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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Numbers 3:40 - 51
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Numbers
   Chapter 3
3:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD said to Moses, "Count all the firstborn Israelite males who are a month old or more and make a list of their names.
 
3:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Take the Levites for me in place of all the firstborn of the Israelites, and the livestock of the Levites in place of all the firstborn of the livestock of the Israelites. I am the LORD."
 
3:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Moses counted all the firstborn of the Israelites, as the LORD commanded him.
 
3:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The total number of firstborn males a month old or more, listed by name, was 22,273.
 
3:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD also said to Moses,
 
3:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Take the Levites in place of all the firstborn of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites in place of their livestock. The Levites are to be mine. I am the LORD.
 
3:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
To redeem the 273 firstborn Israelites who exceed the number of the Levites,
 
3:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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collect five shekels F4 for each one, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs.
 
3:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Give the money for the redemption of the additional Israelites to Aaron and his sons."
 
3:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Moses collected the redemption money from those who exceeded the number redeemed by the Levites.
 
3:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
From the firstborn of the Israelites he collected silver weighing 1,365 shekels, F5 according to the sanctuary shekel.
 
3:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and his sons, as he was commanded by the word of the LORD.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F4 That is, about 2 ounces (about 55 grams)
F5 That is, about 35 pounds (about 15.5 kilograms)

 
 

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