|Nu 8:1||How the lamps are to be lighted. |
¶1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.
And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD commanded3 Moses.
PLAN DIVINE, OF THE TABERNACLE AND TEMPLE
And this work4 of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work5: according unto the pattern6 which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.
|Nu 8:5||The consecration of the Levites. |
¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them7.
And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle8 water9 of purifying upon them, and let them shave10 all their flesh, and let them wash their11 clothes, and so make themselves clean.
Then let them take a young12 bullock with his meat13 offering, even fine flour mingled with oil, and another14 young bullock shalt thou take for a sin offering.
And thou shalt bring15 the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole16 assembly of the children of Israel together:
HANDS, LAYING ON OF
¶17And thou shalt bring the Levites before the LORD: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites:
And Aaron shall offer18 the Levites before the LORD for an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute19 the service of the LORD.
And the Levites20 shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one21 for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement22 for the Levites.
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them23 for an offering unto the LORD.
Thus shalt thou separate24 the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites25 shall be mine.
And after that shall the Levites go in26 to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer27 them for an offering.
For they are wholly given28 unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of such29 as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.
For all the30 firstborn of the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day31 that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified32 them for myself.
And I have taken33 the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.
And I have given34 the Levites as a gift35 to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.
¶ And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites according unto all that the LORD commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto them.
And the Levites were purified36, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered37 them as an offering before the LORD; and Aaron made38 an atonement for them to cleanse them.
And after that39 went the Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before his sons: as the LORD40 had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they unto them.
|Nu 8:23||The age and time of their service. spake |
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty41 and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon42 the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:
And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof,43 and shall serve no more:
But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep44 the charge, and shall45 do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge.