And when the ark traveled, Moses would say, “Rise up, O Lord! May your enemies be scattered, and may those who hate you flee before you!”
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.
So when the people left their tents to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went 1 ahead of them.
“When Aaron and his sons have finished 1 covering 2 the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is ready to journey, then 3 the Kohathites will come to carry them; 4 but they must not touch 5 any 6 holy thing, or they will die. 7 These are the responsibilities 8 of the Kohathites with the tent of meeting.