collect five shekels for each one, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs.
you shall take five shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs),
collect five pieces of silver for each person, each piece weighing the same as the standard sanctuary shekel.
by collecting five shekels for each one, using the Sanctuary shekel (the shekel weighing twenty gerahs).
Will be five shekels for every one, by the scale of the holy place (the shekel is twenty gerahs);
you shall accept five shekels apiece, reckoning by the shekel of the sanctuary, a shekel of twenty gerahs.
"you shall take five shekels for each one individually; you shall take them in the currency of the shekel of the sanctuary, the shekel of twenty gerahs.
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1 tn The verb again is the perfect tense in sequence; the meaning of “take” may be interpreted here with the sense of “collect.”
2 tn The idea is expressed simply by repetition: “take five, five, shekels according to the skull.” They were to collect five shekels for each individual.
3 tn The verb form now is the imperfect of instruction or legislation.
4 tn Heb “them,” referring to the five shekels.
5 sn The sanctuary shekel was first mentioned in Exod 30:13. The half-shekel of Exod 38:26 would then be 10 gerahs. Consequently, the calculations would indicate that five shekels was about two ounces of silver for each person. See R. B. Y. Scott, “Weights and Measures of the Bible,” BA 22 (1951): 22-40, and “The Scale-Weights from Ophel, 1963-1964,” PEQ 97 (1965): 128-39.