Numbers 3:17
New International Version
These were the names of the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

New Living Translation
Levi had three sons, whose names were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

English Standard Version
And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon and Kohath and Merari.

Berean Study Bible
These were the sons of Levi by name: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

King James Bible
And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

New King James Version
These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

New American Standard Bible
These, then, are the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

NASB 1995
These then are the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon and Kohath and Merari.

NASB 1977
These then are the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon and Kohath and Merari.

Amplified Bible
These are the [three] sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Christian Standard Bible
These were Levi’s sons by name: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These were Levi's sons by name: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

American Standard Version
And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershun and Qahath and Merari.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gedson, Caath, and Merari.

Contemporary English Version
Levi's three sons, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, had become the heads of their own clans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were found sons of Levi by their names, Gerson and Caath and Merari.

English Revised Version
And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gershon, Kohath, and Merari were the sons of Levi.

International Standard Version
These are Levi's descendants by name: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

Literal Standard Version
And these are the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

NET Bible
These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

New Heart English Bible
These were 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Registration of the Levites
16So Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, as he had been commanded. 17These were the sons of Levi by name: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 18These were the names of the sons of Gershon by their clans: Libni and Shimei.…

Cross References
Genesis 46:11
The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Exodus 6:16
These were the names of the sons of Levi according to their records: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.

Numbers 3:16
So Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, as he had been commanded.


Treasury of Scripture

And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

Numbers 26:57,58
And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites…

Genesis 46:11
And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Exodus 6:16-19
And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years…









Verse 17. - These were the sons of Levi. These genealogical notices are inserted here in order to give completeness to the account of the Levites in the day of their dedication.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
These
אֵ֥לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

were
וַיִּֽהְיוּ־ (way·yih·yū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the sons
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Levi
לֵוִ֖י (lê·wî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

by name:
בִּשְׁמֹתָ֑ם (biš·mō·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8034: A name

Gershon,
גֵּרְשׁ֕וֹן (gê·rə·šō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1648: Gershon -- a son of Levi

Kohath,
וּקְהָ֖ת (ū·qə·hāṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6955: Kohath -- a son of Levi

and Merari.
וּמְרָרִֽי׃ (ū·mə·rā·rî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4847: Merari -- a son of Levi


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