7 And over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall spread a blue cloth, and put on it the plates and the spoons and the bowls and the pitchers of the drink offering; and the continual bread shall be on it.
8 And they shall spread over them a scarlet cloth, and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall put in its poles.
9 And they shall take a blue cloth, and cover the lampstand of the light and its lamps and its tongs and its firepans and all its oil vessels with which they minister to it.
10 And they shall put it and all its utensils within a covering of porpoise skin, and shall put it on the carrying frame.
11 And over the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall put in its poles.
12 And they shall take all the utensils of ministry with which they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a blue cloth, and cover them with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall put them on the carrying frame.
13 And they shall remove the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.
14 And they shall put upon it all its utensils with which they minister upon it, the firepans, the forks, and the shovels, and the basins – all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread over it a covering of porpoise skin, and put in its poles.
15 And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, whenever the camp sets out, then the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them; but they shall not touch the holy things, or they will die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the Tent of Meeting.
16 And the oversight of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light and the fragrant incense and the continual meal offering and the anointing oil, the oversight of all the tabernacle and all that is in it, the sanctuary and its furnishings.
17 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
18 Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites;
19 But do this to them that they may live and not die when they approach the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each one of them to his service and to his burden;
20 But the Kohathites shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment; otherwise they will die.
21 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
22 Take the sum of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers’ households, by their families;
23 From thirty years old and upward to fifty years old you shall number them, everyone who enters to carry out the service to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.
24 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in bearing burdens:
25 They shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle, and the Tent of Meeting, its covering, and the covering of porpoise skin that is on top of it, and the screen for the entrance of the Tent of Meeting,