Numbers 4


4:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
4:2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of
 Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers;
4:3 From thirty years old and upward, even until fifty years
 old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the
 tabernacle of the congregation.
4:4 This [shall be] the service of the sons of Kohath in the
 tabernacle of the congregation, [about] the most holy things.
4:5 And when the camp moveth forward, Aaron shall come, and his
 sons, and they shall take down the covering vail, and cover the
 ark of testimony with it:
4:6 And shall put on it the covering of badgers' skins, and
 shall spread over [it] a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in
 the staffs of it.
4:7 And upon the table of show-bread they shall spread a cloth
 of blue, and put on it the dishes, and the spoons, and the
 bowls, and covers to cover with: and the continual bread shall
 be upon it.
4:8 And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and
 cover the same with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put
 in the staffs of it.
4:9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the
 candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its tongs, and its
 snuff-dishes, and all its oil vessels, with which they minister
 to it:
4:10 And they shall put it, and all its vessels, within a
 covering of badgers' skins, and shall put [it] upon a bar.
4:11 And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of
 blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall
 put to it its staffs.
4:12 And they shall take all the instruments of ministry, with
 which they minister in the sanctuary, and put [them] in a cloth
 of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers' skins, and
 shall put [them] on a bar.
4:13 And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and
 spread a purple cloth upon it:
4:14 And they shall put upon it all its vessels, with which they
 minister about it, [even] the censers, the flesh-hooks, and the
 shovels, and the basins, all the vessels of the altar; and they
 shall spread upon it a covering of badgers' skins, and put to
 it its staffs.
4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering
 the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the
 camp is to move forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall
 come to bear [it]: but they shall not touch [any] holy thing,
 lest they die. These [things are] the burden of the sons of
 Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.
4:16 And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest
 [pertain] the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the
 daily meat-offering, and the anointing oil, [and] the oversight
 of all the tabernacle, and of all that [is] in it, in the
 sanctuary, and in its vessels.
4:17 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
4:18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites
 from among the Levites:
4:19 But thus do to them, that they may live, and not die, when
 they approach to the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall
 go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his
 burden:
4:20 But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are
 covered, lest they die.
4:21 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
4:22 Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the
 house of their fathers, by their families;
4:23 From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old
 shalt thou number them; all that enter in to perform the
 service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
4:24 This [is] the service of the families of the Gershonites,
 to serve, and for burdens:
4:25 And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the
 tabernacle of the congregation, its covering, and the covering
 of the badgers' skins that [is] above upon it, and the hanging
 for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
4:26 And the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the door
 of the gate of the court, which [is] by the tabernacle and by
 the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments
 of their service, and all that is made for them: so shall they
 serve.
4:27 At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the
 service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens,
 and in all their service: and ye shall appoint to them in
 charge all their burdens.
4:28 This [is] the service of the families of the sons of
 Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation: and their charge
 [shall be] under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the
 priest.
4:29 As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them after
 their families, by the house of their fathers;
4:30 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old
 shalt thou number them, every one that entereth into the
 service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.
4:31 And this [is] the charge of their burden, according to all
 their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards
 of the tabernacle, and its bars, and its pillars, and its
 sockets,
4:32 And the pillars of the court round about, and their
 sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their
 instruments, and with all their service: and by name ye shall
 reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden.
4:33 This [is] the service of the families of the sons of
 Merari, according to all their service, in the tabernacle of
 the congregation, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron
 the priest.
4:34 And Moses and Aaron and the chief of the congregation
 numbered the sons of the Kohathites after their families, and
 after the house of their fathers,
4:35 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old,
 every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the
 tabernacle of the congregation:
4:36 And those that were numbered of them by their families were
 two thousand seven hundred and fifty.
4:37 These [were] they that were numbered of the families of the
 Kohathites, all that might do service in the tabernacle of the
 congregation, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the
 commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
4:38 And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon,
 throughout their families, and by the house of their fathers,
4:39 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old,
 every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the
 tabernacle of the congregation,
4:40 Even those that were numbered of them, throughout their
 families, by the house of their fathers, were two thousand and
 six hundred and thirty.
4:41 These [are] they that were numbered of the families of the
 sons of Gershon, of all that might do service in the tabernacle
 of the congregation, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to
 the commandment of the LORD.
4:42 And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of
 Merari, throughout their families, by the house of their
 fathers,
4:43 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old,
 every one that entereth into the service for the work in the
 tabernacle of the congregation,
4:44 Even those that were numbered of them after their families,
 were three thousand and two hundred.
4:45 These [are] those that were numbered of the families of the
 sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the
 word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
4:46 All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and
 Aaron and the chief of Israel numbered, after their families,
 and after the house of their fathers,
4:47 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old,
 every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the
 service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation,
4:48 Even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand
 and five hundred and eighty.
4:49 According to the commandment of the LORD they were numbered
 by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and
 according to his burden: thus were they numbered by him, as the
 LORD commanded Moses.
 
 

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