Deuteronomy 18:5
New International Version
for the LORD your God has chosen them and their descendants out of all your tribes to stand and minister in the LORD’s name always.

New Living Translation
For the LORD your God chose the tribe of Levi out of all your tribes to minister in the LORD’s name forever.

English Standard Version
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand and minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for all time.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen Levi and his sons out of all your tribes to stand and minister in His name for all time.

King James Bible
For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

New King James Version
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons forever.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand to serve in the name of the LORD always.

NASB 1995
“For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand and serve in the name of the LORD forever.

NASB 1977
“For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand and serve in the name of the LORD forever.

Amplified Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him, him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand and serve in the name of the LORD forever.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes to stand and minister in his name from now on.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Yahweh your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes to stand and minister in His name from now on.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of Jehovah, him and his sons for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because LORD JEHOVAH your God chose him from all of your tribes, and he shall stand and he shall serve in the name of LORD JEHOVAH your God, he and his sons, all of their days.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
because the Lord has chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand before the Lord thy God, to minister and bless in his name, himself and his sons among the children of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
Give these gifts to the priests, because the LORD has chosen them and their descendants out of all the tribes of Israel to be his special servants at the place of worship.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord thy God hath chosen him of all thy tribes, to stand and to minister to the name of the Lord, him and his sons for ever.

English Revised Version
For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

Good News Translation
The LORD chose from all your tribes the tribe of Levi to serve him as priests forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Out of all your tribes, the LORD your God has chosen the Levites and their descendants to do the work of serving in the name of the LORD forever.

International Standard Version
For the LORD your God has chosen them and their descendants from among your tribes to stand and serve in the name of the LORD all their lives."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

Literal Standard Version
for your God YHWH has fixed on him, out of all your tribes, to stand to serve in the Name of YHWH—him and his sons continually.

NET Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen them and their sons from all your tribes to stand and serve in his name permanently.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

World English Bible
For Yahweh your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of Yahweh, him and his sons for ever.

Young's Literal Translation
for on him hath Jehovah thy God fixed, out of all thy tribes, to stand to serve in the name of Jehovah, He and his sons continually.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Provision for Priests and Levites
4You are to give them the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first wool sheared from your flock. 5For the LORD your God has chosen Levi and his sons out of all your tribes to stand and minister in His name for all time. 6Now if a Levite moves from any town of residence throughout Israel and comes in all earnestness to the place the LORD will choose,…

Cross References
Exodus 29:9
Wrap the sashes around Aaron and his sons and tie headbands on them. The priesthood shall be theirs by a permanent statute. In this way you are to ordain Aaron and his sons.

Deuteronomy 10:8
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to serve Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name, as they do to this day.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

Deuteronomy 10:8
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

Deuteronomy 17:12
And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.

Exodus 28:1
And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.









Verse 5. - The reason assigned for the enactment is that God had chosen the priest to stand and minister in the Name of Jehovah, i.e. not only by his appointment and authority, but with full power to act as mediator between the people and God. Him and his sons forever; referring to the establishment of the priesthood in the family of Aaron.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

has chosen
בָּחַ֛ר (bā·ḥar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select

[Levi] and his sons
וּבָנָ֖יו (ū·ḇā·nāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

out of all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your tribes
שְׁבָטֶ֑יךָ (šə·ḇā·ṭe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

to stand
לַעֲמֹ֨ד (la·‘ă·mōḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

and minister
לְשָׁרֵ֧ת (lə·šā·rêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to

in His
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

name
בְּשֵׁם־ (bə·šêm-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

for all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

time.
הַיָּמִֽים׃ (hay·yā·mîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day


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