Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
'Take the Levites in place of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites in place of their cattle. And the Levites shall be Mine; I am the LORD.
And as a redemption price for the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess of the number of
you shall take five shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them
in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs),
and you shall give the money, the redemption price of those who are in excess among them, to Aaron and to his sons.'
So Moses took the redemption money from those who were in excess of the number of
those redeemed by the Levites;