Numbers 3:29
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English Standard Version
The clans of the sons of Kohath were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle,

King James Bible
The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward.

American Standard Version
The families of the sons of Kohath shall encamp on the side of the tabernacle southward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And shall camp on the south side.

English Revised Version
The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward.

Webster's Bible Translation
The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Gershonites were divided into two families, containing 7500 males. They were to encamp under their chief Eliasaph, behind the tabernacle, i.e., on the western side (Numbers 3:23, Numbers 3:24), and were to take charge of the dwelling-place and the tent, the covering, the curtain at the entrance, the hangings round the court with the curtains at the door, and the cords of the tent, "in relation to all the service thereof" (Numbers 3:25.); that is to say, according to the more precise injunctions in Numbers 4:25-27, they were to carry the tapestry of the dwelling (the inner covering, Exodus 26:1.), and of the tent (i.e., the covering made of goats' hair, Exodus 26:7.), the covering thereof (i.e., the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of sea-cow skin upon the top of it, Exodus 27:16), the hangings of the court and the curtain at the entrance (Exodus 27:9, Exodus 27:16), which surrounded the altar (of burnt-offering) and the dwelling round about, and their cords, i.e., the cords of the tapestry, coverings, and curtains (Exodus 27:14), and all the instruments of their service, i.e., the things used in connection with their service (Exodus 27:19), and were to attend to everything that had to be done to them; in other words, to perform whatever was usually done with those portions of the sanctuary that are mentioned here, especially in setting up the tabernacle or taking it down. The suffix in מיתריו (Numbers 3:26) does not refer to the court mentioned immediately before; for, according to Numbers 3:37, the Merarites were to carry the cords of the hangings of the court, but to the "dwelling and tent," which stand farther off. In the same way the words, "for all the service thereof," refer to all those portions of the sanctuary that are mentioned, and mean "everything that had to be done or attended to in connection with these things."

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Numbers 3:23 The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

Numbers 1:53 But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony...

Numbers 2:10 On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their armies...

Cross References
Numbers 1:53
But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there may be no wrath on the congregation of the people of Israel. And the Levites shall keep guard over the tabernacle of the testimony."

Numbers 3:28
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were 8,600, keeping guard over the sanctuary.

Numbers 3:30
with Elizaphan the son of Uzziel as chief of the fathers' house of the clans of the Kohathites.

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