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Duties of the Kohathites

(Numbers 3:27-32; Numbers 4:34-37; 1 Chronicles 23:12-20)

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1The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:1The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,1Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,1And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,1The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron: "
2"Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.2“Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their clans and their fathers’ houses,2"Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' households,2Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers,2Among the Levites, take a census of the Kohathites by their clans and their ancestral houses,
3Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.3from thirty years old up to fifty years old, all who can come on duty, to do the work in the tent of meeting.3from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.3From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.3men from 30 years old to 50 years old--everyone who is qualified to do work at the tent of meeting."
4"This is the work of the Kohathites at the tent of meeting: the care of the most holy things.4This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting: the most holy things.4"This is the work of the descendants of Kohath in the tent of meeting, concerning the most holy things.4This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things:4The service of the Kohathites at the tent of meeting concerns the most holy objects.
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5When the camp is to move, Aaron and his sons are to go in and take down the shielding curtain and put it over the ark of the covenant law.5When the camp is to set out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and take down the veil of the screen and cover the ark of the testimony with it.5"When the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and they shall take down the veil of the screen and cover the ark of the testimony with it;5And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering vail, and cover the ark of testimony with it:5Whenever the camp is about to move on, Aaron and his sons are to go in, take down the screening veil, and cover the ark of the testimony with it.
6Then they are to cover the curtain with a durable leather, spread a cloth of solid blue over that and put the poles in place.6Then they shall put on it a covering of goatskin and spread on top of that a cloth all of blue, and shall put in its poles.6and they shall lay a covering of porpoise skin on it, and shall spread over it a cloth of pure blue, and shall insert its poles.6And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.6They are to place over this a covering made of manatee skin, spread a solid blue cloth on top, and insert its poles."
7"Over the table of the Presence they are to spread a blue cloth and put on it the plates, dishes and bowls, and the jars for drink offerings; the bread that is continually there is to remain on it.7And over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall spread a cloth of blue and put on it the plates, the dishes for incense, the bowls, and the flagons for the drink offering; the regular showbread also shall be on it.7"Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall also spread a cloth of blue and put on it the dishes and the pans and the sacrificial bowls and the jars for the drink offering, and the continual bread shall be on it.7And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the continual bread shall be thereon:7They are to spread a blue cloth over the table of the Presence and place the plates and cups on it, as well as the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread offering is to be on it.
8They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover that with the durable leather and put the poles in place.8Then they shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet and cover the same with a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles.8"They shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet material, and cover the same with a covering of porpoise skin, and they shall insert its poles.8And 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 thereof.8They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert the poles in the table."
9"They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand that is for light, together with its lamps, its wick trimmers and trays, and all its jars for the olive oil used to supply it.9And they shall take a cloth of blue and cover the lampstand for the light, with its lamps, its tongs, its trays, and all the vessels for oil with which it is supplied.9"Then they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with its lamps and its snuffers, and its trays and all its oil vessels, by which they serve it;9And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:9They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, with its lamps, snuffers, and firepans, as well as its jars of oil by which they service it.
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10Then they are to wrap it and all its accessories in a covering of the durable leather and put it on a carrying frame.10And they shall put it with all its utensils in a covering of goatskin and put it on the carrying frame.10and they shall put it and all its utensils in a covering of porpoise skin, and shall put it on the carrying bars.10And they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put it upon a bar.10Then they must place it with all its utensils inside a covering made of manatee skin and put them on the carrying frame."
11"Over the gold altar they are to spread a blue cloth and cover that with the durable leather and put the poles in place.11And over the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue and cover it with a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles.11"Over the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall insert its poles;11And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put to the staves thereof:11They are to spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert its poles.
12"They are to take all the articles used for ministering in the sanctuary, wrap them in a blue cloth, cover that with the durable leather and put them on a carrying frame.12And they shall take all the vessels of the service that are used in the sanctuary and put them in a cloth of blue and cover them with a covering of goatskin and put them on the carrying frame.12and they shall take all the utensils of service, with which they serve in the sanctuary, and put them in a blue cloth and cover them with a covering of porpoise skin, and put them on the carrying bars.12And 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 bar:12They are to take all the serving utensils they use in the sanctuary, place them in a blue cloth, cover them with a covering made of manatee skin, and put them on a carrying frame."
13"They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and spread a purple cloth over it.13And they shall take away the ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it.13"Then they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.13And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:13They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar, spread a purple cloth over it,
14Then they are to place on it all the utensils used for ministering at the altar, including the firepans, meat forks, shovels and sprinkling bowls. Over it they are to spread a covering of the durable leather and put the poles in place.14And they shall put on it all the utensils of the altar, which are used for the service there, the fire pans, the forks, the shovels, and the basins, all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread on it a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles.14"They shall also put on it all its utensils by which they serve in connection with it: the firepans, the forks and shovels and the basins, all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread a cover of porpoise skin over it and insert its poles.14And they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, even the censers, the fleshhooks, 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.14and place all the equipment on it that they use in serving: the firepans, meat forks, shovels, and basins--all the equipment of the altar. They are to spread a covering made of manatee skin over it and insert its poles."
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15"After Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy furnishings and all the holy articles, and when the camp is ready to move, only then are the Kohathites to come and do the carrying. But they must not touch the holy things or they will die. The Kohathites are to carry those things that are in the tent of meeting.15And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, as the camp sets out, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to carry these, but they must not touch the holy things, lest they die. These are the things of the tent of meeting that the sons of Kohath are to carry.15"When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy objects and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is to set out, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them, so that they will not touch the holy objects and die. These are the things in the tent of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.15And 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, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.15Aaron and his sons are to finish covering the holy objects and all their equipment whenever the camp is to move on. The Kohathites will come and carry them, but they are not to touch the holy objects or they will die. These are the transportation duties of the Kohathites regarding the tent of meeting."
16"Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, is to have charge of the oil for the light, the fragrant incense, the regular grain offering and the anointing oil. He is to be in charge of the entire tabernacle and everything in it, including its holy furnishings and articles."16“And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall have charge of the oil for the light, the fragrant incense, the regular grain offering, and the anointing oil, with the oversight of the whole tabernacle and all that is in it, of the sanctuary and its vessels.”16"The responsibility of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest is the oil for the light and the fragrant incense and the continual grain offering and the anointing oil-- the responsibility of all the tabernacle and of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings."16And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily meat offering, and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in the sanctuary, and in the vessels thereof.16Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has oversight of the lamp oil, the fragrant incense, the daily grain offering, and the anointing oil. He has oversight of the entire tabernacle and everything in it, the holy objects and their utensils."
17The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,17The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,17Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,17And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,17Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron: "
18"See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not destroyed from among the Levites.18“Let not the tribe of the clans of the Kohathites be destroyed from among the Levites,18"Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites.18Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites:18Do not allow the Kohathite tribal clans to be wiped out from the Levites.
19So that they may live and not die when they come near the most holy things, do this for them: Aaron and his sons are to go into the sanctuary and assign to each man his work and what he is to carry.19but deal thus with them, that they may live and not die when they come near to the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in and appoint them each to his task and to his burden,19"But do this to them that they may live and not die when they approach the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each of them to his work and to his load;19But thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden:19Do this for them so that they may live and not die when they come near the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons are to go in and assign each man his task and transportation duty.
20But the Kohathites must not go in to look at the holy things, even for a moment, or they will die."20but they shall not go in to look on the holy things even for a moment, lest they die.”20but they shall not go in to see the holy objects even for a moment, or they will die."20But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered, lest they die.20The Kohathites are not to go in and look at the holy objects, even for a moment, or they will die."

Duties of the Gershonites

(Numbers 3:21-26; Numbers 4:38-41; 1 Chronicles 23:7-11)

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21The LORD said to Moses,21The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,21Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,21And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,21The LORD spoke to Moses: "
22"Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.22“Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers’ houses and by their clans.22"Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' households, by their families;22Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their fathers, by their families;22Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral houses and their clans.
23Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.23From thirty years old up to fifty years old, you shall list them, all who can come to do duty, to do service in the tent of meeting.23from thirty years and upward to fifty years old, you shall number them; all who enter to perform the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.23From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt thou number them; all that enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.23Register men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who is qualified to perform service, to do work at the tent of meeting.
24"This is the service of the Gershonite clans in their carrying and their other work:24This is the service of the clans of the Gershonites, in serving and bearing burdens:24"This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in carrying:24This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens:24This is the service of the Gershonite clans regarding work and transportation duties:
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25They are to carry the curtains of the tabernacle, that is, the tent of meeting, its covering and its outer covering of durable leather, the curtains for the entrance to the tent of meeting,25they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle and the tent of meeting with its covering and the covering of goatskin that is on top of it and the screen for the entrance of the tent of meeting25they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle and the tent of meeting with its covering and the covering of porpoise skin that is on top of it, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,25And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the congregation, his covering, and the covering of the badgers' skins that is above upon it, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,25They are to transport the tabernacle curtains, the tent of meeting with its covering and the covering made of manatee skin on top of it, the screen for the entrance to the tent of meeting,
26the curtains of the courtyard surrounding the tabernacle and altar, the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard, the ropes and all the equipment used in the service of the tent. The Gershonites are to do all that needs to be done with these things.26and the hangings of the court and the screen for the entrance of the gate of the court that is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their cords and all the equipment for their service. And they shall do all that needs to be done with regard to them.26and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the doorway of the gate of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their cords and all the equipment for their service; and all that is to be done, they shall perform.26And the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and all that is made for them: so shall they serve.26the hangings of the courtyard, the screen for the entrance at the gate of the courtyard that surrounds the tabernacle and the altar, along with their ropes and all the equipment for their service. They will carry out everything that needs to be done with these items."
27All their service, whether carrying or doing other work, is to be done under the direction of Aaron and his sons. You shall assign to them as their responsibility all they are to carry.27All the service of the sons of the Gershonites shall be at the command of Aaron and his sons, in all that they are to carry and in all that they have to do. And you shall assign to their charge all that they are to carry.27"All the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their loads and in all their work, shall be performed at the command of Aaron and his sons; and you shall assign to them as a duty all their loads.27At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burdens.27All the service of the Gershonites, all their transportation duties and all their other work, is to be done at the command of Aaron and his sons; you are to assign to them all that they are responsible to carry.
28This is the service of the Gershonite clans at the tent of meeting. Their duties are to be under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.28This is the service of the clans of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, and their guard duty is to be under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.28"This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, and their duties shall be under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.28This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.28This is the service of the Gershonite clans at the tent of meeting, and their duties will be under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest."

Duties of the Merarites

(Numbers 3:33-37; Numbers 4:42-49; 1 Chronicles 23:21-23)

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29"Count the Merarites by their clans and families.29“As for the sons of Merari, you shall list them by their clans and their fathers’ houses.29"As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families, by their fathers' households;29As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them after their families, by the house of their fathers;29As for the Merarites, you are to register them by their clans and their ancestral houses.
30Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.30From thirty years old up to fifty years old, you shall list them, everyone who can come on duty, to do the service of the tent of meeting.30from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tent of meeting.30From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shalt thou number them, every one that entereth into the service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.30Register men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who is qualified to do the work of the tent of meeting.
31As part of all their service at the tent, they are to carry the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts and bases,31And this is what they are charged to carry, as the whole of their service in the tent of meeting: the frames of the tabernacle, with its bars, pillars, and bases,31"Now this is the duty of their loads, for all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle and its bars and its pillars and its sockets,31And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof,31This is what they are responsible to carry as the whole of their service at the tent of meeting: the supports of the tabernacle, with its crossbars, posts, and bases,
32as well as the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, ropes, all their equipment and everything related to their use. Assign to each man the specific things he is to carry.32and the pillars around the court with their bases, pegs, and cords, with all their equipment and all their accessories. And you shall list by name the objects that they are required to carry.32and the pillars around the court and their sockets and their pegs and their cords, with all their equipment and with all their service; and you shall assign each man by name the items he is to carry.32And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name ye shall reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden.32the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, and ropes, including all their equipment and all the work related to them. You are to assign by name the items that they are responsible to carry.
33This is the service of the Merarite clans as they work at the tent of meeting under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest."33This is the service of the clans of the sons of Merari, the whole of their service in the tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.”33"This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service in the tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest."33This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service, in the tabernacle of the congregation, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.33This is the service of the Merarite clans regarding all their work at the tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest."

The Number of the Kohathites

(Numbers 3:27-32; Numbers 4:1-20; 1 Chronicles 23:12-20)

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34Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites by their clans and families.34And Moses and Aaron and the chiefs of the congregation listed the sons of the Kohathites, by their clans and their fathers’ houses,34So Moses and Aaron and the leaders of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families and by their fathers' households,34And Moses and Aaron and the chief of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites after their families, and after the house of their fathers,34So Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of the community registered the Kohathites by their clans and their ancestral houses,
35All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the tent of meeting,35from thirty years old up to fifty years old, everyone who could come on duty, for service in the tent of meeting;35from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.35From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation:35men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who was qualified for work at the tent of meeting.
36counted by clans, were 2,750.36and those listed by clans were 2,750.36Their numbered men by their families were 2,750.36And those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.36The men registered by their clans numbered 2,750.
37This was the total of all those in the Kohathite clans who served at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the LORD's command through Moses.37This was the list of the clans of the Kohathites, all who served in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron listed according to the commandment of the LORD by Moses.37These are the numbered men of the Kohathite families, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.37These were they that were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, which Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.37These were the registered men of the Kohathite clans, everyone who could serve at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron registered them at the LORD's command through Moses.

The Number of the Gershonites

(Numbers 3:21-26; Numbers 4:21-28; 1 Chronicles 23:7-11)

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38The Gershonites were counted by their clans and families.38Those listed of the sons of Gershon, by their clans and their fathers’ houses,38The numbered men of the sons of Gershon by their families and by their fathers' households,38And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, and by the house of their fathers,38The Gershonites were registered by their clans and their ancestral houses,
39All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the tent of meeting,39from thirty years old up to fifty years old, everyone who could come on duty for service in the tent of meeting—39from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.39From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,39men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who was qualified for work at the tent of meeting.
40counted by their clans and families, were 2,630.40those listed by their clans and their fathers’ houses were 2,630.40Their numbered men by their families, by their fathers' households, were 2,630.40Even those that were numbered of them, throughout their families, by the house of their fathers, were two thousand and six hundred and thirty.40The men registered by their clans and their ancestral houses numbered 2,630.
41This was the total of those in the Gershonite clans who served at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the LORD's command.41This was the list of the clans of the sons of Gershon, all who served in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron listed according to the commandment of the LORD.41These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Gershon, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD.41These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, whom Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of the LORD.41These were the registered men of the Gershonite clans. At the LORD's command Moses and Aaron registered everyone who could serve at the tent of meeting.

The Number of the Merarites

(Numbers 3:33-37; Numbers 4:29-33; 1 Chronicles 23:21-23)

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42The Merarites were counted by their clans and families.42Those listed of the clans of the sons of Merari, by their clans and their fathers’ houses,42The numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari by their families, by their fathers' households,42And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, throughout their families, by the house of their fathers,42The men of the Merarite clans were registered by their clans and their ancestral houses,
43All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the tent of meeting,43from thirty years old up to fifty years old, everyone who could come on duty, for service in the tent of meeting—43from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.43From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,43those from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who was qualified for work at the tent of meeting.
44counted by their clans, were 3,200.44those listed by clans were 3,200.44Their numbered men by their families were 3,200.44Even those that were numbered of them after their families, were three thousand and two hundred.44The men registered by their clans numbered 3,200.
45This was the total of those in the Merarite clans. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the LORD's command through Moses.45This was the list of the clans of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron listed according to the commandment of the LORD by Moses.45These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.45These be those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.45These were the registered men of the Merarite clans; Moses and Aaron registered them at the LORD's command through Moses.
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46So Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted all the Levites by their clans and families.46All those who were listed of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the chiefs of Israel listed, by their clans and their fathers’ houses,46All the numbered men of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the leaders of Israel numbered, by their families and by their fathers' households,46All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the chief of Israel numbered, after their families, and after the house of their fathers,46Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel registered all the Levites by their clans and their ancestral houses,
47All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to do the work of serving and carrying the tent of meeting47from thirty years old up to fifty years old, everyone who could come to do the service of ministry and the service of bearing burdens in the tent of meeting,47from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who could enter to do the work of service and the work of carrying in the tent of meeting.47From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation,47from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who was qualified to do the work of serving at the tent of meeting and transporting it.
48numbered 8,580.48those listed were 8,580.48Their numbered men were 8,580.48Even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore.48Their registered men numbered 8,580.
49At the LORD's command through Moses, each was assigned his work and told what to carry. Thus they were counted, as the LORD commanded Moses.49According to the commandment of the LORD through Moses they were listed, each one with his task of serving or carrying. Thus they were listed by him, as the LORD commanded Moses.49According to the commandment of the LORD through Moses, they were numbered, everyone by his serving or carrying; thus these were his numbered men, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.49According to the commandment of the LORD they were numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as the LORD commanded Moses.49At the LORD's command they were registered under the direction of Moses, each one according to his work and transportation duty, and his assignment was as the LORD commanded Moses.



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