Numbers 3:8
New International Version
They are to take care of all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, fulfilling the obligations of the Israelites by doing the work of the tabernacle.

New Living Translation
They will also maintain all the furnishings of the sacred tent, serving in the Tabernacle on behalf of all the Israelites.

English Standard Version
They shall guard all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, and keep guard over the people of Israel as they minister at the tabernacle.

Berean Study Bible
They shall take care of all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting and fulfill obligations for the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle.

King James Bible
And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

New King James Version
Also they shall attend to all the furnishings of the tabernacle of meeting, and to the needs of the children of Israel, to do the work of the tabernacle.

New American Standard Bible
They shall also take care of all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, along with the duties of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

NASB 1995
“They shall also keep all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, along with the duties of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

NASB 1977
“They shall also keep all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, along with the duties of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Amplified Bible
They shall also take care of all the furnishings and utensils of the Tent of Meeting, and [attend to] the duties of the Israelites, doing the service of the tabernacle.

Christian Standard Bible
They are to take care of all the furnishings of the tent of meeting and perform duties for the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are to take care of all the furnishings of the tent of meeting and perform duties for the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle.

American Standard Version
And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall keep all the implements of the Time Tent and the guarding of the children of Israel to do the service of the Tabernacle.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall keep all the furniture of the tabernacle of witness, and the charges of the children of Israel as to all the works of the tabernacle.

Contemporary English Version
The Levites will serve the community by being responsible for the furnishings of the tent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And let them keep the vessels of the tabernacle, serving in the ministry thereof.

English Revised Version
And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Good News Translation
They shall take charge of all the equipment of the Tent and perform the duties for the rest of the Israelites.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will take care of all the furnishings in the tent of meeting and work for the Israelites, doing what needs to be done for the inner tent.

International Standard Version
They are to take charge of the utensils at the Tent of Meeting and meet the needs of the Israelis by performing duties on behalf of the tent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Literal Standard Version
and they have kept all the vessels of the Tent of Meeting, and the charge of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the Dwelling Place;

NET Bible
And they are responsible for all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, and for the needs of the Israelites, as they serve in the tabernacle.

New Heart English Bible
They shall keep all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting, and the obligations of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

World English Bible
They shall keep all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting, and the obligations of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have kept all the vessels of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Duties of the Levites
7They are to perform duties for him and for the whole congregation before the Tent of Meeting, attending to the service of the tabernacle. 8They shall take care of all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting and fulfill obligations for the Israelites by attending to the service of the tabernacle. 9Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they have been given exclusively to him from among the Israelites.…

Cross References
Numbers 3:7
They are to perform duties for him and for the whole congregation before the Tent of Meeting, attending to the service of the tabernacle.

Numbers 3:9
Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they have been given exclusively to him from among the Israelites.

Numbers 31:30
From the Israelites' half, take one out of every fifty, whether persons, cattle, donkeys, sheep, or other animals, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of the LORD."


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Numbers 4:15,28,33
And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation…

Numbers 10:17,21
And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle…

1 Chronicles 26:20-28
And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things…









Verse 8. - Instruments. Vessels and furniture. Septuagint, σκεύη. Vulgate, vasa.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They shall take care of
וְשָׁמְר֗וּ (wə·šā·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the furnishings
כְּלֵי֙ (kə·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of the Tent
אֹ֣הֶל (’ō·hel)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 168: A tent

of Meeting
מוֹעֵ֔ד (mō·w·‘êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4150: Appointed time, place, or meeting

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

fulfill obligations
מִשְׁמֶ֖רֶת (miš·me·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

for the Israelites
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

by attending
לַעֲבֹ֖ד (la·‘ă·ḇōḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

to the service
עֲבֹדַ֥ת (‘ă·ḇō·ḏaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5656: Work of any kind

of the tabernacle.
הַמִּשְׁכָּֽן׃ (ham·miš·kān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle


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