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Numbers 4:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered, lest they die.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— but they shall not go in to see the holy [objects] even for a moment, or they will die.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered, lest they die.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but they shall not go in and see for a moment the holy things, lest they die.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— but they shall not enter to see, for a moment, that which is holy, else should they die.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and they go not in to see when the holy thing is swallowed, that they have died.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let not others by any curiosity see the things that are in the sanctuary before they be wrapped up, otherwise they shall die.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But they shall not goe in to see when the holy things are couered, lest they die.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And [so] they shall by no means go in to look suddenly upon the holy things, and die.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered, lest they die.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But they shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
go in 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to see 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
when x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the holy things 6944
{6944} Prime
קֹדֶשׁ
qodesh
{ko'-desh}
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity.
are covered, 1104
{1104} Prime
בּלע
bala`
{beh'-lah}
A primitive root; to make away with (specifically by swallowing); generally to destroy.
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
lest they die. 4191
{4191} Prime
מָמוֹת
muwth
{mooth}
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 4:17-20.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 4:1-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
they shall:

Numbers 4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear [it]: but they shall not touch [any] holy thing, lest they die. These [things are] the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Numbers 4:19 But thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden:
Exodus 19:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
Leviticus 10:2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
1 Samuel 6:19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten [many] of the people with a great slaughter.
Hebrews 10:19-20 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, ... By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

the holy things:
Hakkodesh, "the holy," or "sanctuary," i.e., the ark, as the Jews generally understand it; and with good reason, as any one may be convinced, who compares
1 Kings 8:8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy [place] before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day.
with
2 Chronicles 5:9 And they drew out the staves [of the ark], that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.
, where that which is called the holy in the former, is called the ark in the latter.
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