Numbers 3:28
New International Version
The number of all the males a month old or more was 8,600. The Kohathites were responsible for the care of the sanctuary.

New Living Translation
There were 8,600 males one month old or older among these Kohathite clans. They were responsible for the care of the sanctuary,

English Standard Version
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were 8,600, keeping guard over the sanctuary.

Berean Study Bible
The number of all the males a month old or more was 8,600. They were responsible for the duties of the sanctuary.

New American Standard Bible
In the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, there were 8,600, performing the duties of the sanctuary.

King James Bible
In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

Christian Standard Bible
Counting every male one month old or more, there were 8,600 responsible for the duties of the sanctuary.

Contemporary English Version
and they had 8,600 men and boys at least one month old.

Good News Translation
The total number of males one month old or older that were enrolled was 8,600.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Counting every male one month old or more, there were 8,600 responsible for the duties of the sanctuary.

International Standard Version
all the males a month old and above numbered 8,600. They were tasked to the care of the sanctuary.

NET Bible
Counting every male from a month old and upward, there were 8,600. They were responsible for the care of the sanctuary.

New Heart English Bible
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand six hundred, keeping the requirements of the sanctuary.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The number of all the males at least one month old was 8,600. They were in charge of the holy place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, eight thousand and six hundred, keepers of the charge of the sanctuary.

New American Standard 1977
In the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, there were 8,600, performing the duties of the sanctuary.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

King James 2000 Bible
In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping charge of the sanctuary.

American King James Version
In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

American Standard Version
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Every male from a month old and upward, eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charges of the holy things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All of the male sex from one month and upward, eight thousand six hundred: they shall have the guard of the sanctuary,

Darby Bible Translation
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand six hundred, who kept the charge of the sanctuary.

English Revised Version
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the number of all the males from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

World English Bible
According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand six hundred, keeping the requirements of the sanctuary.

Young's Literal Translation
In number, all the males, from a son of a month and upward, are eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.
Study Bible
The Kohathites
27From Kohath came the clans of the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites; these were the clans of the Kohathites. 28The number of all the males a month old or more was 8,600. They were responsible for the duties of the sanctuary. 29The clans of the Kohathites were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle,…
Cross References
Numbers 3:27
From Kohath came the clans of the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites; these were the clans of the Kohathites.

Numbers 3:29
The clans of the Kohathites were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle,

Treasury of Scripture

In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

eight thousand

Numbers 4:35,36
From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation: …

keeping

Numbers 3:7,31
And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle…







Lexicon
The number
בְּמִסְפַּר֙ (bə·mis·par)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

of all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the males
זָכָ֔ר (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2145: Remembered, a male

a month old
מִבֶּן־ (mib·ben-)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

or more
וָמָ֑עְלָה (wā·mā·‘ə·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

was 8,600.
שְׁמֹנַ֤ת (šə·mō·naṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8083: A cardinal number, eight, eighth

They were responsible for
שֹׁמְרֵ֖י (šō·mə·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the duties
מִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת (miš·me·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

of the sanctuary.
הַקֹּֽדֶשׁ׃ (haq·qō·ḏeš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity
Verse 28. - Eight thousand and six hundred. The four families of the Kohathites, of which that of Amram was one, must have contained about 18,000 souls. Moses and Aaron were sons of Amram, and they seem to have had but two sons apiece at this time. If, therefore, the family of the Amramites was at all equal in numbers to the other three, they must have had more than 4000 brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces. It is urged in reply that Amram lived 137 years, and may have had many other children, and that the variations in the comparative rates of increase are so great and so unaccountable that it is useless to speculate upon them. There is, however, a more serious difficulty connected with the genealogy of Moses and Aaron, as given here and elsewhere. If they were the great-grandchildren of Levi on their father's side, and his grandchildren on their mother's side, it is impossible to maintain the obvious meaning of Exodus 12:40. Either the genealogy must be lengthened, or the time must be very much shortened for the sojourning in Egypt. The known and undoubted habit of the sacred writers to omit names in their genealogies, even in those which seem most precise, lessens the difficulty of the first alternative, whereas every consideration of numbers, including those in this passage, increases the difficulty of the second. To endeavour to avoid either alternative, and to force the apparent statements of Scripture into accord by assuming a multiplicity of unrecorded and improbable miracles at every turn (as, e.g., that Jochebed, the mother of Moses, was restored to youth and beauty at an extreme old age), is to expose the holy writings to contempt. It is much more reverent to believe, either that the genealogies are very imperfect, or that the numbers in the text have been very considerably altered. Every consideration of particular examples, still more the general impression left by the whole narrative, favours the former as against the latter alternative. 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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