And so when the altar was dedicated to the Lord, these twelve leaders brought the following gifts: twelve silver bowls and twelve silver sprinkling bowls, weighing a total of about sixty pounds, according to the official standards; twelve gold dishes filled with incense and weighing about three pounds; twelve bulls, twelve full-grown rams, and twelve rams a year old as sacrifices to please the Lord, along with the proper grain sacrifices; twelve goats as sacrifices for sin; and twenty-four bulls, sixty full-grown rams, sixty goats, and sixty rams a year old as sacrifices to ask the Lord’s blessing.
These were the offerings made by the princes of Israel in the dedication of the altar, in the day wherein it was consecrated. Twelve dishes of silver: twelve silver bowls: twelve little mortars of gold:
So all these things were the gifts from the leaders of the Israelites. They brought them during the time that Moses dedicated the altar by anointing it. They brought 12 silver plates, 12 silver bowls, and 12 gold spoons.
So these were the gifts from the Israelite leaders when ·oil was poured on the altar [the altar was anointed] ·and it was given for service to the Lord[to dedicate it]: twelve silver plates, twelve silver bowls, and twelve gold dishes.
The totals of the offerings brought by the twelve leaders for the dedication of the altar were as follows: twelve silver bowls and twelve silver basins weighing a total of 60 poundstwelve gold dishes weighing a total of 48 ounces, filled with incensetwelve bulls, twelve rams, and twelve one-year-old lambs, plus the grain offerings that go with them, for the burnt offeringstwelve goats for the sin offeringstwenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty goats, sixty one-year-old lambs, for the fellowship offerings
So these were the gifts from the Israelite leaders. Moses poured oil on the altar. And they brought their gifts to give the altar for service to the Lord. They brought 12 silver plates, 12 silver bowls and 12 gold dishes.
So, beginning the day the altar was anointed, it was dedicated by these gifts from the chiefs of the tribes of Israel. Their combined offerings were as follows: 12 silver platters (each weighing about three pounds); 12 silver bowls (each weighing about two pounds); (so the total weight of the silver was about sixty pounds); 12 gold trays (the trays weighing about four ounces apiece); (so the total weight of gold was about three pounds).
Those were the offerings the Israelite leaders brought. They gave them to set the altar apart when it was anointed with olive oil. They gave 12 silver plates, 12 silver sprinkling bowls and 12 gold dishes.
This is what the heads of the Israelite families offered up at the occasion of the altar’s dedication (when it was anointed): 12 silver plates, 12 silver bowls (to hold the blood of sacrifices as it was dashed on the altar), and 12 gold dishes.
These things were offered of the sons of Israel, in the hallowing of the altar, in the day in which it was hallowed; silver vessels to prove incense and such things twelve, silver basins twelve, golden spoons twelve; (These were the things that were offered by the leaders of Israel, for the dedication of the altar, on the day in which it was anointed; twelve silver vessels, twelve silver basins, and twelve gold saucers;)
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