Exodus 32:28
New International Version
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died.

New Living Translation
The Levites obeyed Moses’ command, and about 3,000 people died that day.

English Standard Version
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And that day about three thousand men of the people fell.

Berean Standard Bible
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people fell dead.

King James Bible
And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

New King James Version
So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day.

New American Standard Bible
So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.

NASB 1995
So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.

NASB 1977
So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.

Amplified Bible
So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people [of Israel] were killed that day.

Christian Standard Bible
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and about three thousand men fell dead that day among the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and about 3,000 men fell dead that day among the people.

American Standard Version
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe said to them, “Thus says LORD JEHOVAH, God of Israel, ‘Throw a man his sword around his waist and pass through and turn from door to door in the camp, and kill each man his brother, and each man his neighbor, and each man his relative.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Levi did as Moses spoke to them, and there fell of the people in that day to the number of three thousand men.

Contemporary English Version
The men of the Levi tribe followed his orders, and that day they killed about 3,000 men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sons of Levi did according to the words of Moses, and there were slain that day about three and twenty thousand men.

Good News Translation
The Levites obeyed, and killed about three thousand men that day.

International Standard Version
The descendants of Levi did just as Moses told them, and about 3,000 people died that day.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

Literal Standard Version
And the sons of Levi do according to the word of Moses, and there falls of the people on that day about three thousand men,

New American Bible
The Levites did as Moses had commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people fell.

NET Bible
The Levites did what Moses ordered, and that day about three thousand men of the people died.

New Revised Standard Version
The sons of Levi did as Moses commanded, and about three thousand of the people fell on that day.

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

World English Bible
The sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Levi do according to the word of Moses, and there fall of the people on that day about three thousand men,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moses Breaks the Tablets
27He told them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each of you men is to fasten his sword to his side, go back and forth through the camp from gate to gate, and slay his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.’ ” 28The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people fell dead. 29Afterward, Moses said, “Today you have been ordained for service to the LORD, since each man went against his son and his brother; so the LORD has bestowed a blessing on you this day.”…

Cross References
Exodus 32:27
He told them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Each of you men is to fasten his sword to his side, go back and forth through the camp from gate to gate, and slay his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.'"

Exodus 32:29
Afterward, Moses said, "Today you have been ordained for service to the LORD, since each man went against his son and his brother; so the LORD has bestowed a blessing on you this day."

Exodus 32:35
And the LORD sent a plague on the people because of what they had done with the calf that Aaron had made.

Numbers 25:7
On seeing this, Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, got up from the assembly, took a spear in his hand,

Deuteronomy 33:9
He said of his father and mother, 'I do not consider them.' He disregarded his brothers and did not know his own sons, for he kept Your word and maintained Your covenant.

Psalm 99:8
O LORD our God, You answered them. You were a forgiving God to them, yet an avenger of their misdeeds.


Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

children

Deuteronomy 33:9
Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.

Malachi 2:4-6
And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts…

there fell

Numbers 16:32-35,41
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods…

1 Corinthians 10:8
Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

Hebrews 2:2,3
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; …











Verse 28. - About three thousand. We cannot gather from this, as some have done, that the Levites who rallied to Moses were only 3,000 - for every Levite was not obliged to kill a man - but only that, when this number was slain, the idolaters desisted from their orgy

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The Levites
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

did
וַיַּֽעֲשׂ֥וּ (way·ya·‘ă·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

as Moses
מֹשֶׁ֑ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

commanded,
כִּדְבַ֣ר (kiḏ·ḇar)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

and that
הַה֔וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

about three
כִּשְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת (kiš·lō·šeṯ)
Preposition-k | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

thousand
אַלְפֵ֖י (’al·p̄ê)
Number - masculine plural construct
Strong's 505: A thousand

of
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the people
הָעָם֙ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

fell dead.
וַיִּפֹּ֤ל (way·yip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie


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