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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon and Kohath and Merari.

King James 2000 Bible
And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And these are the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And 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.
Study Bible
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…







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and Merari.
וּמְרָרִֽי׃ (ū·mə·rā·rî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4847: Merari -- a son of Levi
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. 3:14-39 The Levites were in three classes, according to the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari; and these were subdivided into families. The posterity of Moses were not at all honoured or privileged, but stood upon the level with other Levites; thus it was plain, that Moses did not seek the advancement of his own family, or to secure any honours to it. The tribe of Levi was by much the least of all the tribes. God's chosen are but a little flock in comparison with the world.
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