Numbers 4:13
New International Version
"They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and spread a purple cloth over it.

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

English Standard Version
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it.

Berean Study Bible
Then they shall remove the ashes from the bronze altar, spread a purple cloth over it,

New American Standard Bible
"Then they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.

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

Christian Standard Bible
"They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar, spread a purple cloth over it,

Contemporary English Version
They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and cover it with a purple cloth.

Good News Translation
They shall remove the greasy ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar, spread a purple cloth over it,

International Standard Version
They are also to remove the ashes on the altar and spread a purple cloth over it.

NET Bible
Also, they must take away the ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"After they take the ashes away, they will spread a purple cloth over the altar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon.

New American Standard 1977
“Then they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall take away the ashes with the burnt fat from the altar and spread a purple cloth thereon

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth on it:

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

American Standard Version
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shall put the covering on the altar, and they shall cover it with a cloth all of purple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall cleanse the altar also from the ashes, and shall wrap it up in a purple cloth,

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

English Revised Version
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth upon it:

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;
Study Bible
The Duties of the Kohathites
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 a carrying frame. 13Then they shall remove the ashes from the bronze altar, spread a purple cloth over it, 14and place on it all the vessels used to serve there: the firepans, meat forks, shovels, and basins—all the equipment of the altar. They are to spread over it a covering of fine leather and insert the poles.…
Cross References
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.

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 a carrying frame.

Numbers 4:14
and place on it all the vessels used to serve there: the firepans, meat forks, shovels, and basins--all the equipment of the altar. They are to spread over it a covering of fine leather and insert the poles.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Numbers 4:6-9,11,12
And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof…

Exodus 27:3-5
And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass…

Exodus 39:1,41
And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses…







Lexicon
Then they shall remove the ashes
וְדִשְּׁנ֖וּ (wə·ḏiš·šə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1878: To be fat, to fatten, to anoint, to satisfy, to remove, ashes

from the bronze altar,
הַמִּזְבֵּ֑חַ (ham·miz·bê·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

spread
וּפָרְשׂ֣וּ (ū·p̄ā·rə·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6566: To break apart, disperse

a purple
אַרְגָּמָֽן׃ (’ar·gā·mān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 713: Purple, red-purple

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

over it,
עָלָ֔יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(13) And they shall take away the ashes from the altar.--In Exodus 27:3 we find a direction to make pans for removing the ashes from the brazen altar, and also to make all the brazen vessels mentioned in the next verse.

Verse 13. - Take away the ashes. This is omitted by the Septuagint. The Hebrew word for "ashes is of somewhat doubtful meaning, being only used here and in Exodus 27:3; Psalm 20:3 (see margin). Being connected with the word "fat," it may perhaps mean the grease or dripping from the burnt offerings. The Targum of Palestine renders it "cinders." As the altar was hollow, and was filled with earth or stones when used, there would be no need to cleanse it from ashes; if this be the meaning of the word, the command would rather have been to collect the living embers before the altar was removed, in order to keep alive the sacred fire. That this fire was never allowed to go out may be looked upon as certain. 4:4-20 The Kohathites were to carry the holy things of the tabernacle. All the holy things were to be covered; not only for security and respect, but to keep them from being seen. This not only marked the reverence due to holy things, but the mystery of the things signified by those types, and the darkness of the dispensation. But now, through Christ, the case is altered, and we are encouraged to come boldly to the throne of grace.
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