amram, and Izehar, Hebron, of the sons of Merari shall be the boards and Uzziel

of the tabernacle, and the bars thereot, 20 And the sons of Merari by their || and the pillars thereof, and the sockets families ; Mahli, and Mushi : these are thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and the fimilies of the Levites, according to all that serveth thereto, the house of their fathers.

37 And the pillars of the court round

names.

122 The first-born redeemed. NUMBERS.

The Levites services. about, and their sockets, and their pins,

CHAP. IV. and their cords.

1 The Levites services, 17 and office. 38 - Blet those filizate encamp before the A Nint the Lord

spake unto Moses and the tabernacle of the congregation east- 2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath ward shall be Moses and Aaron, and his from among the sous of Levi, after their sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary, families, by the house of their fathers; for the charge of the children of Israel ; 3 From thirty years old and upward, and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be even until fifty years old, all that enter put to death.

into the host, to do the work in the tab39 All that were numbered of the Le- ernacle of the congregation. vites, which Moses and Aaron numbered at 4 [ This shall be the service of the song the commandment of the Lord, through- of Kohath in the tabernacle of the conout their families, all the males from a gregation, about the most holy things. month old and upward, were twenty and 5. And when the camp setteth forward, two thousand.

Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they 40 q And the LORD said unto Moses, shall take down the covering veil, and covNumber all the first-born of the males of er the ark of testimony with it: the children of Israel, from a month old 6 And shall put thereon the covering of and upward, and take the number of their badgers skins, and shall spread over it a

cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the 41 And thou shalt take the Levites for staves thereof. me (I am the LORD) instead of all the 7 And upon the table of shew-bread first-born among the children of Israel ; they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put and the cattle of the Levites, instead of all thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the firstlings among the cattle of the chil- the bowls, and covers to cover withal : dren of Israel.

and the continual bread shall be thereon : 42 And Moses numbered, as the LORD 8 And they shall spread upon them a commanded him, all the first-born among cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with the children of Israel.

a covering of badgers skins, and shall put 43 And all the first-born males by the in the staves thereof. number of names, from a month old and 9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, upward, of those that were numbered of and cover the candlestick of the light, and them, were twenty and two thousand two his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffhundred and threescore and thirteen. dishes, and all the oil vessels thereof,

44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, wherewith they minister unto it : saying,

10 And they shall put it, and all the 45 Take the Levites instead of all the vessels thereof, within a covering of badfirst-born among the children of Israel, gers skins, and shall put it upon a bar. and the cattle of the Levites instead of 11 And upon the golden altar they shall their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: | spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with I am the LORD.

a covering of badgers skins, and shall put 46 And for those that are to be re- to the staves thereof: deemed of the two hundred and three- 12 And they shall take all the instruscore and thirteen, of the first-born of the ments of ministry, wherewith they minischildren of Israel, which are more than ter in the sanctuary, and put them in a the Levites :

cloth of blue, and cover them with a cov47 Thou shalt even take five shekels | ering of badgers skins, and shall put them apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the on a bar. sanctuary shalt thou take them: the she- 13 And they shall take away the ashes kel is twenty gerals.

from the altar, and spread a purple cloth 48 And thou shalt give tie money, || thereon: wherewith the odd number of them is to 14 And they shall put upon it all the be redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons. vessels thereof, wherewith they minister

49 And Moses took the redemption- || about it, even the censers, the flesh-hooks, money of them that were over and a- and the shovels, and the basons, all the bove them that were redeemed by the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread Levites :

upon it a covering of badgers skins, and 50 Of the first-born of the children of put to the staves of it. Israel toch he the money ; a thousand 15 And when Aaron and his sons have three hundred and threescore and five || made an end of covering the sanctuary, shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary: and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the

51 And Moses gave the money of them camp is to set forward ; after that, the that were redeemed unto Aaron, and to sons of Kohath shall come to bear it : but his sons, according to the word of the they shall not touch any holy thing, lest LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses. " they die. These things are the burden of

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