The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 7:1–89

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And it came to pass on the day that Moses had made an end of setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it, and all the furniture thereof, and the altar and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed them and sanctified them;

Now it happened in the day when Moses completed the tabernacle, and he set it up, and he anointed and sanctified it with all of its vessels, and similarly the altar and all of its vessels,

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that the princes of Israel, the heads of their fathers' houses, offered--these were the princes of the tribes, these are they that were over them that were numbered.

And the princes of Israel brought gifts, twelve princes of their fathers’ houses: these were the heads of tribes, these are they that presided over the numbering.

that the leaders of Israel and the heads of the families, who were in each tribe and who were in charge of those who had been numbered, offered

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And they brought their offering before YHWH, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen: a wagon for every two of the princes, and for each one an ox; and they presented them before the tabernacle.

their gifts in the sight of the Lord: six covered wagons with twelve oxen. Two leaders offered one wagon, and each offered one ox, and they offered these in the sight of the tabernacle.

Brought their offerings before the LORD, six excellently constructed wagons and twelve oxen, a wagon for two of the princes, and for each one an ox; and they brought them before the tabernacle.

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And YHWH spoke unto Moses, saying

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

Then the Lord said to Moses

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'Take it of them, that they may be to do the service of the tent of meeting; and thou shalt give them unto the Levites, to every man according to his service.'

Take of them, and they shall be for the works of the services of the tabernacle of witness: and thou shalt give them to the Levites, to each one according to his ministration.

“Receive these things from them, in order to serve in the ministry of the tabernacle, and you shall deliver them to the Levites, according to the order of their ministry.”

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And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them unto the Levites.

And so Moses, having received the wagons and the oxen, delivered them to the Levites.

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Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their service.

And he gave two waggons and four oxen to the sons of Gedson, according to their ministrations.

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And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

The other four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their offices and service, under the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.

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But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none, because the service of the holy things belonged unto them: they bore them upon their shoulders.

But to the sons of Caath he gave them not, because they have the ministrations of the sacred things: they shall bear them on their shoulders.

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10  And the princes brought the dedication-offering of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes brought their offering before the altar.

10  Therefore, the leaders offered, at the dedication of the altar on the day when it was anointed, their oblation before the altar.

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11  And YHWH said unto Moses: 'They shall present their offering each prince on his day, for the dedication of the altar.'

11  And the Lord said to Moses, One chief each day, they shall offer their gifts a chief each day for the dedication of the altar.

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12  And he that presented his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah;

12  On the first day, Nahshon, the son of Amminadab of the tribe of Judah, offered his oblation.

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13  and his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

13  And he brought his gift, one silver charger of a hundred and thirty shekels was its weight, one silver bowl, of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour kneaded with oil for a meat-offering.

13  And in it were these: a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, according to the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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14  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

14  a little mortar made from ten shekels of gold, filled with incense,

14  One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full of incense

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15  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

15  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering;

15  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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16  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

16  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

16  and a he-goat for sin;

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17  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

18  On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, did offer

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19  he presented for his offering one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

19  And he brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour kneaded with oil for a meat-offering.

19  a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, according to the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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20  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

20  a little mortar of gold having ten shekels, filled with incense,

20  One spoon of gold of ten shekels , full of incense

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21  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

21  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

21  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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22  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

22  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

22  and a he-goat for sin;

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23  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Nethanel the son of Zuar.

23  And for a sacrifice, a peace-offering, two heifers, five rams, five he-goats, five ewe-lambs of a year old: this was the gift of Nathanael the son of Sogar.

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24  On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun

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25  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

25  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour kneaded with oil for a meat-offering.

25  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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26  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

26  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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27  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

27  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

27  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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28  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

28  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

28  and a he-goat for sin;

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29  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.

30  On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, prince of the children of Reuben

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31  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

31  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour kneaded with oil for a meat-offering.

31  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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32  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

32  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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33  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

33  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

33  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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34  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

34  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

34  and a he-goat for sin;

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35  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.

35  And for a sacrifice of peace-offering, two heifers, five rams, five he-goats, five ewe-lambs of a year old: this was the gift of Elisur the son of Sediur.

35  and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Elizur, the son of Shedeur.

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36  On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of Simeon

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37  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

37  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour kneaded with oil for a meat-offering.

37  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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38  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

38  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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39  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

39  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

39  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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40  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

40  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

40  and a he-goat for sin;

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41  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

41  and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai.

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42  On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad

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43  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

43  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour kneaded with oil for a meat offering.

43  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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44  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

44  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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45  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

45  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

45  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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46  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

46  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

46  and a he-goat for sin;

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47  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

47  and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Eliasaph, the son of Reuel.

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48  On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim

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49  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

49  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour kneaded with oil for a meat-offering.

49  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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50  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

50  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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51  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

51  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

51  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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52  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

52  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

52  and a he-goat for sin;

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53  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.

53  and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Elishama, the son of Ammihud.

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54  On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh

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55  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

55  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat-offering.

55  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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56  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

56  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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57  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

57  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

57  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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58  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

58  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

58  and a he-goat for sin;

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59  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lamb of the first year. This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

59  and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur.

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60  On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin

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61  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

61  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat-offering.

61  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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62  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

62  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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63  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

63  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

63  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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64  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

64  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

64  and a he-goat for sin;

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65  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.

65  and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Abidan, the son of Gideoni.

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66  On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, prince of the children of Dan

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67  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

67  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour kneaded with oil for a meat-offering.

67  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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68  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

68  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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69  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

69  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

69  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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70  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

70  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

70  and a he-goat for sin;

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71  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

71  and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai.

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72  On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ochran, prince of the children of Asher

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73  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

73  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat-offering.

73  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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74  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

74  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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75  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

75  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

75  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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76  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

76  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

76  and a he-goat for sin;

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77  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ochran.

77  and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Pagiel, the son of Ochran.

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78  On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali

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79  his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

79  He brought his gift, one silver charger, its weight a hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels according to the holy shekel; both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering.

79  offered a silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, a silver bowl having seventy shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary, and both were filled with fine wheat flour sprinkled with oil as a sacrifice,

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80  one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

80  a little mortar of gold weighing ten shekels, filled with incense,

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81  one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

81  One calf of the herd, one ram, one he-lamb of a year old for a whole-burnt-offering,

81  an ox from the herd, and a ram, and a one-year-old lamb as a holocaust,

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82  one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

82  and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

82  and a he-goat for sin;

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83  and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

83  and for victims of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, and five one-year-old lambs. This was the oblation of Ahira, the son of Enan.

83  And for a sacrifice of peace offering, two oxen, five rams, five kids of the goats, and five lambs of the first year; this was the offering of Ahida the son of Enan.

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84  This was the dedication-offering of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, at the hands of the princes of Israel: twelve silver dishes, twelve silver basins, twelve golden pans;

84  These were the oblations from the leaders of Israel for the dedication of the altar on the day when it was consecrated: twelve dishes of silver, twelve bowls of silver, twelve little mortars of gold,

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85  each silver dish weighing a hundred and thirty shekels, and each basin seventy; all the silver of the vessels two thousand and four hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary;

85  each charger of a hundred and thirty shekels, and each bowl of seventy shekels: all the silver of the vessels was two thousand four hundred shekels, the shekels according to the holy shekel.

85  such that each dish had one hundred thirty shekels of silver, and each bowl had seventy shekels, that is, putting all of the vessels from silver together, two thousand four hundred shekels, by the weight of the Sanctuary,

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86  twelve golden pans, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the pans a hundred and twenty shekels;

86  Twelve golden censers full of incense: all the gold of the shekels, a hundred and twenty shekels.

86  and twelve little mortars of gold, filled with incense, weighing ten shekels by the weight of the Sanctuary, that is, all together one hundred twenty shekels of gold,

87  all the oxen for the burnt-offering twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the he-lambs of the first year twelve, and their meal- offering; and the males of the goats for a sin-offering twelve;

87  All the cattle for whole-burnt-offerings, twelve calves, twelve rams, twelve he-lambs of a year old, and their meat-offerings, and their drink-offerings: and twelve kids of the goats for sin-offering.

87  and twelve oxen from the herd as a holocaust, twelve rams, twelve one-year-old lambs, with their libations, and twelve he-goats for sin;

88  and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace-offerings twenty and four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he-goats sixty, the he-lambs of the first year sixty. This was the dedication-offering of the altar, after that it was anointed.

88  All the cattle for a sacrifice of peace-offering, twenty-four heifers, sixty rams, sixty he-goats of a year old, sixty ewe-lambs of a year old without blemish: this is the dedication of the altar, after that Moses consecrated Aaron, and after he anointed him.

88  and for victims of peace offerings: twenty-four oxen, sixty rams, sixty he-goats, and sixty one-year-old lambs. These were the oblations for the dedication of the altar, when it was anointed.

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89  And when Moses went into the tent of meeting that He might speak with him, then he heard the Voice speaking unto him from above the ark-cover that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and He spoke unto him.

89  When Moses went into the tabernacle of witness to speak to God, then he heard the voice of the Lord speaking to him from off the mercy-seat, which is upon the ark of the testimony, between the two cherubs; and he spoke to him.

89  And when Moses entered into the tabernacle of the congregation, he heard a voice speaking to him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and he spoke to him.