English Standard Version
and give the money to Aaron and his sons as the redemption price for those who are over.”
King James Bible
And thou shalt give the money, wherewith the odd number of them is to be redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons.
American Standard Version
and thou shalt give the money, wherewith the odd number of them is redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons.
And then shalt give the money to Aaron and his sons, the price of them that are above.
English Revised Version
and thou shalt give the money wherewith the odd number of them is redeemed unto Aaron and to his sons.
Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt give to Aaron and to his sons the money, with which the odd number of them is to be redeemed.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
After this, Moses numbered the first-born of the children of Israel, to exchange them for the Levites according to the command of God, which is repeated in Numbers 3:41 and Numbers 3:44-45 from Numbers 3:11-13, and to adopt the latter in their stead for the service at the sanctuary (on Numbers 3:41 and Numbers 3:45, cf. Numbers 3:11-13). The number of the first-born of the twelve tribes amounted to 22,273 of a month old and upwards (Numbers 3:43). Of this number 22,000 were exchanged for the 22,000 Levites, and the cattle of the Levites were also set against the first-born of the cattle of the tribes of Israel, though without their being numbered and exchanged head for head. In Numbers 3:44 and Numbers 3:45 the command of God concerning the adoption of the Levites is repeated, for the purpose of adding the further instructions with regard to the 273, the number by which the first-born of the tribes exceeded those of the Levites. "And as for the redemption of the 273 (lit., the 273 to be redeemed) of the first-born of the children of Israel which were more than the Levites, thou shalt take five shekels a head," etc. This was the general price established by the law for the redemption of the first-born of men (see Numbers 18:16). On the sacred shekel, see at Exodus 30:13. The redemption money for 273 first-born, in all 1365 shekels, was to be paid to Aaron and his sons as compensation for the persons who properly belonged to Jehovah, and had been appointed as first-born for the service of the priests.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
you shall take five shekels per head; you shall take them according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel of twenty gerahs),
So Moses took the redemption money from those who were over and above those redeemed by the Levites.
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