Numbers 7
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The Leader’s Offerings

1When Moses had completed setting up the tabernacle, he anointed it and consecrated it and all its furnishings, and he anointed and consecrated the altar and all its utensils. 2Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of their clans, made an offering. They were the leaders of the tribes; they were the ones who had been supervising the numbering. 3They brought their offering before the Lord, six covered carts and twelve oxen – one cart for every two of the leaders, and an ox for each one; and they presented them in front of the tabernacle.

The Distribution of the Gifts

4Then the Lord spoke to Moses: 5“Receive these gifts from them, that they may be used in doing the work of the tent of meeting; and you must give them to the Levites, to every man as his service requires.”

6So Moses accepted the carts and the oxen and gave them to the Levites. 7He gave two carts and four oxen to the Gershonites, as their service required; 8and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites, as their service required, under the authority of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. 9But to the Kohathites he gave none, because the service of the holy things, which they carried on their shoulders, was their responsibility.

The Time of Presentation

10The leaders offered gifts for the dedication of the altar when it was anointed. And the leaders presented their offering before the altar. 11For the Lord said to Moses, “They must present their offering, one leader for each day, for the dedication of the altar.”

The Tribal Offerings

12The one who presented his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab, from the tribe of Judah. 13His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels, and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 14one gold pan weighing 10 shekels, full of incense; 15one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 16one male goat for a purification offering; 17and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Nahshon son of Amminadab.

18On the second day Nethanel son of Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering. 19He offered for his offering one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 20one gold pan weighing 10 shekels, full of incense; 21one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 22one male goat for a purification offering; 23and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Nethanel son of Zuar.

24On the third day Eliab son of Helon, leader of the Zebulunites, presented an offering. 25His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 26one gold pan weighing 10 shekels, full of incense; 27one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 28one male goat for a purification offering; 29and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Eliab son of Helon.

30On the fourth day Elizur son of Shedeur, leader of the Reubenites, presented an offering. 31His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 32one gold pan weighing 10 shekels, full of incense; 33one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 34one male goat for a purification offering; 35and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Elizur son of Shedeur.

36On the fifth day Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai, leader of the Simeonites, presented an offering. 37His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 38one gold pan weighing 10 shekels; 39one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 40one male goat for a purification offering; 41and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Sheloumiel son of Zurishaddai.

42On the sixth day Eliasaph son of Deuel, leader of the Gadites, presented an offering. 43His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 44one gold pan weighing 10 shekels; 45one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 46one male goat for a purification offering; 47and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Eliasaph son of Deuel.

48On the seventh day Elishama son of Ammihud, leader of the Ephraimites, presented an offering. 49His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 50one gold pan weighing 10 shekels, full of incense; 51one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 52one male goat for a purification offering; 53and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Elishama son of Ammihud.

54On the eighth day Gamaliel son of Pedahzur, leader of the Manassehites, presented an offering. 55His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 56one gold pan weighing 10 shekels, full of incense; 57one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 58one male goat for a purification offering; 59and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.

60On the ninth day Abidan son of Gideoni, leader of the Benjaminites, presented an offering. 61His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 62one gold pan weighing 10 shekels, full of incense; 63one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 64one male goat for a purification offering; 65and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Abidan son of Gideoni.

66On the tenth day Ahiezer son of Amishaddai, leader of the Danites, presented an offering. 67His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 68one gold pan weighing 10 shekels, full of incense; 69one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 70one male goat for a purification offering; 71and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Ahiezer son of Amishaddai.

72On the eleventh day Pagiel son of Ocran, leader of the Asherites, presented an offering. 73His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 74one gold pan weighing 10 shekels, full of incense; 75one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 76one male goat for a purification offering; 77and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Pagiel son of Ocran.

78On the twelfth day Ahira son of Enan, leader of the Naphtalites, presented an offering. 79His offering was one silver platter weighing 130 shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 70 shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each of them full of fine flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; 80one gold pan weighing 10 shekels; 81one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, for a burnt offering; 82one male goat for a purification offering; 83and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two bulls, five rams, five male goats, and five lambs in their first year. This was the offering of Ahira son of Enan.

Summary

84This was the dedication for the altar from the leaders of Israel, when it was anointed: twelve silver platters, twelve silver sprinkling bowls, and twelve gold pans. 85Each silver platter weighed 130 shekels, and each silver sprinkling bowl weighed 70 shekels. All the silver of the vessels weighed 2,400 shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel. 86The twelve gold pans full of incense weighed 10 shekels each, according to the sanctuary shekel; all the gold of the pans weighed 120 shekels. 87All the animals for the burnt offering were 12 young bulls, 12 rams, 12 male lambs in their first year, with their grain offering, and 12 male goats for a purification offering. 88All the animals for the sacrifice for the peace offering were 24 young bulls, 60 rams, 60 male goats, and 60 lambs in their first year. These were the dedication offerings for the altar after it was anointed.

89Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the atonement lid that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim. Thus he spoke to him.

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