3881. Leviyyi or Levi
Strong's Concordance
Leviyyi or Levi: descendant of Levi
Original Word: לֵוִיִּי
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: Leviyyi or Levi
Phonetic Spelling: (lay-vee-ee')
Definition: descendant of Levi
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from Levi
desc. of Levi
NASB Translation
Levite (26), Levites (241), Levites' (1), Levites* (1), Levitical (15).

II. לֵוִי291 adjective, of a people Levite; — לֵוִי, 40 t.; plural לֵוִיִּם250t.; suffix לְוִיֵּנוּ Nehemiah 10:1; —

l. singular of individual, ׳אִישׁ ל Judges 19:1 a certain Levite; predicate ׳וְהוּא ל Judges 17:1 and he was a Levite, so Judges 17:9; with article ׳הַלּ as substantive the Levite Exodus 4:11 (J), Judges 17:10,11,12,13 (as priest), Deuteronomy 18:6; 2Chronicles 20:14; 31:12,14; Ezra 10:15; ׳הַנַּעַר הַלּ Judges 18:3,15; ׳הָאִישׁ הַלּ Judges 20:4. Sg. usually

2 with article הַלֵּוִי as substantive collective the Levites: Exodus 6:19; Numbers 3:20,32; Numbers 26:57 (all P); Numbers 18:23 (P; charged with service of tabernacle); especially D, Deuteronomy 12:12,18,19; Deuteronomy 14:27,29; Deuteronomy 16:1,14; Deuteronomy 26:10,12,13; also 1 Chronicles 24:6; Malachi 2:8 (as priestly tribe); ׳שֵׁבָט הַלּ Deuteronomy 10:8 tribe of the Levites (set apart for service), compare Joshua 13:14,33; 1 Chronicles 23:14; בְּנֵיהַֿלֵּוִי 1 Chronicles 12:27 (van d. H v.1 Chronicles 12:26) sons of the Levites (i.e. of the tribe); so Nehemiah 10:40 (as tithe-collectors); בֵּית הַלֵּוִי Psalm 135:20 house (family, tribe) of the Levites.

3 plural לְוִיִּם chiefly Chronicles and P; — always with article ַ˜הלְוִיִּם except suffix לוִיֵּנוּ Nehemiah 10:1; the article is omitted by ᵐ5 ᵑ9 and most in Isaiah 66:21; always = substantive Levites; — 1

a. earlier usage: — as bearing the ark 1 Samuel 6:15; 2 Samuel 15:24; Deuteronomy 31:25, so (with priests) 1 Kings 8:4 2Chronicles 5:5 (HCT ׳הכהנים הַל; read probably ׳וְהַל as in Kings, ᵐ5 ᵑ6 ᵑ9 compare Öttli VB); also 1Chronicles is 1 Chronicles 15:2,26,27; 1 Chronicles 23:26; 2Chron 5:4 (for הכהנים "" 1 Kings 8:3).

b. not distinguished from priests by D: ׳הַכֹּהֲנִים הַל Deuteronomy 17:9,18; Deuteronomy 18:1; Deuteronomy 24:8; Deuteronomy 27:9; Joshua 3:3; Joshua 8:33 (both D; as bearing ark), also Jeremiah 33:18,21 ׅ ׳הַכ ׳(הַל, Ezekiel 43:19; Ezekiel 44:15; compare Deuteronomy 18:7; Deuteronomy 27:14; Jeremiah 33:22; ׳הַל ׳הַכ likewise 2 Chronicles 23:18; 30:27 (but read probably ׳וְהַל after ᵐ5 ᵑ6 ᵑ9, compare Öttli and below)

c. as tribal designation, Exodus 6:25; Numbers 3:39; Numbers 4:18,46; Joshua 21:1 (all P), 1 Chronicles 9:33,34; 1 Chronicles 15:12; 2Chronicles 35:5; Nehemiah 11:15,16; Nehemiah 12:24; with reference to share in land Leviticus 25:32 (twice in verse); Leviticus 25:33 (twice in verse) (H), Numbers 1:47; Numbers 2:33; Joshua 14:3,4; Joshua 21:3,4,8,20,27,34,38,39 (all P), Joshua 18:7 (D), 1 Chronicles 6:49; compare also 2Chronicles 11:14.

d. set apart for service in tabernacle, Exodus 38:21; Numbers 1:50,51 (twice in verse); Numbers 1:53 (twice in verse); Numbers 2:17; Numbers 7:5,6; Numbers 8:6 18t. Numbers 8 (all p), compare 1 Chronicles 6:33; 1 Chronicles 16:4; ministers to Aaron and his sons Numbers 3:9; Numbers 8:19; Numbers 18:6 (P); set apart for ׳י (as redemption for first-born) Numbers 3:12 (twice in verse) + 7 t. Numbers 3 (P); with certain perquisites Numbers 18:24,26,30 9t. Numbers (P).

2 in Chronicles the tribal idea is in the background, and thought of Levites as official class is prominent:

a. distinguished from priests ׳וְהַל ׳הַכ 1 Chronicles 9:14 (compare 1 Chronicles 9:10), 1 Chronicles 13:2; 1 Chronicles 15:4,11,14; 1 Chronicles 23:2; 1 Chronicles 24:6,31 67t. Chronicles; also Isaiah 66:21 (according to Vrss., but dubious), Ezekiel 44:10; Ezekiel 45:5 (compare Ezekiel 45:4), Ezekiel 48:11,12,13,22.

b. as porters, 1 Chronicles 9:26; 1 Chronicles 26:17, compare 1Chron 34:9; as in charge of music, 1 Chronicles 15:16,17,22; 2Chronicles 5:12; 29:25,30; 34:12; Nehemiah 12:27; yet distinguished from porters and singers, Nehemiah 7:1; Nehemiah 13:5,10; distinguished also from נְתִינִים 1 Chronicles 9:2; Ezra 8:20; Nehemiah 10:29; further (with various official functions) 1 Chronicles 9:31 29t. Chronicles; of groups of individuals, 2 Chronicles 17:8 (twice in verse); 2Chronicles 29:12; 34:12; Ezra 2:40 = Nehemiah 7:43; Ezra 8:33; Nehemiah 3:17; Nehemiah 9:5; Nehemiah 10:10; Nehemiah 12:8, also Nehemiah 8:7 (omitted וְ; ᵑ9 BeRy Ryle).

c. בְּנֵיהַֿלְוִיִּם 1 Chronicles 15:15 (bearing ark), 1 Chronicles 24:30 (tribal designation). — See, on Levites, especially GfGeschichte. d. Stammes Levi in MeArchiv i. 68 ff. 208 ff. WeProl. Cap. iv RSOTJC. 435 f., 2nd ed., 360 f. BauPriesterthum 50 f., 68 f., and often

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Or Leviy {lay-vee'}; patronymically from Leviy; a Levite or descendant of Levi -- Leviite.

see HEBREW Leviy

Forms and Transliterations
בַּלְוִיִּֽם׃ בלוים׃ הַ֠לְוִיִּם הַֽלְוִיִּֽם׃ הַלְוִיִּ֑ם הַלְוִיִּ֔ם הַלְוִיִּ֖ם הַלְוִיִּ֗ם הַלְוִיִּ֛ם הַלְוִיִּ֜ם הַלְוִיִּ֡ם הַלְוִיִּ֣ם הַלְוִיִּ֤ם הַלְוִיִּ֥ם הַלְוִיִּ֧ם הַלְוִיִּ֨ם הַלְוִיִּֽם׃ הַלְוִיִּם֒ הַלְוִיִּם֙ הַלְוִיִּם֩ הַלְוִיִּם֮ הַלֵּוִ֑י הַלֵּוִ֔י הַלֵּוִ֖י הַלֵּוִ֗י הַלֵּוִ֜י הַלֵּוִ֡י הַלֵּוִֽי׃ הַלֵּוִי֙ הַלֵּוִי֮ הלוי הלוי׃ הלוים הלוים׃ וְ֠הַלְוִיִּם וְֽהַלְוִיִּ֑ם וְהַ֨לְוִיִּ֔ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֑ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֔ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֖ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֗ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֛ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֜ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֞ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֡ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֣ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֤ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֥ם וְהַלְוִיִּֽם׃ וְהַלְוִיִּם֒ וְהַלְוִיִּם֙ וְהַלְוִיִּם֩ וְהַלֵּוִ֔י וְהַלֵּוִ֖י וְהַלֵּוִ֗י וְהַלֵּוִ֥י וְהַלֵּוִי֙ וְלַ֨לְוִיִּ֔ם וְלַלְוִיִּ֑ם וְלַלְוִיִּ֔ם וְלַלְוִיִּ֖ם וְלַלְוִיִּ֗ם וּמֵֽהַלְוִיִּ֔ם והלוי והלוים והלוים׃ וללוים ומהלוים לְוִיֵּ֖נוּ לְלֵוִ֛י לֵוִ֑י לֵוִ֔י לֵוִ֖י לֵוִ֗י לֵוִ֣י לֵוִי֙ לַ֠לְוִיִּם לַלְוִיִּ֑ם לַלְוִיִּ֔ם לַלְוִיִּ֖ם לַלְוִיִּ֗ם לַלְוִיִּ֛ם לַלְוִיִּ֜ם לַלְוִיִּ֤ם לַלְוִיִּֽם׃ לַלְוִיִּם֙ לַלְוִיִּם֩ לַלֵּוִ֗י לַלֵּוִי֙ לוי לוינו ללוי ללוים ללוים׃ bal·wî·yim balviYim balwîyim hal·lê·wî hal·wî·yim halleVi hallêwî halviYim halwîyim lal·lê·wî lal·wî·yim lalleVi lallêwî lalviYim lalwîyim lə·lê·wî lê·wî lə·wî·yê·nū leleVi ləlêwî leVi leviYenu lêwî ləwîyênū ū·mê·hal·wî·yim umehalviYim ūmêhalwîyim vehalleVi vehalviYim veLalviYim wə·hal·lê·wî wə·hal·wî·yim wə·lal·wî·yim wəhallêwî wəhalwîyim wəlalwîyim
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Exodus 4:14
HEB: אַהֲרֹ֤ן אָחִ֙יךָ֙ הַלֵּוִ֔י יָדַ֕עְתִּי כִּֽי־
NAS: Aaron the Levite? I know
KJV: [Is] not Aaron the Levite thy brother?
INT: Aaron your brother the Levite acknowledge for

Exodus 6:25
HEB: רָאשֵׁ֛י אֲב֥וֹת הַלְוִיִּ֖ם לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָֽם׃
NAS: of the fathers' [households] of the Levites according to their families.
KJV: of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
INT: are the heads of the fathers' the Levites to their families

Exodus 38:21
HEB: מֹשֶׁ֑ה עֲבֹדַת֙ הַלְוִיִּ֔ם בְּיַד֙ אִֽיתָמָ֔ר
NAS: for the service of the Levites, by the hand
KJV: [for] the service of the Levites, by the hand
INT: of Moses the service of the Levites the hand of Ithamar

Leviticus 25:32
HEB: וְעָרֵי֙ הַלְוִיִּ֔ם בָּתֵּ֖י עָרֵ֣י
NAS: As for cities of the Levites, the Levites
KJV: Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, [and] the houses
INT: cities of the Levites the houses of the cities

Leviticus 25:32
HEB: עוֹלָ֖ם תִּהְיֶ֥ה לַלְוִיִּֽם׃
NAS: of the Levites, the Levites have
KJV: of their possession, may the Levites redeem
INT: A permanent have the Levites

Leviticus 25:33
HEB: יִגְאַל֙ מִן־ הַלְוִיִּ֔ם וְיָצָ֧א מִמְכַּר־
NAS: therefore, belongs to the Levites may be redeemed
KJV: And if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house
INT: may be redeemed belongs to the Levites reverts sale

Leviticus 25:33
HEB: בָתֵּ֞י עָרֵ֣י הַלְוִיִּ֗ם הִ֚וא אֲחֻזָּתָ֔ם
NAS: of the cities of the Levites are their possession
KJV: of the cities of the Levites [are] their possession
INT: the houses of the cities of the Levites he are their possession

Numbers 1:47
HEB: וְהַלְוִיִּ֖ם לְמַטֵּ֣ה אֲבֹתָ֑ם
NAS: The Levites, however, were not numbered
KJV: But the Levites after the tribe
INT: the Levites tribe their fathers'

Numbers 1:49
HEB: אֶת־ מַטֵּ֤ה לֵוִי֙ לֹ֣א תִפְקֹ֔ד
INT: Only the tribe Leviite nor number

Numbers 1:50
HEB: הַפְקֵ֣ד אֶת־ הַלְוִיִּם֩ עַל־ מִשְׁכַּ֨ן
NAS: But you shall appoint the Levites over
KJV: But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle
INT: you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle

Numbers 1:51
HEB: יוֹרִ֤ידוּ אֹתוֹ֙ הַלְוִיִּ֔ם וּבַחֲנֹת֙ הַמִּשְׁכָּ֔ן
NAS: is to set out, the Levites shall take it down;
KJV: setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down:
INT: the tabernacle shall take the Levites encamps the tabernacle

Numbers 1:51
HEB: יָקִ֥ימוּ אֹת֖וֹ הַלְוִיִּ֑ם וְהַזָּ֥ר הַקָּרֵ֖ב
NAS: encamps, the Levites shall set
KJV: is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up:
INT: the tabernacle shall set the Levites the layman approach

Numbers 1:53
HEB: וְהַלְוִיִּ֞ם יַחֲנ֤וּ סָבִיב֙
NAS: But the Levites shall camp around
KJV: But the Levites shall pitch
INT: the Levites shall camp around

Numbers 1:53
HEB: יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְשָׁמְרוּ֙ הַלְוִיִּ֔ם אֶת־ מִשְׁמֶ֖רֶת
NAS: of Israel. So the Levites shall keep
KJV: of Israel: and the Levites shall keep
INT: of Israel shall keep the Levites charge of the tabernacle

Numbers 2:17
HEB: מוֹעֵ֛ד מַחֲנֵ֥ה הַלְוִיִּ֖ם בְּת֣וֹךְ הַֽמַּחֲנֹ֑ת
NAS: out [with] the camp of the Levites in the midst
KJV: with the camp of the Levites in the midst
INT: of meeting out the camp of the Levites the midst of the camps

Numbers 2:33
HEB: וְהַ֨לְוִיִּ֔ם לֹ֣א הָתְפָּקְד֔וּ
NAS: The Levites, however, were not numbered
KJV: But the Levites were not numbered
INT: the Levites were not numbered

Numbers 3:6
HEB: אֶת־ מַטֵּ֣ה לֵוִ֔י וְֽהַעֲמַדְתָּ֣ אֹת֔וֹ
INT: Bring the tribe Leviite and set before

Numbers 3:9
HEB: וְנָתַתָּה֙ אֶת־ הַלְוִיִּ֔ם לְאַהֲרֹ֖ן וּלְבָנָ֑יו
NAS: You shall thus give the Levites to Aaron
KJV: And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron
INT: give the Levites to Aaron his sons

Numbers 3:12
HEB: לָקַ֣חְתִּי אֶת־ הַלְוִיִּ֗ם מִתּוֹךְ֙ בְּנֵ֣י
NAS: I have taken the Levites from among
KJV: And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among
INT: now behold have taken the Levites among the sons

Numbers 3:12
HEB: וְהָ֥יוּ לִ֖י הַלְוִיִּֽם׃
NAS: of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine.
KJV: of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;
INT: of Israel become the Levites

Numbers 3:15
HEB: אֶת־ בְּנֵ֣י לֵוִ֔י לְבֵ֥ית אֲבֹתָ֖ם
INT: Number the sons Leviite households their fathers'

Numbers 3:17
HEB: אֵ֥לֶּה בְנֵֽי־ לֵוִ֖י בִּשְׁמֹתָ֑ם גֵּרְשׁ֕וֹן
INT: These are the sons Leviite their names Gershon

Numbers 3:20
HEB: הֵ֛ם מִשְׁפְּחֹ֥ת הַלֵּוִ֖י לְבֵ֥ית אֲבֹתָֽם׃
NAS: are the families of the Levites according to their fathers'
KJV: the families of the Levites according to the house
INT: These are the families of the Levites households to their fathers'

Numbers 3:32
HEB: וּנְשִׂיא֙ נְשִׂיאֵ֣י הַלֵּוִ֔י אֶלְעָזָ֖ר בֶּן־
KJV: over the chief of the Levites, [and have] the oversight
INT: the chief of the leaders of the Levites and Eleazar the son

Numbers 3:39
HEB: כָּל־ פְּקוּדֵ֨י הַלְוִיִּ֜ם אֲשֶׁר֩ פָּקַ֨ד
NAS: the numbered men of the Levites, whom
KJV: All that were numbered of the Levites, which Moses
INT: that were numbered of the Levites after numbered

292 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 3881
292 Occurrences

bal·wî·yim — 1 Occ.
hal·lê·wî — 21 Occ.
hal·wî·yim — 147 Occ.
lal·lê·wî — 2 Occ.
lal·wî·yim — 34 Occ.
lə·lê·wî — 2 Occ.
lê·wî — 10 Occ.
lə·wî·yê·nū — 1 Occ.
ū·mê·hal·wî·yim — 1 Occ.
wə·hal·lê·wî — 6 Occ.
wə·hal·wî·yim — 58 Occ.
wə·lal·wî·yim — 9 Occ.

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