THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Book of Numbers (Author Moses)

7:1¤ And it came to pass in the day that Moses had finished the tabernacle, and set it up, and had anointed and sanctified it with all its vessels, the altar likewise and all the vessels thereof,

7:2The princes of Israel and the heads of the families, in every tribe, who were the rulers of them who had been numbered, offered

7:3Their gifts before the Lord, six wagons covered, and twelve oxen. Two princes offered one wagon, and each one an ox, and they offered them before the tabernacle.

7:4And the Lord said to Moses:

7:5Receive them from them to serve in the ministry of the tabernacle, and thou shalt deliver them to the Levites according to the order of their ministry.

7:6Moses therefore receiving the wagons and the oxen, delivered them to the Levites.

7:7Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gerson, according to their necessity.

7:8The other four wagons, and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their offices and service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

7:9But to the sons of Caath he gave no wagons or oxen: because they serve in the sanctuary and carry their burdens upon their own shoulders.

7:10And the princes offered for the dedication of the altar on the day when it was anointed, their oblation before the altar.

7:11And the Lord said to Moses: Let each of the princes one day after another offer their gifts for the dedication of the altar.

7:12The first day Nahasson the son of Aminadab of the tribe of Juda offered his offering:

7:13And his offering was a silver dish weighing one hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles according to the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:14A little mortar of ten sicles of gold full of incense:

7:15An ox of the herd, and a ram, and lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:16And a buck goat for sin:

7:17And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Nahasson the son of Aminadab.

7:18The second day Nathanael the son of Suar, prince of the tribe of Issachar, made his offering,

7:19A silver dish weighing one hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles, according to the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:20A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:21An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:22And a buck goat for sin:

7:23And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Nathanael the son of Suar.

7:24The third day the prince of the sons of Zabulon, Eliab the son of Helon,

7:25Offered a silver dish weighing one hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles by the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:26A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:27An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:28And a buck goat for sin:

7:29And for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This is the oblation of Eliab the son of Helon.

7:30The fourth day the prince of the sons of Ruben, Elisur the son of Sedeur,

7:31Offered a silver dish weighing one hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles according to the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:32A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:33An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old, for a holocaust:

7:34And a buck goat for sin:

7:35And for victims of peace offerings two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Elisur the son of Sedeur.

7:36The fifth day the prince of the sons of Simeon, Salamiel the son of Surisaddai,

7:37Offered a silver dish weighing one hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles after the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:38A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:39An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:40And a buck goat for sin:

7:41And for sacrifices of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Salamiel the son of Surisaddai.

7:42The sixth day the prince of the sons of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Duel,

7:43Offered a silver dish weighing a hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles by the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:44A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:45An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:46And a buck goat for sin:

7:47And for sacrifices of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Duel.

7:48The seventh day the prince of the sons of Ephraim, Elisama the son of Ammiud,

7:49Offered a silver dish weighing a hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles according to the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:50A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:51An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:52And a buck goat for sin:

7:53And for sacrifices of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Elisama the son of Ammiud.

7:54The eighth day the prince of the sons of Manasses, Gamaliel the son of Phadassur,

7:55Offered a silver dish, weighing a hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles, according to the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:56A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:57An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:58And a buck goat for sin:

7:59And for sacrifices of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Phadassur.

7:60The ninth day the prince of the sons of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gedeon,

7:61Offered a silver dish weighing a hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles by the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:62A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:63An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:64And a buck goat for sin:

7:65And for sacrifices of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gedeon.

7:66The tenth day the prince of the sons of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammisaddai,

7:67Offered a silver dish weighing a hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles, according to the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:68A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:69An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:70And a buck goat for sin:

7:71And for sacrifices of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammisaddai.

7:72The eleventh day the prince of the sons of Aser, Phegiel the son of Ochran,

7:73Offered a silver dish weighing a hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles, according to the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:74A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:75An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:76And a buck goat for sin:

7:77And for sacrifices of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Phegiel the son of Ochran.

7:78The twelfth day the prince of the sons of Nephtali, Ahira the son of Enan,

7:79Offered a silver dish weighing a hundred and thirty sicles, a silver bowl of seventy sicles, according to the weight of the sanctuary, both full of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice:

7:80A little mortar of gold weighing ten sicles full of incense:

7:81An ox of the herd, and a ram, and a lamb of a year old for a holocaust:

7:82And a buck goat for sin:

7:83And for sacrifices of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five buck goats, five lambs of a year old. This was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

7:84These were the offerings made by the princes of Israel in the dedication of the altar, in the day wherein it was consecrated. Twelve dishes of silver: twelve silver bowls: twelve little mortars of gold:

7:85Each dish weighing a hundred and thirty sicles of silver, and each bowl seventy sicles: that is, putting all the vessels of silver together, two thousand four hundred sicles, by the weight of the sanctuary.

7:86Twelve little mortars of gold full of incense, weighing ten sicles apiece, by the weight of the sanctuary: that is, in all a hundred and twenty sicles of gold.

7:87Twelve oxen out of the herd for a holocaust, twelve rams, twelve lambs of a year old, and their libations: twelve buck goats for sin.

7:88And for sacrifices of peace offerings, oxen twenty-four, rams sixty, buck goats sixty, lambs of a year old sixty. These things were offered in the dedication of the altar, when it was anointed.

7:89And when Moses entered into the tabernacle of the covenant, to consult the oracle, he heard the voice of one speaking to him from the propitiatory, that was over the ark between the two cherubims, and from this place he spoke to him.

8:1¤ And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

8:2Speak to Aaron, and thou shalt say to him: When thou shalt place the seven lamps, let the candlestick be set up on the south side. Give orders therefore that the lamps look over against the north, towards the table of the loaves of proposition, over against that part shall they give light, towards which the candlestick looketh.

8:3And Aaron did so, and he put the lamps upon the candlestick, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

8:4Now this was the work of the candlestick, it was of beaten gold, both the shaft in the middle, and all that came out of both sides of the branches: according to the pattern which the Lord had shewn to Moses, so he made the candlestick.

8:5And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

8:6Take the Levites out of the midst of the children of Israel, and thou shalt purify them,

8:7According to this rite: Let them be sprinkled with the water of purification, and let them shave all the hairs of their flesh. And when they shall have washed their garments, and are cleansed,

8:8They shall take an ox of the herd, and for the offering thereof fine flour tempered with oil: and thou shalt take another ox of the herd for a sin offering:

8:9And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the covenant, calling together all the multitude of the children of Israel:

8:10And when the Levites are before the Lord, the children of Israel shall put their hands upon them:

8:11And Aaron shall offer the Levites, as a gift in the sight of the Lord from the children of Israel, that they may serve in his ministry.

8:12The Levites also shall put their hands upon the heads of the oxen, of which thou shalt sacrifice one for sin, and the other for a holocaust to the Lord, to pray for them.

8:13And thou shalt set the Levites in the sight of Aaron and of his sons, and shalt consecrate them being offered to the Lord,

8:14And shalt separate them from the midst of the children of Israel, to be mine.

8:15And afterwards they shall enter into the tabernacle of the covenant, to serve me. And thus shalt thou purify and consecrate them for an oblation of the Lord: for as a gift they were given me by the children of Israel.

8:16I have taken them instead of the firstborn that open every womb in Israel,

8:17For all the firstborn of the children of Israel, both of men and of beasts, are mine. From the day that I slew every firstborn in the land of Egypt, have I sanctified them to myself:

8:18And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel:

8:19And have delivered them for a gift to Aaron and his sons out of the midst of the people, to serve me for Israel in the tabernacle of the covenant, and to pray for them, lest there should be a plague among the people, if they should presume to approach unto my sanctuary.

8:20And Moses and Aaron and all the multitude of the children of Israel did with the Levites all that the Lord had commanded Moses

8:21And they were purified, and washed their garments. And Aaron lifted them up in the sight of the Lord, and prayed for them,

8:22That being purified they might go into the tabernacle of the covenant to do their services before Aaron and his sons. As the Lord had commanded Moses touching the Levites, so was it done.

8:23And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

8:24This is the law of the Levites: From twenty-five years old and upwards, they shall go in to minister in the tabernacle of the covenant.

8:25And when they shall have accomplished the fiftieth year of their age, they shall cease to serve:

8:26And they shall be the ministers of their brethren in the tabernacle of the covenant, to keep the things that are committed to their care, but not to do the works. Thus shalt thou order the Levites touching their charge.

9:1¤ The Lord spoke to Moses in the desert of Sinai, the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, in the first month, saying:

9:2Let the children of Israel make the phase in its due time,

9:3The fourteenth day of this month in the evening, according to all the ceremonies and justifications thereof.

9:4And Moses commanded the children of Israel that they should make the phase.

9:5And they made it in its proper time: the fourteenth day of the month at evening, in mount Sinai. The children of Israel did according to all things that the Lord had commanded Moses.

9:6But behold some who were unclean by occasion of the soul of a man, who could not make the phase on that day, coming to Moses and Aaron,

9:7Said to them: We are unclean by occasion of the soul of a man. Why are we kept back that we may not offer in its season the offering to the Lord among the children of Israel?

9:8And Moses answered them: Stay that I may consult the Lord what he will ordain concerning you.

9:9And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

9:10Say to the children of Israel: The man that shall be unclean by occasion of one that is dead, or shall be in a journey afar off in your nation, let him make the phase to the Lord.

9:11In the second month, on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, they shall eat it with unleavened bread and wild lettuce:

9:12They shall not leave any thing thereof until morning, nor break a bone thereof, they shall observe all the ceremonies of the phase.

9:13But if any man is clean, and was not on a journey, and did not make the phase, that soul shall be cut off from among his people, because he offered not sacrifice to the Lord in due season: he shall bear his sin.

9:14The sojourner also and the stranger if they be among you, shall make the phase to the Lord according to the ceremonies and justifications thereof. The same ordinance shall be with you both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.

9:15Now on the day that the tabernacle was reared up, a cloud covered it. But from the evening there was over the tabernacle, as it were, the appearance of fire until the morning.

9:16So it was always: by day the cloud covered it, and by night as it were the appearance of fire.

9:17And when the cloud that covered the tabernacle was taken up, then the children of Israel marched forward: and in the place where the cloud stood still, there they camped.

9:18At the commandment of the Lord they marched, and at his commandment they pitched the tabernacle. All the days that the cloud abode over the tabernacle, they remained in the same place:

9:19And if it was so that it continued over it a long time, the children of Israel kept the watches of the Lord, and marched not,

9:20For as many days soever as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle. At the commandment of the Lord they pitched their tents, and at his commandment they took them down.

9:21If the cloud tarried from evening until morning, and immediately at break of day left the tabernacle, they marched forward: and if it departed after a day and a night, they took down their tents.

9:22But if it remained over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a longer time, the children of Israel remained in the same place, and marched not: but immediately as soon as it departed, they removed the camp.

9:23By the word of the Lord they pitched their tents, and by his word they marched: and kept the watches of the Lord according to his commandment by the hand of Moses.

10:1¤ And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

10:2Make thee two trumpets of beaten silver, wherewith thou mayest call together the multitude when the camp is to be removed.

10:3And when thou shalt sound the trumpets, all the multitude shall gather unto thee to the door of the tabernacle of the covenant.

10:4If thou sound but once, the princes and the heads of the multitude of Israel shall come to thee.

10:5But if the sound of the trumpets be longer, and with interruptions, they that are on the east side, shall first go forward.

10:6And at the second sounding and like noise of the trumpet, they who lie on the south side shall take up their tents. And after this manner shall the rest do, when the trumpets shall sound for a march.

10:7But when the people is to be gathered together, the sound of the trumpets shall be plain, and they shall not make a broken sound.

10:8And the sons of Aaron the priest shall sound the trumpets: and this shall be an ordinance for ever in your generations.

10:9If you go forth to war out of your land against the enemies that fight against you, you shall sound aloud with the trumpets, and there shall be a remembrance of you before the Lord your God, that you may be delivered out of the hands of your enemies.

10:10If at any time you shall have a banquet, and on your festival days, and on the first days of your months, you shall sound the trumpets over the holocausts, and the sacrifices of peace offerings, that they may be to you for a remembrance of your God. I am the Lord your God.

10:11The second year, in the second month, the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle of the covenant.

10:12And the children of Israel marched by their troops from the desert of Sinai, and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Pharan.

10:13And the first went forward according to the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

10:14The sons of Juda by their troops: whose prince was Nahasson the son of Aminadab.

10:15In the tribe of the sons of Issachar, the prince was Nathanael the son of Suar.

10:16In the tribe of Zabulon, the prince was Eliab the son of Helon.

10:17And the tabernacle was taken down, and the sons of Gerson and Merari set forward, bearing it.

10:18And the sons of Ruben also marched, by their troops and ranks, whose prince was Helisur the son of Sedeur.

10:19And in the tribe of Simeon, the prince was Salamiel the son of Surisaddai.

10:20And in the tribe of Gad, the prince was Eliasaph the son of Duel.

10:21Then the Caathites also marched carrying the sanctuary. So long was the tabernacle carried, till they came to the place of setting it up.

10:22The sons of Ephraim also moved their camp by their troops, in whose army the prince was Elisama the son of Ammiud.

10:23And in the tribe of the sons of Manasses, the prince was Gamaliel the son of Phadassur.

10:24And in the tribe of Benjamin, the prince was Abidan the son of Gedeon.

10:25The last of all the camp marched the sons of Dan by their troops, in whose army the prince was Ahiezer the son of Ammisaddai.

10:26And in the tribe of the sons of Aser, the prince was Phegiel the son of Ochran.

10:27And in the tribe of the sons of Nephtali, the prince was Ahira the son of Enan.

10:28This was the order of the camps, and marches of the children of Israel by their troops, when they set forward.

10:29And Moses said to Hobab the son of Raguel the Madianite, his kinsman: We are going towards the place which the Lord will give us: come with us, that we may do thee good: for the Lord hath promised good things to Israel.

10:30But he answered him: I will not go with thee, but I will return to my country, wherein I was born.

10:31And he said: Do not leave us: for thou knowest in what places we should encamp in the wilderness, and thou shalt be our guide.

10:32And if thou comest with us, we will give thee what is the best of the riches which the Lord shall deliver to us.

10:33So they marched from the mount of the Lord three days' journey, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them, for three days providing a place for the camp.

10:34The cloud also of the Lord was over them by day when they marched.

10:35And when the ark was lifted up, Moses said: Arise, O Lord, and let thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate thee, flee from before thy face.

10:36And when it was set down, he said: Return, O Lord, to the multitude of the host of Israel.



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