ImmerseBeginnings NLT - Page 226


Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people
of Israel with this special blessing:
‘May the Lord bless you
and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you his favor
and give you his peace.’
Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I
myself will bless them.”
On the day Moses set up the Tabernacle, he anointed it and set it apart as
holy. He also anointed and set apart all its furnishings and the altar with its
utensils. Then the leaders of I­ srael—­the tribal leaders who had registered
the t­ roops—­came and brought their offerings. Together they brought six
large wagons and twelve oxen. There was a wagon for every two leaders
and an ox for each leader. They presented these to the Lord in front of
the Tabernacle.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Receive their gifts, and use these oxen
and wagons for transporting the Tabernacle. Distribute them among the
Levites according to the work they have to do.” So Moses took the wagons
and oxen and presented them to the Levites. He gave two wagons and four
oxen to the Gershonite division for their work, and he gave four wagons
and eight oxen to the Merarite division for their work. All their work was
done under the leadership of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. But he gave
none of the wagons or oxen to the Kohathite division, since they were
required to carry the sacred objects of the Tabernacle on their shoulders.
The leaders also presented dedication gifts for the altar at the time it was
anointed. They each placed their gifts before the altar. The Lord said to
Moses, “Let one leader bring his gift each day for the dedication of the altar.”
On the first day Nahshon son of Amminadab, leader of the tribe of Judah,
presented his offering.
His offering consisted of a silver platter weighing 31/4 pounds and
a silver basin weighing 13/4 pounds (as measured by the weight of
the sanctuary shekel). These were both filled with grain offerings
of choice flour moistened with olive oil. He also brought a gold
container weighing four ounces, which was filled with incense. He

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