God spoke to Moses saying:
Vayedaber Adonay el-Moshe lemor.
||When you take a census of the Israelites to determine their numbers, each one shall be counted by giving an atonement offering for his life. In this manner, they will not be stricken by the plague when they are counted.
Ki tisa et-rosh beney-Yisra'el lifkudeyhem venatnu ish kofer nafsho l'Adonay bifkod otam velo-yihyeh vahem negef bifkod otam.