Numbers 3
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The Sons of Aaron
(Leviticus 10:1–7)

1These are the generacions of Aaron and Moses when the Lorde spake vnto Moses in mount Sinai 2and these are the names of the sonnes of Aaron: Nadab the eldest sonne and Abihu Eleazar and Ithamar. 3These are the names of the sonnes of Aaron which were preastes anoynted and their handes fylled to mynistre 4but Nadab and Abihu dyed before the Lorde as they broughte straunge fyre before the Lorde in the wyldernesse o f Sinai and had no childern. And Eleazar and Ithamar mynistred in the syght of Aaron their father.

The Duties of the Levites

5And the Lorde spake vnto Moses saynge 6brynge the trybe of leui and set them before Aaron the preast and let them serue him ad wayte apon him 7and apon all the multitude before the tabernacle of witnesse to doo the seruyce of the habitacion. 8And they shall wayte apo all ye apparell of ye tabernacle of witnesse and apon ye childern of Ysrael to doo ye seruyce of the habitacio. 9And thou shalt geue the leuites vnto Aaron and his sonnes for they are geuen vnto him of ye childern of Ysrael. 10And thou shalt appoite Aaro and his sonnes to wayte on their preastes office: and the strauger yt cometh nye shall dye for it.

11And ye Lorde spake vnto Moses saynge: 12beholde I haue take the leuites fro amonge ye childern of Ysrael for all the firstborne that openeth the matryce amonge the childern of Ysrael so that the leuites shall be myne: 13because all the first borne are myne: for ye same daye that I smote all the fyrstborne in the lande of Egipte I halowed vnto me all the firstborne in Ysrael both man and beest and myne they shall be: for I am the Lorde.

The Numbering of the Levites

14And the Lorde spake vnto Moses in the wildernesse of Sinai sayenge: 15Numbre the childern of Leui in ye housses of their fathers and Kynredes all yt are males from a moneth olde and aboue. 16And Moses numbred them at the worde of the Lorde as he was comauded. 17And these are ye names of ye childre of Leui: Gerson Cahath and Merari. 18And yese are the names of the childern of Gerson in their kynredes: Libni and Semei. 19And the sones of Cahath in their kynredes were Amram. Iezehar. Hebron and Vsiel. 20And the sonnes of Merari in their kynredes were Maheli and Musi. These are the kynredes of Leui in the housses of their fathers.

The Gershonites
(Numbers 4:21–28; 1 Chronicles 23:7–11)

21And of Gerson came the kynred of ye Libnites and the Semeites which are the kynredes of the Gersonites. 22And ye summe of them (when all the males were tolde) from a moneth olde and aboue were .vij. thousande and fyue hundred. 23And the kynredes of the Gersonites pitched behynde the habitacion westwarde. 24And the captayne of the most awnciet housse amonge ye Gersonites was Eliasaph the sonne of Lael.

25And the office of the childern of Gerson in the tabernacle of witnesse was the habitacion and the tente with the coueringe theroff and the hangynge of the dore of the tabernacle of witnesse 26and the hangynges of the courte and the curtayne of the dore of the courte: which courte went rounde aboute the dwellynge and the alter and the cordes yt perteyned vnto all the seruyce therof

The Kohathites
(Numbers 4:1–20; 1 Chronicles 23:12–20)

27And of Cahath came the kynred of ye Amramites and the kynred of the Iezeharites and of the Hebronites and of the Vsielites: And these are the kynredes of ye Cahathites. 28And the numbre of all the males from a moneth olde and aboue was .viij. thousande and sixe hundred: which wayted on ye holy place. 29And the kynred of the childern of Cahath pitched on ye southsyde of ye dwellynge 30And ye captayne in ye most auncyent housse of the kynredes of the Cahathites was Elizaphan the sonne of Vsiel 31and their office was: the arcke the table the candelsticke and the alter and the holy vessels to minystre with and the vayle with all that serued thereto. 32And Eleazar ye sonne of Aaron the preast was captayne ouer all the captaynes of the Leuites and had the ouer syghte of them that wayted vppon the holythynges.

The Merarites
(Numbers 4:29–33; 1 Chronicles 23:21–23)

33And of Merari came the kynredes of the Mahelites and of the Musites: and these are the kynredes of the Merarites. 34And the nubre of them (when all the males fro a moneth olde ad aboue was tolde) drewe vnto .vi thousande and .ij. hundred. 35And ye captayne of the most auncient housse amonge the kynredes of the Merarites was Zuriel the sonne of Abihail which pitched on the north syde of the dwellynge. 36And the office of the sonnes of Merari was: the bordes of ye dwellynge and the barres pilers with the sokettes thereof and all the instrumetes there of and all that serued thereto: 37and the pilers of the courte rounde aboute and their sokettes with their pynnes and cordes.

Moses and Aaron

38But on ye fore front of ye habitacio ad before the tabernacle of witnesse east warde shall Moses and Aaron and his sonnes pytch and wayte on the sanctuary in the steade of ye childern of Ysrael. And the straunger yt cometh nye shall dye for it. 39And the hole summe of the leuites which Moses and Aaron nubred at ye comaudmet of ye Lorde thorow out their kynredes euen of all ye males of a moneth olde and aboue was .xxij. thousande.

The Redemption of the Firstborn

40And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: Numbre all ye first borne that are males amoge the childern of Ysrael fro amoneth olde and aboue and take ye numbre of their names. 41And thou shalt appoynte ye leuites to me the Lorde for all the firstborne amoge ye childern of Ysrael and the catell of ye leuites for the firstborne of the childern of Ysrael. 42And Moses nubred as ye Lorde comauded him all the firstborne of ye childern of Ysrael. 43And all the firstborne males in ye summe of names from amoneth olde and aboue were numbred .xxij. thousande .ij. hundred and .lxxiij.

44And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayenge: 45take the leuites for all the fyrstborne of the childern of Israel ad the catell of the leuites for their catell: and the leuites shalbe myne whiche am the Lorde. 46And for the redemynge of the two hundred and .lxxiij. whiche are moo than the leuites in the firstborne of the children of Israel 47take .v. sycles of euery pece after the sycle of ye holy place .xx. geras the sycle. 48And geue ye money wherewith the odde numbre of them is redemed vnto Aaron ad his sonnes. 49And Moses toke the redempcio money of the ouerplus that were moo then the leuites amonge 50the firstborne of the childern of Israel: and it came to a thousande .iij. hundred and .lxv. sycles of the holye sycle. 51And he gaue that redempcion money vnto Aaron and his sonnes at the worde of the Lorde euen as the Lorde commaunded Moses.

Tyndale Bible of 1526

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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