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8:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
8:4 This was the work of the lampstand, beaten work of gold; to the base of it, [and] to the flowers of it, it was beaten work: according to the pattern which Yahweh had showed Moses, so he made the lampstand.
8:5 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
8:6 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.
8:7 Thus shall you do to them, to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of expiation on them, and let them cause a razor to pass over all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and cleanse themselves.
8:8 Then let them take a young bull, and its meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil; and another young bull shall you take for a sin- offering.
8:10 and you shall present the Levites before Yahweh. The children of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites:
8:12 The Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls: and offer you the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt offering, to Yahweh, to make atonement for the Levites.
8:13 You shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave-offering to Yahweh.
8:14 Thus shall you separate the Levites from among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine.
8:16 For they are wholly given to me from among the children of Israel; instead of all who open the womb, even the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them to me.
8:18 I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel.
8:19 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 near to the sanctuary?
8:20 Thus did Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the Levites: according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses touching the Levites, so did the children of Israel to them.
8:23 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
8:25 and from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting on the work, and shall serve no more,