Numbers
Chapter 8

Lighting of lamps

8:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
8:2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.
8:3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses.
8:4 And this work of the candlestick [was of] beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, [was] beaten work according unto the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the candlestick.

Separation of the Levites


8:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
8:6 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.
8:7 And thus will you do unto them, to cleanse them Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and [so] make themselves clean.
8:8 Then let them take a young bullock with his meat offering, [even] fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock will you take for a sin offering.
8:9 And you will bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation and you will gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together
8:10 And you will bring the Levites before the LORD and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites
8:11 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD [for] an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of the LORD.
8:12 And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks and you will offer the one [for] a sin offering, and the other [for] a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites.
8:13 And you will set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them [for] an offering unto the LORD.
8:14 This will you separate the Levites from among the children of Israel and the Levites shall be mine.
8:15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation and you will cleanse them, and offer them [for] an offering.
8:16 For they [are] wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel ; instead of such as open every womb, [even instead of] the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.
8:17 For all the firstborn of the children of Israel [are] mine, [both] man and beast on the day that I struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself.
8:18 And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.
8:19 And I have given the Levites [as] a gift 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 near unto the sanctuary.
8:20 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.
8:21 And the Levites were purified, and they washed their clothes ; and Aaron offered them [as] an offering before the LORD ; and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse them.
8:22 And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before his sons as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they unto them.

Age limit of the Levites service


8:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
8:24 This [is it] that [belongs] unto the Levites from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation
8:25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service [thereof], and shall serve no more
8:26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. This will you do unto the Levites touching their charge.

 

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