Numbers 4:13

13 “They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar and spread a purple cloth over it.

Read Numbers 4:13 Using Other Translations

And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:
And they shall take away the ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it.
“They must remove the ashes from the altar for sacrifices and cover the altar with a purple cloth.

What does Numbers 4:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 4:13

And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread
a purple cloth thereon.
] Having cleared the holy of holies, and the holy place, they were to come forth from thence into the court of the tabernacle, where stood the altar of burnt offering, which is here meant, and on which sacrifices being daily burnt, there were always ashes to be removed; and which at this time was highly necessary to be done, when the tabernacle was taken down, and all belonging to it to be carried away; and though no mention is made of the fire, which was always burning on it, it was doubtless preserved, and care was taken for the carrying it along with the altar, or in a separate vessel from it. Bishop Patrick supposes it might be carried upon the grate.

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