Numbers 4:2
New International Version
"Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.

New Living Translation
“Record the names of the members of the clans and families of the Kohathite division of the tribe of Levi.

English Standard Version
“Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their clans and their fathers’ houses,

Berean Study Bible
“Take a census of the Kohathites among the Levites by their clans and families,

King James Bible
Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers,

New King James Version
“Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the children of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ house,

New American Standard Bible
“Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ households,

NASB 1995
"Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' households,

NASB 1977
“Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ households,

Amplified Bible
“Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households,

Christian Standard Bible
“Among the Levites, take a census of the Kohathites by their clans and their ancestral families,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Among the Levites, take a census of the Kohathites by their clans and their ancestral houses,

American Standard Version
Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers houses,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Take an accounting of the sons of Qahath from within the sons of Levi for their families for the house of their fathers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take the sum of the children of Caath from the midst of the sons of Levi, after their families, according to the houses of their fathers' households;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take the sum of the sons of Caath from the midst of the Levites, by their houses and families.

English Revised Version
Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses,

Good News Translation
to take a census of the Levite clan of Kohath by subclans and families,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Take a census of the Levites who are descended from Kohath. List them by families and households.

International Standard Version
"Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the descendants of Levi according to their tribes and ancestral houses

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses,

Literal Standard Version
“Take a census of the sons of Kohath from the midst of the sons of Levi, by their families, by the house of their fathers;

NET Bible
"Take a census of the Kohathites from among the Levites, by their families and by their clans,

New Heart English Bible
"Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses,

World English Bible
"Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses,

Young's Literal Translation
'Take up the sum of the sons of Kohath from the midst of the sons of Levi, by their families, by the house of their fathers;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Duties of the Kohathites
1Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 2“Take a census of the Kohathites among the Levites by their clans and families, 3men from thirty to fifty years old—everyone who is qualified to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting.…

Cross References
Numbers 4:1
Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,

Numbers 4:3
men from thirty to fifty years old--everyone who is qualified to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting.


Treasury of Scripture

Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers,

Numbers 3:19,27
And the sons of Kohath by their families; Amram, and Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel…









IV.

(2) Of the sons of Kohath . . . --Kohath appears to have been the second son of Levi (Numbers 3:17), but the Kohathites here stand first because Moses and Aaron belonged to them, and it was their office to bear the Ark.

Verse 2. - Take the sum of the sons of Kohath. The Levites having been separated from the other tribes, the Kohathites are now to be separated from amongst the other Levites for the most honourable and sacred duties. To them the preference was given presumably because the priests were Kohathites.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“Take a census
נָשֹׂ֗א (nā·śō)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

of the Kohathites
קְהָ֔ת (qə·hāṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6955: Kohath -- a son of Levi

among
מִתּ֖וֹךְ (mit·tō·wḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre

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

by their clans
לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֖ם (lə·miš·pə·ḥō·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

and families,
אֲבֹתָֽם׃ (’ă·ḇō·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father


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