New Living Translation
But he gave none of the wagons or oxen to the Kohathite division, since they were required to carry the sacred objects of the Tabernacle on their shoulders.
King James Bible
But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was that they should bear upon their shoulders.
Darby Bible Translation
But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none, for the service of the sanctuary was upon them: they bore what they carried upon the shoulder.
World English Bible
But to the sons of Kohath he gave none, because the service of the sanctuary belonged to them; they carried it on their shoulders.
Young's Literal Translation
and to the sons of Kohath he hath not given, for the service of the sanctuary is on them: on the shoulder they bear.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:9 Upon their shoulders - Because of the greater worth and holiness of the things which they carried.
When the camp moves, Aaron and his sons must enter the Tabernacle first to take down the inner curtain and cover the Ark of the Covenant with it.
1 Kings 8:3
When all the elders of Israel arrived, the priests picked up the Ark.
1 Chronicles 23:26
Now the Levites will no longer need to carry the Tabernacle and its furnishings from place to place."
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