The Levites are numbered and their offices distinguished. They are taken in the place of the firstborn of the children of Israel.
1 These are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that the Lord spoke to Moses in mount Sinai.
Hae sunt generationes Aaron et Moysi in die qua locutus est Dominus ad Moysen in monte Sinai.
2 And these the names of the sons of Aaron: his firstborn Nadab, then Abiu, and Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Et haec nomina filiorum Aaron : primogenitus ejus Nadab, deinde Abiu, et Eleazar, et Ithamar.
3 These the names of the sons of Aaron the priests that were anointed, and whose hands were filled and consecrated, to do the functions of priesthood.
Haec nomina filiorum Aaron sacerdotum qui uncti sunt, et quorum repletae et consecratae manus ut sacerdotio fungerentur.
4 Now Nadab and Abiu died, without children, when they offered strange fire before the Lord, in the desert of Sinai: and Eleazar and Ithamar performed the priestly office in the presence of Aaron their father.
Mortui sunt enim Nadab et Abiu cum offerrent ignem alienum in conspectu Domini in deserto Sinai, absque liberis : functique sunt sacerdotio Eleazar et Ithamar coram Aaron patre suo.
5 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen, dicens :
6 Bring the tribe of Levi, and make them stand in the sight of Aaron the priest to minister to him, and let them watch,
Applica tribum Levi, et fac stare in conspectu Aaron sacerdotis ut ministrent ei, et excubent,
7 And observe whatsoever appertaineth to the service of the multitude before the tabernacle of the testimony,
et observent quidquid ad cultum pertinet multitudinis coram tabernaculo testimonii,
8 And let them keep the vessels of the tabernacle, serving in the ministry thereof.
et custodiant vasa tabernaculi, servientes in ministerio ejus.
9 And thou shalt give the Levites for a gift,
Dabisque dono Levitas
10 To Aaron and to his sons, to whom they are delivered by the children of Israel. But thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons over the service of priesthood. The stranger that approacheth to minister, shall be put to death.
Aaron et filiis ejus, quibus traditi sunt a filiis Israel. Aaron autem et filios ejus constitues super cultum sacerdotii. Externus, qui ad ministrandum accesserit, morietur.
11 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen, dicens :
12 I have taken the Levites from the children of Israel, for every firstborn that openeth the womb among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be mine.
Ego tuli Levitas a filiis Israel pro omni primogenito, qui aperit vulvam in filiis Israel, eruntque Levitae mei.
13 For every firstborn is mine: since I struck the firstborn in the land of Egypt: I have sanctified to myself whatsoever is firstborn in Israel both of man and beast, they are mine: I am the Lord.
Meum est enim omne primogenitum : ex quo percussi primogenitos in terra Aegypti, sanctificavi mihi quidquid primum nascitur in Israel : ab homine usque ad pecus, mei sunt. Ego Dominus.
14 And the Lord spoke to Moses in the desert of Sinai, saying:
Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen in deserto Sinai, dicens :
15 Number the sons of Levi by the houses of their fathers and their families, every male from one month and upward.
Numera filios Levi per domos patrum suorum et familias, omnem masculum ab uno mense et supra.
16 Moses numbered them as the Lord had commanded.
Numeravit Moyses, ut praeceperat Dominus,
17 And there were found sons of Levi by their names, Gerson and Caath and Merari.
et inventi sunt filii Levi per nomina sua, Gerson et Caath et Merari.
18 The sons of Gerson: Lebni and Semei.
Filii Gerson : Lebni et Semei.
19 The sons of Caath: Amram, and Jesaar, Hebron and Oziel:
Filii Caath : Amram et Jesaar, Hebron et Oziel.
20 The sons of Merari: Moholi and Musi.
Filii Merari : Moholi et Musi.
21 Of Gerson were two families, the Lebnites, and the Semeites:
De Gerson fuere familiae duae, Lebnitica, et Semeitica :
22 Of which were numbered, people of the male sex from one month and upward, seven thousand five hundred.
quarum numeratus est populus sexus masculini ab uno mense et supra, septem millia quingenti.
23 These shall pitch behind the tabernacle on the west,
Hi post tabernaculum metabuntur ad occidentem,
24 Under their prince Eliasaph the son of Lael.
sub principe Eliasaph filio Lael.
25 And their charge shall be in the tabernacle of the covenant:
Et habebunt excubias in tabernaculo foederis,
26 The tabernacle itself and the cover thereof, the hanging that is drawn before the doors of the tabernacle of the covenant, and the curtains of the court: the hanging also that is hanged in the entry of the court of the tabernacle, and whatsoever belongeth to the rite of the altar, the cords of the tabernacle, and all the furniture thereof.
ipsum tabernaculum et operimentum ejus, tentorium quod trahitur ante fores tecti foederis, et cortinas atrii : tentorium quoque quod appenditur in introitu atrii tabernaculi, et quidquid ad ritum altaris pertinet, funes tabernaculi et omnia utensilia ejus.
27 Of the kindred of Caath come the families of the Amramites and Jesaarites and Hebronites and Ozielites. These are the families of the Caathites reckoned up by their names:
Cognatio Caath habebit populos Amramitas et Jesaaritas et Hebronitas et Ozielitas. Hae sunt familiae Caathitarum recensitae per nomina sua.
28 All of the male sex from one month and upward, eight thousand six hundred: they shall have the guard of the sanctuary,
Omnes generis masculini ab uno mense et supra, octo millia sexcenti habebunt excubias sanctuarii,
29 And shall camp on the south side.
et castrametabuntur ad meridianam plagam.
30 And their prince shall be Elisaphan the son of Oziel:
Princepsque eorum erit Elisaphan filius Oziel :
31 And they shall keep the ark, and the table and the candlestick, the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary, wherewith they minister, and the veil, and all the furniture of this kind.
et custodient arcam, mensamque et candelabrum, altaria et vasa sanctuarii, in quibus ministratur, et velum, cunctamque hujuscemodi supellectilem.
32 And the prince of the princes of the Levites, Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, shall be over them that watch for the guard of the sanctuary.
Princeps autem principum Levitarum Eleazar filius Aaron sacerdotis, erit super excubitores custodiae sanctuarii.
33 And of Merari are the families of the Moholites, and Musites, reckoned up by their names:
At vero de Merari erunt populi Moholitae et Musitae recensiti per nomina sua :
34 All of the male kind from one month and upward, six thousand two hundred.
omnes generis masculini ab uno mense et supra, sex millia ducenti.
35 Their prince Suriel the son of Abihaiel: they shall camp on the north side.
Princeps eorum Suriel filius Abihaiel : in plaga septentrionali castrametabuntur.
36 Under their custody shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars, and the pillars and their sockets, and all things that pertain to this kind of service:
Erunt sub custodia eorum tabulae tabernaculi et vectes, et columnae ac bases earum, et omnia quae ad cultum hujuscemodi pertinent :
37 And the pillars of the court round about with their sockets, and the pins with their cords.
columnaeque atrii per circuitum cum basibus suis, et paxilli cum funibus.
38 Before the tabernacle of the covenant, that is to say on the east side, shall Moses and Aaron camp, with their sons, having the custody of the sanctuary, in the midst of the children of Israel. What stranger soever cometh unto it, shall be put to death.
Castrametabuntur ante tabernaculum foederis, id est, ad orientalem plagam, Moyses et Aaron cum filiis suis, habentes custodiam sanctuarii in medio filiorum Israel. Quisquis alienus accesserit, morietur.
39 All the Levites, that Moses and Aaron numbered according to the precept of the Lord, by their families, of the male kind from one month and upward, were twenty-two thousand.
Omnes Levitae, quos numeraverunt Moyses et Aaron juxta praeceptum Domini per familias suas in genere masculino a mense uno et supra, fuerunt viginti duo millia.
40 And the Lord said to Moses: Number the firstborn of the male sex of the children of Israel, from one month and upward, and thou shalt take the sum of them.
Et ait Dominus ad Moysen : Numera primogenitos sexus masculini de filiis Israel ab uno mense et supra, et habebis summam eorum.
41 And thou shalt take the Levites to me for all the firstborn of the children of Israel, I am the Lord: and their cattle for all the firstborn of the cattle of the children of Israel:
Tollesque Levitas mihi pro omni primogenito filiorum Israel : ego sum Dominus : et pecora eorum pro universis primogenitis pecorum filiorum Israel.
42 Moses reckoned up, as the Lord had commanded, the firstborn of the children of Israel:
Recensuit Moyses, sicut praeceperat Dominus, primogenitos filiorum Israel :
43 And the males by their names, from one month and upward, were twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-three.
et fuerunt masculi per nomina sua, a mense uno et supra, viginti duo millia ducenti septuaginta tres.
44 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen, dicens :
45 Take the Levites for the firstborn of the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites for their cattle, and the Levites shall be mine. I am the Lord.
Tolle Levitas pro primogenitis filiorum Israel, et pecora Levitarum pro pecoribus eorum, eruntque Levitae mei. Ego sum Dominus.
46 But for the price of the two hundred and seventy-three, of the firstborn of the children of Israel, that exceed the number of the Levites,
In pretio autem ducentorum septuaginta trium, qui excedunt numerum Levitarum de primogenitis filiorum Israel,
47 Thou shalt take five sicles for every head, according to the weight of the sanctuary. A sicle hath twenty obols.
accipies quinque siclos per singula capita ad mensuram sanctuarii ( siclus habet viginti obolos) :
48 And then shalt give the money to Aaron and his sons, the price of them that are above.
dabisque pecuniam Aaron et filiis ejus pretium eorum qui supra sunt.
49 Moses therefore took the money of them that were above, and whom they had redeemed from the Levites,
Tulit igitur Moyses pecuniam eorum, qui fuerant amplius, et quos redemerant a Levitis,
50 For the firstborn of the children of Israel, one thousand three hundred and sixty-five sicles, according to the weight of the sanctuary,
pro primogenitis filiorum Israel, mille trecentorum sexaginta quinque siclorum juxta pondus sanctuarii :
51 And gave it to Aaron and his sons, according to the word that the Lord had commanded him.
et dedit eam Aaron et filiis ejus juxta verbum quod praeceperat sibi Dominus.