4:1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
4:1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

4:2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses,
4:2 "Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' households,

4:3 from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.
4:3 from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.

4:4 This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting, (about) the most holy things:
4:4 "This is the work of the descendants of Kohath in the tent of meeting, [concerning] the most holy things.

4:5 when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and they shall take down the veil of the screen, and cover the ark of the testimony with it,
4:5 "When the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and they shall take down the veil of the screen and cover the ark of the testimony with it;

4:6 and shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.
4:6 and they shall lay a covering of porpoise skin on it, and shall spread over [it] a cloth of pure blue, and shall insert its poles.

4:7 And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls and the cups wherewith to pour out; and the continual bread shall be thereon:
4:7 "Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall also spread a cloth of blue and put on it the dishes and the pans and the sacrificial bowls and the jars for the libation, and the continual bread shall be on it.

4:8 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.
4:8 "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.

4:9 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:
4:9 "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;

4:10 and they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it upon the frame.
4:10 and they shall put it and all its utensils in a covering of porpoise skin, and shall put it on the carrying bars.

4:11 And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof:
4:11 "And over the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall insert its poles;

4:12 and they shall take all the vessels of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on the frame.
4:12 and they shall take all the utensils of service, with which they serve in the sanctuary, and put them in a blue cloth and cover them with a covering of porpoise skin, and put them on the carrying bars.

4:13 And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:
4:13 "Then they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.

4:14 and they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, the firepans, the flesh-hooks, and the shovels, and the basins, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of sealskin, and put in the staves thereof.
4:14 "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.

4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the furniture of the sanctuary, as the camp is set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch the sanctuary, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting.
4:15 "And 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 may not touch the holy [objects] and die. These are the things in the tent of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.

4:16 And the charge of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the continual meal-offering, and the anointing oil, the charge of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, the sanctuary, and the furniture thereof.
4:16 "And the responsibility of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest is the oil for the light and the fragrant incense and the continual grain offering and the anointing oil-- the responsibility of all the tabernacle and of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings."

4:17 And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
4:17 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

4:18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites;
4:18 "Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites.

4:19 but thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden;
4:19 "But do this to them that they may live and not 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;

4:20 but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die.
4:20 but they shall not go in to see the holy [objects] even for a moment, lest they die. "

4:21 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
4:21 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

4:22 Take the sum of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' houses, by their families;
4:22 "Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' households, by their families;

4:23 from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt thou number them; all that enter in to wait upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.
4:23 from thirty years and upward to fifty years old, you shall number them; all who enter to perform the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.

4:24 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in bearing burdens:
4:24 "This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in carrying:

4:25 they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tent of meeting, its covering, and the covering of sealskin that is above upon it, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting,
4:25 they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle and the tent of meeting [with] its covering and the covering of porpoise skin that is on top of it, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,

4:26 and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and whatsoever shall be done with them: therein shall they serve.
4:26 and the 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, they shall perform.

4:27 At the commandment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burden, and in all their service; and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burden.
4:27 "All the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their loads and in all their work, shall be [performed] at the command of Aaron and his sons; and you shall assign to them as a duty all their loads.

4:28 This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
4:28 "This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, and their duties [shall be] under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

4:29 As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them by their families, by their fathers' houses;
4:29 "[As for] the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families, by their fathers' households;

4:30 from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shalt thou number them, every one that entereth upon the service, to do the work of the tent of meeting.
4:30 from thirty 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.

4:31 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,
4:31 "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 sockets,

4:32 and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name ye shall appoint the instruments of the charge of their burden.
4:32 and the pillars around the court and their sockets 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 he is to carry.

4:33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service, in the tent of meeting, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
4:33 "This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service in the tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest."

4:34 And Moses and Aaron and the princes of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families, and by their fathers' houses,
4:34 So Moses and Aaron and the leaders of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families, and by their fathers' households,

4:35 from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting:
4:35 from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.

4:36 and those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.
4:36 And their numbered men by their families were 27500.

4:37 These are they that were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah by Moses.
4:37 These are the numbered men of the Kohathite families, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.

4:38 And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, their families, and by their fathers' houses,
4:38 And the numbered men of the sons of Gershon by their families, and by their fathers' households,

4:39 from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting,
4:39 from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.

4:40 even those that were numbered of them, by their families, by their fathers' houses, were two thousand and six hundred and thirty.
4:40 And their numbered men by their families, by their fathers' households, were 26300.

4:41 These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah.
4:41 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 commandment of the LORD.

4:42 And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, by their families, by their fathers' houses,
4:42 And the numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari by their families, by their fathers' households,

4:43 from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting,
4:43 from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.

4:44 even those that were numbered of them by their families, were three thousand and two hundred.
4:44 And their numbered men by their families were 32000.

4:45 These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah by Moses.
4:45 These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.

4:46 All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the princes of Israel numbered, by their families, and by their fathers' houses,
4:46 All the numbered men of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the leaders of Israel numbered, by their families and by their fathers' households,

4:47 from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered in to do the work of service, and the work of bearing burdens in the tent of meeting,
4:47 from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who could enter to do the work of service and the work of carrying in the tent of meeting.

4:48 even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore.
4:48 And their numbered men were 85800.

4:49 According to the commandment of Jehovah they were numbered by Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as Jehovah commanded Moses.
4:49 According to the commandment of the LORD through Moses, they were numbered, everyone by his serving or carrying; thus these were his numbered men, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.