Isaiah 66:21
New International Version
And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites,” says the LORD.

New Living Translation
“And I will appoint some of them to be my priests and Levites. I, the LORD, have spoken!

English Standard Version
And some of them also I will take for priests and for Levites, says the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
“And I will select some of them as priests and Levites,” says the LORD.

King James Bible
And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.

New King James Version
And I will also take some of them for priests and Levites,” says the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
I will also take some of them as priests and Levites,” says the LORD.

NASB 1995
“I will also take some of them for priests and for Levites,” says the LORD.

NASB 1977
“I will also take some of them for priests and for Levites,” says the LORD.

Amplified Bible
I will also take some of them as priests and Levites,” says the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
I will also take some of them as priests and Levites,” says the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will also take some of them as priests and Levites,” says the LORD.”

American Standard Version
And of them also will I take for priests and for Levites, saith Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also I shall take some of them for Priests and for Levites, says LORD JEHOVAH

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will take of them priests and Levites, saith the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
I promise that some of them will be priests and others will be helpers in my temple. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will take of them to be priests, and Levites, saith the Lord.

English Revised Version
And of them also will I take for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.

Good News Translation
I will make some of them priests and Levites.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I will make some of them priests and Levites," declares the LORD.

International Standard Version
Then I will also select some of them for myself as priests and as Levites," says the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And of them also will I take for the priests and for the Levites, saith the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
And I also take of them for priests, For Levites,” said YHWH.

NET Bible
And I will choose some of them as priests and Levites," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
And I will also take some of them for myself as priests and Levites," says the LORD.

World English Bible
Of them also will I take for priests [and] for Levites," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And also of them I take for priests, For Levites, said Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Final Judgments Against the Wicked
20And they will bring all your brothers from all the nations as a gift to the LORD on horses and chariots and wagons, on mules and camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem,” says the LORD, “just as the Israelites bring an offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD.” 21“And I will select some of them as priests and Levites,” says the LORD. 22“For just as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, will endure before Me,” declares the LORD, “so your descendants and your name will endure.…

Cross References
1 Peter 2:5
you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Exodus 19:6
And unto Me you shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you are to speak to the Israelites."

Isaiah 61:6
But you will be called the priests of the LORD; they will speak of you as ministers of our God; you will feed on the wealth of nations, and you will boast in their riches.

Jeremiah 33:22
As the hosts of heaven cannot be counted and as the sand on the seashore cannot be measured, so too will I multiply the descendants of My servant David and the Levites who minister before Me."


Treasury of Scripture

And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, said the LORD.

Isaiah 61:6
But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

Exodus 19:6
And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

Jeremiah 13:18-22
Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory…









(21) I will also take of them for priests . . .--We are left to determine whether the promise is that even Gentile converts should be enrolled among the priests and Levites of the new Jerusalem, or that Israelites of the non-priestly tribes should be so enrolled. Was the prophet breaking down in thought the middle wall of partition, or clinging to its maintenance? Isaiah 61:6 seems in favour of the latter view, and we are probably right in looking on this thought, that of all Israel being eligible for the priesthood, as that which was in the prophet's mind. Like other such thoughts, however, it was capable of expansion, so as to include the whole Israel of God, who were by faith the children of Abraham. (Comp. 1Peter 2:5; 1Peter 2:9, with Exodus 19:6.)

Verse 21. - And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites; literally, and I will also take of them unto the priests and unto the Levites; i.e. I will add to the existing body of priests and Levites, who are pro-sumably Jews, fresh members from the newly converted Gentiles. The existence of a sacerdotal order, with distinctions of ranks, in the Church of the redeemed, is implied, and the gracious declaration is made that the privilege of furnishing members to both ranks of the order shall be conferred upon the Gentile proselytes.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And I will
וְגַם־ (wə·ḡam-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

select
אֶקַּ֛ח (’eq·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3947: To take

some of them
מֵהֶ֥ם (mê·hem)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

as priests
לַכֹּהֲנִ֥ים (lak·kō·hă·nîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

and Levites,”
לַלְוִיִּ֖ם (lal·wî·yim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

says
אָמַ֥ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

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


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