Numbers 4:13
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New Living Translation
"They must remove the ashes from the altar for sacrifices and cover the altar with a purple cloth.

King James Bible
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:

Darby Bible Translation
And they shall cleanse the altar of the ashes, and spread a purple cloth thereon;

World English Bible
"They shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth on it.

Young's Literal Translation
and have removed the ashes of the altar, and have spread over it a garment of purple;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:13 The altar - Hence we may conclude, that they did offer sacrifices at other times, though not so constantly and diligently, as they did in Canaan. Moreover the taking away of the ashes only doth sufficiently imply that the fire was preserved, which as it came down from heaven, Lev 9:24. So it was by God's command to be continually fed, and kept burning, and therefore doubtless was put into some vessel, which might be either fastened to the altar and put within this covering, or carried by some person appointed thereunto.

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Exodus 27:1
"Using acacia wood, construct a square altar 7-1/2 feet wide, 7-1/2 feet long, and 4-1/2 feet high.

Numbers 4:12
They must take all the remaining furnishings of the sanctuary and wrap them in a blue cloth, cover them with fine goatskin leather, and place them on the carrying frame.

Numbers 4:14
All the altar utensils--the firepans, meat forks, shovels, basins, and all the containers--must be placed on the cloth, and a covering of fine goatskin leather must be spread over them. Finally, they must put the carrying poles in place.

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