Numbers 4:22
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Take a census also of the Gershonites by their families and clans.

King James Bible
Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their fathers, by their families;

Darby Bible Translation
Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, according to their fathers' houses, after their families.

World English Bible
"Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' houses, by their families;

Young's Literal Translation
'Take up the sum of the sons of Gershon also by the house of their fathers, by their families;

Numbers 4:22 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When the holy things are covered - Literally, כבלע keballa, when they are swallowed down; which shows the promptitude with which every thing belonging to the holy of holies was put out of sight, for these mysteries must ever be treated with the deepest reverence; and indeed without this they could not have been to them the representatives of heavenly realities. See the concluding note Numbers 4:36 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 3:18,21,24 And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families; Libni, and Shimei...

The Warfare of Christian Service
'All that enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle.' NUM. iv. 23. These words occur in the series of regulations as to the functions of the Levites in the Tabernacle worship. The words 'to perform the service' are, as the margin tells us, literally, to 'war the warfare.' Although it may be difficult to say why such very prosaic and homely work as carrying the materials of the Tabernacle and the sacrificial vessels was designated by such a term, the underlying suggestion is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Numbers 4:21
Top of Page
Top of Page