Numbers 3:31
New International Version
They were responsible for the care of the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the articles of the sanctuary used in ministering, the curtain, and everything related to their use.

New Living Translation
These four clans were responsible for the care of the Ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the various articles used in the sanctuary, the inner curtain, and all the equipment related to their use.

English Standard Version
And their guard duty involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the vessels of the sanctuary with which the priests minister, and the screen; all the service connected with these.

Berean Study Bible
Their duties were the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the articles of the sanctuary used with them, and the curtain—all the service for these items.

King James Bible
And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.

New King James Version
Their duty included the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the utensils of the sanctuary with which they ministered, the screen, and all the work relating to them.

New American Standard Bible
Now their duties included the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the utensils of the sanctuary with which they minister, the curtain, and all the service concerning them;

NASB 1995
Now their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the screen, and all the service concerning them;

NASB 1977
Now their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the screen, and all the service concerning them;

Amplified Bible
Now their responsibilities involved the ark, the table [on which the bread of the Presence was placed], the lampstand, the altars, the utensils of the sanctuary with which the priests minister, and the curtain, and all the service concerning them.

Christian Standard Bible
Their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the sanctuary utensils that were used with these, and the screen —and all the work relating to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the sanctuary utensils that were used with these, and the screen--and all the work relating to them.

American Standard Version
And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the screen, and all the service thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their charge: the Ark and the table and the menorahs and the altar and the implements of holiness with which they serve, and the door curtain and all its service.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their charge was the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and all the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they do holy service, and the veil, and all their works.

Contemporary English Version
Their duties at the tent included taking care of the sacred chest, the table for the sacred bread, the lampstand, the altars, the objects used for worship, and the curtain in front of the most holy place. The Kohathites were responsible for setting these things up and taking them down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall keep the ark, and the table and the candlestick, the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary, wherewith they minister, and the veil, and all the furniture of this kind.

English Revised Version
And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the screen, and all the service thereof.

Good News Translation
They were responsible for the Covenant Box, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the utensils the priests use in the Holy Place, and the curtain at the entrance to the Most Holy Place. They were responsible for all the service connected with these items.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were in charge of the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the utensils used in the holy place, and the screen. They took care of all these things.

International Standard Version
Their duties pertained to the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the utensils of the sanctuary with which they ministered, and all the curtains in use.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and their charge the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith the priests minister, and the screen, and all that pertaineth to the service thereof;

Literal Standard Version
And their charge [is] the Ark, and the table, and the lampstand, and the altars, and the vessels of the holy place with which they serve, and the veil, and all its service.

NET Bible
Their responsibilities included the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary with which they ministered, the curtain, and all their service.

New Heart English Bible
Their duty shall be the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the vessels of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the screen, and all its service.

World English Bible
Their duty shall be the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the vessels of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the screen, and all its service.

Young's Literal Translation
And their charge is the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary with which they serve, and the vail, and all its service.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Kohathites
30and the leader of the families of the Kohathites was Elizaphan son of Uzziel. 31Their duties were the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the articles of the sanctuary used with them, and the curtain— all the service for these items. 32The chief of the leaders of the Levites was Eleazar son of Aaron the priest; he oversaw those responsible for the duties of the sanctuary.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Exodus 25:10
And they are to construct an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.

Exodus 25:23
You are also to make a table of acacia wood two cubits long, a cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high.

Exodus 25:31
Then you are to make a lampstand of pure, hammered gold. It shall be made of one piece, including its base and shaft, its cups, and its buds and petals.

Exodus 27:1
"You are to build an altar of acacia wood. The altar must be square, five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high.

Exodus 27:2
Make a horn on each of its four corners, so that the horns are of one piece, and overlay it with bronze.

Exodus 30:1
"You are also to make an altar of acacia wood for the burning of incense.

Numbers 3:30
and the leader of the families of the Kohathites was Elizaphan son of Uzziel.

Numbers 3:32
The chief of the leaders of the Levites was Eleazar son of Aaron the priest; he oversaw those responsible for the duties of the sanctuary.

Numbers 4:15
When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy objects and all their equipment, as soon as the camp is ready to move, the Kohathites shall come and do the carrying. But they must not touch the holy objects, or they will die. These are the transportation duties of the Kohathites regarding the Tent of Meeting.


Treasury of Scripture

And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.

the ark

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: …

Exodus 25:10-40
And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof…

Exodus 31:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

the altars

Exodus 37:1-8
And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: …

Exodus 30:1-10
And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it…

Exodus 37:25-29
And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; the horns thereof were of the same…

and the hanging

Exodus 26:31-33
And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made: …

Exodus 36:35,36
And he made a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubims made he it of cunning work…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their duties
וּמִשְׁמַרְתָּ֗ם (ū·miš·mar·tām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

[were] the ark,
הָאָרֹ֤ן (hā·’ā·rōn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 727: A chest, ark

the table,
וְהַשֻּׁלְחָן֙ (wə·haš·šul·ḥān)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7979: A table, a meal

the lampstand,
וְהַמְּנֹרָ֣ה (wə·ham·mə·nō·rāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4501: A chandelier

the altars,
וְהַֽמִּזְבְּחֹ֔ת (wə·ham·miz·bə·ḥōṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4196: An altar

the articles
וּכְלֵ֣י (ū·ḵə·lê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of the sanctuary
הַקֹּ֔דֶשׁ (haq·qō·ḏeš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

used with them,
יְשָׁרְת֖וּ (yə·šā·rə·ṯū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to

and the curtain—
וְהַ֨מָּסָ֔ךְ (wə·ham·mā·sāḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4539: A covering, screen

all
וְכֹ֖ל (wə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the service [for these items].
עֲבֹדָתֽוֹ׃ (‘ă·ḇō·ḏā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5656: Work of any kind


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