Exodus 30:12–16

12 h“When you take the census of the children of Israel for their number, then every man shall give ia 3ransom for himself to the Lord, when you number them, that there may be no jplague among them when you number them. 13 kThis is what everyone among those who are numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary l(a shekel is twenty gerahs). mThe half-shekel shall be an offering to the Lord. 14 Everyone included among those who are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an 4offering to the Lord. 15 The nrich shall not give more and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when you give an offering to the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves. 16 And you shall take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and oshall 5appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of meeting, that it may be pa memorial for the children of Israel before the Lord, to make atonement for yourselves.”

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