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Numbers 4:5

Context
4:5 When it is time for the camp to journey, 1  Aaron and his sons must come and take down the screening curtain and cover the ark of the testimony with it.

Numbers 4:20

Context
4:20 But the Kohathites 2  are not to go in to watch while the holy things are being covered, or they will die.”

1 tn The Hebrew text uses the infinitive construct in an adverbial clause of time; literally it says “in the journeying of the camp.” The genitive in such constructions is usually the subject. Here the implication is that people would be preparing to transport the camp and its equipment.

2 tn In the Hebrew text the verse has as the subject “they,” but to avoid confusion the antecedent has been clarified in the translation.



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