3 40 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Number all the first-born males of the people of Israel, from a month old and upward, taking their number by names. 3 41 And you shall take the Levites for me -I am Yahweh - instead of all the first-born among the people of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the people of Israel." 3 42 So Moses numbered all the first-born among the people of Israel, as Yahweh commanded him. 3 43 And all the first-born males, according to the number of names, from a month old and upward as numbered were twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-three.
3 44 And Yahweh said to Moses, 3 45 "Take the Levites instead of all the first-born among the people of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am Yahweh. 3 46 And for the redemption of the two hundred and seventy-three of the first-born of the people of Israel, over and above the number of the male Levites, 3 47 you shall take five shekels apiece; reckoning by the shekel of the sanctuary, the shekel of twenty gerahs, you shall take them, 3 48 and give the money by which the excess number of them is redeemed to Aaron and his sons." 3 49 So Moses took the redemption money from those who were over and above those redeemed by the Levites; 3 50 from the first-born of the people of Israel he took the money, one thousand three hundred and sixty-five shekels, reckoned by the shekel of the sanctuary; 3 51 and Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and his sons, according to the word of Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.