Numbers 7:6-9

7:6 So Moses accepted the carts and the oxen and gave them to the Levites. 7:7 He gave two carts and four oxen to the Gershonites, as their service required; 7:8 and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites, as their service required, under the authority of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. 7:9 But to the Kohathites he gave none, because the service of the holy things, which they carried on their shoulders, was their responsibility.

tn Heb “hand.”

tn The verb is the imperfect tense, but it describes their customary activity – they had to carry, they used to carry.

tn Heb “upon them,” meaning “their duty.”