Numbers chapter 7

Offerings from each of the tribes.

 


 

Note: Many people find it morally objectionable that a religion requires the killing of innocent animals.

 


 

OFFERINGS FROM EACH OF THE TRIBES

 

VERSE 1. On the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it with all its furniture, and the altar with all its vessels, and had anointed and sanctified them;

 

VERSE 2. the princes of Israel, the heads of their fathers’ houses, offered. These were the princes of the tribes. These are they who were over those who were counted;

the heads of their fathers’ houses, offered. They all made fine, precious offerings.

Our offerings to the LORD God are to be fine and precious things, not secondary, lesser things.

 

VERSE 3. and they brought their offering before the LORD, six covered wagons and twelve oxen; a wagon for every two of the princes, and for each one an ox. They presented them before the tabernacle.

 

VERSE 4. The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

 

VERSE 5. “Accept these from them, that they may be used in doing the service of the Tent of Meeting; and you shall give them to the Levites, to every man according to his service.”

 

VERSE 6. Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them to the Levites.

 

VERSE 7. He gave two wagons and four oxen to the sons of Gershon, according to their service.

 

VERSE 8. He gave four wagons and eight oxen to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

 

VERSE 9. But to the sons of Kohath he gave none, because the service of the sanctuary belonged to them; they carried it on their shoulders.

 

VERSE 10. The princes gave offerings for the dedication of the altar in the day that it was anointed. The princes gave their offerings before the altar.

 

VERSE 11. The LORD said to Moses, “They shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the dedication of the altar.”

 

DAY 1. THE TRIBE OF JUDAH

 

VERSE 12. He who offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah,

 

VERSE 13. and his offering was: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 14. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 15. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 16. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 17. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 2. THE TRIBE OF ISSACHAR

 

VERSE 18. On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, gave his offering.

 

VERSE 19. He offered for his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 20. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 21. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 22. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 23. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanel the son of Zuar.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 3. THE TRIBE OF ZEBULUN

 

VERSE 24. On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun,

 

VERSE 25. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 26. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 27. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 28. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 29. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 4. THE TRIBE OF REUBEN

 

VERSE 30. On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, prince of the children of Reuben,

 

VERSE 31. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 32. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 33. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 34. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 35. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 5. THE TRIBE OF SIMEON

 

VERSE 36. On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of Simeon,

 

VERSE 37. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 38. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 39. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 40. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 41. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old: this was the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 6. THE TRIBE OF GAD

 

VERSE 42. On the sixth day, Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad,

 

VERSE 43. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 44. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 45. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 46. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 47. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 7. THE TRIBE OF EPHRAIM

 

VERSE 48. On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim,

 

VERSE 49. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 50. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 51. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 52. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 53. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 8. THE TRIBE OF MANASSEH

 

VERSE 54. On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh,

 

VERSE 55. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 56. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 57. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 58. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 59. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 9. THE TRIBE OF BENJAMIN

 

VERSE 60. On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin,

 

VERSE 61. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 62. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 63. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 64. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 65. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 10. THE TRIBE OF DAN

 

VERSE 66. On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, prince of the children of Dan,

 

VERSE 67. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 68. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 69. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 70. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 71. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 11. THE TRIBE OF ASHER

 

VERSE 72. On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ochran, prince of the children of Asher,

 

VERSE 73. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 74. one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 75. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 76. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 77. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ochran.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

DAY 12. THE TRIBE OF NAPHTALI

 

VERSE 78. On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali,

 

VERSE 79. gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

one hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.35 ounces.

 

VERSE 80. one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

 

VERSE 81. one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

bull … ram … male lamb … male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 82. one male goat for a sin offering;

one male goat. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

VERSE 83. and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

cattle … rams …male goats … male lambs. In most of the the Book of Leviticus, the sacrificial animals were to be male. But in some cases, the animal for a sin offering was to be female. Read more »

 

SUMMARY

 

VERSE 84. This was the dedication offering of the altar, on the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve silver platters, twelve silver bowls, twelve golden ladles;

The Message translation: These were the dedication offerings of the leaders of Israel for the anointing of the Altar: twelve silver plates, twelve silver bowls, twelve gold vessels.

 

VERSE 85. each silver platter weighing one hundred thirty shekels, and each bowl seventy; all the silver of the vessels two thousand four hundred shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary;

The Message translation: Each plate weighed three and a quarter pounds and each bowl one and three-quarter pounds. All the plates and bowls together weighed about sixty pounds (using the official Sanctuary weight).

 

VERSE 86. the twelve golden ladles, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the ladles weighed one hundred twenty shekels;

The Message translation: The twelve gold vessels filled with incense weighed four ounces each (using the official Sanctuary weight). Altogether the gold vessels weighed about three pounds.

 

VERSE 87. all the cattle for the burnt offering twelve bulls, the rams twelve, the male lambs a year old twelve, and their meal offering; and twelve male goats for a sin offering;

The Message translation: The sum total of animals used for the Whole-Burnt-Offering together with the Grain-Offering: twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve yearling lambs. For the Absolution-Offering: twelve he-goats.

 

VERSE 88. and all the cattle for the sacrifice of peace offerings: twenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty male goats, and sixty male lambs a year old. This was the dedication offering of the altar, after it was anointed.

The Message translation: The sum total of animals used for the sacrifice of the Peace-Offering: twenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty he-goats, sixty yearling lambs. These were the offerings for the dedication of the Altar after it was anointed.

 

THE VOICE

 

VERSE 89. When Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard his voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the Testimony, from between the two cherubim; and he spoke to him.

This verse is fantastic! Would you consider memorizing it? More great verses to memorize from the Book of Numbers and from the entire Bible.

he heard his voice speaking to him. Prior to this moment, the LORD God had spoken to Moses in various locations.

Now, the LORD God begins speaking within a specific place.

In what locations does the LORD God commune with you? Outdoors? Indoors? A specific building?

 


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