1. Numbers 4:29–33 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

How is the duty of the Merarites different from that of the Kohathites and Gershonites?

Numbers 4:29–33 (ESV)

29 “As for the sons of Merari, you shall list them by their clans and their fathers’ houses.

The Kohathites carry the holy things that belong inside the tabernacle (Numbers 4:4–20). The Gershonites carry its fabrics and skin coverings, as well as the curtains of the outer court (Numbers 4:21–28). The third clan, the Merarites, carries the remaining frames belonging to the tabernacle and the outer court.