Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Numbers 3

The sons of Aaron.

Numbers 3:1 Now, these, were the pedigrees of Aaron, and Moses,—in the day when Yahweh spake with Moses in Mount Sinai. Numbers 3:2 And, these, are the names of the sons of Aaron—the firstborn, Nadab,—and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. Numbers 3:3 These, are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests that were anointed,—who were installed to minister as priests. Numbers 3:4 But Nadab and Abihu died before Yahweh, when they brought near strange fire before Yahweh, in the desert of Sinai, and, sons, had they none,—so then Eleazar and Ithamar ministered as priests, in the presence of Aaron their father.

The Levites are given to the priests for the service of the Tabernacle,

Numbers 3:5 Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying— Numbers 3:6 Bring near the tribe of Levi, and thou shalt cause it to stand before Aaron the priest,—so shall they wait upon him; Numbers 3:7 so shall they keep his charge, and the charge of all the assembly, before the tent of meeting,—to do the laborious work of the habitation; Numbers 3:8 so shall they have charge of all the furniture of the tent of meeting, even the charge of the sons of Israel,—to do the laborious work of the habitation. Numbers 3:9 Thus shalt thou give the Levites unto Aaron, and unto his sons,—given, given, they are unto him, from among the sons of Israel; Numbers 3:10 but, unto Aaron, and unto his sons, shalt thou give oversight, so shall they keep charge of their priesthood,—and, the stranger who cometh near, shall be put to death.

instead of the firstborn.

Numbers 3:11 Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying— Numbers 3:12 I, therefore, lo! I have taken the Levites out of the midst of the sons of Israel, instead of every firstborn that a mother beareth, from among the sons of Israel,—so shall the Levites be mine; Numbers 3:13 for, mine, is every firstborn, in the day when I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt, I hallowed unto myself, every firstborn in Israel, both of man and of beast,—mine, did they become, [and belong] unto me, Yahweh.

The Levites are numbered by their families.

Numbers 3:14 Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, in the desert of Sinai, saying:— Numbers 3:15 Number thou the sons of Levi, by their ancestral houses, by their families,—every male, from one month old and upwards, shalt thou number them. Numbers 3:16 So then Moses numbered them, according to the bidding of Yahweh,—as he was commanded. Numbers 3:17 And these were the sons of Levi, by their names,—Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. Numbers 3:18 And, these, the names of the sons of Gershon, by their families,—Libni and Shimei. Numbers 3:19 And, the sons of Kohath, by their families, Amram, and Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. Numbers 3:20 And, the sons of Merari, by their families, Mahli and Mushi. These, are they—the families of the Levites, by their ancestral houses.

The families, number, and charge of the Gershonites,

Numbers 3:21 To, Gershon, belonged the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites,—these, are they—the families of the Gershonites. Numbers 3:22 They who were numbered of them, in the counting of every male, from one month old, and upwards,—they who were numbered of them, were seven thousand, and five hundred. Numbers 3:23 the families of the Gershonites, to the rear of the habitation, were to encamp, westward. Numbers 3:24 And, the prince of the ancestral house of the Gershonites, was Eliasaph, son of Lael. Numbers 3:25 And, the charge of the sons of Gershon, was over the tent of meeting, the habitation, and the tent,—the covering thereof, and the screen for the entrance of the tent of meeting; Numbers 3:26 and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the entrance of the court which was near the habitation, and near the altar, round about,—and the cords thereof, as to all the laborious work thereof.

of the Kohathites,

Numbers 3:27 And, to Kohath, belonged the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites,—these, are they—the families of the Kohathites. Numbers 3:28 In, the counting of every male, from one month old and upwards, there were eight thousand, and six hundred, to keep the charge of the sanctuary. Numbers 3:29 The, families of the sons of Kohath, were to encamp,—on the side of the habitation, southward. Numbers 3:30 And, the prince of the ancestral house of the families of the Kohathites, was Elizaphan, son of Uzziel. Numbers 3:31 And, their charge, was—the ark, and the table, and the lampstand, and the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary wherewith they were to minister,—and the screen, as to all the laborious work thereof. Numbers 3:32 And, the prince of the princes of the Levites, was Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest,—to have the oversight of them that were to keep the charge of the sanctuary.

of the Merarites.

Numbers 3:33 To Merari, belonged the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites,—these, are they—the families of Merari. Numbers 3:34 And, they who were numbered of them in the counting of every male, from one month old and upwards, were six thousand, and two hundred. Numbers 3:35 And, the prince of the ancestral house of the families of Merari, was Zuriel, son of Abihail,—on the side of the habitation, were they to encamp, northward. Numbers 3:36 And, the oversight of the charge of the sons of Merari, was—the boards of the habitation, and the bars thereof and the pillars thereof and the sockets thereof,—and all the furniture thereof, as to all the laborious work thereof; Numbers 3:37 also the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets,—and their pins, and their cords.

The place and charge of Moses and Aaron.

Numbers 3:38 But, they who were to encamp before the habitation, eastwards, before the tent of meeting, towards sunrise, were Moses and Aaron and his sons, to keep the charge of the sanctuary, as the charge of the sons of Israel, and, the stranger that came near, was to be put to death. Numbers 3:39 All they who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses [and Aaron] numbered at the bidding of Yahweh, by their families,—every male, from one month old and upwards, were two-and-twenty thousand.

The firstborn are freed by the Levites.

Numbers 3:40 And Yahweh said unto Moses: Number thou every firstborn male belonging to the sons of Israel, from one month old and upwards,—and reckon up the number of their names; Numbers 3:41 then shalt thou take the Levites for me, me Yahweh, instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel,—also the cattle of the Levites, instead of every firstling among the cattle of the sons of Israel. Numbers 3:42 So then Moses numbered, as Yahweh commanded him,—every firstborn among the sons of Israel. Numbers 3:43 And it was so—that all the firstborn of the males, in the counting of names from one month old and upwards, of such as were numbered of them,—were two-and-twenty thousand, two hundred and seventy-three.

The overplus are redeemed.

Numbers 3:44 Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying:— Numbers 3:45 Take the Levites, instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites, instead of their cattle,—so shall the Levites, belong unto me, me Yahweh; Numbers 3:46 and, as the ransom of the two hundred and seventy-three,—who are more than the Levites, of the firstborn of the sons of Israel, Numbers 3:47 thou shalt take five shekels apiece, by the poll,—by the shekel of the sanctuary, shalt thou take it, twenty gerahs to the shekel; Numbers 3:48 and shalt give the silver to Aaron, and to his sons,—as the ransom of them that are in excess over them. Numbers 3:49 So Moses took the redemption silver from them who were in excess over them who were redeemed by the Levites: Numbers 3:50 from the firstborn of the sons of Israel, took he the silver,—a thousand, three hundred, and sixty-five shekels, by the shekel of the sanctuary, Numbers 3:51 And Moses gave the redemption silver to Aaron and to his sons, at the bidding of Yahweh,—As Yahweh commanded Moses.

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