Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And it came to pass, after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, - that Yahweh spake unto Joshua son of Nun, the attendant of Moses, saying: Moses my servant, is dead, - Now, therefore, arise, pass over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, into the land which I am giving unto them - unto the sons of Israel. Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread, unto you, have I given it, - as I spake unto Moses. read more.
From the desert and this Lebanon, even unto the great river - the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea, toward the going in of the sun, shall be your boundary. No man shall stand before thee, all the days of thy life, - as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee, I will not fail thee, neither will I forsake thee. Be firm and bold, - for, thou, shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I sware unto their fathers, - to give unto them. Only be very firm and bold, taking heed to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded thee, do not turn aside therefrom, to the right hand or to the left, - that thou mayest prosper, whithersoever thou goest. This scroll of the law must not cease out of thy mouth, but thou must talk to thyself therein, day and night, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all that is written therein, - for, then, shalt thou make thy way prosperous, and, then, shalt thou have good success. Have I not commanded thee, Be firm and bold, do not start nor be dismayed, - for, with thee, is Yahweh thy God, whithersoever thou goest?

And Yahweh said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and the house of thy father with thee, shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary, - and, thou, and thy sons with thee, shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood. Therefore also thy brethren of the tribe of Levi the stem of thy father, bring thou near with thee, and let them be joined unto thee, and let them wait upon thee, - both on thee and on thy sons with thee, before the tent of the testimony. So shall they keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tent, - only, unto the vessels of the sanctuary, and unto the altar, shall they not come near, lest they die - both they, and ye. read more.
So shall they be joined unto thee, and shall keep the charge of the tent of meeting, as to all the laborious work of the tent, - but a stranger, shall not come near unto you. So shall ye keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar, - that there no more be wrath against the sons of Israel. I, therefore, lo! I have taken your brethren the Levites, out of the midst of the sons of Israel, - unto you, as a gift are they given, unto Yahweh, to do the laborious work of the tent of meeting. But thou and thy sons with thee, shall keep the charge of your priesthood, as to every matter of the altar and as to the interior of the veil, and shall do the laborious work, as a laborious service of gifts, do I give your priesthood, and, the stranger who cometh near shall be put to death.

And Yahweh said unto Moses: Take thee Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is spirit, - then shalt thou lean thy hand upon him; and shalt cause him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the assembly, - and shalt charge him before their eyes; and shalt put some of thine honour upon him, - that all the assembly of the sons of Israel may hearken. read more.
And, before Eleazar the priest, shall he stand, and shall ask by him for the decision of the Lights, before Yahweh, - at the bidding thereof, shall they go out, and at the bidding thereof, shall they come in - he, and all the sons of Israel with him, even all the assembly. And Moses did Yahweh commanded him, - and took Joshua, and caused him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the assembly; and leaned his hands upon him and charged him, - As Yahweh spake by the hand of Moses.

And Moses called for Joshua, and said unto him, in the sight of all Israel. Be firm and bold, for, thou, shalt go with this people into the land which Yahweh sware unto their fathers to give unto them, and, thou shalt cause them to inherit it. But, Yahweh, it is who is going before thee, he will be with thee, he will not fail thee nor forsake thee, - thou must not fear nor be dismayed.

Then said Yahweh unto Moses: Lo! thy days have drawn near that thou must die. Call Joshua and station yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may command him. So Moses went, with Joshua, and they took their station in the tent of meeting. And Yahweh appeared in the tent, in a pillar of cloud, - and the pillar of cloud stood, at the entrance of the tent. Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Lo! thou art about to sleep with thy fathers, - and this people will rise up, and go away unchastely after the gods of the foreigners of the land into the midst of whom they are entering, and will forsake me and break my covenant which I solemnised with them. read more.
Then will mine anger kindle upon them in that day, and I will forsake them and will hide my face from them and they shall be consumed, and many calamities and misfortunes shall find them out, - and they will say, in that day, Is it not because my God is not in my midst, that these calamities have found me out? But, I, will utterly, hide, my face, in that day, because of all the wickedness which they have done, in that they have turned away unto other gods. Now, therefore write ye for you this Song, and teach it unto the sons of Israel put it in their mouths, - that this Song may become for me a witness against the sons of Israel. When I bring them upon the soil which I sware unto their fathers, flowing with milk and honey, and they shall eat and be filled and wax fat, then will they turn away unto other gods and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant. And it shall come to pass, when many calamities and misfortunes shall find them out, then shall this Song respond to their face, as a witness, for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouth of their seed, for I know their imagination, which they are forming to-day, ere yet I bring them into the land of which I sware unto their fathers. Moses therefore wrote this Song on that day, - and taught it unto the sons of Israel. And he commanded Joshua, son of Nun, and said - Be firm and bold, for, thou shalt bring the sons of Israel into the land which I have sworn to them, - and, I, will be with thee.

Then said he unto me, - Son of man Go get thee unto the house of Israel, and thou shalt speak with my words, unto them.

These twelve, Jesus sent forth, charging them, saying: - Into any way to the nations, do not depart, - and, into any city of Samaritans, do not enter; But be going, rather, unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And, as ye go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of the heavens hath drawn near! read more.
Be curing, the sick, raising, the dead, - cleansing, lepers, casting out, demons: freely, ye have, received, freely, give. Ye may procure - neither gold, nor silver, nor copper, for your belts, - neither satchel for journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staff; for, worthy, is the labourer, of his maintenance. And, into whatsoever city or village ye enter, search out who in it is, worthy, and, there, abide, till ye go forth. And, as ye enter the house, salute it; And, if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it, but, if it be not worthy, let your peace, unto you, return. And, whosoever shall neither welcome you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth outside that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet: Verily, I say unto you, - More tolerable, will it be, for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for, that, city! Lo! I, send you forth as sheep amidst wolves; become ye therefore - prudent, as serpents, and simple, as doves. But beware of men; for they will deliver you up into high-councils, and, in their synagogues, will they scourge you, - And, before both governor and kings, shall ye be brought, for my sake - for a witness to them and the nations. And, when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak, - for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak; For it is not, ye, who are speaking, but, the Spirit of your Father, that is speaking in you. And, brother, will deliver up, brother, unto death, and, father, child, - and, children, will rise up, against parents, and will put them to death. And ye will be hated by all, because of my name, - but, he that endureth throughout, the same, shall be saved. And, when they persecute you in this city, flee into another, - for, verily, I say unto you, in nowise shall ye finish the cities of Israel, till, he Son of Man, come. A, disciple, is not above, the teacher, nor, a servant, above, his lord: Sufficient for the disciple, that he become, as his teacher, and, the servant, as, his lord. If, the master of the house, Beelzebul, they called, how much more, the men of his house! Then do not fear them, - for, nothing hath been covered, which shall not be, uncovered, and, hidden, which shall not be, made known. What I am saying to you in the darkness, tell ye in the light, - and, what whispered into the ear ye are hearing, proclaim ye on the housetops. And be not in fear, by reason of them that are killing the body, - and, the soul, are not able to kill. But fear, rather, him who is able, both soul and body, to destroy in gehenna! Are not, two sparrows, for a farthing, sold? And, one from among them, shall not fall upon the ground, without your Father; But, even the hairs of, your, head, have all been numbered. Then be not in fear - than many sparrows, better are, ye! Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, I also, will confess, him, before my Father who is in the heavens; But, whoever shall deny me before men, I also, will deny, him, before my Father who is in the heavens. Do not think, that I came to thrust peace upon the earth, - I came not to thrust, peace, but, a sword; For I came to set at variance - a man, against, his father, and, a daughter, against, her mother, and, a bride, against, her mother-in-law; And, a man foes, are, they of his own house. He that loveth father or mother above me, is not, worthy, of me, - and, he that loveth son or daughter above me, is not, worthy, of me; And, he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not, worthy, of me. He that hath found his life, shall lose it, - and, he that hath lost his life, for my sake, shall find it. He that giveth welcome unto you, unto me, giveth welcome, and, he that, unto me, giveth welcome, giveth welcome - unto him that sent me forth. He that giveth welcome unto a prophet, in the name of a prophet, the reward of a prophet, shall receive; and, he that giveth welcome unto a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, the reward of a righteous man, shall receive; - And, whosoever shall give to drink - unto one of these little ones - a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, Verily, I say unto you, in nowise, shall lose his reward!

And, whatsoever place shall not welcome you nor hearken unto you, when ye are going forth from thence, shake off the dust that is under you feet, for a witness against them.

And, after these things, the Lord appointed seventy two others, and sent them forth, two and two before his face, into every city and place whither, he himself, was about to come. And he was saying unto them - The harvest, indeed, is, great, but, the labourers, few; beg ye, therefore, of the Lord of the harvest, that he would thrust forth, labourers, into his harvest. Withdraw! Lo! I send you forth as lambs amid wolves. read more.
Be not carrying purse, or satchel, or sandals, and, no one along the road, salute ye; And, into whatsoever house ye enter, First, say, Peace to this house! And, if the son of peace be, there, your peace, shall rest upon it; but, otherwise, at least, unto you, shall it return. And, in the self-same house, abide ye, eating and drinking such things as they have; for, worthy, is the labourer, of his hire: be not removing from house to house. And, into whatsoever city ye shall enter, and they bid you welcome, be eating such things as are set before you; And be curing the sick that are, therein, and be saying unto them - The kingdom of God hath drawn nigh upon you. But, into whatsoever city ye shall enter, and they do not welcome you, going forth into the broadways thereof, say ye: Even the dust that cleaveth unto us, out of your city, unto our feet, do we wipe off against you; nevertheless, of this, be taking notice - The kingdom of God hath drawn near. I tell you, for them of Sodom, in that day, more tolerable, will it be, than for that city. Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida! Because, if, in Tyre and Zidon, had been done the works of power which have been down in you, of old, in sackcloth and ashes sitting, they would have repented. Moreover, for Tyre and Zidon, more tolerable, will it be, in the judgment, than, for you. And, thou, Capernaum, - Unto heaven, shalt thou be uplifted? -- Unto hades, thou shalt be brought down! He that hearkeneth unto you, unto me, doth hearken, and, he that setteth you aside, doth set, me, aside; and, he that setteth, me, aside, doth set aside, him that sent me.

This charge, I commit unto thee, child Timothy, According to the prophecies, running before on thee, in order that thou mightest war, with them, the noble warfare. Holding faith and a good conscience, - which some, thrusting from them, concerning their faith, have made shipwreck: - Of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may be taught by discipline not to be defaming.

An elderly man, do not thou reprimand, but beseech him, as though he were thy father, - younger men, as brothers, Elderly women, as mothers, younger women, as sisters, in all chastity. Widows, honour thou - who indeed are widows: - read more.
Howbeit, if, any widow, hath, children or grandchildren, let them be learning - first, unto their own house, to be shewing reverence, and, returns, to be making unto their progenitors; for, this, is acceptable before God; But, she who is indeed a widow, and is left alone, hath turned her hope towards God, and is giving attendance unto the supplications and the prayers, night and day, - Whereas, she that runneth riot, while living, is, dead: And, these things, be giving in charge, that, without reproach, they may be; If, however, anyone, for his own, and specially them of his household, taketh not forethought, his faith, hath he denied, and is worse, than one without faith! Let, a widow, be put on the list - having become, not less than sixty years old, one man's, wife, In noble works, being well-attested; - if she hath nourished children, if she hath shewn hospitality, if, saints feet, she hath washed, if, them who were in tribulation, she hath succoured, if, in every good, work she hath followed on: But, younger widows, decline thou; for, as soon as they wax wanton against the Christ, to marry, are they determined, - Having, as sentence, - that, their first faith, they have set at nought; At the same time, to be idlers, are they learning, going about from house to house; and, not only idlers, but, gossips, also, and, busybodies, - saying the things they ought not, I am minded, therefore, that, the younger ones, marry, bear children, be mistress of the house, - giving, no single occasion, unto the opposer, as a cause, of reviling; For, already, some have turned aside after Satan: If any, believing woman, hath widows, let her be giving them succour, and not suffer the assembly to be burdened, - that, them who are indeed widows, it may itself succour. Let, the well presiding elders, of double honour, be accounted worthy, especially they who toil in discourse and teaching; For the scripture saith - A threshing ox, shalt thou not muzzle, and - Worthy, is the workman, of his hire. Against an elder, entertain not, an accusation, except at, the mouth of two, or three, witnesses; But, them who are sinning, before all, do thou reprove, that, the rest also, may have, fear: - I adjure thee, before God, and Christ Jesus, and the chosen messengers, that, these things, thou observe, apart from prejudgment, doing, nothing, by partiality. Hands, suddenly, upon no one, lay, neither have fellowship with sins of strangers: thyself, keep, chaste: -

For which cause, I put thee in remembrance, to be stirring up God's gift of favour, which is in thee through means of the laying on of my hands; For God hath not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power, and love, and correction. Be not thou, therefore, put to shame - with regard to the witness of our Lord, nor with regard to me his prisoner; but suffer hardship together with the glad-message according to the power of God, - read more.
Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to the peculiar purpose and favour - which was given to us in Christ Jesus before age-during times, But hath now been made manifest through means of the forthshining of our Saviour Christ Jesus, - Who, indeed, hath abolished death, and hath thrown light upon life and incorruptibility, through means of the glad-message: Whereunto, I, have been appointed herald and apostle and teacher; For which cause, these things also, am I suffering; nevertheless I am not being put to shame, for I know him whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is, able, to guard, that which I have entrusted, to him unto, that, day. An outline, have thou, of healthful discourses which from me thou hast heard - with the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus:

I adjure thee before God, and Christ Jesus - Who is about to be judging living and dead, - both as to his forthshining and his kingdom, Proclaim the word, take thy position - in season, out of season, - convince, rebuke, encourage, - with all long-suffering and teaching. For there will be a season - when, the healthful teaching, they will not endure, but, according to their own covetings, will, unto themselves, heap up teachers, because they have an itching ear, read more.
And, from the truth, indeed, their ear, will they turn away, while, unto stories, they will turn themselves aside. But, thou, - be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do, the work, of an evangelist, thy ministry, completely fulfill; For, I, already, am being poured out as a drink-offering, and, the season of my release, is at hand, - The noble contest, have I contested, the race, have I finished, the faith, have I kept: Henceforth, lieth by for me - the crown, of righteousness, which the Lord will render unto me in that, day, - The righteous judge, - Ye, not alone unto me, but unto all them also who have loved his forthshining.


Thou thyself, therefore bring near unto thee - Aaron thy brother and his sons with him out of the midst of the sons of Israel, that they may minister as priests unto me, - Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar sons of Aaron.

I, therefore, lo! I have taken your brethren the Levites, out of the midst of the sons of Israel, - unto you, as a gift are they given, unto Yahweh, to do the laborious work of the tent of meeting.

So shall ye know that I sent unto you this charge, - as being my covenant with Levi, saith Yahweh of hosts. My covenant, was with him, Life and Well-being, so I gave them to him - I as One to be revered - and he did revere me, - and, before my Name, dismayed, was he. The deliverance of truth, was in his mouth, and, perverseness, was not found in his lips, - In well-doing and in uprightness, walked he with me, and, multitudes, did he turn from iniquity. read more.
For, the lips of a priest, should keep knowledge, and, a deliverance, should men seek at his mouth, - for, the messenger of Yahweh of hosts, he is.


But do, thou thyself, put the Levites in charge over the habitation of the testimony, and over all the furniture thereof and over all that pertaineth thereto, they, shall bear the habitation, and all the furniture thereof, and they, shall attend thereupon; and, round about the habitation, shall they encamp. And, when the habitation is to set forward, the Levites shall take it down, and when the habitation is to be pitched, the Levites, shall set it up, but the stranger that draweth near, shall be put to death. So then the sons of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man, near his own camp, and, every man, near his own standard, by their hosts; read more.
but the Levites, shall pitch their tents round about the habitation of the testimony, that there be no wrath upon the assembly of the sons of Israel, - so shall the Levites keep the watch of the habitation of the testimony.

Bring near the tribe of Levi, and thou shalt cause it to stand before Aaron the priest, - so shall they wait upon him; so shall they keep his charge, and the charge of all the assembly, before the tent of meeting, - to do the laborious work of the habitation; so shall they have charge of all the furniture of the tent of meeting, even the charge of the sons of Israel, - to do the laborious work of the habitation. read more.
Thus shalt thou give the Levites unto Aaron and unto his sons, - given, given, they are unto him, from among the sons of Israel;

To, Gershon, belonged the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites, - these, are they - the families of the Gershonites. They who were numbered of them in the counting of every male, from one month old, and upwards, - they who were num-bered of them, were seven thousand and five hundred. the families of the Gershonites, to the rear of the habitation, were to encamp, westward. read more.
And, the prince of the ancestral house of the Gershonites, was Eliasaph son of Lael. And, the charge, of the sons of Gershon, was over the tent of meeting, the habitation, and the tent, - the covering thereof, and the screen for the entrance of the tent of meeting; and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the entrance of the court which was near the habitation and near the altar, round about, - and the cords thereof, as to all the laborious work thereof. And to Kohath, belonged the family of the Amramites and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites, - these, are they - the families of the Kohathites. In, the counting of every male, from one month old and upwards, there were eight thousand and six hundred, to keep the charge of the sanctuary. The, families of the sons of Kohath, were to encamp, - on the side of the habitation, south-ward. And the prince of the ancestral house of the families of the Kohathites, was Elizaphan, son of Uzziel. And their charge, was - the ark and the table and the lampstand and the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary wherewith they were to minister, - and the screen, as to all the laborious work thereof. And the prince of the princes of the Levites, was Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, - to have the oversight of them that were to keep the charge of the sanctuary. To Merari, belonged the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites, - these, are they - the families of Merari. And they who were numbered of them in the counting of every male, from one month old and upwards, were six thousand, and two hundred. And the prince of the ancestral house of the families of Merari, was Zuriel son of Abihail, - on the side of the habitation, were they to encamp northward. And the oversight of the charge of the sons of Merari, was - the boards of the habitation, and the bars thereof and the pillars thereof and the sockets thereof, - and all the furniture thereof, as to all the laborious work thereof; also the pillars of the court round about and their sockets, - and their pins and their cords.

Then spake Yahweh unto Moses and unto Aaron saying: Reckon up the sum of the sons of Kohath, out of the midst of the sons of Levi, - by their families by their ancestral house: from thirty years old, and upwards, even unto fifty years, - every one that can enter into the host, to do service in the tent of meeting. read more.
This, shall be the labour of the sons of Kohath, in the tent of meeting, - the most holy things, So then Aaron and his sons shall enter when the camp is to set forward, and take down the screening veil, - and enwrap therein the ark of the testimony; and put thereon a covering of badgers skin, and spread a complete wrapper of blue over above, - and put in the staves thereof. And over the Presence-table, shall they spread a wrapper of blue and put thereon the dishes and the pans and the bowls and the libation cups, the perpetual bread also, thereupon, shall remain; and they shall spread over them a wrapper of crimson, and cover the same with a covering of badgers skin, - and shall put in the staves thereof. Then shall they take a wrapper of blue, and cover the light-giving lampstand, and the lamps thereof, and the snuffers thereof and the snuff-trays thereof, - and all the oil-vessels, thereof, wherewith they minister thereunto; and shall put the same and all the vessels thereof, within a covering of, badger's skin, - and shall put it upon a frame. And upon the altar of gold, shall they spread a wrapper of blue, and shall cover the same in a covering of badgers skin, - and shall put in the staves thereof, And they shall take all the utensils of attendance wherewith they attend in the sanctuary, and put them within a wrapper of blue, and cover the same in a covering of badgers skin, - and put them on a frame. Then shall they remove the fat-ashes from the altar, - and spread over it a wrapper of purple; and put thereupon all the utensils thereof wherewith they minister thereupon - the fire-pans, the flesh-hooks - and the shovels and the tossing-bowls, all the utensils of the altar, - and shall spread over it covering of badgers skin and put in the staves thereof. So shall Aaron and his sons make an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the utensils of the sanctuary, when the camp is to set forward, then after that, shall the sons of Kohath enter to bear it, but they must not put forth a touch unto that which, is holy, else should they die, these, shall be the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting.

Then spake Yahweh unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be cut off out of the midst of the Levites. This, therefore, do ye for them, so shall they live and not die when they approach the most holy place, - Aaron and his sons shall enter and set them man by man over his labour, and unto his burden; read more.
but they shall not enter to see, for a moment, that which is holy, else should they die. reckon up the sum of the sons of Gershon even of them also, - by their ancestral house by their families; from thirty years old and upwards even to fifty years, shalt thou number them, - All that may enter to take rank in the host, to do laborious work in the tent of meeting. This, shall be the labour of the families of the Gershonites, - in labouring and in bearing: they shall bear the curtains of the habitation and the tent of meeting, the covering thereof and the covering of badgers skin which is over above it, - and the screen, at the entrance of the tent of meeting; and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the entrance of the gate of the court which is near the habitation and near the altar round about, and their cords, and all their articles of service, and all that is to be done to them when they shall do their labour, At the bidding of Aaron and his sons, shall he all the labour of the sons of the Gershonites, to the extent of their every burden, and to the extent of all their labour, - so shall ye appoint unto them in charge their every burden. This, shall be the labour of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, - and, the charge of them, shall be in the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest. As for the sons of Merari, - by their families by their ancestral house, shall ye number them; from thirty years old and upwards even to fifty years, shall ye number them, - all that enter into the host, to do laborious work in the tent of meeting, And, this, shall be their charge of the burdens, to the extent of all their labour in the ten of meeting, the boards of the habitation, and the bars thereof and he pillars thereof and the sockets thereof: and the pillars of the court round about and their sockets anti their pins and their cords, to the extent of all their articles, to the extent of all their labour, and by names, shall ye put under their care the articles of their charge of burdens. This, shall be the labour of the families of the sons of Merari, to the extent of all their labour in the tent of meeting, - in the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron, the priest. Then did Moses and Aaron, and the princes of the assembly, number the sons of the Kohathites, by their families, and by their ancestral house; from thirty years old and upwards, even unto fifty years old, all that might enter the host, to labour in the tent of meeting; and they who were numbered of them, by their families, were found to be two thousand, seven hundred and fifty. These, were they who were num-bered of the families of the Kohathites, all that might labour in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron did number, at the bidding of Yahweh by the mediation of Moses. And they who were numbered of the sons of Gershon, - by their families, and by their ancestral house; from thirty years old and upwards, even to fifty years old, all that might enter the host, to labour in the tent of meeting,: yea they who were numbered of them, by heir families, by their ancestral house, - were found to be - two thousand, and six hundred, and thirty. These, are they who were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, all who might labour in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron did number, at the bidding of Yahweh. And they who were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, by their families by their ancestral house; from thirty years old and upwards, even unto fifty years old, - all that might enter the host to labour in the tent of meeting; yea they who were numbered of them, by their families, were found to be - three thousand and two hundred. These, are they who were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, - whom Moses and Aaron did number, at the bidding of Yahweh, by the mediation of Moses. All they who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron and the princes of Israel did number, even the Levites, by their families and by their ancestral house; from thirty years old and upwards, even unto fifty years old, all that might enter, to toil in the work of labouring and in the work of bearing burdens, in the tent of meeting, yea, they who were numbered of them were found to be - eight thousand, and five hundred, and eighty. At the bidding of Yahweh, were they put in charge by the mediation of Moses, man by man, over his labour and over his burden, - yea, they who were put in charge by him, were they, whom Yahweh commanded Moses.

therefore have I given the Levites as a gift unto Aaron and unto his sons, out of the midst of the sons of Israel, to do the laborious work of the sons of Israel in the tent of meeting, and to put a propitiatory-covering over the sons of Israel, - so shall there be among the sons of Israel, no plague, by the coming nigh of the sons of Israel unto the sanctuary.

So shall they keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tent, - only, unto the vessels of the sanctuary, and unto the altar, shall they not come near, lest they die - both they, and ye. So shall they be joined unto thee, and shall keep the charge of the tent of meeting, as to all the laborious work of the tent, - but a stranger, shall not come near unto you. So shall ye keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar, - that there no more be wrath against the sons of Israel. read more.
I, therefore, lo! I have taken your brethren the Levites, out of the midst of the sons of Israel, - unto you, as a gift are they given, unto Yahweh, to do the laborious work of the tent of meeting.


I, therefore, lo! I have taken the Levites out of the midst of the sons of Israel, instead of every firstborn that a mother beareth, from among the sons of Israel, - so shall the Levites be mine;

For, given, given, they are unto me, out of the midst of the sons of Israel, - instead of every firstborn that a mother beareth from among the sons of Israel, have I taken them unto me. For mine, is every firstborn among the sons of Israel, among men and among beasts, - on the day when I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt, did I hallow them unto me. Therefore have I taken the Levites, - instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel;

I, therefore, lo! I have taken your brethren the Levites, out of the midst of the sons of Israel, - unto you, as a gift are they given, unto Yahweh, to do the laborious work of the tent of meeting.

then shalt thou take the Levites for me, me Yahweh, instead of every firstborn among the sons of Ishmael, - also the cattle of the Levites, instead of every firstling among the cattle of the sons of Israel. So then Moses numbered, as Yahweh commanded him, - every firstborn among the sons of Israel. And it was so - that all the firstborn of the males in the counting of names from one month old and upwards of such as were numbered of them, - were two-and-twenty thousand, two hundred and seventy-three. read more.
Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying: - Take the Levites, instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites, instead of their cattle, - so shall the Levites belong unto me, me Yahweh;

thus shalt thou separate the Levites out of the midst of the sons of Israel, - thus shall the Levites become mine.


I, therefore, lo! I have taken your brethren the Levites, out of the midst of the sons of Israel, - unto you, as a gift are they given, unto Yahweh, to do the laborious work of the tent of meeting.

therefore have I given the Levites as a gift unto Aaron and unto his sons, out of the midst of the sons of Israel, to do the laborious work of the sons of Israel in the tent of meeting, and to put a propitiatory-covering over the sons of Israel, - so shall there be among the sons of Israel, no plague, by the coming nigh of the sons of Israel unto the sanctuary.

Thus shalt thou give the Levites unto Aaron and unto his sons, - given, given, they are unto him, from among the sons of Israel;