Numbers 3:25
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New International Version
At the tent of meeting the Gershonites were responsible for the care of the tabernacle and tent, its coverings, the curtain at the entrance to the tent of meeting,

King James Bible
And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,

Darby Bible Translation
And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting was: the tabernacle and the tent, its covering, and the curtain of the entrance to the tent of meeting.

World English Bible
The duty of the sons of Gershon in the Tent of Meeting shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, its covering, and the screen for the door of the Tent of Meeting,

Young's Literal Translation
And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting is the tabernacle, and the tent, its covering, and the vail at the opening of the tent of meeting,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Seven thousand and five hundred - Perhaps originally ר resh, 200, instead of ך caph, 500; see the following note Numbers 3:39 (note).

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the charge. From this and the next chapter, we see the very severe labour which the Levites were to perform, while the journeyings of the Israelites lasted. When we consider, that there was not less than

14 tons

266 lbs. of metal employed in the tabernacle, besides the immense weight of the skins, hangings, cords, boards, and posts, we shall find it was no easy matter to transport this moveable temple from place to place. The Gershonites, who were

7500 in number had to carry the tent, coverings, vail, hangings of the court, cords, etc.; the Kohathites, who were

8600, the ark, table, candlestick, altars, and instruments of the sanctuary; and the Merarites, who were

6200, the boards, bars, sockets, and all matters connected with these belonging to the tabernacle, with the pillars of the court, their sockets, pins, and cords.

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

Numbers 4:24-28 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens...

Numbers 7:7 Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon, according to their service:

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

1 Chronicles 9:14-33 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari...

1 Chronicles 23:32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place...

1 Chronicles 26:21,22 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli...

2 Chronicles 31:2,11-18 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service...

Ezra 8:28-30 And I said to them, You are holy to the LORD; the vessels are holy also...

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...

Romans 12:6-8 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy...

Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on you...

the tabernacle and

Exodus 25:9 According to all that I show you, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof...

Exodus 26:1-14 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet...

Exodus 36:8-19 And every wise hearted man among them that worked the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue...

Exodus 40:19 And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above on it; as the LORD commanded Moses.

and the hanging

Exodus 26:36,37 And you shall make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen...

Exodus 36:37,38 And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework...

Exodus 40:28 And he set up the hanging at the door of the tabernacle.

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Fifth Day. Holiness and Redemption.
Sanctify unto me all the first-born.'--Ex. xiii. 2. 'All the first-born are mine; for on the day I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified unto me all the first-born in Israel: mine they shall be: I am the Lord.'--Num. iii. 13, viii. 17. 'For I am the Lord your God that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.'--Lev. xi. 45. 'I have redeemed thee; thou art mine.'--Isa. xliii. 1. At Horeb we saw how the
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

The Fifth Commandment
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.' Exod 20: 12. Having done with the first table, I am next to speak of the duties of the second table. The commandments may be likened to Jacob's ladder: the first table respects God, and is the top of the ladder that reaches to heaven; the second respects superiors and inferiors, and is the foot of the ladder that rests on the earth. By the first table, we walk religiously towards God; by
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Exodus 26:1
"Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker.

Exodus 26:7
"Make curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle--eleven altogether.

Exodus 26:36
"For the entrance to the tent make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen--the work of an embroiderer.

Numbers 1:50
Instead, appoint the Levites to be in charge of the tabernacle of the covenant law--over all its furnishings and everything belonging to it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they are to take care of it and encamp around it.

Numbers 3:24
The leader of the families of the Gershonites was Eliasaph son of Lael.

Numbers 4:24
"This is the service of the Gershonite clans in their carrying and their other work:

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