This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things:
"Aaron and his sons are to finish covering the holy objects and all their equipment whenever the camp is to move on. The Kohathites will come and carry them, but they are not to touch the holy objects or they will die. These are the transportation duties of the Kohathites regarding the tent of meeting.
Do this for them so that they may live and not die when they come near the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons are to go in and assign each man his task and transportation duty.
This is the service of the Gershonite clans regarding work and transportation duties:
Register men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who is qualified to do the work of the tent of meeting.
and the leader of the family of the Kohathite clans was Elizaphan son of Uzziel.
Their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the sanctuary utensils that were used with these, and the screen-- and all the work relating to them.
It is like a man on a journey, who left his house, gave authority to his slaves, gave each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to be alert.