Numbers 4:8
New International Version
They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover that with the durable leather and put the poles in place.

New Living Translation
They must spread a scarlet cloth over all of this, and finally a covering of fine goatskin leather on top of the scarlet cloth. Then they must insert the carrying poles into the table.

English Standard Version
Then they shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet and cover the same with a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles.

Berean Study Bible
And they shall spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with fine leather, and insert the poles.

King James Bible
And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put in the staves thereof.

New King James Version
They shall spread over them a scarlet cloth, and cover the same with a covering of badger skins; and they shall insert its poles.

New American Standard Bible
And they shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet material, and cover the same with a covering of fine leather, and they shall insert its carrying poles.

NASB 1995
"They shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet material, and cover the same with a covering of porpoise skin, and they shall insert its poles.

NASB 1977
“And they shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet material, and cover the same with a covering of porpoise skin, and they shall insert its poles.

Amplified Bible
They shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet, and cover that with a covering of porpoise skin, and they shall insert its carrying poles.

Christian Standard Bible
They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with a covering made of fine leather, and insert the poles in the table.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert the poles in the table."

American Standard Version
and they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall cover over it with a robe of scarlet and they shall cover it with a membrane of leather of vermillionsky blue that its poles may be set out.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall put upon it a scarlet cloth, and they shall cover it with a blue covering of skin, and they shall put the staves into it.

Contemporary English Version
They are to cover all of this with a bright red cloth, and then with a piece of fine leather, before putting the carrying poles in place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall spread over it a cloth of scarlet, which again they shall cover with a covering of violet skins, and shall put in the bars.

English Revised Version
and they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof.

Good News Translation
They shall spread a red cloth over all of this, put a fine leather cover over it, and then insert the carrying poles.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will spread a bright red cloth over everything on the table. They will cover all this with fine leather. Then they will put the poles in place.

International Standard Version
They are to spread over them a scarlet cloth and a leather-dyed skin covering and then insert its poles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall set the staves thereof.

Literal Standard Version
and they have spread a garment of scarlet over them, and have covered it with a covering of tachash skin, and have placed its poles,

NET Bible
They must spread over them a scarlet cloth, and cover the same with a covering of fine leather; and they must insert its poles.

New Heart English Bible
They shall spread on them a scarlet cloth, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in its poles.

World English Bible
They shall spread on them a scarlet cloth, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in its poles.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have spread over them a garment of scarlet, and have covered it with a covering of badger skin, and have placed its staves,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Duties of the Kohathites
7Over the table of the Presence they are to spread a blue cloth and place the plates and cups on it, along with the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread offering is to remain on it. 8And they shall spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with fine leather, and insert the poles. 9They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, together with its lamps, wick trimmers, and trays, as well as the jars of oil with which to supply it.…

Cross References
Exodus 25:5
ram skins dyed red and fine leather; acacia wood;

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 4:7
Over the table of the Presence they are to spread a blue cloth and place the plates and cups on it, along with the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread offering is to remain on it.

Numbers 4:9
They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, together with its lamps, wick trimmers, and trays, as well as the jars of oil with which to supply it.


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall spread on them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put in the staves thereof.

Numbers 4:6,7,9,11-13
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…









(8) And cover the same.--Better, and cover it (the table).

Verse 8. - Shall put in the staves thereof. This formula is repeated alike with reference to the ark, the table, and the two altars. It would therefore be natural to suppose that the staves had all been taken out while the various coverings were put on. On the other hand, it is expressly directed in Exodus 25:15 that the staves of the ark shall "not be taken from it." Two explanations are possible. Either the former command does not contemplate the necessity of wrapping up the ark, and only applies to all times when it was at rest, or in movement; or else the latter direction only means, in the case of the ark, that the staves should be adjusted for the purpose of bearing.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

a scarlet
תּוֹלַ֣עַת (tō·w·la·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8438: The crimson-grub, of the color, from it, cloths dyed therewith

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

over them,
עֲלֵיהֶ֗ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

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

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

fine leather,
תָּ֑חַשׁ (tā·ḥaš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

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


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