8:1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
8:1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

8:2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick.
8:2 "Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand.'"

8:3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof (so as to give light) in front of the candlestick, as Jehovah commanded Moses.
8:3 Aaron therefore did so; he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

8:4 And this was the work of the candlestick, beaten work of gold; unto the base thereof, (and) unto the flowers thereof, it was beaten work: according unto the pattern which Jehovah had showed Moses, so he made the candlestick.
8:4 Now this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold; from its base to its flowers, it was hammered work; according to the pattern which the LORD had showed Moses, so he made the lampstand.

8:5 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
8:5 Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

8:6 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.
8:6 "Take the Levites from among the sons of Israel and cleanse them.

8:7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of expiation upon them, and let them cause a razor to pass over all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and cleanse themselves.
8:7 "And thus you shall do to them, for their cleansing: [sprinkle] purifying water on them, and let them use a razor over their whole body, and wash their clothes, and they shall be clean.

8:8 Then let them take a young bullock, and its meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil; and another young bullock shalt thou take for a sin-offering.
8:8 "Then let them take a bull with its grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil; and a second bull you shall take for a sin offering.

8:9 And thou shalt present the Levites before the tent of meeting: and thou shalt assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel:
8:9 "So you shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting. You shall also assemble the whole congregation of the sons of Israel,

8:10 and thou shalt present the Levites before Jehovah. And the children of Israel shall lay their hands upon the Levites:
8:10 and present the Levites before the LORD; and the sons of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites.

8:11 and Aaron shall offer the Levites before Jehovah for a wave-offering, on the behalf of the children of Israel, that it may be theirs to do the service of Jehovah.
8:11 "Aaron then shall present the Levites before the LORD as a wave offering from the sons of Israel, that they may qualify to perform the service of the LORD.

8:12 And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and offer thou the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, unto Jehovah, to make atonement for the Levites.
8:12 "Now the Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls; then offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to the LORD, to make atonement for the Levites.

8:13 And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave-offering unto Jehovah.
8:13 "And you shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and before his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

8:14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine.
8:14 "Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the sons of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine.

8:15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tent of meeting: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for a wave-offering.
8:15 "Then after that the Levites may go in to serve the tent of meeting. But you shall cleanse them and present them as a wave offering;

8:16 For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of all that openeth the womb, even the first-born of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.
8:16 for they are wholly given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself instead of every first issue of the womb, the first-born of all the sons of Israel.

8:17 For all the first-born among the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself.
8:17 "For every first-born among the sons of Israel is Mine, among the men and among the animals; on the day that I struck down all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for Myself.

8:18 And I have taken the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel.
8:18 "But I have taken the Levites instead of every first-born among the sons of Israel.

8:19 And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tent of meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel; that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.
8:19 "And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the sons of Israel, to perform the service of the sons of Israel at the tent of meeting, and to make atonement on behalf of the sons of Israel, that there may be no plague among the sons of Israel by their coming near to the sanctuary."

8:20 Thus did Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the Levites: according unto all that Jehovah commanded Moses touching the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto them.
8:20 Thus did Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the sons of Israel to the Levites; according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so the sons of Israel did to them.

8:21 And the Levites purified themselves from sin, and they washed their clothes: and Aaron offered them for a wave-offering before Jehovah; and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them.
8:21 The Levites, too, purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes; and Aaron presented them as a wave offering before the LORD. Aaron also made atonement for them to cleanse them.

8:22 And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron, and before his sons: as Jehovah had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they unto them.
8:22 Then after that the Levites went in to perform their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and before his sons; just as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.

8:23 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
8:23 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

8:24 This is that which belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service in the work of the tent of meeting:
8:24 "This is what [applies] to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting.

8:25 and from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the work, and shall serve no more,
8:25 "But at the age of fifty years they shall retire from service in the work and not work any more.

8:26 but shall minister with their brethren in the tent of meeting, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charges.
8:26 "They may, however, assist their brothers in the tent of meeting, to keep an obligation; but they [themselves] shall do no work. Thus you shall deal with the Levites concerning their obligations."