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Bamidbar/Numbers  4:21 - 7:89

Chapter 4

21 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying,  22 "Take a census of the sons of Gershon, as well, according to their fathers' household, according to their families.  23 From thirty years of age and up, until fifty years of age shall you count them, everyone who comes to join the legion to perform work in the Tent of Meeting.  24 This is the work of the Gershonite families - to work and to carry.  25 They shall carry the curtains of the Tabernacle and the Tent of Meeting, its Cover and the tachash cover that is over it from above. And the Screen of the entrance of the Tent of Meeting,  26 the lace-hangings of the Courtyard and the Screen of the entrance of the gate of the Courtyard that were around the Courtyard and the Altar, their ropes and all the utensils of their service, and everything that is made for them, and they shall serve.  27 According to the word of Aaron and his sons shall be all the work of the sons of Gershonites, their entire burden and their entire work; you shall appoint their entire burden as their charge.  28 This is the work of the sons of the Gershonites in the Tent of Meeting; and their charge shall be under the authority of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the Kohen.

29 "The sons of Merari — according to their families, according to their fathers' household shall you count them.  30 From thirty years of age and up, until fifty years of age shall you count them, everyone who comes to the legion to perform the work of the Tent of Meeting.  31 This is the charge of their burden for all of their work in the Tent of Meeting - the planks of the Tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets,  32 the pillars of the Courtyard all around and their sockets, their pegs and their ropes for all of their utensils and for all of their work. You shall appoint them by name to the utensils they are to carry on their watch.  33 This is the work of the families of the sons of Merari according to all their work in the Tent of Meeting, under the authority of Ithamar, son of Aaron the Kohen."

34 Moses and Aaron and the leaders of the assembly counted the sons of the Kohathites, according to their families, according to their fathers' household.  35 From thirty years of age and up, until fifty years of age, everyone who comes to the legion for the work in the Tent of Meeting.  36 Their countings according to their families were two thousand, seven hundred and fifty.  37 These are the countings of the Kohathite families, all who work in the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron counted, at the word of Hashem, under the authority of Moses.

38 The count of the sons of Gershon according to their families, and according to their fathers' household,  39 from thirty years of age and up, until fifty years of age, everyone who comes to the legion for the work in the Tent of Meeting.  40 Their countings according to their families, according to their fathers' household were two thousand, six hundred and thirty.  41 These are the countings of the families of the sons of Gershon, all who work in the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron counted, at the word of Hashem.

42 The count of the families of the sons of Merari, according to their families, according to their fathers' household,  43 from thirty years of age and up, until fifty years of age, everyone who comes to the legion, for the work in the Tent of Meeting.  44 Their countings according to their families were three thousand, two hundred.  45 These were the countings of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron counted, at the word of Hashem, through Moses.

46 All those counted of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted, according to their families and according to their fathers' household,  47 from thirty years of age and up, until fifty years of age, everyone who comes to perform the work of service and the work of burden in the Tent of Sanctuary.  48 Their countings were eight thousand, five hundred and eighty.  49 He counted them at the word of Hashem, through Moses, every man over his work and over his burden; and his count [was] as Hashem had commanded Moses.

Chapter 5

1 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying,  2 "Command the Children of Israel that they shall expel from the camp everyone with tzaraas, everyone who has had a zav-emission, and everyone contaminated by a human corpse.  3 Male and female alike shall you expel, to the outside of the camp shall you expel them, so that they should not contaminate their camps, among which I dwell."  4 The Children of Israel did so - They expelled them to the outside of the camp, as Hashem had spoken to Moses — so did the Children of Israel do.

5 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying,  6 "Speak to the Children of Israel - A man or woman who commits any of man's sins, by committing treachery toward Hashem, and that person shall become guilty,  7 they shall confess the sin that they committed; he shall make restitution for his guilt in its principal amount and add its fifth to it, and give it to the one to whom he is indebted.  8 If the man has no kinsman to whom the debt can be returned, the returned debt is for Hashem, for the Kohen, aside from the ram of atonement with which he shall provide him atonement.  9 And every portion from any of the holies that the Children of Israel bring to the Kohen shall be his.  10 A man's holies shall be his, and what a man gives to the Kohen shall be his."

11 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying,  12 "Speak to the Children of Israel and say to them - Any man whose wife shall go astray and commit treachery against him,  13 and a man could have lain with her carnally, but it was hidden from the eyes of her husband, and she became secluded and could have been defiled — but there was no witness against her — and she had not been forced,  14 and a spirit of jealousy had passed over him and he had warned his wife, and she had become defiled, or a spirit of jealousy had passed over him and he had warned his wife and she had not become defiled.  15 The man shall bring his wife to the Kohen and he shall bring her offering for her, a tenth-ephah of barley flour; he shall not pour oil over it and shall not put frankincense upon it, for it is a meal-offering of jealousies, a meal-offering of remembrance, a reminder of iniquity.

16 "The Kohen shall bring her near and have her stand before Hashem.  17 The Kohen shall take sacred water in an earthenware vessel, and the Kohen shall take from the earth that is on the floor of the Tabernacle and put it in the water.  18 The Kohen shall have the woman stand before Hashem and uncover the woman's head, and upon her hands he shall put the meal-offering of remembrance — it is a meal-offering of jealousies, and in the hand of the Kohen shall be the bitter waters that cause a curse.

19 "The Kohen shall adjure her and say to the woman, 'If a man has not lain with you, and you have not strayed in defilement with someone other than your husband, then you shall be innocent of these bitter waters that cause curse.  20 But if you have strayed with someone other than your husband, and if you have become defiled, and a man other than your husband has lain with you — !'

21 "The Kohen shall adjure the woman with the oath of the curse, and the Kohen shall say to the woman, 'May Hashem render you as a curse and as an oath amid your people, when Hashem causes your thigh to collapse and your stomach to distend.  22 These waters that cause curse shall enter your innards to cause stomach to distend and thigh to collapse!' And the woman shall respond, 'Amen, amen.'

23 "The Kohen shall inscribe these curses on a scroll and erase it into the bitter waters.  24 When he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter waters that cause curse, and the bitter waters that cause curse shall come into her.

25 "The Kohen shall take the meal-offering of jealousies from the hand of the woman; he shall wave the meal-offering before Hashem, and he shall offer it on the Altar.  26 The Kohen shall scoop up from the meal-offering its remembrance and cause it to go up in smoke on the Altar; after which he shall cause the woman to drink the water.  27 He shall cause her to drink the water, and it shall be that if she had become defiled and had committed treachery against her husband, the waters that cause curse shall come into her for bitterness, and her stomach shall be distended and her thigh shall collapse, and the woman shall become a curse amid her people.  28 But if the woman had not become defiled, and she is pure, then she shall be proven innocent and she shall bear seed.

29 "This is the law of the jealousies, when a woman shall go astray with someone other than her husband and become defiled,  30 or of a man over whom passes a spirit of jealousy and he warns his wife, and he causes his wife to stand before Hashem, then the Kohen shall carry out for her this entire law.  31 The man will be innocent of iniquity, but that woman shall bear her iniquity."

Chapter 6

1 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying,  2 "Speak to the Children of Israel and say to them - A man or woman who shall dissociate himself by taking a Nazirite vow of abstinence for the sake of Hashem,  3 from new or aged wine shall he abstain, and he shall not drink vinegar of wine or vinegar of aged wine; anything in which grapes have been steeped shall he not drink, and fresh and dried grapes shall he not eat.  4 All the days of his abstinence, anything made from wine grapes, even the skin or pips, he shall not eat.  5 All the days of his Nazirite vow, a razor shall not pass over his head; until the completion of the days that he will be a Nazirite for the sake of Hashem, holy shall he be, the growth of hair on his head shall grow.  6 All the days of his abstinence for the sake of Hashem he shall not come near a dead person.  7 To his father or to his mother, to his brother or to his sister — he shall not contaminate himself to them upon their death, for the crown of his God is upon his head.  8 All the days of his abstinence he is holy to Hashem.

9 "If a person should die near him with quick suddenness and contaminate his Nazirite head, he shall shave his head on the day he becomes purified; on the seventh day shall he shave it.  10 On the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young doves to the Kohen, to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.  11 The Kohen shall make one as a sin-offering and one as an elevation-offering, and he shall provide him atonement for having sinned regarding the person; and he shall sanctify his head on that day.  12 He shall dedicate to Hashem the days of his abstinence, and he shall bring a sheep in its first year for a guilt-offering; the first days shall fall aside, for his abstinence had been contaminated.

13 "This shall be the law of the Nazirite - on the day his abstinence is completed, he shall bring himself to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.  14 He shall bring his offering to Hashem - one unblemished sheep in its first year as an elevation-offering, one unblemished ewe in its first year as a sin-offering, and one unblemished ram as a peace-offering,  15 a basket of unleavened loaves - loaves of fine flour mixed with oil and unleavened wafers smeared with oil; and their meal-offerings and their libations.  16 The Kohen shall approach before Hashem and perform the service of his sin-offering and his elevation-offering.  17 He shall make the ram a feast peace-offering for Hashem with the basket of unleavened loaves, and the Kohen shall make its meal-offering and its libation.  18 At the entrance of the Tent of Meeting the Nazir shall shave his Nazirite head; he shall take the hair of his Nazirite head and put it on the fire that is under the feast peace-offering.  19 The Kohen shall take the cooked upper foreleg of the ram and one unleavened loaf from the basket and one unleavened wafer, and place them on the hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his Nazirite hair.  20 The Kohen shall wave them as a wave-service before Hashem; it shall be holy for the Kohen, aside from the breast of the waving and the thigh of the raising-up — afterward the Nazirite may drink wine.

21 "This is the law of the Nazirite who shall pledge his offering to Hashem for his abstinence — aside from what he can afford, according to his vow that he shall pledge, so shall he do in addition to the law of his abstinence."

22 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying,  23 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying - So shall you bless the Children of Israel, saying to them,  24 'May Hashem bless you and safeguard you.  25 May Hashem illuminate His countenance for you and be gracious to you.  26 May Hashem lift His countenance to you and establish peace for you.'  27 Let them place My Name upon the Children of Israel, and I shall bless them."

Chapter 7

1 It was on the day that Moses finished erecting the Tabernacle that he anointed it, sanctified it and all its utensils, and the Altar and all its utensils, and he had anointed and sanctified them.  2 The leaders of Israel, the heads of their fathers' household, brought offerings; they were the leaders of the tribes, they were those who stand at the countings.  3 They brought their offering before Hashem - six covered wagons and twelve oxen — a wagon for each two leaders and an ox for each — and they brought them before the Tabernacle.  4 Hashem said to Moses, saying,  5 "Take from them, and they shall be to perform the work of the Tent of Meeting; you shall give them to the Levites, each man according to his work."

6 So Moses took the wagons and the oxen and gave them to the Levites.  7 Two of the wagons and four of the oxen he presented to the sons of Gershon, in accordance with their work.  8 And four of the wagons and eight of the oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, in accordance with their work, under the authority of Ithamar, son of Aaron the Kohen.  9 And to the sons of Kohath he did not give; since the sacred service was upon them, they carried on the shoulder.  10 Then the leaders brought forward offerings for the dedication of the Altar on the day it was anointed, and the leaders brought their offering before the Altar.

11 Hashem said to Moses, "One leader each day, one leader each day shall they bring their offering for the dedication of the Altar."

12 The one who brought his offering on the first day was Nachshon son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah.  13 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  14 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  15 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  16 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  17 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Nachshon son of Amminadab.

18 On the second day, Nethanel son of Zuar offered, the leader of Issachar.  19 He brought his offering - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  20 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  21 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  22 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  23 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Nethanel son of Zuar.

24 On the third day, the leader of the children of Zebulun, Eliab son of Helon.  25 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  26 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  27 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  28 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  29 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Eliab son of Helon.

30 On the fourth day, the leader of the children of Reuben, Elizur son of Shedeur.  31 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  32 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  33 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  34 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  35 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Elizur son of Shedeur.

36 On the fifth day, the leader of the children of Simeon, Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.  37 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  38 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  39 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  40 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  41 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.

42 On the sixth day, the leader of the children of Gad, Eliasaph son of Deuel.  43 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  44 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  45 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  46 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  47 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Eliasaph son of Deuel.

48 On the seventh day, the leader of the children of Ephraim, Elishama son of Ammihud.  49 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  50 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  51 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  52 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  53 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Elishama son of Ammihud.

54 On the eighth day, the leader of the children of Manasseh, Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.  55 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  56 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  57 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  58 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  59 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.

60 On the ninth day, the leader of the children of Benjamin, Abidan son of Gideoni.  61 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  62 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  63 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  64 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  65 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Abidan son of Gideoni.

66 On the tenth day, the leader of the children of Dan, Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.  67 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  68 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  69 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  70 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  71 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.

72 On the eleventh day, the leader of the children of Asher, Pagiel son of Ochran.  73 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  74 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  75 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  76 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  77 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Pagiel son of Ochran.

78 On the twelfth day, the leader of the children of Naftali, Ahira son of Enan.  79 His offering was - one silver bowl, its weight a hundred and thirty [shekels]; and one silver basin of seventy shekels in the sacred shekel; both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering,  80 one gold ladle of ten [shekels] filled with incense,  81 one young bull, one ram, one sheep in its first year for an elevation-offering,  82 one he-goat for a sin-offering,  83 and for a feast peace-offering - two cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five sheep in their first year — this is the offering of Ahira son of Enan.

84 This was the dedication of the Altar, on the day it was anointed, from the leaders of Israel - twelve silver bowls, twelve silver basins, twelve gold ladles,  85 each bowl was one hundred and thirty silver [shekels] and each basin was seventy; all the silver of the vessels was two thousand, four hundred in the sacred shekel.  86 Twelve gold ladles filled with incense, each ladle was ten of the sacred shekels; all the gold of the ladles was one hundred and twenty [shekels].  87 All the livestock for the elevation-offering - twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve sheep in their first year, and their meal-offerings; and twelve he-goats for a sin-offering.  88 All the livestock for the feast peace-offering - twenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty he-goats, sixty sheep in their first year — this was the dedication of the Altar after it was anointed.

89 When Moses arrived at the Tent of Meeting to speak with Him, he heard the Voice speaking to him from atop the Cover that was upon the Ark of the Testimony, from between the two Cherubim, and He spoke to him.

 


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