‘Only the gold, the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin, and the lead,
Does it seem too small a thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the community of Israel to bring you near to himself, to perform the service of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand before the community to minister to them?
At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi 1 to carry the ark of the Lord’s covenant, to stand before the Lord to serve him, and to formulate blessings 2 in his name, as they do to this very day.
For who dares make light of small beginnings? These seven eyes 1 will joyfully look on the tin tablet 2 in Zerubbabel’s hand. (These are the eyes of the Lord, which constantly range across the whole earth.)