THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Numbers (Author Moses)

4:1And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

4:2Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, according to their fathers' houses,

4:3from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, all that enter into the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.

4:4This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting: it is most holy.

4:5And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron and his sons shall go in, and they shall take down the veil of separation and cover the ark of testimony with it;

4:6and shall put thereon a covering of badgers' skin, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put its staves to it.

4:7And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue; and put thereon the dishes, and the cups, and the bowls, and goblets of the drink-offering; and the continual bread shall be thereon.

4:8And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover it with a covering of badgers' skin, and shall put its staves to it.

4:9And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff-trays, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they perform its service;

4:10and they shall put it and all the utensils thereof within a covering of badgers' skin, and shall put it upon a pole.

4:11And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers' skin, and shall put its staves to it.

4:12And they shall take all the instruments of service, wherewith they serve in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers' skin, and shall put them upon a pole.

4:13And they shall cleanse the altar of the ashes, and spread a purple cloth thereon;

4:14and they shall put upon it all the utensils thereof, wherewith they perform service about it: the firepans, the forks, and the shovels, and the bowls, -- all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of badgers' skin, and put its staves to it.

4:15And when Aaron and his sons have ended covering the sanctuary, and all the utensils of the sanctuary, when the camp setteth forward, then afterwards the sons of Kohath shall come to carry it; but they shall not touch the holy things, lest they die. This is what the sons of Kohath have to carry in the tent of meeting.

4:16And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall have the oversight of the oil for the light, and the fragrant incense, and the continual oblation, and the anointing oil, -- the oversight of the whole tabernacle, and of all that is therein, over the sanctuary, and over its furniture.

4:17And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

4:18Ye shall not cut off the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites,

4:19but this shall ye do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they draw near unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden;

4:20but they shall not go in and see for a moment the holy things, lest they die.

4:21And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

4:22Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, according to their fathers' houses, after their families.

4:23From thirty years old and upward to fifty years old shalt thou number them; every one that cometh to labour in the work, to perform the service in the tent of meeting.

4:24This shall be the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving, and in carrying:

4:25they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tent of meeting, its covering, and the covering of badgers' skin that is above upon it, and the curtain of the entrance to the tent of meeting,

4:26and the hangings of the court, and the curtain of the entrance, of the gate of the court, which surroundeth the tabernacle and the altar, and the cords thereof, and all the instruments of their service; and all that is to be done for these things shall they perform.

4:27At the commandment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their carrying, and in all their service; and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their carrying.

4:28This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting, and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

4:29The sons of Merari: after their families, according to their fathers' houses shalt thou number them;

4:30from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old shalt thou number them, every one that entereth into the labour, to perform the service of the tent of meeting.

4:31And this shall be the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and bases thereof,

4:32and the pillars of the court round about, and their bases, and their pegs, and their cords, all their instruments, according to all their service; and by name ye shall number to them the materials which are their charge to carry.

4:33This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service in the tent of meeting, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

4:34And Moses and Aaron and the princes of the assembly numbered the sons of the Kohathites after their families, and according to their fathers' houses,

4:35from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one that entered into the labour, for service in the tent of meeting.

4:36And those that were numbered of them according to their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.

4:37These are they that were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, every one that served in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah through Moses.

4:38And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, after their families, and according to their fathers' houses,

4:39from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one that entered into the labour, for service in the tent of meeting,

4:40even those that were numbered of them, after their families, according to their fathers' houses, were two thousand six hundred and thirty.

4:41These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, all that served in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah.

4:42And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, after their families, according to their fathers' houses,

4:43from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one that entered into the labour, for service in the tent of meeting,

4:44even those that were numbered of them according to their families, were three thousand two hundred.

4:45These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah through Moses.

4:46All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the princes of Israel numbered, after their families and according to their fathers' houses,

4:47from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one that came to serve in the work of the service, and in the work of carrying, in the tent of meeting,

4:48even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand five hundred and eighty.

4:49According to the commandment of Jehovah they were numbered by Moses, every one for his service, and for his burden, and numbered by him, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

5:1And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

5:2Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by a dead person:

5:3both male and female shall ye put out; outside the camp shall ye put them, that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.

5:4And the children of Israel did so, and put them outside the camp: as Jehovah had said to Moses, so did the children of Israel.

5:5And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

5:6Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any of all the sins of man to work unfaithfulness against Jehovah, and that soul is guilty,

5:7then they shall confess their sin which they have done; and he shall recompense his trespass according to the principal thereof, and shall add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed.

5:8And if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, the trespass which is recompensed to Jehovah shall be the priest's, besides the ram of the atonement, wherewith an atonement is made for him.

5:9And every heave-offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they present unto the priest, shall be his.

5:10And every man's hallowed things shall be his: whatever any man giveth the priest shall be his.

5:11And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

5:12Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go astray, and commit unfaithfulness against him,

5:13and a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and she be defiled in secret, and there be no witness against her, and she have not been caught;

5:14and the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she have been defiled, -- or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she have not been defiled,

5:15-- then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, a tenth part of an ephah of barley-meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an oblation of jealousy, a memorial oblation, bringing iniquity to remembrance.

5:16And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before Jehovah.

5:17And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and the priest shall take of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle, and put it into the water.

5:18And the priest shall set the woman before Jehovah, and uncover the woman's head, and put the memorial oblation in her hands, which is the jealousy offering; and in the hand of the priest shall be the bitter water that bringeth the curse.

5:19And the priest shall adjure her, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone astray in uncleanness, in being with another instead of thy husband, be free from this bitter water that bringeth the curse.

5:20But if thou hast gone astray to another instead of thy husband, and hast been defiled, and a man other than thy husband have lain with thee,

5:21-- then the priest shall adjure the woman with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman: Jehovah make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when Jehovah doth make thy thigh to shrink, and thy belly to swell;

5:22and this water that bringeth the curse shall enter into thy bowels, to make the belly to swell, and the thigh to shrink. And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.

5:23And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and shall blot them out with the bitter water,

5:24and he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that bringeth the curse, that the water that bringeth the curse may enter into her for bitterness.

5:25And the priest shall take out of the woman's hand the oblation of jealousy, and shall wave the oblation before Jehovah, and shall present it at the altar.

5:26And the priest shall take a handful of the oblation as a memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar; and afterwards he shall make the woman drink the water.

5:27And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, if she have been defiled, and have committed unfaithfulness against her husband, that the water that bringeth the curse shall enter into her, for bitterness, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall shrink; and the woman shall become a curse among her people.

5:28But if the woman have not been defiled, and be clean, then she shall be clear, and shall conceive seed.

5:29This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth astray to another instead of her husband and is defiled,

5:30or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon a man, and he is jealous as regards his wife; then shall he set the woman before Jehovah, and the priest shall do to her according to all this law.

5:31Then shall the man be free from iniquity, but that woman shall bear her iniquity.

6:1And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

6:2Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If a man or a woman have vowed the special vow of a Nazarite, to consecrate themselves to Jehovah;

6:3he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink: he shall drink no vinegar of wine, nor vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat grapes, fresh or dried.

6:4All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine, from the seed-stones, even to the skin.

6:5All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head; until the days be fulfilled, that he hath consecrated himself to Jehovah, he shall be holy; he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

6:6All the days that he hath consecrated himself to Jehovah, he shall come near no dead body.

6:7He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister when they die; for the consecration of his God is upon his head.

6:8All the days of his separation he is holy to Jehovah.

6:9And if any one die unexpectedly by him suddenly, and he hath defiled the head of his consecration, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day shall he shave it.

6:10And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

6:11And the priest shall offer one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, and make an atonement for him, for that he sinned by the dead person; and he shall hallow his head that same day.

6:12And he shall again consecrate to Jehovah the days of his separation, and shall bring a yearling lamb for a trespass-offering. But the first days are forfeited, for his consecration hath been defiled.

6:13And this is the law of the Nazarite on the day when the days of his consecration are fulfilled: he shall be brought to the entrance of the tent of meeting.

6:14And he shall present his offering to Jehovah, one yearling he-lamb without blemish for a burnt-offering, and one yearling ewe-lamb without blemish for a sin-offering, and one ram without blemish for a peace-offering;

6:15and a basket with unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and their oblation, and their drink-offerings.

6:16And the priest shall present them before Jehovah, and shall offer his sin-offering and his burnt-offering:

6:17and he shall offer the ram, a sacrifice of peace-offering to Jehovah, with the basket of unleavened bread; the priest shall offer also his oblation and his drink-offering.

6:18And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his consecration at the entrance to the tent of meeting, and shall take the hair of the head of his consecration, and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace-offering.

6:19And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazarite, after he hath shaven the hair of his consecration.

6:20And the priest shall wave them as wave-offering before Jehovah; it is holy for the priest, with the breast of the wave-offering and with the shoulder of the heave-offering; and afterwards the Nazarite may drink wine.

6:21This is the law of the Nazarite who hath vowed: his offering to Jehovah for his consecration, beside what his hand is able to get; according to the vow which he vowed, so shall he do, according to the law of his consecration.

6:22And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

6:23Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel: saying unto them,

6:24Jehovah bless thee, and keep thee;

6:25Jehovah make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;

6:26Jehovah lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

6:27And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.



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