Numbers 4:31
New International Version
As part of all their service at the tent, they are to carry the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts and bases,

New Living Translation
“Their only duty at the Tabernacle will be to carry loads. They will carry the frames of the Tabernacle, the crossbars, the posts, and the bases;

English Standard Version
And this is what they are charged to carry, as the whole of their service in the tent of meeting: the frames of the tabernacle, with its bars, pillars, and bases,

Berean Study Bible
This is the duty for all their service at the Tent of Meeting: to carry the frames of the tabernacle with its crossbars, posts, and bases,

King James Bible
And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof,

New King James Version
And this is what they must carry as all their service for the tabernacle of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,

New American Standard Bible
Now this is the duty of their loads, for all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, and its bases,

NASB 1995
"Now this is the duty of their loads, for all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle and its bars and its pillars and its sockets,

NASB 1977
“Now this is the duty of their loads, for all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle and its bars and its pillars and its sockets,

Amplified Bible
This is what they are assigned to carry [on the march], according to all their service in the Tent of Meeting: the boards [for the framework] of the tabernacle and its bars and its pillars and its sockets or bases,

Christian Standard Bible
This is what they are responsible to carry as the whole of their service at the tent of meeting: the supports of the tabernacle, with its crossbars, pillars, and bases,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what they are responsible to carry as the whole of their service at the tent of meeting: the supports of the tabernacle, with its crossbars, posts, and bases,

American Standard Version
And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And this is the guard of their cargo and of all their service in the Time Tabernacle, the boards of the Tabernacle, its bars and its pillars and its sockets.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And these are the charges of the things borne by them according to all their works in the tabernacle of witness: they shall bear the chapiters of the tabernacle, and the bars, and its pillars, and its sockets, and the veil, and there shall be their sockets, and their pillars, and the curtain of the door of the tabernacle.

Contemporary English Version
The Merarites will be responsible for carrying the frames of the tent and its other pieces, including the bars, the posts, and the stands,

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are their burdens: They shall carry the boards of the tabernacle and the bars thereof, the pillars and their sockets,

English Revised Version
And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof;

Good News Translation
They shall be responsible for carrying the frames, bars, posts, and bases of the Tent,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are their duties as they work at the tent of meeting: They will carry the framework for the inner tent, the crossbars, posts, and sockets,

International Standard Version
This is to be their area of responsibility to carry out with respect to their service at the Tent of Meeting: the board of the tent, its bars, its crossbars, its sockets,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof;

Literal Standard Version
And this [is] the charge of their burden, of all their service in the Tent of Meeting: the boards of the Dwelling Place, and its bars, and its pillars, and its sockets,

NET Bible
This is what they are responsible to carry as their entire service in the tent of meeting: the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, its posts, its sockets,

New Heart English Bible
This is the duty of their burden, according to all their service in the Tent of Meeting: the tabernacle's boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,

World English Bible
This is the duty of their burden, according to all their service in the Tent of Meeting: the tabernacle's boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,

Young's Literal Translation
And this is the charge of their burden, of all their service in the tent of meeting; the boards of the tabernacle, and its bars, and its pillars, and its sockets,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Duties of the Merarites
30from thirty to fifty years old, counting everyone who comes to serve in the work of the Tent of Meeting. 31This is the duty for all their service at the Tent of Meeting: to carry the frames of the tabernacle with its crossbars, posts, and bases, 32and the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, and ropes, including all their equipment and everything related to their use. You shall assign by name the items that they are responsible to carry.…

Cross References
Numbers 4:30
from thirty to fifty years old, counting everyone who comes to serve in the work of the Tent of Meeting.

Numbers 4:32
and the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, and ropes, including all their equipment and everything related to their use. You shall assign by name the items that they are responsible to carry.

Numbers 7:8
and he gave the Merarites four carts and eight oxen, as their service required, all under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.


Treasury of Scripture

And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof,

the charge

Numbers 3:36,37
And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and all that serveth thereto, …

Numbers 7:8,9
And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest…

the boards

Exodus 26:15
And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.









(31) The boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof . . . --The duty of the Merarites was to carry the heavier and more cumbersome parts of the Tabernacle and the court; and it is probably on this account that, in their case, the specific duties of each were assigned to them by name (Numbers 4:32). The description of the several portions of the Tabernacle and Court here enumerated is found in Exodus 26, 36.

Verse 31. - This is the charge of their burden, viz., all the solid parts of the fabric of the tabernacle and its court; by far the heaviest burden, and so allotted to the largest number.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This
וְזֹאת֙ (wə·zōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

is the duty
מִשְׁמֶ֣רֶת (miš·me·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

for all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

their service
עֲבֹדָתָ֖ם (‘ă·ḇō·ḏā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5656: Work of any kind

at the Tent
בְּאֹ֣הֶל (bə·’ō·hel)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 168: A tent

of Meeting:
מוֹעֵ֑ד (mō·w·‘êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4150: Appointed time, place, or meeting

to carry
מַשָּׂאָ֔ם (maś·śā·’ām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4853: A burden, tribute, porterage, an utterance, chiefly a, doom, singing, mental, desire

the frames
קַרְשֵׁי֙ (qar·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7175: A slab, plank, a deck of a, ship

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

with its crossbars,
וּבְרִיחָ֖יו (ū·ḇə·rî·ḥāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1280: A bolt

posts,
וְעַמּוּדָ֥יו (wə·‘am·mū·ḏāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5982: A column, a stand, platform

and bases,
וַאֲדָנָֽיו׃ (wa·’ă·ḏā·nāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 134: A base, pedestal


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