"Count1 the Merarites by their clans and families.230
Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting.
This is their duty as they perform service at the Tent of Meeting: to carry the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts and bases,332
as well as the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, ropes,4 all their equipment and everything related to their use. Assign to each man the specific things he is to carry.
This is the service of the Merarite clans as they work at the Tent of Meeting under the direction of Ithamar5 son of Aaron, the priest."