|New International Version (© 2011)|
and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites, as their work required. They were all under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.
King James Bible
And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
American Standard Version
and four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
Young's Literal Translation
and the four of the waggons and the eight of the oxen he hath given to the sons of Merari, according to their service, by the hand of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest;
Numbers 7:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Four wagons - unto the sons of Merari - Because they had the boards, bars, pillars, and sockets of the tabernacle to carry, Numbers 4:31, Numbers 4:32, therefore they had as many more wagons as the Gershonites.
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Numbers 3:36,37 And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof...
Numbers 4:28-33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation...
the sons. Though the Merarites were the most numerous, yet they had the greatest burden, namely, the boards, bars, pillars, and sockets, to carry. Therefore they had double the number of waggons to what the Gershonites had assigned them.
Numbers 7:8 Parallel CommentariesAaron Carts Direction Eight Four Hand Ithamar Ith'amar Merari Merar'i Merarites Oxen Priest Required Service Waggons Wagons WorkAaron Carts Direction Eight Four Hand Ithamar Ith'amar Merari Merar'i Merarites Oxen Priest Required Service Waggons Wagons WorkTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 45:19 "You are also directed to tell them, 'Do this: Take some carts from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get your father and come.
Numbers 4:31 As part of all their service at the tent, they are to carry the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts and bases,
Numbers 4:32 as well as the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, ropes, all their equipment and everything related to their use. Assign to each man the specific things he is to carry.