21 So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them carts,(A) as Pharaoh had commanded, and he also gave them provisions for their journey.(B)

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27 But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts(A) Joseph had sent to carry him back, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.

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Then Jacob left Beersheba,(A) and Israel’s(B) sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts(C) that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.

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They brought as their gifts before the Lord six covered carts(A) and twelve oxen—an ox from each leader and a cart from every two. These they presented before the tabernacle.

The Lord said to Moses, “Accept these from them, that they may be used in the work at the tent of meeting. Give them to the Levites as each man’s work requires.”

So Moses took the carts and oxen and gave them to the Levites. He gave two carts and four oxen to the Gershonites,(B) as their work required, and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites,(C) as their work required. They were all under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.

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