Numbers 4:31
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New International Version
As part of all their service at the tent, they are to carry the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts and bases,

King James Bible
And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof,

Darby Bible Translation
And this shall be the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and bases thereof,

World English Bible
This is the duty of their burden, according to all their service in the Tent of Meeting: the tabernacle's boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,

Young's Literal Translation
And this is the charge of their burden, of all their service in the tent of meeting; the boards of the tabernacle, and its bars, and its pillars, and its sockets,

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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

the charge

Numbers 3:36,37 And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof...

Numbers 7:8,9 And four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their service...

the boards

Exodus 26:15 And you shall make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.

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

Numbers 4:32
as well as the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, ropes, all their equipment and everything related to their use. Assign to each man the specific things he is to carry.

Numbers 7:8
and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites, as their work required. They were all under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.

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