Numbers 4:13
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English Standard Version
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it.

King James Bible
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:

American Standard Version
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall cleanse the altar also from the ashes, and shall wrap it up in a purple cloth,

English Revised Version
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth upon it:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Over the table of shew-bread (Exodus 25:23) they were to spread a hyacinth cloth, to place the plates, bowls, wine-pitchers, and drink-offering bowls (Exodus 25:29) upon the top of this, and to lay shew-bread thereon; and then to spread a crimson cloth over these vessels and the shew-bread, and cover this with a sea-cow skin, and lastly to put the bearing poles in their places.

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The embers of the sacred fire seem to have been removed in the grate, which was carried apart from the brazen altar; both being covered from view by purple cloths.

Numbers 4:6-9,11,12 And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue...

Exodus 27:3-5 And you shall make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basins, and his meat hooks, and his fire pans...

Exodus 39:1,41 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place...

Leviticus 6:12,13 And the fire on the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning...

Cross References
Exodus 27:1
"You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits broad. The altar shall be square, and its height shall be three cubits.

Numbers 4:12
And they shall take all the 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.

Numbers 4:14
And 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.

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