1. On the day Moses finished setting up the Holy Tent, he anointed and consecrated it with all its furniture, as well as the altar and all its equipment. When he had anointed and consecrated it all,

2. the leaders of Israel made an offering; these were the heads of the clans, who were leaders of tribes and had supervised the census.

3. They brought their offering before Yahweh: six covered wagons and twelve oxen, one wagon for every two leaders and one ox each. They brought them before the Holy Tent.

4. Yahweh then spoke to Moses and said,

5. "Accept these from them, and let them be set apart for the service of the Tent of Meeting. You are to give them to the Levites, to each as his duties require."

6. Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them to the Levites.

7. To the sons of Gershon he gave two wagons and four oxen for the duties they had to perform.

8. To the sons of Merari he gave four wagons and eight oxen, for the duties they had to perform under the direction of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest.

9. But to the sons of Kohath he gave none at all, because the sacred duty given to them had to be carried on their shoulders.

10. The leaders then made an offering for the dedication of the altar, on the day it was anointed. They brought their offering before the altar,

11. and Yahweh said to Moses, "Let the leaders each bring an offering each day for a period of twelve days for the dedication of the altar."

12. On the first day an offering was brought by Nahshon son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah.

13. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

14. one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

15. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering;

16. one goat for the sacrifice for sin;

17. and, for the peace offering: two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five male one-year-old lambs. This was the offering of Nahshon son of Amminadab.

18. On the second day an offering was brought by Nethanel son of Zuar, leader of Issachar.

19. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

20. one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

21. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering,

22. one goat for the sacrifice for sin,

23. and, for the peace offering: two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five male one-year-old lambs. This was the offering of Nethanel son of Zuar.

24. On the third day an offering was brought by Eliab son of Helon, leader of the sons of Zebulun.

25. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

26. one golden bowl weighing 50 ounces, filled with incense,

27. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering;

28. one goat for the sacrifice for sin,

29. and for the peace offering: two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five male one-year-old lambs. This was the offering of Eliab son of Helon.

30. On the fourth day an offering was brought by Elizur son of Shedeur, leader of the sons of Reuben.

31. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

32. one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

33. one young bull, one ram, and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering,

34. one goat for the sacrifice for sin,

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

36. On the fifth day an offering was brought by Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai, leader of the sons of Simeon.

37. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil, 38 one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

39. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering,

40. one goat for the sacrifice for sin;

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

42. On the sixth day an offering was brought by Eliasaph son of Reuel, leader of the sons of Gad.

43. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

44. one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

45. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering,

46. one goat for sacrifice for sin,

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

48. On the seventh day an offering was brought by Elishama son of Ammihud, leader of the sons of Ephraim.

49. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

50. one golden bowl weighing four ounces filled with incense,

51. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering;

52. one goat for the sacrifice for sin,

53. and, for the peace offering, two oxen, five rams, five goats, and five male one-year-old lambs. This was the offering of Elishama, son of Ammihud.

54. On the eighth day an offering was brought by Gamaliel son of Pedahzur, leader of the sons of Manasseh.

55. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

56. one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

57. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering:

58. one goat for the sacrifice for sin;

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

60. On the ninth day an offering was brought by Abidan son of Gideoni, leader of the sons of Benjamin.

61. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

62. one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

63. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering;

64. one goat for the sacrifice for sin,

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

66. On the tenth day an offering was brought by Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai, leader of the sons of Dan.

67. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled, for the grain offering, with fine flour mixed with oil,

68. one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

69. one young bull, one ram, and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering,

70. one goat for the sacrifice for sin,

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

72. On the eleventh day an offering was brought by Pagiel son of Ochran, leader of the sons of Asher.

73. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

74. one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

75. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering;

76. one goat for the sacrifice for sin;

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

78. On the twelfth day an offering was brought by Ahira son of Enan, leader of the sons of Naphtali.

79. His offering was: one silver bowl weighing 50 ounces, one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 30 ounces by the official standard, both of them filled for the grain offering with fine flour mixed with oil,

80. one golden bowl weighing four ounces, filled with incense,

81. one young bull, one ram and one male one-year-old lamb for the burnt offering;

82. one goat for the sacrifice for sin,

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

84. These were the offerings made by the leaders of Israel for the dedication of the altar on the day it was anointed: twelve silver bowls, twelve silver sprinkling bowls, and twelve golden bowls.

85. Each silver bowl weighed 50 ounces, and each sprinkling bowl 30 ounces, the silver of these objects weighing in all 60 pounds.

86. The twelve golden bowls filled with incense weighed four ounces each, the gold of these bowls weighing in all 48 ounces.

87. The sum total of animals for the burnt offering: twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve male one-year-old lambs, together with their accompanying grain offering. For the sacrifice for sin, twelve goats.

88. The sum total of animals for the peace offering: twenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty goats, and sixty male one-year-old lambs. These were the offerings for the dedication of the altar, after it had been anointed.

89. When Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the Mercy Seat which was on the Ark of the Covenant, from between the two cherubim.



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