7:3 And they brought their offering before the LORD, six a covered wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for two of the princes, and for each one an ox: and they brought them before the tabernacle.
(a) Like horse litters, to keep the things that were carried in them from the weather. 7:5 Take [it] of them, that they may be to do the b service of the tabernacle of the congregation; and thou shalt give them unto the Levites, to every man according to his service.
(b) That is, to carry things. 7:7 Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, c according to their service:
(c) For their use to carry with. 7:9 But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: d because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them [was that] they should bear upon their shoulders.
7:10 And the princes offered for e dedicating of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their offering before the altar.
(d) The holy thing of the sanctuary must be carried on their shoulders and not drawn with oxen, ( Numbers 4:15 ).
7:84 This [was] the f dedication of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve chargers of silver, twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons of gold:
(e) That is, when the first sacrifice was offered on it by Aaron, in ( Leviticus 9:1 ).
(f) This was the offering of the princes, when Aaron dedicated the altar. 7:88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice of the peace offerings [were] twenty and four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he goats sixty, the lambs of the first year sixty. This [was] the dedication of the altar, after that it was g anointed.
(g) By Aaron. 7:89 And when Moses was gone into the h tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that [was] upon the ark of testimony, from i between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.
(h) That is, the sanctuary.
(i) According as he had promised in ( Exodus 25:22 ).