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 3:46
 3:47
3:46 [Also take] a redemption for the 273 individuals by which the first-born outnumber the Levites.
Ve'et pduyey hashloshah vehashiv'im vehamatayim ha'odfim al-haLevi'im mibechor beney Yisra'el.
3:47 This shall be 5 shekels for each individual, according to the sanctuary standard, where the shekel is 20 gerahs.
Velakachta chameshet chameshet shkalim lagulgolet beshekel hakodesh tikach esrim gerah hashakel.



Commentary:

273 individuals
  Because there were 22,273 first-born and 22,000 Levites.

5 shekels
  This is the amount for the redemption of a first-born son; see Numbers 3:47, 18:15; Leviticus 27:6.

the shekel is 20 gerahs
  See Exodus 30:13, Leviticus 27:25, Numbers 18:16, Ezekiel 45:12.





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