Numbers 4:7
New International Version
“Over the table of the Presence they are to spread a blue cloth and put on it the plates, dishes and bowls, and the jars for drink offerings; the bread that is continually there is to remain on it.

New Living Translation
“Next they must spread a blue cloth over the table where the Bread of the Presence is displayed, and on the cloth they will place the bowls, ladles, jars, pitchers, and the special bread.

English Standard Version
And over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall spread a cloth of blue and put on it the plates, the dishes for incense, the bowls, and the flagons for the drink offering; the regular showbread also shall be on it.

Berean Study Bible
Over the table of the Presence they are to spread a blue cloth and place the plates and cups on it, along with the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread offering is to remain on it.

King James Bible
And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the continual bread shall be thereon:

New King James Version
“On the table of showbread they shall spread a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the pans, the bowls, and the pitchers for pouring; and the showbread shall be on it.

New American Standard Bible
Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall also spread a cloth of violet and put on it the dishes, the pans, the sacrificial bowls, and the jugs for the drink offering; and the continual bread shall be on it.

NASB 1995
“Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall also spread a cloth of blue and put on it the dishes and the pans and the sacrificial bowls and the jars for the drink offering, and the continual bread shall be on it.

NASB 1977
“Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall also spread a cloth of blue and put on it the dishes and the pans and the sacrificial bowls and the jars for the libation, and the continual bread shall be on it.

Amplified Bible
Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall spread a cloth of blue and put on it the plates, the dishes [for incense], the sacrificial bowls, the jars for the drink offering, and the continual bread [of the Presence] shall be on it.

Christian Standard Bible
“They are to spread a blue cloth over the table of the Presence and place the plates and cups on it, as well as the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread offering is to be on it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are to spread a blue cloth over the table of the Presence and place the plates and cups on it, as well as the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread offering is to be on it.

American Standard Version
And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls and the cups wherewith to pour out; and the continual bread shall be thereon:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And over the table of faces they shall cover with a robe of dark blue and they will set up flasks and spoons and bowls and ladles of drink offerings on it and the bread shall be constantly upon it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall put on the table set forth for shew-bred a cloth all of purple, and the dishes, and the censers, and the cups, and the vessels with which one offers drink-offerings; and the continual loaves shall be upon it.

Contemporary English Version
Next, Aaron and his sons will use another blue cloth to cover the table for the sacred bread. On the cloth they will place the dishes, the bowls for incense, the cups, the jugs for wine, as well as the bread itself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall wrap up also the table of proposition in a cloth of violet, and shall put with it the censers and little mortars, the cups and bowls to pour out the libations: the leaves shall be always on it:

English Revised Version
And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and the cups to pour out withal: and the continual bread shall be thereon:

Good News Translation
They shall spread a blue cloth over the table for the bread offered to the LORD and put on it the dishes, the incense bowls, the offering bowls, and the jars for the wine offering. There shall always be bread on the table.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"They will spread a violet cloth over the table of the presence and put on it the plates, dishes, bowls, and pitchers for the wine offerings. The bread that is always in the LORD's presence will also be on it.

International Standard Version
"They are to spread a blue cloth over the table of the Presence and on top of it the dishes, pans, bowls, pitchers for drink offerings, and the bread of presence are to be on it continually.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the pans, and the bowls, and the jars wherewith to pour out; and the continual bread shall remain thereon.

Literal Standard Version
And they spread a garment of blue over the table of the presence, and have put the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and the cups of the drink-offering on it, and the bread of continuity is on it,

NET Bible
"On the table of the presence they must spread a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the pans, the bowls, and the pitchers for pouring, and the Bread of the Presence must be on it continually.

New Heart English Bible
On the table of show bread they shall spread a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the spoons, the bowls, and the pitchers for pouring with them; and the continual bread shall be on it.

World English Bible
"On the table of show bread they shall spread a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the spoons, the bowls, and the cups with which to pour out; and the continual bread shall be on it.

Young's Literal Translation
'And on the table of the presence they spread a garment of blue, and have put on it the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and the cups of the libation, and the bread of continuity is on it,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Duties of the Kohathites
6They are to place over this a covering of fine leather, spread a solid blue cloth over it, and insert its poles. 7Over the table of the Presence they are to spread a blue cloth and place the plates and cups on it, along with the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread offering is to remain on it. 8And they shall spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with fine leather, and insert the poles.…

Cross References
Matthew 12:4
He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread, which was not lawful for them to eat, but only for the priests.

Exodus 25:29
You are also to make the plates and dishes, as well as the pitchers and bowls for pouring drink offerings. Make them out of pure gold.

Exodus 25:30
And place the Bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.

Leviticus 24:5
You are also to take fine flour and bake twelve loaves, using two-tenths of an ephah for each loaf,

Leviticus 24:8
Every Sabbath day the bread is to be set out before the LORD on behalf of the Israelites as a permanent covenant.

Numbers 4:8
And they shall spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with fine leather, and insert the poles.


Treasury of Scripture

And on the table of show bread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover with: and the continual bread shall be thereon:

the table

Exodus 25:23-30
Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof…

Exodus 37:10-16
And he made the table of shittim wood: two cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof: …

Leviticus 24:5-8
And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake…

cover withal, or, pour out withal.









(7) And covers to cover withal.--Better, and the cups for the drink-offering (or libation).

And the continual bread.--The shew-bread is so called because it was renewed every Sabbath day, and was continually before the face of the Lord even (as it appears from this verse) during the marches of the Israelites through the desert (Exodus 25:30; Leviticus 24:5).

Verse 7. - The dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal. Rather, "the plates, the bowls, the wine pitchers, and the chalices for pouring out," i.e., the drink offerings. The two first seem to have been used in the meat offering, the two last in the drink offering.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Over
וְעַ֣ל ׀ (wə·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the table
שֻׁלְחַ֣ן (šul·ḥan)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7979: A table, a meal

of the Presence
הַפָּנִ֗ים (hap·pā·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

they are to spread
יִפְרְשׂוּ֮ (yip̄·rə·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

a blue
תְּכֵלֶת֒ (tə·ḵê·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8504: The cerulean mussel, the color, obtained therefrom, stuff dyed therewith

cloth
בֶּ֣גֶד (be·ḡeḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage

and place
וְנָתְנ֣וּ (wə·nā·ṯə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the plates
הַקְּעָרֹ֤ת (haq·qə·‘ā·rōṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 7086: A dish, platter

and cups
הַכַּפֹּת֙ (hak·kap·pōṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

on it,
עָ֠לָיו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

along with
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the bowls
הַמְּנַקִּיֹּ֔ת (ham·mə·naq·qî·yōṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4518: A sacrificial basin

and pitchers
קְשׂ֣וֹת (qə·śō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 7184: Jug, jar

for the drink offering.
הַנָּ֑סֶךְ (han·nā·seḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5262: A libation, a cast idol

The regular
הַתָּמִ֖יד (hat·tā·mîḏ)
Article | Adverb
Strong's 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

bread
וְלֶ֥חֶם (wə·le·ḥem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

offering is to remain
יִהְיֶֽה׃ (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

on it.
עָלָ֥יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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