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Numbers 4:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in bearing burdens:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— This [is] the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in carrying:
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— This [is] the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— This shall be the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving, and in carrying:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— This, shall be the labour of the families of the Gershonites,—in labouring and in bearing:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'This [is] the service of the families of the Gershonite, to serve—and for burden,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— This is the office of the family of the Gersonites:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— This [is] the seruice of the families of the Gershonites, to serue, and for burdens.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— This [is] the public service of the family of Gershom{gr.Gedson}, to minister and to bear.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— This [is] the service of the families of the Gershunnim, to serve, and for burdens:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
This x2063
(2063) Complement
זֹאת
zo'th
{zothe'}
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
[is] the service 5656
{5656} Prime
עֲבֹדָה
`abodah
{ab-o-daw'}
From H5647; work of any kind.
of the families 4940
{4940} Prime
מִשְׁפָּחָה
mishpachah
{mish-paw-khaw'}
From H8192 (compare H8198); a family, that is, circle of relatives; figuratively a class (of persons), a species (of animals) or sort (of things); by extension a tribe or people.
of the Grunnm גֵּרשֻׁנִּים, 1649
{1649} Prime
גֵּרְשֻׁנִּי
Ger@shunniy
{gay-resh-oon-nee'}
Patronymic from H1648; a Gereshonite or descendant of Gereshon.
to serve, 5647
{5647} Prime
עָבַד
`abad
{aw-bad'}
A primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
and for burdens: 4853
{4853} Prime
מַשָּׂא
massa'
{mas-saw'}
From H5375; a burden; specifically tribute, or (abstractly) porterage; figuratively an utterance, chiefly a doom, especially singing; mental, desire.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Numbers 4:24-28

_ _ This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, etc. — They were appointed to carry “the curtains of the tabernacle” — that is, the goats’ hair covering of the tent — the ten curious curtains and embroidered hangings at the entrance, with their red morocco covering, etc.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 4:21-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
burdens:
or, carriage,
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:
Numbers 4:27 At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burdens.
Numbers 4:31-32 And this [is] the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof, ... And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name ye shall reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden.
Numbers 4:47 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation,
Numbers 4:49 According to the commandment of the LORD they were numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as the LORD commanded Moses.
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