NASB — Numbers 8 — KJV

The Seven Lamps

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you Imount the lamps, the seven lamps will agive light in the front of the lampstand.’” 3 Aaron therefore did so; he Imounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 4 aNow this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold; from its base to its flowers it was hammered work; baccording to the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.

[2] ILit raise up aEx 25:37; Lv 24:2, 4
[3] ILit raised up
[4] aEx 25:31-40 bEx 25:9, 31-40; 26:30; 37:17-24

Cleansing the Levites

5 ¶ Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 6 “Take the Levites from among the sons of Israel and acleanse them. 7 Thus you shall do to them, for their Icleansing: [sprinkle] IIpurifying awater on them, and let them IIIbuse a razor over their whole IVbody and cwash their clothes, and they will be clean. 8 Then let them take a Ibull with aits grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil; and a second Ibull you shall take for a sin offering. 9 So ayou shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting. bYou shall also assemble the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, 10 and present the Levites before the LORD; and the sons of Israel ashall lay their hands on the Levites. 11 Aaron then shall Ipresent the Levites before the LORD as a awave offering from the sons of Israel, that they may IIqualify to perform the service of the LORD. 12 Now athe Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls; then offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to the LORD, to make atonement for the Levites. 13 You shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and before his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

[6] aIs 52:11
[7] ILit this their cleansing IILit water of sin IIILit cause to pass IVLit flesh aNu 19:9, 13, 20 bLv 14:8, 9 cNu 8:21
[8] IOr bull of the herd aLv 2:1; Nu 15:8-10
[9] aEx 29:4; 40:12 bLv 8:3
[10] aLv 1:4
[11] ILit wave, and so throughout the ch IILit be able aLv 7:30, 34
[12] aEx 29:10

14 ¶ “Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the sons of Israel, and athe Levites shall be Mine. 15 Then after that the Levites may go in to serve the tent of meeting. But you shall cleanse them and apresent them as a wave offering; 16 for they are awholly given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself binstead of every first issue of the womb, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel. 17 For aevery firstborn among the sons of Israel is Mine, among the men and among the animals; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for Myself. 18 But I have taken the Levites instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel. 19 aI have given the Levites as Ia gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the sons of Israel, to perform the service of the sons of Israel at the tent of meeting and to make atonement on behalf of the sons of Israel, so that there will be no bplague among the sons of Israel by IItheir coming near to the sanctuary.”

[14] aNu 3:12; 16:9
[15] aEx 29:24
[16] aNu 3:9 bEx 13:2; Nu 3:12, 45
[17] aEx 13:2, 12, 13, 15; Lk 2:23
[19] ILit given ones IILit the sons of Israel’s aNu 3:9 bNu 1:53; 16:46

20 ¶ Thus did Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the sons of Israel to the Levites; according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so the sons of Israel did to them. 21 aThe Levites, too, purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes; and Aaron presented them as a wave offering before the LORD. Aaron also made atonement for them to cleanse them. 22 Then after that the Levites went in to perform their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and before his sons; just as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.

[21] aNu 8:7

Retirement

23 ¶ Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “This is what [applies] to the Levites: from atwenty-five years old and upward Ithey shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting. 25 But at the age of fifty years they shall Iretire from service in the work and not work any more. 26 They may, however, Iassist their brothers in the tent of meeting, ato keep an obligation, but they [themselves] shall do no work. Thus you shall deal with the Levites concerning their obligations.”

[24] ILit he aNu 4:3; 1Ch 23:3, 24, 27
[25] ILit return
[26] ILit serve aNu 1:53


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How the lamps are to be lighted.

1 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick. 3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses. 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 shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.

[1] Nu 3:1; 4:1; 7:11, 89.
[2] Ex 25:37; 37:18, 23; 40:25; Lv 24:1; Ps 119:105, 130; Is 8:20; Mt 5:14; Jn 1:9; 2P 1:19; Rv 1:12, 20; 2:1; 4:5.
[4] Ex 25:9, 18, 31, 40; 37:7, 17, 22; 1Ch 28:11; He 8:5; 9:23.

The consecration of the Levites.

5 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 6 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them. 7 And thus shalt thou 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 Then let them take a young bullock with his meat offering, [even] fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock shalt thou take for a sin offering. 9 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together: 10 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the LORD: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites: 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. 12 And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one [for] a sin offering, and the other [for] a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites. 13 And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them [for] an offering unto the LORD. 14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine. 15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them [for] an offering. 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. 17 For all the firstborn of the children of Israel [are] mine, [both] man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself. 18 And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel. 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 nigh unto the sanctuary. 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. 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. 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.

[6] Ex 19:15; 2Co 7:1; Jm 4:8.
[7] Gn 35:2; Ex 19:10; Lv 8:6; 14:7, 8; 15:6, 10, 27; 16:28; Nu 19:7, 9, 10, 13, 17, 19; 31:20; Ps 51:2, 7; Is 52:15; Jr 4:14; Ezk 36:25; Mt 23:25; He 9:10, 13; Jm 4:8; 1P 3:21; Rv 7:14.
[8] Ex 29:1, 3; Lv 1:3; 2:1; 4:3, 14; 8:2; 16:3; Nu 15:8; Is 53:10; Ro 8:3; 2Co 5:21.
[9] Ex 29:4; 40:12; Lv 8:3; Nu 15:4; 25:7; 35:12.
[10] Lv 1:4; Nu 3:45; Ac 6:6; 13:2; 1Ti 4:14; 5:22.
[11] Ex 29:24; Lv 7:30; 8:27, 29; Nu 1:49; 3:5; 6:20.
[12] Ex 29:10; Lv 1:4; 4:20, 35; 5:7, 9; 8:14, 18, 34; 9:7; 14:19, 22; 16:6, 11, 16, 21; Nu 6:14, 16; 8:8; He 9:22; 10:4.
[13] Nu 8:11, 21; 18:6; Ro 12:1; 15:16.
[14] Nu 3:45; 6:2; 8:17; 16:9; 18:6; Dt 10:8; Mal 3:17; Ro 1:1; Ga 1:15; He 7:26.
[15] Nu 3:12, 23; 4:3; 8:11, 13; 1Ch 23:1; 25:1.
[16] Nu 3:12, 45; 8:10, 11.
[17] Ex 12:29; 13:2, 12, 14; 29:44; Lv 27:14, 26; Nu 3:13; Ps 78:51; 105:36; 135:8; Ezk 20:12; Lk 2:23; Jn 10:36; 17:19; He 10:29; 11:28; Jm 1:18.
[19] Nu 1:53; 3:6; 16:46; 18:2, 5; 1S 6:19; 1Ch 23:28; 2Ch 26:16; Ezk 44:11.
[21] Nu 3:12; 8:7, 11, 12, 15; 19:12, 19.
[22] Nu 8:5, 15; 2Ch 30:15, 27; 31:2; 35:8.

The age and time of their service.

23 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24 This [is it] that [belongeth] 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: 25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service [thereof], and shall serve no more: 26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge.

[24] Nu 4:3, 23; 1Ch 23:3, 24; 28:12; 1Co 9:7; 2Co 10:4; 1Ti 1:18; 6:12; 2Ti 2:3.
[25] Nu 4:23; 2Ti 4:7.
[26] Nu 1:53; 3:32; 18:4; 31:30; 1Ch 23:32; 26:20; Ezk 44:8, 11; 1Ti 4:15.


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