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Numbers 8 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Seven Lamps

(Exo 25:31–40 )
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:1 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:2 - “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you [fn]mount the lamps, the seven lamps will provide light in the front of the lampstand.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:3 - Therefore Aaron did so; he [fn]mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:4 - Now this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold; from its base to its flower ornamentation it was hammered work; according to the [fn]pattern which the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand

Cleansing the Levites

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:5 - Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:6 - “Take the Levites from among the sons of Israel and cleanse them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:7 - “This is what you shall do to them, for their cleansing: sprinkle [fn]purifying water on them, and have them [fn]use a razor over their whole [fn]body, and they shall wash their clothes and cleanse themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:8 - “Then have them take a [fn]bull with its grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil; and you shall take a second [fn]bull as a sin offering
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:9 - “So you shall present the Levites in front of the tent of meeting. You shall also assemble the whole congregation of the sons of Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:10 - and present the Levites before the LORD; and the sons of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:11 - “Aaron then shall [fn]present the Levites before the LORD as a wave offering from the sons of Israel, so that they may [fn]qualify to perform the service of the LORD
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:12 - “Now the Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls; then you are to offer the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering to the LORD, to make atonement for the Levites
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:13 - “And you shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:14 - “So you shall single out the Levites from among the sons of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:15 - “Then after that the Levites may go in to serve the tent of meeting. But you shall cleanse them and present them as a wave offering
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:16 - for they are exclusively given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself instead of the firstborn of every womb, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:17 - “For every firstborn among the sons of Israel is Mine, among the people and among the animals; on the day that I fatally struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified them for Myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:18 - “But I have taken the Levites instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:19 - “And I have given the Levites as [fn]a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the sons of Israel, to perform the service of the sons of Israel at the tent of meeting and to make atonement on behalf of the sons of Israel, so that there will be no affliction among the sons of Israel due to [fn]their approaching the sanctuary.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:20 - So this is what Moses, Aaron, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel did to the Levites; according to everything that the LORD had commanded Moses regarding the Levites, so the sons of Israel did to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:21 - The Levites, too, purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes; and Aaron presented them as a wave offering before the LORD. Aaron also made atonement for them to cleanse them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:22 - Then after that the Levites went in to perform their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and his sons; just as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.

Retirement for the Levites

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:23 - Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:24 - “This is what applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward [fn]they shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:25 - “But at the age of fifty years they shall [fn]retire from service in the work and not work anymore
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:26 - “They may, however, [fn]assist their brothers in the tent of meeting, to fulfill an obligation, but they themselves shall do no work. In this way you shall deal with the Levites in their obligations.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit put up
Lit put up
Lit appearance
Lit water of expiation
Lit cause to pass
Lit flesh
Lit bull, a son of the herd
Lit bull, a son of the herd
Lit wave, and so throughout the ch
Lit be to perform
Lit given ones
Lit the sons of Israel’s
Lit he
Lit return
Lit serve
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