Numbers Chapter 4

29[As for] the sons of Merari, you shall count them by their families, according to their fathers' houses.   כטבְּנֵ֖י מְרָרִ֑י לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֥ם לְבֵית־אֲבֹתָ֖ם תִּפְקֹ֥ד אֹתָֽם:
30From the age of thirty years and upward until the age of fifty years, you shall count them, all who come to the legion, to perform service in the Tent of Meeting.   למִבֶּן֩ שְׁלשִׁ֨ים שָׁנָ֜ה וָמַ֗עְלָה וְעַ֛ד בֶּן־חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה תִּפְקְדֵ֑ם כָּל־הַבָּא֙ לַצָּבָ֔א לַֽעֲבֹ֕ד אֶת־עֲבֹדַ֖ת אֹ֥הֶל מוֹעֵֽד:
31This is the charge of their burden for all their service in the Tent of Meeting: the planks of the Mishkan, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets.   לאוְזֹאת֙ מִשְׁמֶ֣רֶת מַשָּׂאָ֔ם לְכָל־עֲבֹֽדָתָ֖ם בְּאֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד קַרְשֵׁי֙ הַמִּשְׁכָּ֔ן וּבְרִיחָ֖יו וְעַמּוּדָ֥יו וַֽאֲדָנָֽיו:
32The pillars of the surrounding courtyard, their sockets, their pegs, and their ropes, all their implements for all the work involved. You shall designate by name the implements charged to them for their burden.   לבוְעַמּוּדֵי֩ הֶֽחָצֵ֨ר סָבִ֜יב וְאַדְנֵיהֶ֗ם וִיתֵֽדֹתָם֙ וּמֵ֣יתְרֵיהֶ֔ם לְכָ֨ל־כְּלֵיהֶ֔ם וּלְכֹ֖ל עֲבֹֽדָתָ֑ם וּבְשֵׁמֹ֣ת תִּפְקְד֔וּ אֶת־כְּלֵ֖י מִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת מַשָּׂאָֽם:
pegs and ropes: of the pillars, since the pegs and ropes of the hangings were included in the burden assigned to the sons of Gershon. There were pegs and ropes for the bottom of the curtains and the hangings so that the wind should not lift them up, and there were pegs and ropes for the pillars all around, from which to hang the hangings from their upper edge with poles and rods, as was taught in [the Baraitha] Melecheth HaMishkan. — [ch. 5]   ויתדתם ומיתריהם: של עמודים, שהרי יתדות ומיתרי הקלעים במשא בני גרשון היו, ויתדות ומיתרים היו ליריעות ולקלעים מלמטה, שלא תגביהם הרוח, ויתדות ומיתרים היו לעמודים סביב לתלות בהם הקלעים בשפתם העליונה, וקלונסאות וקונטסין, כמו ששנויה במלאכת המשכן:
33This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari for all their service in the Tent of Meeting, which was under the supervision of Ithamar the son of Aaron the kohen.   לגזֹ֣את עֲבֹדַ֗ת מִשְׁפְּחֹת֙ בְּנֵ֣י מְרָרִ֔י לְכָל־עֲבֹֽדָתָ֖ם בְּאֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד בְּיַד֙ אִֽיתָמָ֔ר בֶּֽן־אַֽהֲרֹ֖ן הַכֹּהֵֽן:
34Moses, Aaron, and the chieftains of the congregation counted the sons of the Kohathites, according to their families and their fathers' houses.   לדוַיִּפְקֹ֨ד משֶׁ֧ה וְאַֽהֲרֹ֛ן וּנְשִׂיאֵ֥י הָֽעֵדָ֖ה אֶת־בְּנֵ֣י הַקְּהָתִ֑י לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֖ם וּלְבֵ֥ית אֲבֹתָֽם:
35From the age of thirty years and upward, until the age of fifty years, all who come to the legion, for service in the Tent of Meeting.   להמִבֶּ֨ן שְׁלשִׁ֤ים שָׁנָה֙ וָמַ֔עְלָה וְעַ֖ד בֶּן־חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה כָּל־הַבָּא֙ לַצָּבָ֔א לַֽעֲבֹדָ֖ה בְּאֹ֥הֶל מוֹעֵֽד:
36Their tally, according to their families: two thousand, seven hundred and fifty.   לווַיִּֽהְי֥וּ פְקֻֽדֵיהֶ֖ם לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֑ם אַלְפַּ֕יִם שְׁבַ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת וַֽחֲמִשִּֽׁים:
37These are the numbers of the Kohathite families, all who served in the Tent of Meeting, who were counted by Moses and Aaron as directed by the Lord to Moses.   לזאֵ֤לֶּה פְקוּדֵי֙ מִשְׁפְּחֹ֣ת הַקְּהָתִ֔י כָּל־הָֽעֹבֵ֖ד בְּאֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד אֲשֶׁ֨ר פָּקַ֤ד משֶׁה֙ וְאַֽהֲרֹ֔ן עַל־פִּ֥י יְהוָֹ֖ה בְּיַד־משֶֽׁה:
38The tally of the sons of Gershon, according to their families and their fathers' houses.   לחוּפְקוּדֵ֖י בְּנֵ֣י גֵֽרְשׁ֑וֹן לְמִשְׁפְּחוֹתָ֖ם וּלְבֵ֥ית אֲבֹתָֽם:
39From the age of thirty years and upward, until the age of fifty years, all who come to the legion, forservice in the Tent of Meeting.   לטמִבֶּ֨ן שְׁלשִׁ֤ים שָׁנָה֙ וָמַ֔עְלָה וְעַ֖ד בֶּן־חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה כָּל־הַבָּא֙ לַצָּבָ֔א לַֽעֲבֹדָ֖ה בְּאֹ֥הֶל מוֹעֵֽד:
40Their total, according to their families and their fathers' houses: two thousand, six hundred and thirty.   מוַיִּֽהְיוּ֙ פְּקֻ֣דֵיהֶ֔ם לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֖ם לְבֵ֣ית אֲבֹתָ֑ם אַלְפַּ֕יִם וְשֵׁ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת וּשְׁלשִֽׁים:
41These are the numbers of the families of the sons of Gershon, all who served in the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron counted as directed by the Lord.   מאאֵ֣לֶּה פְקוּדֵ֗י מִשְׁפְּחֹת֙ בְּנֵ֣י גֵֽרְשׁ֔וֹן כָּל־הָֽעֹבֵ֖ד בְּאֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד אֲשֶׁ֨ר פָּקַ֥ד משֶׁ֛ה וְאַֽהֲרֹ֖ן עַל־פִּ֥י יְהוָֹֽה:
42The tally of the families of the sons of Merari, according to their families and their fathers' houses.   מבוּפְקוּדֵ֕י מִשְׁפְּחֹ֖ת בְּנֵ֣י מְרָרִ֑י לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֖ם לְבֵ֥ית אֲבֹתָֽם:
43From the age of thirty years and upward, until the age of fifty years, all who come to the legion, for work in the Tent of Meeting.   מגמִבֶּ֨ן שְׁלשִׁ֤ים שָׁנָה֙ וָמַ֔עְלָה וְעַ֖ד בֶּן־חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה כָּל־הַבָּא֙ לַצָּבָ֔א לַֽעֲבֹדָ֖ה בְּאֹ֥הֶל מוֹעֵֽד:
44Their tally, according to their families: three thousand two hundred.   מדוַיִּהְי֥וּ פְקֻֽדֵיהֶ֖ם לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֑ם שְׁל֥שֶׁת אֲלָפִ֖ים וּמָאתָֽיִם:
45These are the numbers of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron counted as directed by the Lord to Moses.   מהאֵ֣לֶּה פְקוּדֵ֔י מִשְׁפְּחֹ֖ת בְּנֵ֣י מְרָרִ֑י אֲשֶׁ֨ר פָּקַ֤ד משֶׁה֙ וְאַֽהֲרֹ֔ן עַל־פִּ֥י יְהוָֹ֖ה בְּיַד־משֶֽׁה:
46All the numbers whom by Moses, Aaron, and the chieftains of Israel counted the Levites according to their families and their fathers' houses,   מוכָּל־הַפְּקֻדִ֡ים אֲשֶׁר֩ פָּקַ֨ד משֶׁ֧ה וְאַֽהֲרֹ֛ן וּנְשִׂיאֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל אֶת־הַֽלְוִיִּ֑ם לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֖ם וּלְבֵ֥ית אֲבֹתָֽם:
47from the age of thirty years and upward until the age of fifty years, who are fit to perform the service for the service and the work of carrying, in the Tent of Meeting.   מזמִבֶּ֨ן שְׁלשִׁ֤ים שָׁנָה֙ וָמַ֔עְלָה וְעַ֖ד בֶּן־חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה כָּל־הַבָּ֗א לַֽעֲבֹ֨ד עֲבֹדַ֧ת עֲבֹדָ֛ה וַֽעֲבֹדַ֥ת מַשָּׂ֖א בְּאֹ֥הֶל מוֹעֵֽד:
to perform the service for the service: This refers to the music with cymbals and harps, which is a service for another service [the sacrifices].   עבדת עבדה: הוא השיר במצלתים וכנורות, שהיא עבודה לעבודה אחרת:
and the work of carrying: As it [the phrase] means literally.   ועבודת משא: כמשמעו:
48Their tally: eight thousand, five hundred and eighty.   מחוַיִּֽהְי֖וּ פְּקֻֽדֵיהֶ֑ם שְׁמֹנַ֣ת אֲלָפִ֔ים וַֽחֲמֵ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת וּשְׁמֹנִֽים:
49As directed by the Lord, they were appointed by Moses, each man to his service and his burden; they were counted as the Lord had commanded Moses.   מטעַל־פִּ֨י יְהוָֹ֜ה פָּקַ֤ד אוֹתָם֙ בְּיַד־משֶׁ֔ה אִ֥ישׁ אִ֛ישׁ עַל־עֲבֹֽדָת֖וֹ וְעַל־מַשָּׂא֑וֹ וּפְקֻדָ֕יו אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּ֥ה יְהוָֹ֖ה אֶת־משֶֽׁה:
They were counted as the Lord had commanded Moses: Those that were counted were as commanded, from the age of thirty years until the age of fifty years.   ופקדיו אשר צוה ה' את משה: ואותן הפקודים היו במצוה מבן שלשים שנה ועד בן חמשים שנה: