Then the Kohathites set forward, bearing the holy things, and the tabernacle was set up before they arrived.
But appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the Testimony, and over all its vessels and furnishings and all things that belong to it. They shall carry the tabernacle [when journeying] and all its furnishings, and they shall minister to it and encamp around it.
At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister to Him and to bless in His name unto this day.
And Moses wrote this law and delivered it to the Levitical priests, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the elders of Israel.
He commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord,
1 Chronicles 15:13
For because you bore it not [as God directed] at the first, the Lord our God broke forth upon us -- "because we did not seek Him in the way He ordained.
When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all its furniture, as the camp sets out, after all that [is done but not before], the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them. But they shall not touch the holy things, lest they die. These are the things of the Tent of Meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.
But to the sons of Kohath he gave none, because they were assigned the care of the sanctuary and the holy things which had to be carried on their shoulders.
When the tabernacle was taken down, the sons of Gershon and Merari, bearing [it] on their shoulders, set out.
1 Chronicles 15:2
Then David said, None should carry the ark of God but the Levites, for the Lord chose them to carry the ark of God and to minister to Him forever.
1 Chronicles 15:15
The Levites carried the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles, as Moses commanded by the word of the Lord.
1 Chronicles 23:26
So the Levites no more have need to carry the tabernacle and all its vessels for its service.
Depart, depart, go out from there [the lands of exile]! Touch no unclean thing! Go out of the midst of her [Babylon]; cleanse yourselves and be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord [on your journey from there].
And put the poles through the rings on the ark's sides, by which to carry it.
He put the poles through the rings at the sides of the ark to carry it.
Close against the frame shall the rings be as places for the poles to pass to carry the table [of showbread].
You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, that the table may be carried with them.
[Bezalel] made the poles of acacia wood to carry the [showbread] table and overlaid them with gold.
The poles shall be put through the rings on the two sides of the altar, with which to carry it.
And he put the poles through the rings on the altar's sides with which to carry it; he made it hollow with planks.
You shall make two golden rings under the rim of it, on the two ribs on the two opposite sides of it; and they shall be holders for the poles with which to carry it.
And he made two rings of gold for it under its rim, on its two opposite sides, as places for the poles [to pass through] to carry it.