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Numbers 7:1-89

7  And on the day when Moses finished setting up the tabernacle he anointed it and consecrated it and all its furnishings and the altar and all its furnishings, and anointed them and consecrated them. 2  And the princes of Israel, the heads of their families, being the princes of the tribes, those who had stood over the mustering, 3*  presented and brought their oblation before Jehovah, six vans and twelve cattle, a cart to two princes and a bull to one, and presented them before the tabernacle. 4  And Jehovah said to Moses 5  “Receive them from them and let them be for doing the service of the Tent of Meeting, and give them to the Levites in proportion to each one’s service”; 6  and Moses received the carts and the cattle and gave them to the Levites: 7  two carts and four cattle he gave to the sons of Gershon in proportion to their service, 8  and four carts and eight cattle he gave to the sons of Merari in proportion to their service, by Priest Aaron’s son Ithamar. 9  But to the sons of Kehath he did not give any, because they were responsible for the service of the sacred things: they carried on the shoulder. 10  And the princes presented the dedication-offering for the altar on the day of its being anointed; and the princes presented their oblation before the altar. 11  And Jehovah said to Moses “Let them present their oblation for the dedication of the altar one prince a day.” 12  And the one that presented his oblation on the first day was Nahshon the son of ʽAmminadab, of the tribe of Judah; 13  and his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 14  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 15  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 16  one old goat for sin-offering, 17  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Nahshon the son of ʽAmminadab. 18  On the second day Nethanel the son of Sughar, prince of Issacar, presented; 19  he presented as his oblation one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 20  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 21  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 22  one old goat for sin-offering, 23  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Nethanel the son of Sughar. 24  On the third day a prince of the sons of Zebulun, Eliab the sod of Helon; 25  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 26  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 27  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 28  one old goat for a sin-offering, 29  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Eliab the son of Helon. 30  On the fourth day a prince of the sons of Reuben, Elisur the son of Shedeur; 31  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 32  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 33  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 34  one old goat for sin-offering, 35  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Elisur the son of Shedeur. 36  On the fifth day a prince of the sons of Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Surishaddai; 37  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 38  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 39  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 40  one old goat for sin-offering, 41  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Shelumiel the son of Surishaddai. 42  On the sixth day a prince of the sons of Gad, Eljasaph the son of Deʽuel; 43  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weigh and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 44  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 45  one steer of horned cattle, on ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 46  one old goat for sin-offering, 47  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Eljasaph the son of Deʽuel. 48  On the seventh day a prince of the sons of Ephraim, Elishamaʽ the son of ʽAmmihud; 49  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 50  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 51  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 52  one old goat for sin-offering, 53  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Elishamaʽ the son of ʽAmmihud. 54  On the eighth day a prince of the sons of Manasseh, Gamliel the son of Pedahsur; 55  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 56  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 57  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 58  one old goat for sin-offering, 59  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Gamliel the son of Pedahsur. 60  On the ninth day a prince of the sons of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni; 61  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 62  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 63  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 64  one old goat for sin-offering, 65  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Abidan the son of Gideoni. 66  On the tenth day a prince of the sons of Dan, Ahiʽezer the son of ʽAmmishaddai; 67  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 68  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 69  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 70  one old goat for sin-offering, 71  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Ahiʽezer the son of ʽAmmishaddai. 72  On the eleventh day a prince of the sons of Asher, Pagʽiel the son of ʽOcran; 73  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 74  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 75  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 76  one old goat for sin-offering, 77  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Pagʽiel the son of ʽOcran. 78  On the twelfth day a prince of the sons of Naphtali, Ahiraʽ the son of ʽEnan; 79  his oblation was one silver plate of sixty-five ounces weight and one silver bowl of thirty-five ounces by the sacred standard, both full of farina stirred up with oil for a grain-offering; 80  one pan, five ounces of gold, full of frankincense; 81  one steer of horned cattle, one ram, one lamb of the same year, for burnt-offering, 82  one old goat for sin-offering, 83  and for the welfare-sacrifice two horned cattle, five rams, five he-goats, five yearling sheep; this was the oblation of Ahiraʽ the son of ʽEnan. 84  This was the dedication-offering for the altar on the day of its being anointed, from the princes of Israel: twelve silver plates, twelve silver bowls, twelve gold pans, 85  sixty-five ounces of silver to a plate and thirty-five to a bowl, the total silver in the vessels twelve hundred ounces by the sacred standard; 86  twelve gold pans full of frankincense, five ounces to a pan by the sacred standard, the total gold in they pans sixty ounces; 87*  total of horned cattle for burnt-offering twelve steers, twelve rams, twelve yearling sheep, and their grain-offerings, and twelve old goats for sin-offering; 88  and total of horned cattle for the welfare-sacrifice twenty-four steers, sixty rams, sixty he-goats, sixty yearling sheep. This was the dedication-offering of the altar after its being anointed. 89  And when Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with him he heard the Voice speaking to him off the mercy-seat on the ark of the Lessons, from between the two cherubs; and it spoke to him.

Footnotes

7:3 Conj. came forward and brought
7:87 Conj. twelve rams, twelve lambs of the same year, and their