Joshua 21:7
New International Version
The descendants of Merari, according to their clans, received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.

New Living Translation
The clan of Merari was allotted twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

English Standard Version
The Merarites according to their clans received from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Berean Study Bible
And the descendants of Merari received twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

King James Bible
The children of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

New King James Version
The children of Merari according to their families had twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun.

New American Standard Bible
To the sons of Merari according to their families twelve cities were given from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun.

NASB 1995
The sons of Merari according to their families received twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun.

NASB 1977
The sons of Merari according to their families received twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun.

Amplified Bible
The sons of Merari according to their families received twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun.

Christian Standard Bible
Merari’s descendants received twelve cities for their clans from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Merari's descendants received 12 cities for their clans from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

American Standard Version
The children of Merari according to their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And for the children of Marari for their families they gave from the tribe of Rubil, and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Merari according to their families had by lot twelve cities, out of the tribe of Ruben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zabulon.

Contemporary English Version
The clans that were descendants of Merari received 12 towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to the sons of Merari by their kindreds, of the tribes of Ruben and or Cad and of Zabulon, twelve cities.

English Revised Version
The children of Merari according to their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Good News Translation
The families of the clan of Merari were assigned twelve cities from the territories of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Merari's descendants received 12 cities for their families from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

International Standard Version
The descendants of Merari, allocated according to their families, received twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The children of Merari according to their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Literal Standard Version
For the sons of Merari, for their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, [are] twelve cities.

NET Bible
Merari's descendants by their clans were allotted twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

New Heart English Bible
The descendants of Merari according to their families had twelve cities by lot out of the tribe of Reuben, out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun.

World English Bible
The children of Merari according to their families had twelve cities out of the tribe of Reuben, out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun.

Young's Literal Translation
For the sons of Merari, for their families, are, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Forty-Eight Cities for the Levites
6The descendants of Gershon received thirteen cities by lot from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan. 7And the descendants of Merari received twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 8So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these cities, together with their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.…

Cross References
Joshua 21:6
The descendants of Gershon received thirteen cities by lot from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.

Joshua 21:8
So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these cities, together with their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

1 Chronicles 6:63
The Merarites, according to their families, were allotted twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.


Treasury of Scripture

The children of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Joshua 21:34-40
And unto the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with her suburbs, and Kartah with her suburbs, …

Exodus 6:19
And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.

Numbers 3:20
And the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to the house of their fathers.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The descendants
לִבְנֵ֨י (liḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Merari
מְרָרִ֜י (mə·rā·rî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4847: Merari -- a son of Levi

received twelve
שְׁתֵּ֥ים (šə·têm)
Number - fd
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

cities
עָרִ֖ים (‘ā·rîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

from the tribes
מִמַּטֵּ֨ה (mim·maṭ·ṭêh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

of Reuben,
רְאוּבֵ֤ן (rə·’ū·ḇên)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7205: Reuben -- 'behold a son!' oldest son of Jacob, also his desc

Gad,
גָד֙ (ḡāḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1410: Gad -- a son of Jacob, also his tribe and its territory, also a prophet

and Zebulun.
זְבוּלֻ֔ן (zə·ḇū·lun)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2074: Zebulun -- a son of Jacob, also his descendants and their territory


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