Bishops' Bible

Numbers 8

How the lamps are to be lighted.

Numbers 8:1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moyses, saying: Numbers 8:2 Speake vnto Aaron, and say vnto hym: When thou settest vp the lampes, the seuen lampes shal geue light towarde ye forefront of the candlesticke. Numbers 8:3 And Aaron dyd euen so, and lyghted the lampes thereof towarde the forefront of the candlesticke, as the Lorde commaunded Moyses. Numbers 8:4 And this was the worke of the candlesticke, euen of golde beaten out with the hammer, both the shaft and the flowres therof was beaten out with ye hammer: accordyng vnto the paterne which the Lorde had shewed Moyses, euen so he made the candlesticke.

The consecration of the Levites.

Numbers 8:5 And the Lorde spake vnto Moyses, saying: Numbers 8:6 Take the Leuites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them. Numbers 8:7 And thus shalt thou do vnto them, when thou cleansest them: Sprinckle water of purifiyng vpon them, and let them shaue all their fleshe, and let them washe their clothes, and so make them selues cleane. Numbers 8:8 Then let them take a young bullocke with his meate offeryng [euen] fine floure minged with oyle, and another young bullocke shalt thou take for a sinne offeryng. Numbers 8:9 And thou shalt bryng the Leuites before the tabernacle of the congregation, thou shalt gather the whole multitude of the children of Israel together, Numbers 8:10 And bryng the Leuites before the Lorde, and the children of Israel shall put their handes vpon the Leuites. Numbers 8:11 And Aaron shall waue the Leuites before the Lorde for a waue offeryng of the children of Israel, that they may execute the ministration of the seruice of the Lorde. Numbers 8:12 And the Leuites shal put their handes vpon the heades of the bullockes: and thou shalt offer the one for a sinne offeryng, and the other for a burnt offeryng vnto the Lorde, that thou mayest make an attonement for the Leuites. Numbers 8:13 And thou shalt set the Leuites before Aaron and his sonnes, and waue them for a waue offeryng vnto the Lorde. Numbers 8:14 And thus thou shalt seperate the Leuites from among the children of Israel, and the Leuites shalbe myne. Numbers 8:15 After that, shall the Leuites go in, to do the seruice of the tabernacle of the congregation: And thou shalt cleanse them, & waue them for a waue offering: Numbers 8:16 For they are geuen and deliuered vnto me from among the children of Israel for such as open euery wombe, euen for the first borne of all the children of Israel haue I taken them vnto me. Numbers 8:17 For all the first borne of the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: since the day that I smote euery first borne in the lande of Egypt, I sanctified them for my selfe. Numbers 8:18 And I haue taken the Leuites for all the first borne of the children of Israel. Numbers 8:19 And haue geuen the Leuites as a gift to Aaron and his sonnes from among the children of Israel, to do the seruice of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an attonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, if the children of Israel come nye vnto the sanctuarie. Numbers 8:20 And Moyses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, dyd with the Leuites: accordyng vnto all that the Lorde comaunded Moyses concernyng the Leuites, euen so did the children of Israel vnto them. Numbers 8:21 And the Leuites were purified, and wasshed their clothes: And Aaron waued them as a waue offeryng before the Lorde, and made an attonement for them, to cleanse them. Numbers 8:22 After that, went the Leuites in, to do their seruice in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron and his sonnes: as the Lorde had comaunded Moyses concernyng the Leuites, euen so they dyd vnto them.

The age and time of their service.

Numbers 8:23 And the Lorde spake vnto Moyses, saying: Numbers 8:24 This is it that belongeth vnto the Leuites: From twentie and fiue yeres olde and vpwarde, they shall go in to wayte vpon the seruice of the tabernacle of the congregation. Numbers 8:25 And from the age of fiftie yeres, they shall ceasse waytyng vpon the seruice therof, and shall serue no more: Numbers 8:26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to kepe thynges committed to their charge: but shall do no more seruice. Thus therfore shalt thou do vnto the Leuites touchyng their charge,

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