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- Numbers 3:40-51 [ Verse 43 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
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- 40 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Number R89 every firstborn male of the sons of Israel from a month old and upward, and make F23 a list of their names. 41 "You shall R90 take the Levites for Me, I am the LORD, instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the cattle of the sons of Israel." 42 So Moses numbered all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, just as the LORD had commanded him; 43 and all the firstborn males by the number of names from a month old and upward, for their numbered men were 22,273. R91 44 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 45 "Take R92 the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel and the cattle of the Levites. And the Levites shall be Mine; I am the LORD. 46 "For R93 the ransom of the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess beyond the Levites, 47 you shall take five R94 shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms R95 of the shekel of the sanctuary (the R96 shekel is twenty gerahs), F24 48 and give the money, the ransom of those who are in excess among them, to Aaron and to his sons." 49 So Moses took the ransom money from those who were in excess, beyond those ransomed by the Levites; 50 from the firstborn of the sons of Israel he took the money in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, 1,365. 51 Then Moses gave the ransom money to Aaron and to his sons, at the command F25 of the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
F23 Lit take the number
F24 I.e. A gerah equals approx one-fortieth oz
F25 Lit mouth
R89 Numbers 3:15
R90 Numbers 3:12,45
R91 Numbers 3:39
R92 Numbers 3:12
R93 Exodus 13:13,15; Numbers 18:15,16
R94 Leviticus 27:6; Numbers 18:16
R95 Exodus 30:13
R96 Leviticus 27:25; Ezekiel 45:12
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