Numbers 4:29
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New International Version
"Count the Merarites by their clans and families.

King James Bible
As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them after their families, by the house of their fathers;

Darby Bible Translation
The sons of Merari: after their families, according to their fathers' houses shalt thou number them;

World English Bible
"As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families, by their fathers' houses;

Young's Literal Translation
'The sons of Merari, by their families, by the house of their fathers, thou dost number them;

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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 3:33-35 Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites: these are the families of Merari...

Library
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

Cross References
Numbers 4:28
This is the service of the Gershonite clans at the tent of meeting. Their duties are to be under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.

Numbers 4:30
Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.

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