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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaLEVI (1)
le'-vi (Lewi; Leui; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek Leuei):
(Lewi; Leuei): The third of Leah's sons born to Jacob in Paddan-aram (Genesis 29:34). In this passage the name is connected with the verb lawah, "to adhere," or "be joined to," Leah expressing assurance that with the birth of this third son, her husband might be drawn closer to her in the bonds of conjugal affection. There is a play upon the name in Numbers 18:2, 4, where direction is given that the tribe of Levi be "joined unto" Aaron in the ministries of the sanctuary. The etymology here suggested is simple and reasonable. The grounds on which some modern scholars reject it are purely conjectural. It is asserted, e.g., that the name is adjectival, not nominal, describing one who attaches himself; and this is used to support theory that the Levites were those who joined the Semitic people when they left Egypt to return to Palestine, who therefore were probably Egyptians. Others think it may be a gentilic form le'ah, "wild cow" (Wellhausen, Prolegomena, 146; Stade, Stade, Geschichte des Volkes Israel, 152); and this is held to be the more probable, as pointing to early totem worship!
Greek3017. Leui -- Levi, the name of several Israelites
... Levi, the name of several Israelites. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Transliteration: Leui Phonetic Spelling: (lyoo'-ee) Short Definition: Levi ...
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3018. Leuis -- Levi.
3019. Leuites -- a Levite, a descendant of Levi
3020. Leuitikos -- Levitical
256. Alphaios -- Alpha
Strong's Hebrew3878. Levi -- a son of Jacob, also the tribe descended from him
... 3877, 3878. Levi. 3879 . a son of Jacob, also the tribe descended from him.
Transliteration: Levi Phonetic Spelling: (lay-vee') Short Definition: Levi. ...
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3881. Leviyyi -- descendant of Levi
4847. Merari -- a son of Levi
3879. Levay -- descendant of Levi
6955. Qehath -- a son of Levi
1648. Gereshon -- a son of Levi
The Call of Levi the Publican Christ in Relation to the Baptist. ...
The Testament of Levi Concerning the Priesthood and Arrogance.
The Call and Feast of Levi
Types of the Death of Christ Isaac; Joseph; Jacob against Simeon ...
But when John, the Son of Levi, Who...
But the Hatred that John, the Son of Levi...
Annas and Caiaphas, Summas and Datam, Gamaliel, Judas, Levi...
A Second Time the Master Zachyas, Doctor of the Law...
Whether Christ Paid Tithes in Abraham's Loins?
Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryLevi
Smith's Bible DictionaryLevi
ATS Bible DictionaryLevi
1. The third son of Jacob and Leah, born in Mesopotamia; and father of three sons, and of Jochebed the mother of Moses, Genesis 29:34 Exodus 6:16-20. For his share in the treacherous massacre of the Shechemites, Genesis 34:1-31, his father at death foreboded evil to his posterity, Genesis 49:5-7; but as they afterwards stood forth on the Lord's side, Moses was charged to bless them, Exodus 32:26-29 De 33:8-11. The tribe of Levi was, according to Jacob's prediction, scattered over all Israel, having no share in the cities in the portions of other tribes. All the tithes, first fruits, and offerings, presented at the temple, as well as several parts of all the victims that were offered belonged to the tribe of Levi. See LEVITES.
2. The apostle Matthew was also called Levi. See MATTHEW.
Easton's Bible DictionaryAdhesion.
(1.) The third son of Jacob by Leah. The origin of the name is found in Leah's words (Genesis 29:34), "This time will my husband be joined [Hebrews yillaveh] unto me." He is mentioned as taking a prominent part in avenging his sister Dinah (Genesis 34:25-31). He and his three sons went down with Jacob (46:11) into Egypt, where he died at the age of one hundred and thirty-seven years (Exodus 6:16).
(2.) The father of Matthat, and son of Simeon, of the ancestors of Christ (Luke 3:29).
(3.) Luke 3:24.
ThesaurusLevi (79 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LEVI (1). ... See MATTHEW. LEVI (2). (Lewi; Leuei):
The third of Leah's sons born to Jacob in Paddan-aram (Genesis 29:34). ...
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Levi's (2 Occurrences)
Levi'athan (2 Occurrences)
Alphaeus (5 Occurrences)
Merar'i (32 Occurrences)
Amram (14 Occurrences)
Kohath (30 Occurrences)
Gershom (16 Occurrences)
Gershon (23 Occurrences)
Jahath (7 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceLevi (79 Occurrences)
Mark 2:14 As he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he arose and followed him.
Luke 3:24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
Luke 3:29 the son of Jose, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
Luke 3:30 the 'son' of Levi, the 'son' of Simeon, the 'son' of Juda, the 'son' of Joseph, the 'son' of Jonan, the 'son' of Eliakim,
Luke 5:27 After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, "Follow me!"
Luke 5:29 Levi made a great feast for him in his house. There was a great crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining with them.
Hebrews 7:5 They indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest's office have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brothers, though these have come out of the body of Abraham,
Hebrews 7:6 but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has accepted tithes from Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.
Hebrews 7:9 We can say that through Abraham even Levi, who receives tithes, has paid tithes,
Hebrews 7:10 for Levi was yet in the loins of his forefather when Melchizedek met Abraham.
Hebrews 7:11 Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people have received the law), what further need was there for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Revelation 7:7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand,
Genesis 29:34 She conceived again, and bore a son. Said, "Now this time will my husband be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore was his name called Levi.
Genesis 34:25 It happened on the third day, when they were sore, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword, came upon the unsuspecting city, and killed all the males.
Genesis 34:30 Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites. I am few in number. They will gather themselves together against me and strike me, and I will be destroyed, I and my house."
Genesis 35:23 The sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob's firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.
Genesis 46:11 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Genesis 49:5 "Simeon and Levi are brothers. Their swords are weapons of violence.
Exodus 1:2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
Exodus 2:1 A man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi as his wife.
Exodus 6:16 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 one hundred thirty-seven years.
Exodus 6:19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations.
Exodus 32:26 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, "Whoever is on Yahweh's side, come to me!" All the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.
Exodus 32:28 The sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
Numbers 1:47 But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.
Numbers 1:49 "Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, neither shall you take a census of them among the children of Israel;
Numbers 3:6 "Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.
Numbers 3:15 "Count the children of Levi by their fathers' houses, by their families. You shall count every male from a month old and upward."
Numbers 3:17 These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
Numbers 3:32 Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, with the oversight of those who keep the requirements of the sanctuary.
Numbers 4:2 "Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses,
Numbers 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men :
Numbers 16:7 and put fire in them, and put incense on them before Yahweh tomorrow: and it shall be that the man whom Yahweh chooses, he shall be holy. You have gone too far, you sons of Levi!"
Numbers 16:8 Moses said to Korah, "Hear now, you sons of Levi!
Numbers 16:10 and that he has brought you near, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? and do you seek the priesthood also?
Numbers 17:3 You shall write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses.
Numbers 17:8 It happened on the next day, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.
Numbers 18:2 Your brothers also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring near with you, that they may be joined to you, and minister to you: but you and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony.
Numbers 18:21 "To the children of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they serve, even the service of the Tent of Meeting.
Numbers 26:58 These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. Kohath became the father of Amram.
Numbers 26:59 The name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt: and she bore to Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.
Deuteronomy 10:8 At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.
Deuteronomy 10:9 Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brothers; Yahweh is his inheritance, according as Yahweh your God spoke to him.)
Deuteronomy 18:1 The priests the Levites, even all the tribe of Levi, shall have no portion nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, and his inheritance.
Deuteronomy 21:5 The priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be.
Deuteronomy 27:12 "These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you have passed over the Jordan: Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin.
Deuteronomy 31:9 Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and to all the elders of Israel.
Deuteronomy 33:8 Of Levi he said, "Your Thummim and your Urim are with your godly one, whom you proved at Massah, with whom you strove at the waters of Meribah;
Joshua 13:14 Only he gave no inheritance to the tribe of Levi. The offerings of Yahweh, the God of Israel, made by fire are his inheritance, as he spoke to him.
Joshua 13:33 But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance. Yahweh, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he spoke to them.
Joshua 21:10 and they were for the children of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi; for theirs was the first lot.
1 Kings 12:31 He made houses of high places, and made priests from among all the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
1 Chronicles 2:1 These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
1 Chronicles 6:1 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 6:16 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 6:19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers' houses.
1 Chronicles 6:38 the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.
1 Chronicles 6:43 the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
1 Chronicles 6:47 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.
1 Chronicles 9:18 who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were the porters for the camp of the children of Levi.
1 Chronicles 12:26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
1 Chronicles 21:6 But he didn't count Levi and Benjamin among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
1 Chronicles 23:6 David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 23:14 But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.
1 Chronicles 23:24 These were the sons of Levi after their fathers' houses, even the heads of the fathers' houses of those who were counted individually, in the number of names by their polls, who did the work for the service of the house of Yahweh, from twenty years old and upward.
1 Chronicles 23:27 For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered, from twenty years old and upward.
1 Chronicles 24:20 Of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
1 Chronicles 27:17 of Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of Aaron, Zadok:
Ezra 8:15 I gathered them together to the river that runs to Ahava; and there we encamped three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.
Ezra 8:18 According to the good hand of our God on us they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brothers, eighteen;
Nehemiah 10:39 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the wave offering of the grain, of the new wine, and of the oil, to the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests who minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.
Nehemiah 12:23 The sons of Levi, heads of fathers' houses, were written in the book of the chronicles, even until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.
Psalms 135:20 House of Levi, praise Yahweh! You who fear Yahweh, praise Yahweh!
Ezekiel 40:46 and the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok, who from among the sons of Levi come near to Yahweh to minister to him.
Ezekiel 48:31 and the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel, three gates northward: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one.
Zechariah 12:13 the family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart;
Malachi 2:4 You will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that my covenant may be with Levi," says Yahweh of Armies.
Malachi 2:8 But you have turned aside out of the way. You have caused many to stumble in the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi," says Yahweh of Armies.
Malachi 3:3 and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.
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