BEMIDBAR (Numbers) 7:1-11

Numbers 7

1 And it came to be, when Mosheh finished setting up the Mishkan, that he anointed it and qadosh it and all its furnishings, as well as the altar and all its utensils. Thus he anointed them and qadosh them.

2 And the leaders of Yisra'ĕl, heads of their fathers' houses who were the leaders of the tribes and over the ones registered, drew near,

3 and they brought their offering before יהוה: six covered wagons and twelve cattle, a wagon for every two of the leaders, and for each one a bull. And they brought them near before the Mishkan.

4 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

5 "Accept from them, and they shall be used in doing the service of the Tent of Appointment. And you shall give them to the Lĕwites, each one according to his service."

6 And Mosheh took the wagons and the cattle, and gave them to the Lĕwites.

7 He gave two wagons and four cattle to the sons of Gĕreshon, according to their service.

8 And he gave four wagons and eight cattle to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the hand of Ithamar, son of Aharon the kohen.

9 But to the sons of Qehath he gave none, because theirs was the service of the qodesh objects, which they bore on their shoulders.

10 And the leaders brought the dedication of the altar in the day it was anointed. So the leaders brought their offering before the altar.

11 And יהוה said to Mosheh, "Let them bring their offering, one leader each day, for the dedication of the altar."