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Numbers 7

1 When Moses had raised God's Tent, he marked it for God with oil. He gave the Tent and everything in it to God. He marked the altar and all the tools with oil. He gave the altar and all the tools to God. 2 Then the 12 leaders of Israel's tribes came to God's Tent. They brought gifts. These men were the leaders of the people that they counted. 3 They brought their gifts to the LORD. They brought 6 carts, one cart for every two leaders. They brought 12 oxen. That was one ox for each leader. They brought it all to God's Tent.

4 The LORD said to Moses, 5 ‘Accept these gifts from the leaders. Give them to the Levites. All the Levites can use them for their work at the Tent of Meeting.’

6 So Moses took the carts and the oxen and he gave them to the Levites. 7 He gave 2 carts and 4 oxen to the descendants of Gershon. 8 He gave 4 carts and 8 oxen to the descendants of Merari for their work. Ithamar was the son of Aaron. He had to tell the descendants of Merari the work that they should do. 9 But the descendants of Kohath had to carry everything that was special on their shoulders. So Moses did not give any carts or oxen to the descendants of Kohath.

10 When Moses marked the altar with oil, the leaders brought gifts. They put their gifts in front of the altar. 11 The LORD said to Moses: ‘One leader must bring a gift to the altar every day. That is how they will give the altar to me.’ 12 On the first day, Nahshon, the son of Amminadab from the tribe of Judah brought his gift. 13 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 14 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 15 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 16 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 17 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Nahshon, the son of Amminadab.

18 On day two, Nethanel, the son of Zuar, from the tribe of Issachar brought his gift. 19 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 20 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 21 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 22 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 23 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Nethanel, the son of Zuar.

24 On day three, Eliab, the son of Helon, from the tribe of Zebulun brought his gift. 25 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 26 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 27 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 28 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 29 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Eliab, the son of Helon.

30 On day 4, Elizur, the son of Shedeur, from the tribe of Reuben brought his gift. 31 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 32 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 33 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 34 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 35 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Elizur, the son of Shedeur.

36 On day 5, Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai, from the tribe of Simeon brought his gift. 37 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 38 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 39 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 40 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 41 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai.

42 On day 6, Eliasaph, the son of Deuel, from the tribe of Gad brought his gift. 43 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 44 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 45 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 46 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 47 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Eliasaph, the son of Deuel.

48 On day 7, Elishama, the son of Ammihud, from the tribe of Ephraim brought his gift. 49 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 50 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 51 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 52 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 53 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Elishama, the son of Ammihud.

54 On day 8, Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur, from the tribe of Manasseh brought his gift. 55 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 56 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 57 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 58 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 59 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur.

60 On day 9, Abidan, the son of Gideoni, from the tribe of Benjamin brought his gift. 61 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 62 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 63 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 64 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 65 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Abidan, the son of Gideoni.

66 On day 10, Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai, from the tribe of Dan brought his gift. 67 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 68 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 69 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 70 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 71 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai.

72 On day 11, Pagiel, the son of Ochran, from the tribe of Asher brought his gift. 73 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 74 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 75 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 76 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 77 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Pagiel, the son of Ochran.

78 On day 12, Ahira, the son of Enan, from the tribe of Naphtali brought his gift. 79 He brought a plate and a bowl that someone had made from silver. The plate weighed 130 shekels. The bowl weighed 70 shekels. They had weighed the silver by the shekel of God's Holy Tent. Both of those were full of best flour that he had mixed with oil. They were for an offering of flour. 80 He brought one small dish that someone had made from gold. It weighed 10 shekels and it was full of incense. 81 He brought one young bull, a male sheep and another male sheep that was less than one year old. Those animals were for a burnt-offering. 82 He brought one male goat for a sin-offering. 83 He also brought 2 oxen, 5 male sheep, 5 male goats, and another 5 male sheep that were less than one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offerings. That was the gift of Ahira, the son of Enan.

84 The leaders of Israel brought these gifts to the altar when Moses marked it with oil. They brought all the gifts in the list below. They brought 12 plates and 12 bowls that people had made from silver. 85 Each plate weighed 130 shekels and each bowl weighed 70 shekels. All the silver weighed 2400 shekels. That was the shekel of God's Holy Tent. 86 They brought 12 small dishes that people had made from gold. Each small dish weighed 10 shekels. They were each full of incense. All the gold weighed 120 shekels. 87 All the animals for the burnt-offering were 12 young bulls, 12 male sheep and 12 male lambs that were one year old. They also brought the proper offerings of flour with those animals. And they brought 12 male goats for a sin-offering. 88 There were also another 24 oxen, 60 male sheep, 60 male goats and 60 male lambs. The male lambs were one year old. Those animals were for the friendship-offering. That was the offering when they gave the altar to God. That was after Moses had marked it with oil.

89 When Moses went into the Tent of Meeting, to speak with the LORD, the LORD did speak to him. And Moses heard the LORD. The sound came from above the lid which was on the top of the Covenant Box. On the lid, there were two models of angels. The sound came from between those models. That was how the LORD spoke to Moses.