Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

94 four hundred. All that were numbered of the camp of

Ephraim (were] an hundred thousand and eight thousand and an hundred, throughout their armies. And they shall go forward in the third rank.

The standard of the camp of Dan shall be] on the north side by their armies : and the captain of the children of Dan 26 [shall be] Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. And his host,

and those that were numbered of them, [were] threescore and 27 two thousand and seven hundred. And those that encamp

by him [shall bel the tribe of Asher : and the captain of the 28 children of Asher [shall be] Pagiel the son of Ocran. And

his host, and those that were numbered of them, [were] forty 29 and one thousand and five hundred. Then the tribe of Naph.

tali : and the captain of the children of Naphtali [shall be] 30 Ahira the son of Enan. And his host, and those that were

numbered of them, [were] fifty and three thousand and four 31 hundred. AN they that were numbered in the camp of Dan

were] an hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall go hindmost with their stand

ards. 32 These [are) those which were numbered of the children of

Israel by the house of their fathers : all those that were num

bered of the camps throughout their hosts [were] six hundred 33 thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty. But

the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel ; 34 as the LORD commanded Moses. And the children of Israel

did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses : so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their

fathers.

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

I THESE also [are] the generations of Aaron and Mo.

1 ses; their genealogy, and the things that befell them, in the day (that) the LORD spake with Moses in mount Sinai. % And these [are] the names of the sons of Aaron; Nadab the 3 firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. These [are)

the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were · anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priests

office. And Nadab and Abihú died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children : and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office, in the sight of Aaron their father, while he lived,

$b And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Bring the tribe * of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that

they may minister unto him, assist him in the holy ministra7 tions. And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the

whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, 8 to do the service of the tabernacle. And they shall keep all

the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the

tabernacle; they shall watch the tabernacle, guard the treasures, 9 and assist in all the business relating to it. And thou shalt

give the Lévites unto Aaron and to his sons : they [are]

wholly given unto him out of the children of Israel, to help jo him in the work of the sanctuary. And thou shalt appoint

Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office, they themselves in their own persons, ( Ezek. xliv. 8.) and nox turn over the work of the sanctuary to the Levites : and the stranger, uny one that is not of Aaron's seed, that cometh nigh to execute any part of the priest's office, shall be put to

death. 11 12 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, And I, behold,

I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among

the children of Israel : therefore the Levites shall be mine ; 13 Because all the firstborn (are] mine ; [for] on the day that

I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast ; mine · they shall be : I [am] the LORD. 14 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of 15. Sinai, saying, Number the children of Levi after the house of

their fathers, by their families : every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them, because the redemp

tion of the firstborn was to be from a month old, (ch. xviii. 15, 16 16.) And Moses numbered them according to the word of 17 the LORD, as he was commanded. And these were the sons

of Levi by their names ; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. 18 And these [are] the names of the sons of Gershon by their 19 families ; Libni, and Shimei. And the sons of Kohath by

their families ; Amram, and Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 20 And the sons of Merari by their families ; Mahli, and Mushi,

These [are) the families of the Levites according to the house

of their fathers. 21 Of Gershon (was] the family of the Libnites, and the

family of the Shimites : these [are] the families of the Ger2% shonites. Those that were numbered of them, according to

the number of all the males, from a month old and upward,

[even] those that were numbered of them (were] seven thou23 sand and five hundred. The families of the Gershonites 24 sball pitch behind the tabernacle westward. And the chief

of the house of the father of the Gershonites [shall be) Eli. Vol. II.

D

25 asaph the son of Lael. And the charge of the sons of Gers

shon in the tabernacle of the congregation [shall be] the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the hang

ing for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, 26 And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door

of the court, which [is] by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service

thereof. 27 And of Kohath (was] the family of the Amramites, and

the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the Hebronites,

and the family of the Uzzielites : these are] the families of 28 the Kohathites. In the number of all the males, from a month

old and upward, [were] eight thousand and six hundred, 29 keeping the charge of the sanctuary. The families of the

sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle south30 ward. And the chief of the house of the father of the fami

lies of the Kohathites (shall be] Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. 31 And their charge [shall be] the ark, and the table, and the

candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary · wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the ser+

vice thereof, that is, the vessels which belong to the service. 32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest [shall be] chief over :, the chief of the Levites, [and have] the oversight of them

that keep the charge of the sanctuary ; he shall be next to the high priest, called the second priest, 2 King: xxv. 18. who supplied the place of the high priest upon any special occasion, and

had superiority over all the rest of the priests and Levites, I 1 Chron. ix. 20. 33 Of Merari [was] the family of the Mahlites, and the family 34 of the Mushites : these [are] the families of Merari. And

those that were numbered of them, according to the number

of all the males, from a month old and upward, [were] six 35 thousand and two hundred. And the chief of the house of

the father of the families of Merari (was] Zuriel the son of

Abihail : [these] shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle 36 northward. And [under] the custody and charge of the sons

of Merari [shall be] the boards of the tabernacle, and the

bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, 37 and all the vessels thereof, and all that serveth thereto, And

the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and

their pins, and their cords. 38 'But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the

east, [even] before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, [shall be] Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to

death. 39. All that were numbered of the Levites, which Moses and

Aaron numbered at the commandment of the LORD, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and up

ward, [were] twenty and two thousand.* 40 And the Lord said unto Moses, Number all the firstborn

of the males of the children of Israel from a month old and 41 upward, and take the number of their names. And thou

shalt take the Levites for me, (I [am] the LORD) instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel ; and the cattle

of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of 42 the children of Israel. And Moses numbered, as the LORD

commanded him, all the firstborn among the children of Is. 43 rael. And all the firstborn males by the number of names,

from a month old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and

threescore and thirteen. 44 45 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Take the

Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of

Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle ; 46 and the Levites shall be mine : I sam] the LORD. And for

those that are to be redeemed of the two hundred and three.

score and thirteen of the firstborn of the children of Israel, 47 which are more than the Levites ; Thou shalt even take five

shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the sanctuary

shalt thou take [them :) (the shekel (is) twenty gerahs :) 48 And thou shalt give the money, wherewith the odd number A9 of them is to be redeemed, uinto Aaron and to his sons. And

Moses took the redemption money of them that were over 50 and above them that were redeemed by the Levites : Of the

firstborn of the children of Israel took he the money ; a thousand three hundred and threescore and five (shekels,] after the shekel of the sanctuary, which makes one hundred and

fifty five pounds, thirteen shillings and eleven pence of our money, 51 And Moses gave the money of them that were redeemed unto

Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.

thos

..

* The particulars here make up twenty two thousand three hundred ; but out of thetn must be deducted Aaron and the priests, and the firstborn of the Levites, which were the Lord's in a peculiar manner, (Exod. xiii. 2.) and so could not be given to him agaita instoud of the other firstborn, Lev. xxvii. 26.

CHAP. IV. '.

The Levites' service and office. ' ' 1 AND the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaroti, · 2 N saying, Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from

among the sons. of Levi, after their families, by the house 3 of their fathers, From thirty years old and upward, even

until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, or service, to

do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.* 4 This [shall be] the service of the sons of Kohath in the tab

ernacle of the congregation, [about] the most holy things : 5 And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall come, and

his sons, and they shall take down the covering veil that hung

before the most holy place, and cover the ark of testimony 6 with it ; And shall put thereon the covering of badgers?

skins, and shall spread over [it] a cloth wholly of blue, and 7 shall put in the staves thereof. And upon the table of shew

bread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the

dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover 8 withal : and the continual bread shall be thereon : And they

shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same

with a covering of badgers? skins, and shall put in the staves 9 thereof. And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the 'candlestick of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his

snuff dishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they 10 minister unto it. And they shall put it and all the vessels - thereof within a covering of badgers skins, and shall put [it] 11 upon a bar.' And upon the golden altar they shall spread a

cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers’ skins, 12 and shall put to the staves thereof : And they shall take all • the instruments of ministry, wherewith they minister in the

sanctuary, and put (them) in a cloth of blue, and cover them

with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put (them) on a 13 bar: And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and 14. spread a purple cloth thereon : And they shall put upon it all

the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, [even] the censers, the flesh hooks, and the shovels, and the basons, all the vessels of the altar ; and they shall spread upon it

a covering of badgers? skins, and put to the staves of it.. 15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering

the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward ; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear [it ;] but they shall not touch [any] holy thing,

[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

• They began to be probationers at twenty five years old, (ch. vili. 24.) but were not admitted to their full ministration till thirty. Which was altered by David, (by direc. tion from God, i Chron. xxviii. 13, 19.) to twenty years old ; because then there was no occasion for their carrying the tabernacle, and therefore not so much bodily strength re: quired, i Chron. xxiii. 24, 26. Yet after their superannuation they were still to be as sistant as overseers. See ch. viii. 25, 26.

+ Upon this occasion the ordinary priests might go into the holy of holies ; and when they had done all their work there, the Levites might come also to carry the ark, v. 15

[merged small][ocr errors]
« AnteriorContinuar »