Numbers 4:6

Overview - Numbers 4
The age at which the Levites were to begin to serve, and the duration of the service.
The duty of the Kohathites.
16 The charge of Eleazar.
17 The office of the priests.
21 The duty of the Gershonites;
29 of the Merarites.
34 The number of the Kohathites;
38 of the Gershonites
42 and of the Merarites.
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Numbers 4:6  (King James Version)
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.

badgers' skins
This was not the covering of badgers' skins made for the tabernacle, which was carried by the Gershonites, (ver. 24, 25,) but one made for the purpose of concealing and
sheltering the ark when it was to be carried.* a cloth.
7,8,11-13 Ex 35:19 39:1,41

and shall put
{Wesamoo baddaiv,} rather, "and adjust the staves thereof;" i
e., dispose them rightly under the covering, that they might be laid on their shoulders: for the staves were never taken out of the rings.

the staves
Exodus 25:13-15 ; 1 Kings 8:7 1 Kings 8:8