1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
3 from athirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.
4 “This is the work of the 1descendants of Kohath in the tent of meeting, concerning the most holy things.
7 “Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall also spread a cloth of 1blue and put on it the dishes and the pans and the sacrificial bowls and the jars for the drink offering, and athe continual bread shall be on it.
11 “Over the golden altar they shall spread a 1blue cloth and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall insert its poles;
12 and they shall take all the utensils of service, with which they serve in the sanctuary, and put them in a 1blue cloth and cover them with a covering of porpoise skin, and put them on the carrying bars.
14 “They shall also put on it all its utensils by which they serve in connection with it: the firepans, the forks and shovels and the basins, all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread a cover of porpoise skin over it and insert its poles.
15 “When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy objects and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is to set out, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them, so that they will not touch the holy objects aand die. These are the 1things in the tent of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.
16 “The responsibility of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest is athe oil for the light and the bfragrant incense and cthe continual grain offering and dthe anointing oil—the responsibility of all the 1tabernacle and of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings.”
19 “But do this to them that they may live and anot die when they approach the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each of them to his work and to his load;
20 but athey shall not go in to see the holy objects even for a moment, or they will die.”
21 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
25 they shall carry athe curtains of the tabernacle and the tent of meeting with its covering and bthe covering of porpoise skin that is on top of it, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,
26 and athe hangings of the court, and the screen for the doorway of the gate of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their cords and all the equipment for their service; and all that is to be done, 1they shall perform.
27 “All the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their loads and in all their work, shall be performed at the 1command of Aaron and his sons; and you shall assign to them as a duty all their loads.
28 “This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, and their duties shall be 1under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
29 “As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families, by their fathers’ households;
30 from athirty years and upward even to fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tent of meeting.
31 “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 1sockets,
32 and the pillars around the court and their 1sockets and their pegs and their cords, with all their equipment and with all their service; and you shall assign each man by name the items 2he is to carry.
33 “This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service in the tent of meeting, 1under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.”
35 from athirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.
41 These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Gershon, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the 1commandment of the Lord.
43 from athirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.
48 Their numbered men were a8,580.
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