Numbers 4:11
New International Version
"Over the gold altar they are to spread a blue cloth and cover that with the durable leather and put the poles in place.

New Living Translation
“Next they must spread a blue cloth over the gold incense altar and cover this cloth with fine goatskin leather. Then they must attach the carrying poles to the altar.

English Standard Version
And over the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue and cover it with a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles.

Berean Study Bible
Over the gold altar they are to spread a blue cloth, cover it with fine leather, and insert the poles.

King James Bible
And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put to the staves thereof:

New King James Version
“Over the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of badger skins; and they shall insert its poles.

New American Standard Bible
Over the golden altar they shall spread a violet cloth, and cover it with a covering of fine leather, and they shall insert its carrying poles;

NASB 1995
"Over the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall insert its poles;

NASB 1977
“And over the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall insert its poles;

Amplified Bible
Over the golden [incense] altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall insert its carrying poles;

Christian Standard Bible
“They are to spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with a covering made of fine leather, and insert its poles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are to spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert its poles.

American Standard Version
And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And upon the altar of gold they shall cover with a perfect robe of dark blue and they shall cover it with a covering of leather of sky blue and they will set its poles.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall put a blue cloth for a cover on the golden altar, and shall cover it with a blue skin cover, and put in its staves.

Contemporary English Version
The gold incense altar is to be covered with a blue cloth, and then with a piece of fine leather, before its carrying poles are put in place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall wrap up the golden altar also in a cloth of violet, and shall spread over it a cover of violet skins, and put in the bars.

English Revised Version
And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof:

Good News Translation
Next they shall spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, put a fine leather cover over it, and then insert the carrying poles.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"They will spread a violet cloth over the gold altar and cover the cloth with fine leather. Then they will put the poles in place.

International Standard Version
"On the golden altar, they are to spread a blue cloth, cover it with a leather-dyed skin covering, and then insert its poles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall set the staves thereof.

Literal Standard Version
And they spread a garment of blue over the golden altar, and have covered it with a covering of tachash skin, and have placed its poles,

NET Bible
"They must spread a blue cloth on the gold altar, and cover it with a covering of fine leather; and they must insert its poles.

New Heart English Bible
On the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in its poles.

World English Bible
"On the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in its poles.

Young's Literal Translation
'And on the golden altar they spread a garment of blue, and have covered it with a covering of badger skin, and have placed its staves;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Duties of the Kohathites
10Then they shall wrap it and all its utensils inside a covering of fine leather and put it on the carrying frame. 11Over the gold altar they are to spread a blue cloth, cover it with fine leather, and insert the poles. 12They are to take all the utensils for serving in the sanctuary, place them in a blue cloth, cover them with fine leather, and put them on the carrying frame.…

Cross References
Revelation 8:3
Then another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne.

Numbers 4:6
They are to place over this a covering of fine leather, spread a solid blue cloth over it, and insert its poles.

Numbers 4:10
Then they shall wrap it and all its utensils inside a covering of fine leather and put it on the carrying frame.

Numbers 4:12
They are to take all the utensils for serving in the sanctuary, place them in a blue cloth, cover them with fine leather, and put them on the carrying frame.


Treasury of Scripture

And on the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put to the staves thereof:

Exodus 30:1-19
And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it…

Exodus 37:25-28
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…

Exodus 39:38
And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door,









(11) And shall put to the staves thereof.--Better, And shall put in the staves thereof, as in Numbers 4:6; Numbers 4:8; so also in Numbers 4:14.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Over
וְעַ֣ל ׀ (wə·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the gold
הַזָּהָ֗ב (haz·zā·hāḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

altar
מִזְבַּ֣ח (miz·baḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

they are to spread
יִפְרְשׂוּ֙ (yip̄·rə·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6566: To break apart, disperse

a blue
תְּכֵ֔לֶת (tə·ḵê·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8504: The cerulean mussel, the color, obtained therefrom, stuff dyed therewith

cloth,
בֶּ֣גֶד (be·ḡeḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage

cover
וְכִסּ֣וּ (wə·ḵis·sū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

it
אֹת֔וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

with
בְּמִכְסֵ֖ה (bə·miḵ·sêh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4372: A covering, weatherboarding

fine leather,
תָּ֑חַשׁ (tā·ḥaš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8476: Perhaps porpoise (a kind of leather or skin)

and insert
וְשָׂמ֖וּ (wə·śā·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

the poles.
בַּדָּֽיו׃ (bad·dāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of


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