Numbers 3:28
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English Standard Version
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were 8,600, keeping guard over the sanctuary.

King James Bible
In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

American Standard Version
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All of the male sex from one month and upward, eight thousand six hundred: they shall have the guard of the sanctuary,

English Revised Version
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the number of all the males from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Gershonites were divided into two families, containing 7500 males. They were to encamp under their chief Eliasaph, behind the tabernacle, i.e., on the western side (Numbers 3:23, Numbers 3:24), and were to take charge of the dwelling-place and the tent, the covering, the curtain at the entrance, the hangings round the court with the curtains at the door, and the cords of the tent, "in relation to all the service thereof" (Numbers 3:25.); that is to say, according to the more precise injunctions in Numbers 4:25-27, they were to carry the tapestry of the dwelling (the inner covering, Exodus 26:1.), and of the tent (i.e., the covering made of goats' hair, Exodus 26:7.), the covering thereof (i.e., the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of sea-cow skin upon the top of it, Exodus 27:16), the hangings of the court and the curtain at the entrance (Exodus 27:9, Exodus 27:16), which surrounded the altar (of burnt-offering) and the dwelling round about, and their cords, i.e., the cords of the tapestry, coverings, and curtains (Exodus 27:14), and all the instruments of their service, i.e., the things used in connection with their service (Exodus 27:19), and were to attend to everything that had to be done to them; in other words, to perform whatever was usually done with those portions of the sanctuary that are mentioned here, especially in setting up the tabernacle or taking it down. The suffix in מיתריו (Numbers 3:26) does not refer to the court mentioned immediately before; for, according to Numbers 3:37, the Merarites were to carry the cords of the hangings of the court, but to the "dwelling and tent," which stand farther off. In the same way the words, "for all the service thereof," refer to all those portions of the sanctuary that are mentioned, and mean "everything that had to be done or attended to in connection with these things."

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eight thousand

Numbers 4:35,36 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one that enters into the service...

keeping

Numbers 3:7,31 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation...

Cross References
Numbers 3:27
To Kohath belonged the clan of the Amramites and the clan of the Izharites and the clan of the Hebronites and the clan of the Uzzielites; these are the clans of the Kohathites.

Numbers 3:29
The clans of the sons of Kohath were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle,

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