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4 O Senhor Deus disse a Moisés:

2 — Faça a contagem dos levitas descendentes de Coate, por grupos de famílias e por famílias. 3 E registre todos os homens de trinta a cinquenta anos de idade que tiverem capacidade para trabalhar na Tenda Sagrada. 4 O serviço dos coatitas na Tenda é o de cuidar das coisas santíssimas.

5 — Quando o acampamento for desarmado, Arão e os seus filhos entrarão na Tenda, tirarão a cortina que está em frente da arca da aliança e cobrirão a arca com ela. 6 Eles porão em cima dela uma coberta feita de peles finas e sobre essa coberta estenderão um pano azul; e depois enfiarão os cabos nas argolas da arca.

7 — Eles estenderão um pano azul em cima da mesa onde são colocados os pães oferecidos ao Senhor e colocarão sobre ela os pratos, as taças de incenso, as taças das ofertas e os jarros para as ofertas de vinho. Em cima da mesa sempre deverá haver pão. 8 Depois estenderão por cima de tudo isso um pano vermelho. E por cima desse pano colocarão a coberta feita de peles finas; em seguida enfiarão os cabos nas argolas da mesa.

9 — Pegarão um pano azul e cobrirão o candelabro com as suas lamparinas, as tesouras de cortar pavios de lamparinas, os apagadores e as vasilhas necessárias para distribuir o azeite. 10 Depois embrulharão tudo isso numa coberta feita de peles finas e colocarão sobre os cabos para carregar. 11 Em cima do altar de ouro estenderão um pano azul e por cima colocarão uma coberta feita de peles finas. Em seguida enfiarão os cabos nas argolas do altar. 12 Depois pegarão todos os objetos usados no Lugar Santo, embrulharão num pano azul, cobrirão com uma coberta feita de peles finas e os colocarão sobre os cabos para carregá-los.

13 — Eles tirarão as cinzas do altar e estenderão por cima dele um pano vermelho. 14 Colocarão sobre ele todos os objetos usados no serviço do altar: os braseiros, os garfos, as pás e as bacias. E por cima estenderão uma coberta feita de peles finas. Em seguida colocarão os cabos nas argolas do altar. 15 Quando o acampamento for desarmado, os descendentes de Coate virão para pegar os objetos sagrados somente depois que Arão e os seus filhos tiverem acabado de cobrir a Tenda e todos os seus objetos. O grupo de famílias de Coate não deverá tocar nos objetos sagrados; se fizerem isso, eles morrerão.

— São essas as coisas da Tenda que o grupo de famílias de Coate deverá levar.

16 — Eleazar, filho do sacerdote Arão, será o responsável pela Tenda e pelo azeite das lamparinas, pelo incenso, pelas ofertas de cereais e pelo azeite de ungir. Será ele mesmo o responsável pela Tenda e por todos os seus objetos.

17 O Senhor Deus disse a Moisés e a Arão:

18 — Não deixem que as famílias de Coate morram 19 por chegarem perto desses objetos sagrados. Para evitar que isso aconteça, Arão e os seus filhos entrarão na Tenda e dirão a cada homem o que fazer e o que carregar. 20 Porém os coatitas não deverão entrar, nem por um instante, para ver as coisas santas; se fizerem isso, eles morrerão.

Os deveres dos gersonitas

21 O Senhor Deus disse ainda a Moisés:

22 — Faça a contagem dos descendentes de Gérson, por grupos de famílias e por famílias. 23 E registre todos os homens de trinta a cinquenta anos de idade que tiverem capacidade para trabalhar na Tenda Sagrada. 24 O serviço dos gersonitas é trabalhar na Tenda e carregar cargas. 25 Eles levarão a Tenda, as coberturas de dentro e de fora, a coberta de peles finas e a cortina da entrada. 26 Levarão também as cortinas do pátio, a cortina da porta do pátio que está ao redor da Tenda e do altar, as suas cordas e todos os objetos que precisam para o seu trabalho. 27 Todo o serviço dos gersonitas, o que eles deverão levar e fazer, estará debaixo das ordens de Arão e dos seus filhos. Estes darão ordens a respeito de tudo o que eles devem carregar. 28 É esse o serviço que o grupo de famílias de Gérson fará na Tenda; o serviço será dirigido por Itamar, filho do sacerdote Arão.

Os deveres dos meraritas

29 O Senhor disse também a Moisés:

— Faça a contagem dos descendentes de Merari, por famílias e por grupos de famílias, 30 e registre todos os homens de trinta a cinquenta anos de idade que tiverem capacidade para trabalhar na Tenda Sagrada. 31 O que terão de levar, de acordo com o serviço deles na Tenda, é o seguinte: as tábuas, os cabos, as colunas e as bases da Tenda; 32 as colunas do pátio que fica ao redor da Tenda, as suas bases, as estacas e as cordas, com todos os seus objetos e com tudo o que pertence ao seu serviço. Entregue a cada homem uma lista das coisas que ele deve levar. 33 É essa a responsabilidade do grupo de famílias de Merari, de acordo com o serviço deles na Tenda. Esse serviço será dirigido por Itamar, filho do sacerdote Arão.

A contagem dos levitas

34-48 Conforme o Senhor havia ordenado, Moisés, Arão e os líderes do povo fizeram a contagem dos três grupos de famílias levitas, isto é, de Coate, de Gérson e de Merari. Eles fizeram isso por grupos menores de famílias e por famílias e registraram todos os homens de trinta a cinquenta anos de idade que tinham capacidade para trabalhar na Tenda Sagrada. O número de coatitas foi de dois mil setecentos e cinquenta homens; de gersonitas, dois mil seiscentos e trinta; e de meraritas, três mil e duzentos. O total de todos eles foi de oito mil quinhentos e oitenta homens.

49 Os nomes desses homens foram colocados numa lista, como o Senhor havia ordenado a Moisés. E Moisés disse a cada um qual seria a sua tarefa ou qual a carga que devia carregar. A contagem foi feita de acordo com as instruções que o Senhor tinha dado a Moisés.

The Kohathites

4 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: 2 “Take a census (A) of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families. 3 Count (B) all the men from thirty to fifty years of age (C) who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.

4 “This is the work (D) of the Kohathites (E) at the tent of meeting: the care of the most holy things. (F) 5 When the camp is to move, (G) Aaron and his sons are to go in and take down the shielding curtain (H) and put it over the ark of the covenant law. (I) 6 Then they are to cover the curtain with a durable leather, [a] (J) spread a cloth of solid blue over that and put the poles (K) in place.

7 “Over the table of the Presence (L) they are to spread a blue cloth and put on it the plates, dishes and bowls, and the jars for drink offerings; (M) the bread that is continually there (N) is to remain on it. 8 They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover that with the durable leather and put the poles (O) in place.

9 “They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand that is for light, together with its lamps, its wick trimmers and trays, (P) and all its jars for the olive oil used to supply it. 10 Then they are to wrap it and all its accessories in a covering of the durable leather and put it on a carrying frame. (Q)

11 “Over the gold altar (R) they are to spread a blue cloth and cover that with the durable leather and put the poles (S) in place.

12 “They are to take all the articles (T) used for ministering in the sanctuary, wrap them in a blue cloth, cover that with the durable leather and put them on a carrying frame. (U)

13 “They are to remove the ashes (V) from the bronze altar (W) and spread a purple cloth over it. 14 Then they are to place on it all the utensils (X) used for ministering at the altar, including the firepans, (Y) meat forks, (Z) shovels (AA) and sprinkling bowls. (AB) Over it they are to spread a covering of the durable leather and put the poles (AC) in place.

15 “After Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy furnishings and all the holy articles, and when the camp is ready to move, (AD) only then are the Kohathites (AE) to come and do the carrying. (AF) But they must not touch the holy things (AG) or they will die. (AH) The Kohathites are to carry those things that are in the tent of meeting.

16 “Eleazar (AI) son of Aaron, the priest, is to have charge of the oil for the light, (AJ) the fragrant incense, (AK) the regular grain offering (AL) and the anointing oil. He is to be in charge of the entire tabernacle and everything in it, including its holy furnishings and articles.”

17 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 18 “See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not destroyed from among the Levites. 19 So that they may live and not die when they come near the most holy things, (AM) do this for them: Aaron and his sons (AN) are to go into the sanctuary and assign to each man his work and what he is to carry. (AO) 20 But the Kohathites must not go in to look (AP) at the holy things, even for a moment, or they will die.”

The Gershonites

21 The Lord said to Moses, 22 “Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans. 23 Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age (AQ) who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.

24 “This is the service of the Gershonite clans in their carrying and their other work: 25 They are to carry the curtains of the tabernacle, (AR) that is, the tent of meeting, (AS) its covering (AT) and its outer covering of durable leather, the curtains for the entrance to the tent of meeting, 26 the curtains of the courtyard surrounding the tabernacle and altar, (AU) the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard, (AV) the ropes and all the equipment (AW) used in the service of the tent. The Gershonites are to do all that needs to be done with these things. 27 All their service, whether carrying or doing other work, is to be done under the direction of Aaron and his sons. (AX) You shall assign to them as their responsibility (AY) all they are to carry. 28 This is the service of the Gershonite clans (AZ) at the tent of meeting. Their duties are to be under the direction of Ithamar (BA) son of Aaron, the priest.

The Merarites

29 “Count (BB) the Merarites by their clans and families. (BC) 30 Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting. 31 As part of all their service at the tent, they are to carry the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts and bases, (BD) 32 as well as the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, ropes, (BE) all their equipment and everything related to their use. Assign to each man the specific things he is to carry. 33 This is the service of the Merarite clans as they work at the tent of meeting under the direction of Ithamar (BF) son of Aaron, the priest.”

The Numbering of the Levite Clans

34 Moses, Aaron and the leaders of the community counted the Kohathites (BG) by their clans and families. 35 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age (BH) who came to serve in the work at the tent of meeting, 36 counted by clans, were 2,750. 37 This was the total of all those in the Kohathite clans (BI) who served at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the Lord ’s command through Moses.

38 The Gershonites (BJ) were counted by their clans and families. 39 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age who came to serve in the work at the tent of meeting, 40 counted by their clans and families, were 2,630. 41 This was the total of those in the Gershonite clans who served at the tent of meeting. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the Lord ’s command.

42 The Merarites were counted by their clans and families. 43 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age (BK) who came to serve in the work at the tent of meeting, 44 counted by their clans, were 3,200. 45 This was the total of those in the Merarite clans. (BL) Moses and Aaron counted them according to the Lord ’s command through Moses.

46 So Moses, Aaron and the leaders of Israel counted (BM) all the Levites by their clans and families. 47 All the men from thirty to fifty years of age (BN) who came to do the work of serving and carrying the tent of meeting 48 numbered 8,580. (BO) 49 At the Lord ’s command through Moses, each was assigned his work and told what to carry.

Thus they were counted, (BP) as the Lord commanded Moses.

Footnotes
  1. Numbers 4:6 Possibly the hides of large aquatic mammals; also in verses 8, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 25
Cross references
  1. Numbers 4:2 : S Ex 30:12
  2. Numbers 4:3 : S Nu 1:47
  3. Numbers 4:3 : ver 23; Nu 8:25; 1Ch 23:3, 24, 27; Ezr 3:8
  4. Numbers 4:4 : S Nu 3:28
  5. Numbers 4:4 : Nu 7:9
  6. Numbers 4:4 : ver 19
  7. Numbers 4:5 : Nu 1:51
  8. Numbers 4:5 : S Ex 26:31, 33
  9. Numbers 4:5 : 1Ch 23:26
  10. Numbers 4:6 : S Ex 25:5
  11. Numbers 4:6 : S Ex 25:13-15; 1Ki 8:7; 2Ch 5:8
  12. Numbers 4:7 : S Lev 24:6
  13. Numbers 4:7 : Ex 39:36; Jer 52:19
  14. Numbers 4:7 : S Ex 25:30
  15. Numbers 4:8 : Ex 26:26-28
  16. Numbers 4:9 : S Ex 25:38
  17. Numbers 4:10 : ver 12
  18. Numbers 4:11 : S Ex 30:1
  19. Numbers 4:11 : Ex 30:4
  20. Numbers 4:12 : Nu 3:31
  21. Numbers 4:12 : ver 10
  22. Numbers 4:13 : S Lev 1:16
  23. Numbers 4:13 : Ex 27:1-8; Nu 3:31
  24. Numbers 4:14 : S Ex 31:9
  25. Numbers 4:14 : S Ex 27:3
  26. Numbers 4:14 : 1Ch 28:17; 2Ch 4:16
  27. Numbers 4:14 : 2Ch 4:11
  28. Numbers 4:14 : Ex 27:3; Nu 7:84; 2Ch 4:8; Jer 52:18
  29. Numbers 4:14 : Ex 27:6
  30. Numbers 4:15 : ver 5
  31. Numbers 4:15 : S Nu 3:27
  32. Numbers 4:15 : Nu 7:9
  33. Numbers 4:15 : ver 4
  34. Numbers 4:15 : S Ex 28:43; Nu 1:51; 2Sa 6:6, 7
  35. Numbers 4:16 : Lev 10:6; Nu 3:32
  36. Numbers 4:16 : S Ex 25:6
  37. Numbers 4:16 : S Ex 25:6
  38. Numbers 4:16 : S Ex 29:41; Lev 6:14-23
  39. Numbers 4:19 : S ver 15
  40. Numbers 4:19 : ver 27
  41. Numbers 4:19 : S Nu 3:32
  42. Numbers 4:20 : S Ex 19:21
  43. Numbers 4:23 : S ver 3
  44. Numbers 4:25 : Ex 27:10-18
  45. Numbers 4:25 : Nu 3:25
  46. Numbers 4:25 : Ex 26:14
  47. Numbers 4:26 : Ex 27:9
  48. Numbers 4:26 : Ex 27:16
  49. Numbers 4:26 : Nu 3:26
  50. Numbers 4:27 : ver 19
  51. Numbers 4:27 : Nu 3:25, 26
  52. Numbers 4:28 : Nu 7:7
  53. Numbers 4:28 : S Ex 6:23
  54. Numbers 4:29 : S Ex 30:12
  55. Numbers 4:29 : S Ge 46:11
  56. Numbers 4:31 : Nu 3:36
  57. Numbers 4:32 : Nu 3:37
  58. Numbers 4:33 : S Ex 38:21
  59. Numbers 4:34 : ver 2
  60. Numbers 4:35 : ver 3
  61. Numbers 4:37 : S Nu 3:27
  62. Numbers 4:38 : S Ge 46:11
  63. Numbers 4:43 : ver 3
  64. Numbers 4:45 : ver 29
  65. Numbers 4:46 : Nu 1:19
  66. Numbers 4:47 : ver 3
  67. Numbers 4:48 : Nu 3:39
  68. Numbers 4:49 : S Nu 1:47

4 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers,

3 From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

4 This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things:

5 And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering vail, and cover the ark of testimony with it:

6 And shall put thereon the covering of badgers’ skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.

7 And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the continual bread shall be thereon:

8 And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put in the staves thereof.

9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:

10 And they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put it upon a bar.

11 And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put to the staves thereof:

12 And they shall take all the instruments of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put them on a bar:

13 And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:

14 And they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, even the censers, the fleshhooks, and the shovels, and the basons, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of badgers’ skins, and put to the staves of it.

15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.

16 And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily meat offering, and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in the sanctuary, and in the vessels thereof.

17 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron saying,

18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites:

19 But thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden:

20 But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered, lest they die.

21 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

22 Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their fathers, by their families;

23 From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt thou number them; all that enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

24 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens:

25 And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the congregation, his covering, and the covering of the badgers’ skins that is above upon it, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,

26 And the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and all that is made for them: so shall they serve.

27 At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burdens.

28 This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

29 As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them after their families, by the house of their fathers;

30 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shalt thou number them, every one that entereth into the service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.

31 And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof,

32 And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name ye shall reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden.

33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service, in the tabernacle of the congregation, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

34 And Moses and Aaron and the chief of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites after their families, and after the house of their fathers,

35 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation:

36 And those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.

37 These were they that were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, which Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

38 And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, and by the house of their fathers,

39 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,

40 Even those that were numbered of them, throughout their families, by the house of their fathers, were two thousand and six hundred and thirty.

41 These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, whom Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of the Lord .

42 And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, throughout their families, by the house of their fathers,

43 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,

44 Even those that were numbered of them after their families, were three thousand and two hundred.

45 These be those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

46 All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the chief of Israel numbered, after their families, and after the house of their fathers,

47 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation.

48 Even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore,

49 According to the commandment of the Lord they were numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as the Lord commanded Moses.

Duties of the Sons of Kohath

4 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: 2 “Take a census of the sons of (A) Kohath from among the children of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ house, 3 (B) from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting.

4 (C) “This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of meeting, relating to (D) the most holy things: 5 When the camp prepares to journey, Aaron and his sons shall come, and they shall take down (E) the covering veil and cover the (F) ark of the Testimony with it. 6 Then they shall put on it a covering of badger skins, and spread over that a cloth entirely of (G) blue; and they shall insert (H) its poles.

7 “On the (I) table of showbread they shall spread a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the pans, the bowls, and the [a] pitchers for pouring; and the (J) showbread [b] shall be on it. 8 They shall spread over them a scarlet cloth, and cover the same with a covering of badger skins; and they shall insert its poles. 9 And they shall take a blue cloth and cover the (K) lampstand of the light, (L) with its lamps, its wick-trimmers, its trays, and all its oil vessels, with which they service it. 10 Then they shall put it with all its utensils in a covering of badger skins, and put it on a carrying beam.

11 “Over (M) the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of badger skins; and they shall insert its poles. 12 Then they shall take all the (N) utensils of service with which they minister in the sanctuary, put them in a blue cloth, cover them with a covering of badger skins, and put them on a carrying beam. 13 Also they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it. 14 They shall put on it all its implements with which they minister there—the firepans, the forks, the shovels, the [c] basins, and all the utensils of the altar—and they shall spread on it a covering of badger skins, and insert its poles. 15 And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is set to go, then (O) the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them; (P) but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die.

“ (Q) These are the things in the tabernacle of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.

16 “The appointed duty of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest is (R) the oil for the light, the (S) sweet incense, (T) the daily grain offering, the (U) anointing oil, the oversight of all the tabernacle, of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings.”

17 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: 18 “Do not cut off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites; 19 but do this in regard to them, that they may live and not die when they approach (V) the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in and [d] appoint each of them to his service and his task. 20 (W) But they shall not go in to watch while the holy things are being covered, lest they die.”

Duties of the Sons of Gershon

21 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 22 “Also take a census of the sons of (X) Gershon, by their fathers’ house, by their families. 23 (Y) From thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, you shall number them, all who enter to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting. 24 This is the (Z) service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and carrying: 25 (AA) They shall carry the (AB) curtains of the tabernacle and the tabernacle of meeting with its covering, the covering of (AC) badger skins that is on it, the screen for the door of the tabernacle of meeting, 26 the screen for the door of the gate of the court, the hangings of the court which are around the tabernacle and altar, and their cords, all the furnishings for their service and all that is made for these things: so shall they serve.

27 “Aaron and his sons shall [e] assign all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, all their tasks and all their service. And you shall [f] appoint to them all their tasks as their duty. 28 This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of meeting. And their duties shall be (AD) under the [g] authority of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

Duties of the Sons of Merari

29 “As for the sons of (AE) Merari, you shall number them by their families and by their fathers’ house. 30 (AF) From thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tabernacle of meeting. 31 And (AG) this is (AH) what they must carry as all their service for the tabernacle of meeting: (AI) the boards of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, 32 and the pillars around the court with their sockets, pegs, and cords, with all their furnishings and all their service; and you shall (AJ) assign to each man by name the items he must carry. 33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, as all their service for the tabernacle of meeting, under the [h] authority of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.”

Census of the Levites

34 (AK) And Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families and by their fathers’ house, 35 from thirty (AL) years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tabernacle of meeting; 36 and those who were numbered by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty. 37 These were the ones who were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all who might serve in the tabernacle of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

38 And those who were numbered of the sons of Gershon, by their families and by their fathers’ house, 39 from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tabernacle of meeting— 40 those who were numbered by their families, by their fathers’ house, were two thousand six hundred and thirty. 41 (AM) These are the ones who were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all who might serve in the tabernacle of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord .

42 Those of the families of the sons of Merari who were numbered, by their families, by their fathers’ [i] house, 43 from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tabernacle of meeting— 44 those who were numbered by their families were three thousand two hundred. 45 These are the ones who were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered (AN) according to the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

46 All who were (AO) numbered of the Levites, whom Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel numbered, by their families and by their fathers’ houses, 47 (AP) from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who came to do the work of service and the work of bearing burdens in the tabernacle of meeting— 48 those who were numbered were eight thousand five hundred and eighty.

49 According to the commandment of the Lord they were numbered by the hand of Moses, (AQ) each according to his service and according to his task; thus were they numbered by him, (AR) as the Lord commanded Moses.

Os deveres dos coatitas – O SENHOR Deus disse a Moisés: — Faça a contagem dos levitas descendentes de Coate, por grupos de famílias e por famílias. E