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

New Living Translation
Next came the Kohathite division of the Levites, carrying the sacred objects from the Tabernacle. Before they arrived at the next camp, the Tabernacle would already be set up at its new location.

English Standard Version
Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy things, and the tabernacle was set up before their arrival.

Berean Study Bible
Then the Kohathites set out, transporting the holy objects; the tabernacle was to be set up before their arrival.

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

New King James Version
Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy things. (The tabernacle would be prepared for their arrival.)

New American Standard Bible
Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy objects; and the tabernacle was set up before their arrival.

NASB 1995
Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy objects; and the tabernacle was set up before their arrival.

NASB 1977
Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy objects; and the tabernacle was set up before their arrival.

Amplified Bible
Then the Kohathites moved out, carrying the holy things, and the tabernacle was set up before they arrived.

Christian Standard Bible
The Kohathites then set out, transporting the holy objects; the tabernacle was to be set up before their arrival.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Kohathites then set out, transporting the holy objects; the tabernacle was to be set up before their arrival.

American Standard Version
And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the others did set up the tabernacle against their coming.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Qahath the bearers of the Tabernacle were picking up and erecting the Tabernacle until they came.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Caath shall set forward bearing the holy things, and the others shall set up the tabernacle until they arrive.

Contemporary English Version
Next were the Kohathites, carrying the objects for the sacred tent, which was to be set up before they arrived at the new camp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the Caathites also marched carrying the sanctuary. So long was the tabernacle carried, till they same to the place of setting it up.

English Revised Version
And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.

Good News Translation
Then the Levite clan of Kohath would start out, carrying the sacred objects. By the time they arrived at the next camp, the Tent had been set up again.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the Kohathites, who carried the holy things, broke camp. By the time they arrived, the tent [of meeting] would already be set up.

International Standard Version
Then the descendants of Kohath, carrying the sanctuary, set out, since the tent was to be set up before they arrive.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the Kohathites the bearers of the sanctuary set forward, that the tabernacle might be set up against their coming.

Literal Standard Version
And the Kohathites have journeyed, carrying the Dwelling Place, and the [others] have raised up the Dwelling Place until their coming in.

NET Bible
And the Kohathites set out, carrying the articles for the sanctuary; the tabernacle was to be set up before they arrived.

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

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
From Sinai to Paran
20and Eliasaph son of Deuel was over the division of the tribe of Gad. 21Then the Kohathites set out, transporting the holy objects; the tabernacle was to be set up before their arrival. 22Next, the divisions of the camp of Ephraim set out under their standard, with Elishama son of Ammihud in command.…

Cross References
Numbers 4:4
This service of the Kohathites at the Tent of Meeting regards the most holy things.

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

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, registered individually by name--those twenty years of age or older who worked in the service of the house of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

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

the Kohathites

Numbers 2:17
Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards.

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, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites…

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: …

the other did.

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 setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.









Verse 21. - The sanctuary. Rather, "the holy things." הַמִּקְדַּשׁ, equivalent to the קֹדֶשׁ הֲקָּדָשׁים if Numbers 4:4. Septuagint, τὰ ἅγια. The sacred furniture mentioned in chapter Numbers 3:31 (but cf. verse 33). The other did set up the tabernacle. Literally, "they set up," but no doubt it means the Gershonites and Merarites, whose business it was.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the Kohathites
הַקְּהָתִ֔ים (haq·qə·hā·ṯîm)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 6956: Kohathites -- descendant of Kohath

set out,
וְנָסְעוּ֙ (wə·nā·sə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey

transporting
נֹשְׂאֵ֖י (nō·śə·’ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

the holy objects;
הַמִּקְדָּ֑שׁ (ham·miq·dāš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

the tabernacle
הַמִּשְׁכָּ֖ן (ham·miš·kān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle

was to be set up
וְהֵקִ֥ימוּ (wə·hê·qî·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

before
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

their arrival.
בֹּאָֽם׃ (bō·’ām)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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