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Numbers 4:6

    Numbers 4:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And putting over it the leather cover and over that a blue cloth; and putting its rods in place.

    Webster's Revision

    and shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.

    World English Bible

    and shall put a covering of sealskin on it, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in its poles.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.

    Definitions for Numbers 4:6

    Staves - Rods; clubs.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 4:6

    wholly of blue - Compare Exodus 25:4 note. The third and external covering of the ark only was to be of this color. The table of showbread had Numbers 4:8 an outer wrapping of scarlet; the altar Numbers 4:13 one of purple.

    Put in the staves - Probably, "put the staves in order." These were never taken out of the golden rings by which the ark was to be borne (see Exodus 25:14-15), but would need adjustment.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 4:6

    4:6 Badgers - skins - Whereby the ark was secured from the injuries of the weather.