New International Version
These were the names of the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
King James Bible
And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
Darby Bible Translation
And these are the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
World English Bible
These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
Young's Literal Translation
And these are sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Moses numbered them - Though Moses and Aaron conjointly numbered the twelve tribes, yet Moses alone numbered the Levites; "for as the money with which the first-born of Israel, who exceeded the number of Levites, were redeemed, was to be paid to Aaron and his sons, Numbers 3:48, it was decent that he, whose advantage it was that the number of the first-born of Israel should exceed, should not be authorized to take that number himself." - Dodd, from Bishop Kidder.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFifth Day. Holiness and Redemption.
Sanctify unto me all the first-born.'--Ex. xiii. 2. 'All the first-born are mine; for on the day I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified unto me all the first-born in Israel: mine they shall be: I am the Lord.'--Num. iii. 13, viii. 17. 'For I am the Lord your God that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.'--Lev. xi. 45. 'I have redeemed thee; thou art mine.'--Isa. xliii. 1. At Horeb we saw how the …
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ
The Fifth Commandment
The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
These were the names of the sons of Levi according to their records: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.
So Moses counted them, as he was commanded by the word of the LORD.
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