11 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 12 h "When you take the census of the children of Israel for their number, then every man shall give i a 1 ransom for himself to the LORD, when you number them, that there may be no j plague among them when you number them. 13 k "This is what everyone among those who are numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary l (a shekel is twenty gerahs). m The half-shekel shall be an offering to the LORD. 14 "Everyone included among those who are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an 2 offering to the LORD. 15 "The n rich shall not give more and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when you give an offering to the LORD, to make atonement for yourselves. 16 "And you shall take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and o shall 3 appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of meeting, that it may be p a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD, to make atonement for yourselves."New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.