Numbers 4:4-154This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting: athe most holy things. 5When the camp is to set out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and take down bthe veil of the screen and cover cthe ark of the testimony with it. 6Then they shall put on it a covering of goatskin ▼
▼The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain; compare Exodus 25:5and spread on top of that a cloth all of blue, and shall put in its epoles. 7And over the ftable of the bread of the Presence they shall spread a cloth of blue and put on it the plates, the dishes for incense, the bowls, and the flagons for the drink offering; gthe regular showbread also shall be on it. 8Then they shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet and cover the same with a covering of goatskin, and shall hput in its poles. 9And they shall take a cloth of blue and cover ithe lampstand for the light, with its lamps, its tongs, its trays, and all the vessels for oil with which it is supplied. 10And they shall put it with all its utensils in a covering of goatskin and put it on the carrying frame. 11And over jthe golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue and cover it with a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles. 12And they shall take all kthe vessels of the service that are used in the sanctuary and put them in a cloth of blue and cover them with a covering of goatskin and put them on the carrying frame. 13And they shall take away the ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it. 14And they shall put on it all the utensils of the altar, which are used for the service there, the fire pans, the forks, the shovels, and the basins, all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread on it a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles. 15And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, as the camp sets out, after that lthe sons of Kohath shall come to carry these, mbut they must not touch the holy things, lest they die. These are the things of the tent of meeting that the sons of Kohath are to carry.
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