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Numbers 8


1  And the LORD3068 spoke1696 unto413 Moses,4872 saying,559

2  Speak1696 unto413 Aaron,175 and say559 unto413 him, When thou lightest5927 853 the lamps,5216 the seven7651 lamps5216 shall give light215 over against413 4136 6440 the candlestick.4501

3  And Aaron175 did6213 so;3651 he lighted5927 the lamps5216 thereof over against413 4136 6440 the candlestick,4501 as834 the LORD3068 commanded6680 853 Moses.4872

4  And this2088 work4639 of the candlestick4501 was of beaten4749 gold,2091 unto5704 the shaft3409 thereof, unto5704 the flowers6525 thereof, was beaten work:4749 according unto the pattern4758 which834 the LORD3068 had showed7200 853 Moses,4872 so3651 he made6213 853 the candlestick.4501

5  And the LORD3068 spoke1696 unto413 Moses,4872 saying,559

6  Take3947 853 the Levites3881 from among4480 8432 the children1121 of Israel,3478 and cleanse2891 them.

7  And thus3541 shalt thou do6213 unto them, to cleanse2891 them: Sprinkle5137 water4325 of purifying2403 upon5921 them, and let them shave5674 8593 5921 all3605 their flesh,1320 and let them wash3526 their clothes,899 and so make themselves clean.2891

8  Then let them take3947 a young1121 1241 bullock6499 with his meat offering,4503 even fine flour5560 mingled1101 with oil,8081 and another8145 young1121 1241 bullock6499 shalt thou take3947 for a sin offering.2403

9  And thou shalt bring7126 853 the Levites3881 before6440 the tabernacle168 of the congregation:4150 and thou shalt gather6950 853 the whole3605 assembly5712 of the children1121 of Israel3478 together:

10  And thou shalt bring7126 853 the Levites3881 before6440 the LORD:3068 and the children1121 of Israel3478 shall put5564 853 their hands3027 upon5921 the Levites:3881

11  And Aaron175 shall offer5130 853 the Levites3881 before6440 the LORD3068 for an offering8573 of4480 854 the children1121 of Israel,3478 that they may execute1961 5647 853 the service5656 of the LORD.3068

12  And the Levites3881 shall lay5564 853 their hands3027 upon5921 the heads7218 of the bullocks:6499 and thou shalt offer6213 853 the one259 for a sin offering,2403 and the other259 for a burnt offering,5930 unto the LORD,3068 to make an atonement3722 for5921 the Levites.3881

13  And thou shalt set5975 853 the Levites3881 before6440 Aaron,175 and before6440 his sons,1121 and offer5130 them for an offering8573 unto the LORD.3068

14  Thus shalt thou separate914 853 the Levites3881 from among4480 8432 the children1121 of Israel:3478 and the Levites3881 shall be1961 mine.

15  And after310 that3651 shall the Levites3881 go in935 to do the service5647 853 of the tabernacle168 of the congregation:4150 and thou shalt cleanse2891 them, and offer5130 them for an offering.8573

16  For3588 they1992 are wholly given5414 5414 unto me from among4480 8432 the children1121 of Israel;3478 instead of8478 such as open6363 every3605 womb,7358 even instead of the firstborn1060 of all3605 the children4480 1121 of Israel,3478 have I taken3947 them unto me.

17  For3588 all3605 the firstborn1060 of the children1121 of Israel3478 are mine, both man120 and beast:929 on the day3117 that I smote5221 every3605 firstborn1060 in the land776 of Egypt4714 I sanctified6942 them for myself.

18  And I have taken3947 853 the Levites3881 for8478 all3605 the firstborn1060 of the children1121 of Israel.3478

19  And I have given5414 853 the Levites3881 as a gift5414 to Aaron175 and to his sons1121 from among4480 8432 the children1121 of Israel,3478 to do5647 853 the service5656 of the children1121 of Israel3478 in the tabernacle168 of the congregation,4150 and to make an atonement3722 for5921 the children1121 of Israel:3478 that there be1961 no3808 plague5063 among the children1121 of Israel,3478 when the children1121 of Israel3478 come nigh5066 unto413 the sanctuary.6944

20  And Moses,4872 and Aaron,175 and all3605 the congregation5712 of the children1121 of Israel,3478 did6213 to the Levites3881 according unto all3605 that834 the LORD3068 commanded6680 853 Moses4872 concerning the Levites,3881 so3651 did6213 the children1121 of Israel3478 unto them.

21  And the Levites3881 were purified,2398 and they washed3526 their clothes;899 and Aaron175 offered5130 them as an offering8573 before6440 the LORD;3068 and Aaron175 made an atonement3722 for5921 them to cleanse2891 them.

22  And after310 that3651 went the Levites in935 3881 to do5647 853 their service5656 in the tabernacle168 of the congregation4150 before6440 Aaron,175 and before6440 his sons:1121 as834 the LORD3068 had commanded6680 853 Moses4872 concerning5921 the Levites,3881 so3651 did6213 they unto them.

23  And the LORD3068 spoke1696 unto413 Moses,4872 saying,559

24  This2063 is it that834 belongeth unto the Levites:3881 from twenty6242 and five2568 years8141 old4480 1121 and upward4605 they shall go in935 to wait upon6633 6635 the service5656 of the tabernacle168 of the congregation:4150

25  And from the age4480 1121 of fifty2572 years8141 they shall cease waiting upon7725 4480 6635 the service5656 thereof, and shall serve5647 no3808 more:5750

26  But shall minister8334 with854 their brethren251 in the tabernacle168 of the congregation,4150 to keep8104 the charge,4931 and shall do5647 no3808 service.5656 Thus3602 shalt thou do6213 unto the Levites3881 touching their charge.4931


1 καὶ ἐλάλησεν κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν λέγων

2 λάλησον τῷ Ααρων καὶ ἐρεῖς πρὸς αὐτόν ὅταν ἐπιτιθῇς τοὺς λύχνους ἐκ μέρους κατὰ πρόσωπον τῆς λυχνίας φωτιοῦσιν οἱ ἑπτὰ λύχνοι

3 καὶ ἐποίησεν οὕτως Ααρων ἐκ τοῦ ἑνὸς μέρους κατὰ πρόσωπον τῆς λυχνίας ἐξῆψεν τοὺς λύχνους αὐτῆς καθὰ συνέταξεν κύριος τῷ Μωυσῇ

4 καὶ αὕτη ἡ κατασκευὴ τῆς λυχνίας στερεὰ χρυσῆ ὁ καυλὸς αὐτῆς καὶ τὰ κρίνα αὐτῆς στερεὰ ὅλη κατὰ τὸ εἶδος ὃ ἔδειξεν κύριος τῷ Μωυσῇ οὕτως ἐποίησεν τὴν λυχνίαν

5 καὶ ἐλάλησεν κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν λέγων

6 λαβὲ τοὺς Λευίτας ἐκ μέσου υἱῶν Ισραηλ καὶ ἀφαγνιεῖς αὐτούς

7 καὶ οὕτως ποιήσεις αὐτοῖς τὸν ἁγνισμὸν αὐτῶν περιρρανεῖς αὐτοὺς ὕδωρ ἁγνισμοῦ καὶ ἐπελεύσεται ξυρὸν ἐπὶ πᾶν τὸ σῶμα αὐτῶν καὶ πλυνοῦσιν τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν καὶ καθαροὶ ἔσονται

8 καὶ λήμψονται μόσχον ἕνα ἐκ βοῶν καὶ τούτου θυσίαν σεμιδάλεως ἀναπεποιημένην ἐν ἐλαίῳ καὶ μόσχον ἐνιαύσιον ἐκ βοῶν λήμψῃ περὶ ἁμαρτίας

9 καὶ προσάξεις τοὺς Λευίτας ἔναντι τῆς σκηνῆς τοῦ μαρτυρίου καὶ συνάξεις πᾶσαν συναγωγὴν υἱῶν Ισραηλ

10 καὶ προσάξεις τοὺς Λευίτας ἔναντι κυρίου καὶ ἐπιθήσουσιν οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τοὺς Λευίτας

11 καὶ ἀφοριεῖ Ααρων τοὺς Λευίτας ἀπόδομα ἔναντι κυρίου παρὰ τῶν υἱῶν Ισραηλ καὶ ἔσονται ὥστε ἐργάζεσθαι τὰ ἔργα κυρίου

12 οἱ δὲ Λευῖται ἐπιθήσουσιν τὰς χεῖρας ἐπὶ τὰς κεφαλὰς τῶν μόσχων καὶ ποιήσει τὸν ἕνα περὶ ἁμαρτίας καὶ τὸν ἕνα εἰς ὁλοκαύτωμα κυρίῳ ἐξιλάσασθαι περὶ αὐτῶν

13 καὶ στήσεις τοὺς Λευίτας ἔναντι κυρίου καὶ ἔναντι Ααρων καὶ ἔναντι τῶν υἱῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀποδώσεις αὐτοὺς ἀπόδομα ἔναντι κυρίου

14 καὶ διαστελεῖς τοὺς Λευίτας ἐκ μέσου υἱῶν Ισραηλ καὶ ἔσονται ἐμοί

15 καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα εἰσελεύσονται οἱ Λευῖται ἐργάζεσθαι τὰ ἔργα τῆς σκηνῆς τοῦ μαρτυρίου καὶ καθαριεῖς αὐτοὺς καὶ ἀποδώσεις αὐτοὺς ἔναντι κυρίου

16 ὅτι ἀπόδομα ἀποδεδομένοι οὗτοί μοί εἰσιν ἐκ μέσου υἱῶν Ισραηλ ἀντὶ τῶν διανοιγόντων πᾶσαν μήτραν πρωτοτόκων πάντων ἐκ τῶν υἱῶν Ισραηλ εἴληφα αὐτοὺς ἐμοί

17 ὅτι ἐμοὶ πᾶν πρωτότοκον ἐν υἱοῖς Ισραηλ ἀπὸ ἀνθρώπου ἕως κτήνους ᾗ ἡμέρᾳ ἐπάταξα πᾶν πρωτότοκον ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ ἡγίασα αὐτοὺς ἐμοὶ

18 καὶ ἔλαβον τοὺς Λευίτας ἀντὶ παντὸς πρωτοτόκου ἐν υἱοῖς Ισραηλ

19 καὶ ἀπέδωκα τοὺς Λευίτας ἀπόδομα δεδομένους Ααρων καὶ τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτοῦ ἐκ μέσου υἱῶν Ισραηλ ἐργάζεσθαι τὰ ἔργα τῶν υἱῶν Ισραηλ ἐν τῇ σκηνῇ τοῦ μαρτυρίου καὶ ἐξιλάσκεσθαι περὶ τῶν υἱῶν Ισραηλ καὶ οὐκ ἔσται ἐν τοῖς υἱοῖς Ισραηλ προσεγγίζων πρὸς τὰ ἅγια

20 καὶ ἐποίησεν Μωυσῆς καὶ Ααρων καὶ πᾶσα συναγωγὴ υἱῶν Ισραηλ τοῖς Λευίταις καθὰ ἐνετείλατο κύριος τῷ Μωυσῇ περὶ τῶν Λευιτῶν οὕτως ἐποίησαν αὐτοῖς οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ

21 καὶ ἡγνίσαντο οἱ Λευῖται καὶ ἐπλύναντο τὰ ἱμάτια καὶ ἀπέδωκεν αὐτοὺς Ααρων ἀπόδομα ἔναντι κυρίου καὶ ἐξιλάσατο περὶ αὐτῶν Ααρων ἀφαγνίσασθαι αὐτούς

22 καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα εἰσῆλθον οἱ Λευῖται λειτουργεῖν τὴν λειτουργίαν αὐτῶν ἐν τῇ σκηνῇ τοῦ μαρτυρίου ἔναντι Ααρων καὶ ἔναντι τῶν υἱῶν αὐτοῦ καθὼς συνέταξεν κύριος τῷ Μωυσῇ περὶ τῶν Λευιτῶν οὕτως ἐποίησαν αὐτοῖς

23 καὶ ἐλάλησεν κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν λέγων

24 τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ περὶ τῶν Λευιτῶν ἀπὸ πεντεκαιεικοσαετοῦς καὶ ἐπάνω εἰσελεύσονται ἐνεργεῖν ἐν τῇ σκηνῇ τοῦ μαρτυρίου

25 καὶ ἀπὸ πεντηκονταετοῦς ἀποστήσεται ἀπὸ τῆς λειτουργίας καὶ οὐκ ἐργᾶται ἔτι

26 καὶ λειτουργήσει ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ σκηνῇ τοῦ μαρτυρίου φυλάσσειν φυλακάς ἔργα δὲ οὐκ ἐργᾶται οὕτως ποιήσεις τοῖς Λευίταις ἐν ταῖς φυλακαῖς αὐτῶν


‎1 ‏וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃

‎2 ‏דַּבֵּר֙ אֶֽל־אַהֲרֹ֔ן וְאָמַרְתָּ֖ אֵלָ֑יו בְּהַעֲלֹֽתְךָ֙ אֶת־הַנֵּרֹ֔ת אֶל־מוּל֙ פְּנֵ֣י הַמְּנוֹרָ֔ה יָאִ֖ירוּ שִׁבְעַ֥ת הַנֵּרֽוֹת׃

‎3 ‏וַיַּ֤עַשׂ כֵּן֙ אַהֲרֹ֔ן אֶל־מוּל֙ פְּנֵ֣י הַמְּנוֹרָ֔ה הֶעֱלָ֖ה נֵרֹתֶ֑יהָ כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֛ר צִוָּ֥ה יְהוָ֖ה אֶת־מֹשֶֽׁה׃

‎4 ‏וְזֶ֨ה מַעֲשֵׂ֤ה הַמְּנֹרָה֙ מִקְשָׁ֣ה זָהָ֔ב עַד־יְרֵכָ֥הּ עַד־פִּרְחָ֖הּ מִקְשָׁ֣ה הִ֑וא כַּמַּרְאֶ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר הֶרְאָ֤ה יְהוָה֙ אֶת־מֹשֶׁ֔ה כֵּ֥ן עָשָׂ֖ה אֶת־הַמְּנֹרָֽה׃ פ

‎5 ‏וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃

‎6 ‏קַ֚ח אֶת־הַלְוִיִּ֔ם מִתּ֖וֹךְ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְטִהַרְתָּ֖ אֹתָֽם׃

‎7 ‏וְכֹֽה־תַעֲשֶׂ֤ה לָהֶם֙ לְטַֽהֲרָ֔ם הַזֵּ֥ה עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם מֵ֣י חַטָּ֑את וְהֶעֱבִ֤ירוּ תַ֙עַר֙ עַל־כָּל־בְּשָׂרָ֔ם וְכִבְּס֥וּ בִגְדֵיהֶ֖ם וְהִטֶּהָֽרוּ׃

‎8 ‏וְלָֽקְחוּ֙ פַּ֣ר בֶּן־בָּקָ֔ר וּמִנְחָת֔וֹ סֹ֖לֶת בְּלוּלָ֣ה בַשָּׁ֑מֶן וּפַר־שֵׁנִ֥י בֶן־בָּקָ֖ר תִּקַּ֥ח לְחַטָּֽאת׃

‎9 ‏וְהִקְרַבְתָּ֙ אֶת־הַלְוִיִּ֔ם לִפְנֵ֖י אֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד וְהִ֨קְהַלְתָּ֔ אֶֽת־כָּל־עֲדַ֖ת בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎10 ‏וְהִקְרַבְתָּ֥ אֶת־הַלְוִיִּ֖ם לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה וְסָמְכ֧וּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל אֶת־יְדֵיהֶ֖ם עַל־הַלְוִיִּֽם׃

‎11 ‏וְהֵנִיף֩ אַהֲרֹ֨ן אֶת־הַלְוִיִּ֤ם תְּנוּפָה֙ לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה מֵאֵ֖ת בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְהָי֕וּ לַעֲבֹ֖ד אֶת־עֲבֹדַ֥ת יְהוָֽה׃

‎12 ‏וְהַלְוִיִּם֙ יִסְמְכ֣וּ אֶת־יְדֵיהֶ֔ם עַ֖ל רֹ֣אשׁ הַפָּרִ֑ים וַ֠עֲשֵׂה אֶת־הָאֶחָ֨ד חַטָּ֜את וְאֶת־הָאֶחָ֤ד עֹלָה֙ לַֽיהוָ֔ה לְכַפֵּ֖ר עַל־הַלְוִיִּֽם׃

‎13 ‏וְהַֽעֲמַדְתָּ֙ אֶת־הַלְוִיִּ֔ם לִפְנֵ֥י אַהֲרֹ֖ן וְלִפְנֵ֣י בָנָ֑יו וְהֵנַפְתָּ֥ אֹתָ֛ם תְּנוּפָ֖ה לַֽיהוָֽה׃

‎14 ‏וְהִבְדַּלְתָּ֙ אֶת־הַלְוִיִּ֔ם מִתּ֖וֹךְ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְהָ֥יוּ לִ֖י הַלְוִיִּֽם׃

‎15 ‏וְאַֽחֲרֵי־כֵן֙ יָבֹ֣אוּ הַלְוִיִּ֔ם לַעֲבֹ֖ד אֶת־אֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד וְטִֽהַרְתָּ֣ אֹתָ֔ם וְהֵנַפְתָּ֥ אֹתָ֖ם תְּנוּפָֽה׃

‎16 ‏כִּי֩ נְתֻנִ֨ים נְתֻנִ֥ים הֵ֙מָּה֙ לִ֔י מִתּ֖וֹךְ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל תַּחַת֩ פִּטְרַ֨ת כָּל־רֶ֜חֶם בְּכ֥וֹר כֹּל֙ מִבְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לָקַ֥חְתִּי אֹתָ֖ם לִֽי׃

‎17 ‏כִּ֣י לִ֤י כָל־בְּכוֹר֙ בִּבְנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל בָּאָדָ֖ם וּבַבְּהֵמָ֑ה בְּי֗וֹם הַכֹּתִ֤י כָל־בְּכוֹר֙ בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם הִקְדַּ֥שְׁתִּי אֹתָ֖ם לִֽי׃

‎18 ‏וָאֶקַּח֙ אֶת־הַלְוִיִּ֔ם תַּ֥חַת כָּל־בְּכ֖וֹר בִּבְנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎19 ‏וָאֶתְּנָ֨ה אֶת־הַלְוִיִּ֜ם נְתֻנִ֣ים׀ לְאַהֲרֹ֣ן וּלְבָנָ֗יו מִתּוֹךְ֮ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵל֒ לַעֲבֹ֞ד אֶת־עֲבֹדַ֤ת בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ בְּאֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֔ד וּלְכַפֵּ֖ר עַל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְלֹ֨א יִהְיֶ֜ה בִּבְנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ נֶ֔גֶף בְּגֶ֥שֶׁת בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל אֶל־הַקֹּֽדֶשׁ׃

‎20 ‏וַיַּ֨עַשׂ מֹשֶׁ֧ה וְאַהֲרֹ֛ן וְכָל־עֲדַ֥ת בְּנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לַלְוִיִּ֑ם כְּ֠כֹל אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּ֨ה יְהוָ֤ה אֶת־מֹשֶׁה֙ לַלְוִיִּ֔ם כֵּן־עָשׂ֥וּ לָהֶ֖ם בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎21 ‏וַיִּֽתְחַטְּא֣וּ הַלְוִיִּ֗ם וַֽיְכַבְּסוּ֙ בִּגְדֵיהֶ֔ם וַיָּ֨נֶף אַהֲרֹ֥ן אֹתָ֛ם תְּנוּפָ֖ה לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה וַיְכַפֵּ֧ר עֲלֵיהֶ֛ם אַהֲרֹ֖ן לְטַהֲרָֽם׃

‎22 ‏וְאַחֲרֵי־כֵ֞ן בָּ֣אוּ הַלְוִיִּ֗ם לַעֲבֹ֤ד אֶת־עֲבֹֽדָתָם֙ בְּאֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֔ד לִפְנֵ֥י אַהֲרֹ֖ן וְלִפְנֵ֣י בָנָ֑יו כַּאֲשֶׁר֩ צִוָּ֨ה יְהוָ֤ה אֶת־מֹשֶׁה֙ עַל־הַלְוִיִּ֔ם כֵּ֖ן עָשׂ֥וּ לָהֶֽם׃ ס

‎23 ‏וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃

‎24 ‏זֹ֖את אֲשֶׁ֣ר לַלְוִיִּ֑ם מִבֶּן֩ חָמֵ֨שׁ וְעֶשְׂרִ֤ים שָׁנָה֙ וָמַ֔עְלָה יָבוֹא֙ לִצְבֹ֣א צָבָ֔א בַּעֲבֹדַ֖ת אֹ֥הֶל מוֹעֵֽד׃

‎25 ‏וּמִבֶּן֙ חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה יָשׁ֖וּב מִצְּבָ֣א הָעֲבֹדָ֑ה וְלֹ֥א יַעֲבֹ֖ד עֽוֹד׃

‎26 ‏וְשֵׁרֵ֨ת אֶת־אֶחָ֜יו בְּאֹ֤הֶל מוֹעֵד֙ לִשְׁמֹ֣ר מִשְׁמֶ֔רֶת וַעֲבֹדָ֖ה לֹ֣א יַעֲבֹ֑ד כָּ֛כָה תַּעֲשֶׂ֥ה לַלְוִיִּ֖ם בְּמִשְׁמְרֹתָֽם׃ פ


1 Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen, dicens:

2 Loquere Aaron, et dices ad eum: Cum posueris septem lucernas, candelabrum in australi parte erigatur. Hoc igitur præcipe ut lucernæ contra boream e regione respiciant ad mensam panum propositionis, contra eam partem, quam candelabrum respicit, lucere debebunt.

3 Fecitque Aaron, et imposuit lucernas super candelabrum, ut præceperat Dominus Moysi.

4 Hæc autem erat factura candelabri, ex auro ductili, tam medius stipes, quam cuncta quæ ex utroque calamorum latere nascebantur: juxta exemplum quod ostendit Dominus Moysi, ita operatus est candelabrum.

5 Et locutus est Dominus ad Moysen, dicens:

6 Tolle Levitas de medio filiorum Israël, et purificabis eos

7 juxta hunc ritum: aspergantur aqua lustrationis, et radant omnes pilos carnis suæ. Cumque laverint vestimenta sua, et mundati fuerint,

8 tollent bovem de armentis, et libamentum ejus similam oleo conspersam: bovem autem alterum de armento tu accipies pro peccato:

9 et applicabis Levitas coram tabernaculo fœderis, convocata omni multitudine filiorum Israël.

10 Cumque Levitæ fuerint coram Domino, ponent filii Israël manus suas super eos.

11 Et offeret Aaron Levitas, munus in conspectu Domini a filiis Israël, ut serviant in ministerio ejus.

12 Levitæ quoque ponent manus suas super capita boum, e quibus unum facies pro peccato, et alterum in holocaustum Domini, ut depreceris pro eis.

13 Statuesque Levitas in conspectu Aaron et filiorum ejus, et consecrabis oblatos Domino,

14 ac separabis de medio filiorum Israël, ut sint mei.

15 Et postea ingredientur tabernaculum fœderis, ut serviant mihi. Sicque purificabis et consecrabis eos in oblationem Domini: quoniam dono donati sunt mihi a filiis Israël.

16 Pro primogenitis quæ aperiunt omnem vulvam in Israël, accepi eos.

17 Mea sunt enim omnia primogenita filiorum Israël, tam ex hominibus quam ex jumentis. Ex die quo percussi omne primogenitum in terra Ægypti, sanctificavi eos mihi:

18 et tuli Levitas pro cunctis primogenitis filiorum Israël,

19 tradidique eos dono Aaron et filiis ejus de medio populi, ut serviant mihi pro Israël in tabernaculo fœderis, et orent pro eis ne sit in populo plaga, si ausi fuerint accedere ad sanctuarium.

20 Feceruntque Moyses et Aaron et omnis multitudo filiorum Israël super Levitas quæ præceperat Dominus Moysi:

21 purificatique sunt, et laverunt vestimenta sua. Elevavitque eos Aaron in conspectu Domini, et oravit pro eis,

22 ut purificati ingrederentur ad officia sua in tabernaculum fœderis coram Aaron et filiis ejus. Sicut præceperat Dominus Moysi de Levitis, ita factum est.

23 Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen, dicens:

24 Hæc est lex Levitarum: a viginti quinque annis et supra, ingredientur ut ministrent in tabernaculo fœderis.

25 Cumque quinquagesimum annum ætatis impleverint, servire cessabunt,

26 eruntque ministri fratrum suorum in tabernaculo fœderis, ut custodiant quæ sibi fuerunt commendata: opera autem ipsa non faciant. Sic dispones Levitis in custodiis suis.

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