“‘Alongside the portion set apart as the holy allotment, you will allot for the city an area one and two-thirds miles 1 wide and eight and a quarter miles 2 long; it will be for the whole house of Israel.
Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers for the priests which faced north. There I saw 1 a place at the extreme western end.
whose mother is a Danite and whose father is a Tyrian. 1 He knows how to work with gold, silver, bronze, iron, stones, and wood, as well as purple, violet, white, and crimson fabrics. He knows how to do all kinds of engraving and understands any design given to him. He will work with your skilled craftsmen and the skilled craftsmen of my lord David your father.
Amaziah assembled the people of Judah 1 and assigned them by families to the commanders of units of a thousand and the commanders of units of a hundred for all Judah and Benjamin. He counted those twenty years old and up and discovered there were 300,000 young men of fighting age 2 equipped with spears and shields. 3
They went before Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders and said, “The Lord told Moses to assign us land among our relatives.” 1 So Joshua 2 assigned them land among their uncles, as the Lord had commanded. 3
He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, 1 and his father was a craftsman in bronze from Tyre. He had the skill and knowledge 2 to make all kinds of works of bronze. He reported to King Solomon and did all the work he was assigned.
The priests stood in their assigned spots, along with the Levites who had the musical instruments used for praising the Lord. 1 (These were the ones King David made for giving thanks to the Lord and which were used by David when he offered praise, saying, “Certainly his loyal love endures.”) 2 Opposite the Levites, 3 the priests were blowing the trumpets, while all Israel stood there.
In that day people will sing this taunt song to you – they will mock you with this lament: 1 ‘We are completely destroyed; they sell off 2 the property of my people. How they remove it from me! 3 They assign our fields to the conqueror.’ 4
For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you 1 a measure of faith. 2
He made the large basin of bronze and its pedestal of bronze from the mirrors of the women who served 1 at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
and the one who burns them must wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward he may reenter the camp.
Now the leader of the clan of the families of Merari was Zuriel son of Abihail. These were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.
The appointed responsibilities of the Merarites included the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, its posts, its sockets, its utensils, plus all the service connected with these things, 1