Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
“Record the names of the members of the clans and families of the Kohathite division of the tribe of Levi.
List all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who are eligible to serve in the Tabernacle.
“The duties of the Kohathites at the Tabernacle will relate to the most sacred objects.
When the camp moves, Aaron and his sons must enter the Tabernacle first to take down the inner curtain and cover the Ark of the Covenant with it.
Then they must cover the inner curtain with fine goatskin leather and spread over that a single piece of blue cloth. Finally, they must put the carrying poles of the Ark in place.
“Next they must spread a blue cloth over the table where the Bread of the Presence is displayed, and on the cloth they will place the bowls, ladles, jars, pitchers, and the special bread.
They must spread a scarlet cloth over all of this, and finally a covering of fine goatskin leather on top of the scarlet cloth. Then they must insert the carrying poles into the table.