25 The silver obtained from those of the community who were counted in the census(A) was 100 talents[a] and 1,775 shekels,[b] according to the sanctuary shekel— 26 one beka per person,(B) that is, half a shekel,[c] according to the sanctuary shekel,(C) from everyone who had crossed over to those counted, twenty years old or more,(D) a total of 603,550 men.(E) 27 The 100 talents of silver were used to cast the bases(F) for the sanctuary and for the curtain—100 bases from the 100 talents, one talent for each base. 28 They used the 1,775 shekels to make the hooks for the posts, to overlay the tops of the posts, and to make their bands.

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  1. Exodus 38:25 That is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons; also in verse 27
  2. Exodus 38:25 That is, about 44 pounds or about 20 kilograms; also in verse 28
  3. Exodus 38:26 That is, about 1/5 ounce or about 5.7 grams

He called together the priests and Levites and said to them, “Go to the towns of Judah and collect the money(A) due annually from all Israel,(B) to repair the temple of your God. Do it now.” But the Levites(C) did not act at once.

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