1 aNow these are the records of the generations of Aaron and Moses at the time when the Lord spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai.
2 aThese then are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
4 aBut Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord when they offered strange fire before the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai; and they had no children. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests 1in the lifetime of their father Aaron.
6 “aBring the tribe of Levi near and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.
9 “You shall thus agive the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the sons of Israel.
13 “For aall the firstborn are Mine; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel, from man to beast. They shall be Mine; I am the Lord.”
14 Then the Lord spoke to Moses ain the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
16 So Moses numbered them according to the 1word of the Lord, just as he had been commanded.
17 aThese then are the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon and Kohath and Merari.
18 These are the names of the asons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei;
23 The families of the Gershonites were to camp behind the 1tabernacle westward,
30 and the leader of the fathers’ households of the Kohathite families was 1Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
35 The leader of the fathers’ households of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to acamp on the northward side of the tabernacle.
38 Now those who were to acamp before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrise, are Moses and Aaron and his sons, performing the duties of the sanctuary for the obligation of the sons of Israel; but bthe 1layman coming near was to be put to death.
41 “You ashall 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.”
43 and all the firstborn males by the number of names from a month old and upward, for their numbered men were a22,273.
45 “aTake 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 “aFor the ransom of the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess beyond the Levites,
51 Then Moses gave the ransom money to Aaron and to his sons, at the 1command of the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
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