8 They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover that with the durable leather and put the poles in place.

Read Numbers 4:8 Using Other Translations

And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put in the staves thereof.
Then they shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet and cover the same with a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles.
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.