1 Chronicles 23:6
New International Version
David separated the Levites into divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

New Living Translation
Then David divided the Levites into divisions named after the clans descended from the three sons of Levi—Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

English Standard Version
And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Berean Study Bible
Then David divided the Levites into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

New American Standard Bible
David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

New King James Version
Also David separated them into divisions among the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

King James Bible
And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Christian Standard Bible
Then David divided them into divisions according to Levi's sons: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

Contemporary English Version
David then divided the Levites into three groups according to the clans of Levi's sons, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Good News Translation
David divided the Levites into three groups, according to their clans: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then David divided them into divisions according to Levi's sons: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

International Standard Version
David divided them into divisions based on Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, Levi's sons.

NET Bible
David divided them into groups corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

New Heart English Bible
David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David organized the Levites into divisions based on which of Levi's sons (Gershon, Kohath, or Merari) they were descended from.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David divided them into courses according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

New American Standard 1977
And David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David divided them into courses according to the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

King James 2000 Bible
And David divided them into divisions among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

American King James Version
And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

American Standard Version
And David divided them into courses according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David divided them into daily courses, for the sons of Levi, for Gedson, Caath, and Merari.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David distributed them into courses by the families of the sons of Levi, to wit, of Gerson, and of Caath, and of Merari.

Darby Bible Translation
And David divided them into courses according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

English Revised Version
And David divided them into courses according to the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

World English Bible
David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Young's Literal Translation
And David distributeth them into courses: Of the sons of Levi: of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Study Bible
The Divisions of the Levites
54,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the LORD with the instruments I have made for giving praise.” 6Then David divided the Levites into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
Cross References
1 Chronicles 6:1
The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

1 Chronicles 23:7
The Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.

1 Chronicles 28:13
for the divisions of the priests and the Levites, for all the work of service in the house of the LORD, and for all the articles of service in the house of the LORD:

2 Chronicles 23:18
Moreover, Jehoiada put the oversight of the house of the LORD into the hands of the Levitical priests, whom David had appointed over the house of the LORD, to offer burnt offerings to the LORD as is written in the Law of Moses, with rejoicing and song, as ordained by David.

Ezra 6:18
They also appointed the priests by their divisions and the Levites by their groups to the service of God in Jerusalem, according to what is written in the book of Moses.

Treasury of Scripture

And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

divided

2 Chronicles 8:14
And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

2 Chronicles 29:25
And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.

2 Chronicles 31:2
And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD.

courses [heb] divisions

1 Chronicles 24:1
Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

1 Chronicles 26:1
Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

1 Chronicles 6:1,16
The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari…

Exodus 6:16-24
And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years…

Numbers 26:57,58
And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites…







Lexicon
Then David
דָּוִ֖יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

divided [the Levites]
וַיֶּֽחָלְקֵ֥ם (way·ye·ḥā·lə·qêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

into divisions
מַחְלְק֑וֹת (maḥ·lə·qō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4256: Division, course

according to the sons
לִבְנֵ֣י (liḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Levi:
לֵוִ֔י (lê·wî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3878: Levi -- a son of Jacob, also the tribe descended from him

Gershom,
לְגֵרְשׁ֖וֹן (lə·ḡê·rə·šō·wn)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1647: Gershom -- three Israelites

Kohath,
קְהָ֥ת (qə·hāṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6955: Kohath -- a son of Levi

and Merari.
וּמְרָרִֽי׃ (ū·mə·rā·rî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4847: Merari -- a son of Levi
(6-23) The twenty-four houses of the Levites.

(6) And David divided them into courses.--Heb., he divided him them (reflexive form of verb, with suffix) into divisions. (Comp. 1Chronicles 24:3, and Genesis 14:15.) Others read the simple voice of the verb here, as at 1Chronicles 24:4-5, 2Chronicles 23:18, Nehemiah 9:22; others, again, the intensive voice, as at 1Chronicles 16:3 (only). It is a question of pointing, the consonants remaining the same in each form. "David divided them," i.e., the 2,400 superintendents (1Chronicles 23:4; comp. 1Chronicles 23:24). Many of the names here enumerated recur in 1Chronicles 24:20-31; 1Chronicles 26:20-28; whereas the names of the courses of musicians (1Chronicles 25:1-31), warders (1Chronicles 26:1-19), and scribes and judges (1Chronicles 26:29-32), are totally different.

Among the sons of Levi.--Rather, according to the sons of Levi, viz., according to Gershon, &c.: that is, according to the three great sub-divisions of the tribe (1Chronicles 6:1; 1Chronicles 6:16). Notice the correct spelling, "Gershon" (not Gershom).

Verse 6. - Here begin the families of the Levites, as arranged in courses by David. These arrangements were scrupulously observed by Solomon (2 Chronicles 8:14; 2 Chronicles 29:25). 23:1-23 David, having given charge concerning the building of the temple, settles the method of the temple service, and orders the officers of it. When those of the same family were employed together, it would engage them to love and assist one another.
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