Numbers 3:47
Parallel Verses
New International Version
collect five shekels for each one, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs.

New Living Translation
collect five pieces of silver for each of them (each piece weighing the same as the sanctuary shekel, which equals twenty gerahs).

English Standard Version
you shall take five shekels per head; you shall take them according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel of twenty gerahs),

New American Standard Bible
you shall take five shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs),

King James Bible
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:)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
collect five shekels for each person, according to the standard sanctuary shekel--20 gerahs to the shekel.

International Standard Version
so collect five shekels for each individual, denominated in shekels of the sanctuary, that is, the shekel that weighs 20 gerahs.

NET Bible
collect five shekels for each one individually; you are to collect this amount in the currency of the sanctuary shekel (this shekel is twenty gerahs).

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It will cost you two ounces of silver per person (using the standard weight of the holy place) to buy them back.

Jubilee Bible 2000
thou shalt take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them (the shekel is of twenty gerahs).

King James 2000 Bible
You shall even take five shekels apiece individually, after the shekel of the sanctuary shall you take them: (the shekel is twenty gerahs:)

American King James Version
You shall even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the sanctuary shall you take them: (the shekel is twenty gerahs:)

American Standard Version
thou shalt take five shekels apiece by the poll; after the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs):

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt take five sides for every head, according to the weight of the sanctuary. A sicle hath twenty obols.

Darby Bible Translation
thou shalt take five shekels apiece by the poll, according to the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them, -- twenty gerahs the shekel;

English Revised Version
thou shalt take five shekels apiece by the poll; after the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs):

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
you shall take five shekels apiece for each one; after the shekel of the sanctuary you shall take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs):

Young's Literal Translation
thou hast even taken five shekels a-piece by the poll -- by the shekel of the sanctuary thou takest; twenty gerahs the shekel is;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:40-51 The number of the first-born, and that of the Levites, came near to each other. Known unto God are all his works beforehand; there is an exact proportion between them, and so it will appear, when they are compared together. The small number of first-born, over and above the number of the Levites, were to be redeemed, and the redemption-money given to Aaron. The church is called the church of the first-born, which is redeemed, not as they were, with silver and gold; but, being devoted by sin to the justice of God, is ransomed with the precious blood of the Son of God. All men are the Lord's by creation, and all true christians are his by redemption. Each should know his own post and duty; nor can any service required by such a Master be rightly accounted mean or hard.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 47. - Five shekels apiece. This amount had already been fixed (Leviticus 27:6, if indeed this chapter does not belong to a later period as the commutation value of a male child under five years old who had been vowed unto the Lord. If the redeeming of the first-born by the Levites began with the eldest, those that were left over would all be within this age. A shekel. See Exodus 30:13.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou shall even take five shekels apiece the poll,.... Or head; every firstborn, or his parent for him, was bound to pay five shekels, which were about eleven or twelve shillings of our money, and which was afterwards settled as the price of such a redemption, Numbers 18:16,

after the shekel of the sanctuary shall thou take them; being full weight according to the standard there kept:

the shekel is twenty gerahs; See Gill on Leviticus 27:25.



Numbers 3:47 Additional Commentaries
Context
Firstborn Sons Redeemed
46"For the ransom of the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess beyond the Levites, 47you shall take five shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), 48and give the money, the ransom of those who are in excess among them, to Aaron and to his sons."…
Cross References
Exodus 30:13
Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to the LORD.

Exodus 38:24
The total amount of the gold from the wave offering used for all the work on the sanctuary was 29 talents and 730 shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel.

Leviticus 27:3
set the value of a male between the ages of twenty and sixty at fifty shekels of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel;

Leviticus 27:6
for a person between one month and five years, set the value of a male at five shekels of silver and that of a female at three shekels of silver;

Leviticus 27:25
Every value is to be set according to the sanctuary shekel, twenty gerahs to the shekel.

Numbers 3:48
Give the money for the redemption of the additional Israelites to Aaron and his sons."

Numbers 7:13
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;

Numbers 18:16
When they are a month old, you must redeem them at the redemption price set at five shekels of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs.

Ezekiel 45:12
The shekel is to consist of twenty gerahs. Twenty shekels plus twenty-five shekels plus fifteen shekels equal one mina.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the sanctuary shall you take them: (the shekel is twenty gerahs:)

five shekels

Numbers 18:16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shall you redeem, …

Leviticus 27:6 And if it be from a month old even to five years old, then your estimation …

the shekel

Numbers 3:50 Of the firstborn of the children of Israel took he the money; a thousand …

Exodus 30:13 This they shall give, every one that passes among them that are numbered, …

Leviticus 27:25 And all your estimations shall be according to the shekel of the …

Ezekiel 45:12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty …

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