Numbers 3:35
New International Version
The leader of the families of the Merarite clans was Zuriel son of Abihail; they were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.

New Living Translation
They were assigned the area north of the Tabernacle for their camp. The leader of the Merarite clans was Zuriel son of Abihail.

English Standard Version
And the chief of the fathers’ house of the clans of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.

Berean Study Bible
The leader of the families of the Merarites was Zuriel son of Abihail; they were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.

King James Bible
And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward.

New King James Version
The leader of the fathers’ house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. These were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.

New American Standard Bible
And the leader of the fathers’ households of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to camp on the northward side of the tabernacle.

NASB 1995
The leader of the fathers’ households of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to camp on the northward side of the tabernacle.

NASB 1977
And the leader of the fathers’ households of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to camp on the northward side of the tabernacle.

Amplified Bible
The leader of the fathers’ households of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. The Merarites were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.

Christian Standard Bible
The leader of the families of the Merarite clans was Zuriel son of Abihail; they camped on the north side of the tabernacle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The leader of the family of the Merarite clans was Zuriel son of Abihail; they camped on the north side of the tabernacle.

American Standard Version
And the prince of the fathers house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: they shall encamp on the side of the tabernacle northward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Ruler of the house of the fathers of the families of Merari: Tsuriel son of Abikhel; they shall be camping on the side of the Tabernacle from the North.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the head of the house of the families of the division of Merari, was Suriel the son of Abichail: they shall encamp by the side of the tabernacle northwards.

Contemporary English Version
The Merarites, under the leadership of Zuriel son of Abihail, were to camp on the north side of the sacred tent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their prince Suriel the son of Abihaiel: they shall camp on the north side.

English Revised Version
And the prince of the fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: they shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward.

Good News Translation
This clan was to camp on the north side of the Tent, with Zuriel son of Abihail as chief of the clan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The leader of the Merarite families and households was Zuriel, son of Abihail. They put up their tents on the north side of the tent of meeting.

International Standard Version
The leader of the tribe and family of Merari was Abihail's son Zuriel. The descendants of Merari encamped beside the tent toward the north.

JPS Tanakh 1917
the prince of the fathers' house of the families of Merari being Zuriel the son of Abihail; they were to pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward;

Literal Standard Version
And the prince of a father’s house for the families of Merari [is] Zuriel son of Abihail; they encamp northward by the side of the Dwelling Place.

NET Bible
Now the leader of the clan of the families of Merari was Zuriel son of Abihail. These were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.

New Heart English Bible
The prince of the fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They shall camp on the north side of the tabernacle.

World English Bible
The prince of the fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They shall encamp on the north side of the tabernacle.

Young's Literal Translation
And the prince of a father's house for the families of Merari is Zuriel son of Abihail; by the side of the tabernacle they encamp northward.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Merarites
34The number of all the males a month old or more was 6,200. 35The leader of the families of the Merarites was Zuriel son of Abihail; they were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle. 36The duties assigned to the sons of Merari were the tabernacle’s frames, crossbars, posts, bases, and all its equipment—all the service for these items,…

Cross References
Numbers 1:53
But the Levites are to camp around the tabernacle of the Testimony and watch over it, so that no wrath will fall on the congregation of Israel. So the Levites are responsible for the tabernacle of the Testimony."

Numbers 2:25
On the north side, the divisions of Dan are to camp under their standard: The leader of the Danites is Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai,

Numbers 3:34
The number of all the males a month old or more was 6,200.

Numbers 3:36
The duties assigned to the sons of Merari were the tabernacle's frames, crossbars, posts, bases, and all its equipment--all the service for these items,


Treasury of Scripture

And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward.

shall

Numbers 3:28,29
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…

Numbers 1:53
But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.

northward

Numbers 2:25
The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side by their armies: and the captain of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The leader
וּנְשִׂ֤יא (ū·nə·śî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5387: An exalted one, a king, sheik, a rising mist

of the families
בֵֽית־ (ḇêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

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

was Zuriel
צוּרִיאֵ֖ל (ṣū·rî·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6700: Zuriel -- 'my rock is El', a Levite

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Abihail;
אֲבִיחָ֑יִל (’ă·ḇî·ḥā·yil)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 32: Abihail -- 'my father is might', an Israelite name

they were to camp
יַחֲנ֖וּ (ya·ḥă·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2583: To incline, to decline, to pitch a, tent, gen, to encamp

on
עַ֣ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the north
צָפֹֽנָה׃ (ṣā·p̄ō·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

side
יֶ֧רֶךְ (ye·reḵ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3409: Thigh,loin, flank, side

of the tabernacle.
הַמִּשְׁכָּ֛ן (ham·miš·kān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle


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