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[1] Now this is the history of the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that Yahweh spoke with Moses in Mount Sinai.
[2] These are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
[3] These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests who were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office.
[4] Nadab and Abihu died before Yahweh when they offered strange fire before Yahweh in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children. Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest’s office in the presence of Aaron their father.
[5] Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
[6] “Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.
[7] They shall keep his requirements, and the requirements of the whole congregation before the Tent of Meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.
[8] They shall keep all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting, and the obligations of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.
[9] You shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons. They are wholly given to him on the behalf of the children of Israel.
[10] You shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood, but the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.”
[11] Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
[12] “Behold,§ I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn who open the womb among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine,
[13] for all the firstborn are mine. On the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I made holy to me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and animal. They shall be mine. I am Yahweh.”
[14] Yahweh spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
[15] “Count the children of Levi by their fathers’ houses, by their families. You shall count every male from a month old and upward.”
[16] Moses counted them according to Yahweh’s word, as he was commanded.
[17] These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
[18] These are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei.
[19] The sons of Kohath by their families: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
[20] The sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers’ houses.
[21] Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites. These are the families of the Gershonites.
[22] Those who were counted of them, according to the number of all the males from a month old and upward, even those who were counted of them were seven thousand five hundred.
[23] The families of the Gershonites shall encamp behind the tabernacle westward.
[24] Eliasaph the son of Lael shall be the prince of the fathers’ house of the Gershonites.
[25] The duty of the sons of Gershon in the Tent of Meeting shall be the tabernacle, the tent, its covering, the screen for the door of the Tent of Meeting,
[26] the hangings of the court, the screen for the door of the court which is by the tabernacle and around the altar, and its cords for all of its service.
[27] Of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, the family of the Izharites, the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites. These are the families of the Kohathites.
[28] According to the number of all the males from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand six hundred keeping the requirements of the sanctuary.
[29] The families of the sons of Kohath shall encamp on the south side of the tabernacle.
[30] The prince of the fathers’ house of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
[31] Their duty shall be the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the vessels of the sanctuary with which they minister, the screen, and all its service.
[32] Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, with the oversight of those who keep the requirements of the sanctuary.
[33] Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites and the family of the Mushites. These are the families of Merari.
[34] Those who were counted of them, according to the number of all the males from a month old and upward, were six thousand two hundred.°
[35] The prince of the fathers’ house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They shall encamp on the north side of the tabernacle.
[36] The appointed duty of the sons of Merari shall be the tabernacle’s boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, all its instruments, all its service,
[37] the pillars of the court around it, their sockets, their pins, and their cords.
[38] Those who encamp before the tabernacle eastward, in front of the Tent of Meeting toward the sunrise, shall be Moses, with Aaron and his sons, keeping the requirements of the sanctuary for the duty of the children of Israel. The outsider who comes near shall be put to death.
[39] All who were counted of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron counted at the commandment of Yahweh, by their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty-two thousand.
[40] Yahweh said to Moses, “Count all the firstborn males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.
[41] You shall take the Levites for me—I am Yahweh—instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel; and the livestock of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the livestock of the children of Israel.”
[42] Moses counted, as Yahweh commanded him, all the firstborn among the children of Israel.
[43] All the firstborn males according to the number of names from a month old and upward, of those who were counted of them, were twenty-two thousand two hundred seventy-three.
[44] Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
[45] “Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites instead of their livestock; and the Levites shall be mine. I am Yahweh.
[46] For the redemption of the two hundred seventy-three of the firstborn of the children of Israel who exceed the number of the Levites,
[47] you shall take five shekels apiece for each one; according to the shekel° of the sanctuary you shall take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs°);
[48] and you shall give the money, with which their remainder is redeemed, to Aaron and to his sons.”
[49] Moses took the redemption money from those who exceeded the number of those who were redeemed by the Levites;
[50] from the firstborn of the children of Israel he took the money, one thousand three hundred sixty-five shekels,° according to the shekel of the sanctuary;
[51] and Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and to his sons, according to Yahweh’s word, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Numbers 3:12 “Behold”, from “הִנֵּה”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.
Numbers 3:34 + 22,000 is the sum rounded to 2 significant digits. The sum of the Gershonites, Kohathites, and Merarites given above is 22,300, but the traditional Hebrew text has the number rounded to 2 significant digits, not 3 significant digits.
Numbers 3:47a A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.
Numbers 3:47b A gerah is about 0.5 grams or about 7.7 grains.
Numbers 3:50 A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces, so 1365 shekels is about 13.65 kilograms or about 30 pounds.

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King James w/Strong’s #s

Numbers 3 (KJVS)

[1] These also [are] the generations H8435 of Aaron H175 and Moses H4872 in the day H3117 [that] the LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8763) with Moses H4872 in mount H2022 Sinai H5514.
[2] And these [are] the names H8034 of the sons H1121 of Aaron H175; Nadab H5070 the firstborn H1060, and Abihu H30, Eleazar H499, and Ithamar H385.
[3] These [are] the names H8034 of the sons H1121 of Aaron H175, the priests H3548 which were anointed H4886 (8803), whom he consecrated H4390 (8765) H3027 to minister in the priest’s office H3547 (8763).
[4] And Nadab H5070 and Abihu H30 died H4191 (8799) before H6440 the LORD H3068, when they offered H7126 (8687) strange H2114 (8801) fire H784 before H6440 the LORD H3068, in the wilderness H4057 of Sinai H5514, and they had no children H1121: and Eleazar H499 and Ithamar H385 ministered in the priest’s office H3547 (8762) in the sight H6440 of Aaron H175 their father H1.
[5] And the LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8762) unto Moses H4872, saying H559 (8800),
[6] Bring H7126 the tribe H4294 of Levi H3878 near H7126 (8685), and present H5975 (8689) them before H6440 Aaron H175 the priest H3548, that they may minister H8334 (8765) unto him.
[7] And they shall keep H8104 (8804) his charge H4931, and the charge H4931 of the whole congregation H5712 before H6440 the tabernacle H168 of the congregation H4150, to do H5647 (8800) the service H5656 of the tabernacle H4908.
[8] And they shall keep H8104 (8804) all the instruments H3627 of the tabernacle H168 of the congregation H4150, and the charge H4931 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478, to do H5647 (8800) the service H5656 of the tabernacle H4908.
[9] And thou shalt give H5414 (8804) the Levites H3881 unto Aaron H175 and to his sons H1121: they [are] wholly given H5414 (8803) unto him out of the children H1121 of Israel H3478.
[10] And thou shalt appoint H6485 (8799) Aaron H175 and his sons H1121, and they shall wait on H8104 (8804) their priest’s office H3550: and the stranger H2114 (8801) that cometh nigh H7131 shall be put to death H4191 (8714).
[11] And the LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8762) unto Moses H4872, saying H559 (8800),
[12] And I, behold, I have taken H3947 (8804) the Levites H3881 from among H8432 the children H1121 of Israel H3478 instead of all the firstborn H1060 that openeth H6363 the matrix H7358 among the children H1121 of Israel H3478: therefore the Levites H3881 shall be mine;
[13] Because all the firstborn H1060 [are] mine; [for] on the day H3117 that I smote H5221 (8687) all the firstborn H1060 in the land H776 of Egypt H4714 I hallowed H6942 (8689) unto me all the firstborn H1060 in Israel H3478, both man H120 and beast H929: mine shall they be: I [am] the LORD H3068.
[14] And the LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8762) unto Moses H4872 in the wilderness H4057 of Sinai H5514, saying H559 (8800),
[15] Number H6485 (8798) the children H1121 of Levi H3878 after the house H1004 of their fathers H1, by their families H4940: every male H2145 from a month H2320 old H1121 and upward H4605 shalt thou number H6485 (8799) them.
[16] And Moses H4872 numbered H6485 (8799) them according to the word H6310 of the LORD H3068, as he was commanded H6680 (8795).
[17] And these were the sons H1121 of Levi H3878 by their names H8034; Gershon H1648, and Kohath H6955, and Merari H4847.
[18] And these [are] the names H8034 of the sons H1121 of Gershon H1648 by their families H4940; Libni H3845, and Shimei H8096.
[19] And the sons H1121 of Kohath H6955 by their families H4940; Amram H6019, and Izehar H3324, Hebron H2275, and Uzziel H5816.
[20] And the sons H1121 of Merari H4847 by their families H4940; Mahli H4249, and Mushi H4187. These [are] H1992 the families H4940 of the Levites H3881 according to the house H1004 of their fathers H1.
[21] Of Gershon H1648 [was] the family H4940 of the Libnites H3846, and the family H4940 of the Shimites H8097: these [are] the families H4940 of the Gershonites H1649.
[22] Those that were numbered H6485 (8803) of them, according to the number H4557 of all the males H2145, from a month H2320 old H1121 and upward H4605, [even] those that were numbered H6485 (8803) of them [were] seven H7651 thousand H505 and five H2568 hundred H3967.
[23] The families H4940 of the Gershonites H1649 shall pitch H2583 (8799) behind H310 the tabernacle H4908 westward H3220.
[24] And the chief H5387 of the house H1004 of the father H1 of the Gershonites H1649 [shall be] Eliasaph H460 the son H1121 of Lael H3815.
[25] And the charge H4931 of the sons H1121 of Gershon H1648 in the tabernacle H168 of the congregation H4150 [shall be] the tabernacle H4908, and the tent H168, the covering H4372 thereof, and the hanging H4539 for the door H6607 of the tabernacle H168 of the congregation H4150,
[26] And the hangings H7050 of the court H2691, and the curtain H4539 for the door H6607 of the court H2691, which [is] by the tabernacle H4908, and by the altar H4196 round about H5439, and the cords H4340 of it for all the service H5656 thereof.
[27] And of Kohath H6955 [was] the family H4940 of the Amramites H6020, and the family H4940 of the Izeharites H3325, and the family H4940 of the Hebronites H2276, and the family H4940 of the Uzzielites H5817: these [are] the families H4940 of the Kohathites H6956.
[28] In the number H4557 of all the males H2145, from a month H2320 old H1121 and upward H4605, [were] eight H8083 thousand H505 and six H8337 hundred H3967, keeping H8104 (8802) the charge H4931 of the sanctuary H6944.
[29] The families H4940 of the sons H1121 of Kohath H6955 shall pitch H2583 (8799) on the side H3409 of the tabernacle H4908 southward H8486.
[30] And the chief H5387 of the house H1004 of the father H1 of the families H4940 of the Kohathites H6956 [shall be] Elizaphan H469 the son H1121 of Uzziel H5816.
[31] And their charge H4931 [shall be] the ark H727, and the table H7979, and the candlestick H4501, and the altars H4196, and the vessels H3627 of the sanctuary H6944 wherewith they minister H8334 (8762), and the hanging H4539, and all the service H5656 thereof.
[32] And Eleazar H499 the son H1121 of Aaron H175 the priest H3548 [shall be] chief H5387 over the chief H5387 of the Levites H3881, [and have] the oversight H6486 of them that keep H8104 (8802) the charge H4931 of the sanctuary H6944.
[33] Of Merari H4847 [was] the family H4940 of the Mahlites H4250, and the family H4940 of the Mushites H4188: these [are] the families H4940 of Merari H4847.
[34] And those that were numbered H6485 (8803) of them, according to the number H4557 of all the males H2145, from a month H2320 old H1121 and upward H4605, [were] six H8337 thousand H505 and two hundred H3967.
[35] And the chief H5387 of the house H1004 of the father H1 of the families H4940 of Merari H4847 [was] Zuriel H6700 the son H1121 of Abihail H32: [these] shall pitch H2583 (8799) on the side H3409 of the tabernacle H4908 northward H6828.
[36] And [under] the custody H6486 and charge H4931 of the sons H1121 of Merari H4847 [shall be] the boards H7175 of the tabernacle H4908, and the bars H1280 thereof, and the pillars H5982 thereof, and the sockets H134 thereof, and all the vessels H3627 thereof, and all that serveth H5656 thereto,
[37] And the pillars H5982 of the court H2691 round about H5439, and their sockets H134, and their pins H3489, and their cords H4340.
[38] But those that encamp H2583 (8802) before H6440 the tabernacle H4908 toward the east H6924, [even] before H6440 the tabernacle H168 of the congregation H4150 eastward H4217, [shall be] Moses H4872, and Aaron H175 and his sons H1121, keeping H8104 (8802) the charge H4931 of the sanctuary H4720 for the charge H4931 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478; and the stranger H2114 (8801) that cometh nigh H7131 shall be put to death H4191 (8714).
[39] All that were numbered H6485 (8803) of the Levites H3881, which Moses H4872 and Aaron H175 numbered H6485 (8804) at the commandment H6310 of the LORD H3068, throughout their families H4940, all the males H2145 from a month H2320 old H1121 and upward H4605, [were] twenty H6242 and two H8147 thousand H505.
[40] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto Moses H4872, Number H6485 (8798) all the firstborn H1060 of the males H2145 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478 from a month H2320 old H1121 and upward H4605, and take H5375 (8798) the number H4557 of their names H8034.
[41] And thou shalt take H3947 (8804) the Levites H3881 for me (I [am] the LORD H3068) instead of all the firstborn H1060 among the children H1121 of Israel H3478; and the cattle H929 of the Levites H3881 instead of all the firstlings H1060 among the cattle H929 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478.
[42] And Moses H4872 numbered H6485 (8799), as the LORD H3068 commanded H6680 (8765) him, all the firstborn H1060 among the children H1121 of Israel H3478.
[43] And all the firstborn H1060 males H2145 by the number H4557 of names H8034, from a month H2320 old H1121 and upward H4605, of those that were numbered H6485 (8803) of them, were twenty H6242 and two H8147 thousand H505 two hundred H3967 and threescore and thirteen H7657 H7969.
[44] And the LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8762) unto Moses H4872, saying H559 (8800),
[45] Take H3947 (8798) the Levites H3881 instead of all the firstborn H1060 among the children H1121 of Israel H3478, and the cattle H929 of the Levites H3881 instead of their cattle H929; and the Levites H3881 shall be mine: I [am] the LORD H3068.
[46] And for those that are to be redeemed H6302 of the two hundred H3967 and threescore and thirteen H7657 H7969 of the firstborn H1060 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478, which are more H5736 (8802) than H5921 the Levites H3881;
[47] Thou shalt even take H3947 (8804) five H2568 shekels H8255 apiece by the poll H1538, after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary H6944 shalt thou take H3947 (8799) [them]: (the shekel H8255 [is] twenty H6242 gerahs H1626:)
[48] And thou shalt give H5414 (8804) the money H3701, wherewith the odd number H5736 (8802) of them is to be redeemed H6302, unto Aaron H175 and to his sons H1121.
[49] And Moses H4872 took H3947 (8799) the redemption H6306 money H3701 of them that were over H5736 (8802) and above them that were redeemed H6302 by the Levites H3881:
[50] Of the firstborn H1060 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478 took H3947 (8804) he the money H3701; a thousand H505 three H7969 hundred H3967 and threescore H8346 and five H2568 [shekels], after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary H6944:
[51] And Moses H4872 gave H5414 (8799) the money H3701 of them that were redeemed H6302 (8675) H6306 unto Aaron H175 and to his sons H1121, according to the word H6310 of the LORD H3068, as the LORD H3068 commanded H6680 (8765) Moses H4872.

Young’s Literal Translation

Numbers 3 (YLT)

[1] And these are births of Aaron and Moses, in the day of Jehovah’s speaking with Moses in mount Sinai.
[2] And these are the names of the sons of Aaron: the first-born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar;
[3] these are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, whose hand he hath consecrated for acting as priest.
[4] And Nadab dieth-Abihu also-before Jehovah, in their bringing near strange fire before Jehovah, in the wilderness of Sinai, and sons they had not; and Eleazar-Ithamar also-acteth as priest in the presence of Aaron their father.
[5] And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
[6] ‘Bring near the tribe of Levi, and thou hast caused it to stand before Aaron the priest, and they have served him,
[7] and kept his charge, and the charge of all the company before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle;
[8] and they have kept all the vessels of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle;
[9] and thou hast given the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are surely given to him out of the sons of Israel.
[10] ‘And Aaron and his sons thou dost appoint, and they have kept their priesthood, and the stranger who cometh near is put to death.’
[11] And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
[12] ‘And I, lo, I have taken the Levites from the midst of the sons of Israel instead of every first-born opening a womb among the sons of Israel, and the Levites have been Mine;
[13] for Mine is every first-born, in the day of My smiting every first-born in the land of Egypt I have sanctified to Myself every first-born in Israel, from man unto beast; Mine they are; I am Jehovah.’
[14] And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
[15] ‘Number the sons of Levi by the house of their fathers, by their families; every male from a son of a month and upward thou dost number them.’
[16] And Moses numbereth them according to the command of Jehovah, as he hath been commanded.
[17] And these are sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
[18] And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei.
[19] And the sons of Kohath, by their families, are Amram and Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.
[20] And the sons of Merari by their families are Mahli and Mushi; these are the families of the Levites, by the house of their fathers.
[21] Of Gershon is the family of the Libnite, and the family of the Shimite; these are the families of the Gershonite.
[22] Their numbered ones, in number, every male from a son of a month and upward, their numbered ones are seven thousand and five hundred.
[23] The families of the Gershonite, behind the tabernacle, do encamp westward.
[24] And the prince of a father’s house for the Gershonite is Eliasaph son of Lael.
[25] And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting is the tabernacle, and the tent, its covering, and the vail at the opening of the tent of meeting,
[26] and the hangings of the court, and the vail at the opening of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and its cords, to all its service.
[27] And of Kohath is the family of the Amramite, and the family of the Izharite, and the family of the Hebronite, and the family of the Uzzielite; these are families of the Kohathite.
[28] In number, all the males, from a son of a month and upward, are eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.
[29] The families of the sons of Kohath encamp by the side of the tabernacle southward.
[30] And the prince of a father’s house for the families of the Kohathite is Elizaphan son of Uzziel.
[31] And their charge is the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary with which they serve, and the vail, and all its service.
[32] And to the prince of the princes of the Levites, Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, is the oversight of the keepers of the charge of the sanctuary.
[33] Of Merari is the family of the Mahlite, and the family of the Mushite; these are the families of Merari.
[34] And their numbered ones, in number, all the males from a son of a month and upward, are six thousand and two hundred.
[35] And the prince of a father’s house for the families of Merari is Zuriel son of Abihail; by the side of the tabernacle they encamp northward.
[36] And the oversight-the charge of the sons of Merari-is the boards of the tabernacle, and its bars, and its pillars, and its sockets, and all its vessels, and all its service,
[37] and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.
[38] And those encamping before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting, at the east, are Moses and Aaron, and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the sons of Israel, and the stranger who cometh near is put to death.
[39] All those numbered of the Levites whom Moses numbered-Aaron also-by the command of Jehovah, by their families, every male from a son of a month and upward, are two and twenty thousand.
[40] And Jehovah saith unto Moses, ‘Number every first-born male of the sons of Israel from a son of a month and upward, and take up the number of their names;
[41] and thou hast taken the Levites for Me (I am Jehovah), instead of every first-born among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of every firstling among the cattle of the sons of Israel.’
[42] And Moses numbereth, as Jehovah hath commanded him, all the first-born among the sons of Israel.
[43] And all the first-born-male-by the number of names, from a son of a month and upward, of their numbered ones, are two and twenty thousand two hundred and seventy and three.
[44] And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
[45] ‘Take the Levites instead of every first-born among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites have been Mine; I am Jehovah.
[46] ‘And from those ransomed of the two hundred and seventy and three (who are more than the Levites) of the first-born of the sons of Israel,
[47] thou hast even taken five shekels a-piece by the poll-by the shekel of the sanctuary thou takest; twenty gerahs the shekel is;
[48] and thou hast given the money to Aaron, and to his sons, whereby those over and above are ransomed.’
[49] And Moses taketh the ransom money from those over and above those ransomed by the Levites;
[50] from the first-born of the sons of Israel he hath taken the money, a thousand and three hundred and sixty and five-by the shekel of the sanctuary;
[51] and Moses giveth the money of those ransomed to Aaron, and to his sons, according to the command of Jehovah, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.