Numbers 10:21
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New International Version
Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy things. The tabernacle was to be set up before they arrived.

King James Bible
And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Kohathites set forward bearing the sanctuary: and [the others] set up the tabernacle whilst they came.

World English Bible
The Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary. The others set up the tabernacle before they arrived.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Kohathites have journeyed, bearing the tabernacle, and the others have raised up the tabernacle until their coming in.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The standard - of Judah - See this order of marching explained at large on Numbers 2 (note). The following is the order in which this vast company proceeded in their march: -

Judah Issachar Zebulun Gershonites, and Merarites carrying the tabernacle.

Reuben Simeon Gad The Kohathites with the sanctuary.

Ephraim Manasseh Benjamin

Dan Asher Naphtali.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Kohathites

Numbers 2:17 Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the middle of the camp: as they encamp...

Numbers 3:27-32 And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the Hebronites...

Numbers 4:4-16 This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things...

Numbers 7:9 But to the sons of Kohath he gave none...

1 Chronicles 16:2,12-15 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD...

the other did. that is, the Gershonites and the Merarites

Numbers 10:17 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle.

Numbers 1:51 And when the tabernacle sets forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched...

Library
November 17. "The Ark of the Covenant of the Lord Went Before Them" (Num. x. 33).
"The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them" (Num. x. 33). God does give us impressions but not that we should act on them as impressions. If the impression be from God, He will Himself give sufficient evidence to establish it beyond the possibility of a doubt. How beautifully we read, in the story of Jeremiah, of the impression that came to him respecting the purchase of the field of Anathoth, but Jeremiah did not act upon this impression until after the following day, when his uncle's
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Publication of the Gospel
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it [or of the preachers] P erhaps no one Psalm has given greater exercise to the skill and patience of commentators and critics, than the sixty-eighth. I suppose the difficulties do not properly belong to the Psalm, but arise from our ignorance of various circumstances to which the Psalmist alludes; which probably were, at that time, generally known and understood. The first verse is the same with the stated form of benediction
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Numbers 4:4
"This is the work of the Kohathites at the tent of meeting: the care of the most holy things.

Numbers 10:17
Then the tabernacle was taken down, and the Gershonites and Merarites, who carried it, set out.

Numbers 10:20
and Eliasaph son of Deuel was over the division of the tribe of Gad.

1 Chronicles 23:24
These were the descendants of Levi by their families--the heads of families as they were registered under their names and counted individually, that is, the workers twenty years old or more who served in the temple of the LORD.

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