Numbers 4:9
New International Version
"They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand that is for light, together with its lamps, its wick trimmers and trays, and all its jars for the olive oil used to supply it.

New Living Translation
“Next they must cover the lampstand with a blue cloth, along with its lamps, lamp snuffers, trays, and special jars of olive oil.

English Standard Version
And they shall take a cloth of blue and cover the lampstand for the light, with its lamps, its tongs, its trays, and all the vessels for oil with which it is supplied.

Berean Study Bible
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.

King James Bible
And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:

New King James Version
And they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand of the light, with its lamps, its wick-trimmers, its trays, and all its oil vessels, with which they service it.

New American Standard Bible
Then they shall take a violet cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with its lamps, its tongs, its trays, and all its oil containers, by which they attend to it;

NASB 1995
"Then they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with its lamps and its snuffers, and its trays and all its oil vessels, by which they serve it;

NASB 1977
“Then they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with its lamps and its snuffers, and its trays and all its oil vessels, by which they serve it;

Amplified Bible
Then they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with its lamps, its wick cutters, its trays, and all the oil vessels, by which it is supplied;

Christian Standard Bible
“They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, with its lamps, snuffers, and firepans, as well as its jars of oil by which they service it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, with its lamps, snuffers, and firepans, as well as its jars of oil by which they service it.

American Standard Version
And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall take a robe of dark blue and they shall cover the lamp stand that gives light and its lamps and its snuffers and its spoons and all vessels of oil with which they serve it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall take a blue covering, and cover the candlestick that gives light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its funnels, and all the vessels of oil with which they minister.

Contemporary English Version
With another blue cloth they will cover the lampstand, along with the lamps, the lamp snuffers, the fire pans, and the jars of oil for the lamps.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall take also a cloth of violet wherewith they shall cover the candlestick with the lamps and tongs thereof and the snuffers and all the oil vessels, which are necessary for the dressing of the lamps :

English Revised Version
And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its tongs, and its snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:

Good News Translation
They shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand, with its lamps, tongs, trays, and all the olive oil containers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"They will take a violet cloth and cover the lamp stand, as well as the lamps, tongs, trays, and all the containers for the olive oil used in the lamps.

International Standard Version
"They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lamp stand for the light with its lamp, lamp-snuffers, censer, and all the utensils for its oil with which they minister.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its tongs, and its snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it.

Literal Standard Version
and have taken a garment of blue, and have covered the lampstand of the lamp, and its lights, and its snuffers, and its snuff-dishes, and all its oil vessels with which they minister to it;

NET Bible
"They must take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand of the light, with its lamps, its wick-trimmers, its trays, and all its oil vessels, with which they service it.

New Heart English Bible
They shall take a blue cloth, and cover the lampstand of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff dishes, and all its oil vessels, with which they minister to it.

World English Bible
"They shall take a blue cloth, and cover the lampstand of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff dishes, and all its oil vessels, with which they minister to it.

Young's Literal Translation
and have taken a garment of blue, and have covered the candlestick of the lamp, and its lights, and its snuffers, and its snuff-dishes, and all its oil vessels wherewith they minister to it;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Duties of the Kohathites
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. 10Then they shall wrap it and all its utensils inside a covering of fine leather and put it on the carrying frame.…

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 25:31
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 25:37
Make seven lamps and set them up on the lampstand so that they illuminate the area in front of it.

Exodus 25:38
The wick trimmers and their trays must be of pure gold.

Numbers 4:8
And they shall spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with fine leather, and insert the 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.


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his firepans, and all the oil vessels thereof, with which they minister to it:

Exodus 25:31-39
And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same…

Exodus 37:17-24
And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same: …

Psalm 119:105
NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.









Verse 9. - Snuff-dishes. Some render this word "extinguishers," but it could hardly bear that meaning, since it also signifies censers in chapter Numbers 16:6, and fire-pans in Exodus 27:3. They were evidently shallow metal pans available for many different purposes.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They are to take
וְלָקְח֣וּ ׀ (wə·lā·qə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3947: To take

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

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

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

the lampstand
מְנֹרַ֤ת (mə·nō·raṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4501: A chandelier

used for light,
הַמָּאוֹר֙ (ham·mā·’ō·wr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3974: A luminous body, luminary, light, brightness, cheerfulness, a chandelier

together
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

with its lamps,
נֵ֣רֹתֶ֔יהָ (nê·rō·ṯe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5216: A lamp, light

wick trimmers,
מַלְקָחֶ֖יהָ (mal·qā·ḥe·hā)
Noun - mdc | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4457: Tongs, snuffers

and trays,
מַחְתֹּתֶ֑יהָ (maḥ·tō·ṯe·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4289: A fireholder, censer, snuff dish

as well as the jars
כְּלֵ֣י (kə·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of oil
שַׁמְנָ֔הּ (šam·nāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8081: Grease, liquid, richness

with which
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

to service it.
יְשָׁרְתוּ־ (yə·šā·rə·ṯū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to


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