1 Chronicles 6:20
New International Version
Of Gershon: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

New Living Translation
The descendants of Gershon included Libni, Jahath, Zimmah,

English Standard Version
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

Berean Study Bible
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

King James Bible
Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

New King James Version
Of Gershon were Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

New American Standard Bible
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

NASB 1995
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

NASB 1977
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

Amplified Bible
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

Christian Standard Bible
Of Gershom: his son Libni, his son Jahath, his son Zimmah,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Of Gershom: his son Libni, his son Jahath, his son Zimmah,

American Standard Version
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Gershun, his son Nakhath, his son Zema his son

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To Gedson - to Lobeni his son - were born Jeth his son, Zammath his son,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of Gerson: Lobni his son, Jahath his son, Zamma his son,

English Revised Version
Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son;

Good News Translation
These are the descendants of Gershon from generation to generation: Libni, Jahath, Zimmah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gershom's son was Libni. Libni's son was Jahath. Jahath's son was Zimmah.

International Standard Version
Gershom's clan included his son Libni, his son Jahath, his son Zimmah,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son;

Literal Standard Version
of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

NET Bible
To Gershom: His son Libni, his son Jahath, his son Zimmah,

New Heart English Bible
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

World English Bible
Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

Young's Literal Translation
of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Descendants of Levi
19The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites listed according to their fathers: 20Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 21Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, and Jeatherai his son.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 6:19
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites listed according to their fathers:

1 Chronicles 6:21
Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, and Jeatherai his son.


Treasury of Scripture

Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

Libni.

1 Chronicles 6:17
And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and Shimei.

Zimmah.

1 Chronicles 6:42
The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,









(20, 21) The genealogy of the Gershonites in seven successive generations. It does not occur in the Pentateuch. This and the two following lists of Kohathites and Merarites are symmetrical in plan, but not in the number of names included.

(20) Of Gershom.--Literally, to--i.e., belonging to Gershom.

Libni his son.--See Numbers 3:21, "To Gershon, the clan of the Libnite, and the clan of the Shimeite; these are the clans of the Gershonite."

The names Jahath, Zimmah, and Zerah recur in the line of Asaph, 1Chronicles 6:41-43 below (see the Note there). Jeaterai, in whom the present series culminates, is wholly unknown. At the time when the list was first drawn up, the name may have represented a famous chieftain or family. It has the ending of a patronymic or gentilic term, and perhaps should be read with different vowels, we 'Ithrai, or 'Ithri, "and the Ithrite" (comp. 'Ishai for Yishai), a clan of which came two of David's heroes (1Chronicles 11:40).

Verses 20, 21. - (A) These verses apparently give seven lineal descendants of Gershom, through his eldest son Libni. The question is whether this list of seven is part of the longer list of thirteen from Gershom (vers. 39-43). terminating with Asaph; and it seems impossible to decide the question satisfactorily. From the occurrence of the name Shimei in this latter, though in the wrong place, viz. after Jahath in the descending order, instead of before him, some think, Keil and Zockler among them, that it is a line from Shimei, the brother of Libni, and second son of Gershom. If this be so, the occurrence of three names, the same and in the same order, is a thing to be remarked, though possible enough in itself. But if not, then either the names Joah, Iddo, Jeaterai, in the former list, must be interchangeable with Ethan, Adaiah, Ethni, respectively in the latter (a thing which the similarity of the Hebrew letters might render credible), while the Shimei of ver. 42 is omitted from ver. 20, and the Libni of ver. 20 from ver. 43; or the one list must pick up some links and leave others, and the other do likewise, whilst those taken the same by both are in the minority. This last supposition may be the more probable, though not free from difficulty. Zimmah. Beside the uncertainty of the identity of this Zimmah with the same name in ver. 42, it is very remarkable that we find a Zimmah, also father of a Joah, in 2 Chronicles 29:12; also in this same passage we find three other reproductions of a similar kind - father and son-of what have first been found in this sixth chapter, viz. "Mahath, son of Amasai" (ver. 35); "Joel, son of Azariah" (ver. 36); "Kish, son of Abdi" (ver. 44). It seems as though the individual descendant was quoted in these instances by the name of the ancestor at a certain point.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

Libni
לִבְנִ֥י (liḇ·nî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3845: Libni -- two Levites

his son,
בְנ֛וֹ (ḇə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

Jahath
יַ֥חַת (ya·ḥaṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3189: Jahath -- 'He will snatch up', the name of several Israelites

his son,
בְּנ֖וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

Zimmah
זִמָּ֥ה (zim·māh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2155: Zimmah -- an Israelite name

his son,
בְנֽוֹ׃ (ḇə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son


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