Numbers 4:5-33

CLV(i) 5 For Aaron will come in, and his sons, when the camp is to journey, and they will take down the portiere curtain and cover the coffer of the testimony with it. 6 They will put on it a cover of azure hide and spread over it a cloth wholly of blue from above and put its poles in place. 7 And over the table of the presence they shall spread a blue cloth, and they will put on it the dishes and the spoons, the waste pans and the libation chalices. Also the continual bread shall be on it. 8 Then they will spread over them a cloth of double-dipped crimson, and they will cover it with a cover of azure hide and put its poles in place. 9 They will take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand of the luminary, its lamps and its snuffers, its fire-pans and all its oil vessels with which they minister to it. 10 Then they will put it and all its furnishings into a cover of azure hide and put it on the slider bar. 11 Also on the golden altar shall they spread a blue cloth, and they will cover it with a cover of azure hide and put its poles in place. 12 They will take all the furnishings of the ministry with which they minister in the holy place and wrap them in a blue cloth and cover them with a cover of azure hide and put them on the slider bar. 13 Then they will degrease the copper altar, spread over it a purple clot. 14 and put on it all its furnishings with which they minister on it, the fire-pans, the forks and the shovels and the sprinkling bowls, all the furnishings of the altar; they will spread over it a cover of azure hide and put its poles in place. And they will take a purple cloth and cover the laver and its base and put them into a cover of azure hide and put them on the slider bar. 15 When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy things with all the furnishings of the holy things when the camp is to journey, then afterward the sons of Kohath shall come to carry it. Yet they shall not touch the holy things lest they die. These are the load of the sons of Kohath in the tent of appointment. 16 Under the supervision of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest is the oil for the luminary, the incense of spices, the regular approach present and the anointing oil; he has the supervision over the whole tabernacle and all that is in it, among the holy things and its furnishings. 17 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying. 18 Do not let the tribe of the Kohathite families be cut off from the midst of the Levites. 19 Yet this do for them, and they will live and shall not die when they come close to the holy of holies:Aaron and his sons shall come and will appoint them, each man to his service and to his load. 20 Yet they shall not come in to see the sanctuary in dismantling, for they would die. 21 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying. 22 You are to obtain the sum of the sons of Gershon, of them also by their fathers' house, by their families. 23 From thirty years old and upward unto fifty years old shall you muster them, everyone coming to enlist with the Levitical host to serve in the service in the tent of appointment. 24 This is the service of the Gershonite families, to serve and to carry loads. 25 They will carry the sheets of the tabernacle and the tent of appointment, its covering and the azure cover which is on it from above and the portiere of the opening of the tent of appointment, 26 also the slung sheets of the court and the portiere of the opening of the gate of the court which is surrounding the tabernacle and the altar, and their cords and all the furnishings for their service; in all which is to be done with regard to them, they will serve. 27 At the bidding of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonite, for all their load and for all their service. And you will commit to them as a charge all of their load. 28 This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonite in the tent of appointment. And their charge is in the hand of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. 29 As for the sons of Merari, by their families, by their fathers' house you shall muster them. 30 From thirty years old and upward unto fifty years old shall you muster them, everyone coming to the Levitical host to serve in the service of the tent of appointment. 31 This is the charge of their load for all their service in the tent of appointment:the hollow tapers of the tabernacle with its bars, its columns and its sockets, 32 the columns around the court with their sockets, their pegs and their cords with all their furnishings and with all their servicing. By names shall you check all the furnishings of the charge of their load. 33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari for all their service in the tent of appointment in the hand of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.