Numbers 6:23
New International Version
"Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

New Living Translation
“Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing:

English Standard Version
“Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,

Berean Study Bible
“Tell Aaron and his sons: This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

New American Standard Bible
"Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:

New King James Version
“Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:

King James Bible
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

Christian Standard Bible
"Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is how you are to bless the Israelites. You should say to them,

Contemporary English Version
"When Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel, they must say:

Good News Translation
to tell Aaron and his sons to use the following words in blessing the people of Israel:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tell Aaron and his sons how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

International Standard Version
"Teach Aaron and his sons to bless the Israelis:

NET Bible
"Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is the way you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

New Heart English Bible
"Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.' You shall tell them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is how you will bless the Israelites. Say to them:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying: On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel; ye shall say unto them:

New American Standard 1977
“Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, Thus shall ye bless the sons of Israel, saying unto them,

King James 2000 Bible
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, In this way you shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

American King James Version
Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them,

American Standard Version
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel: ye shall say unto them,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, Thus ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Say to Aaron and his sons: Thus shall you bless the children of Israel, and you shall say to them:

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel: saying unto them,

English Revised Version
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel; ye shall say unto them,

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them,

World English Bible
"Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.' You shall tell them,

Young's Literal Translation
'Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, saying, Thus ye do bless the sons of Israel, saying to them,
Study Bible
Aaron's Blessing
22Then the LORD said to Moses, 23“Tell Aaron and his sons: This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: 24‘May the LORD bless you and keep you;…
Cross References
Exodus 39:43
And Moses inspected all the work and saw that they had accomplished it just as the LORD had commanded. So Moses blessed them.

Numbers 6:22
Then the LORD said to Moses,

1 Kings 8:55
And he stood and blessed the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying:

1 Chronicles 23:13
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron, along with his descendants, was set apart forever to consecrate the most holy things, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister before Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name forever.

2 Chronicles 30:27
Then the priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard their voice, and their prayer came into His holy dwelling place in heaven.

Treasury of Scripture

Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them,

Genesis 14:19,20
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: …

Genesis 24:60
And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

Genesis 27:27-29
And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: …







Lexicon
“Tell
דַּבֵּ֤ר (dab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

Aaron
אַהֲרֹן֙ (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

and his sons:
בָּנָ֣יו (bā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

This is how you are to bless
תְבָרֲכ֖וּ (ṯə·ḇā·ră·ḵū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

the Israelites.
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Say to them:
לֵאמֹ֔ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say
(23) On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel.--The occasions on which this blessing was used are not recorded. The blessing itself, which marks in a special manner the spiritual character of the chosen people, consists of three double clauses. In each of these three clauses the sacred name Jehovah is repeated, and there is a rising gradation in the blessing invoked, until it culminates in that peace which is the highest of those gifts that God can bestow and that man can possess. There has been commonly recognised in this blessing an allusion to the doctrine of the Trinity. Mention is made in Leviticus 9:22 of a blessing pronounced by Aaron upon the people, but no form of words is found there.

Verse 23. - On this wise ye shall bless. In Leviticus 9:22 it is recorded that Aaron blessed the people, first by himself from the brazen altar of sacrifice, and afterwards in conjunction with Moses, when they came out of the tabernacle; and that he might so bless the people is mentioned as one object of his consecration (Deuteronomy 21:5; and cf. 1 Chronicles 23:13). Blessing in or with the name of the Supreme Being was an important part of all primitive religion, as appears from the case of Melchizedec and Abraham, of Isaac and his sons, of Jacob and Pharaoh. And this act of blessing was far from being a mere expression of good will, or from being a simple prayer; for" without all contradiction the less is blessed of the greater" (Hebrews 7:7), i.e., the blessing must be given by one who stands nearer to God to one who stands less near. The name of God could not be used in blessing save by one who had some right to such use of it, whether as prophet, as priest, or as patriarch. For that name in which the blessing was given was not inoperative, but was mighty with untold spiritual efficacy where rightly used as the name of blessing. To Aaron and to his sons was now confided this use of the Divine name, that all Israel might know and might hear in their appointed words the voice of God himself. Saying unto them. The benediction here appointed consists of three clauses, each complete in itself, and each consisting of two members, the second of which seems to present the application and result in experience of the grace besought in the first. Both, therefore, in its form and its contents this benediction is one of the most profound and most fruitful of the Divine oracles; and this indeed we might have expected, because (if we may venture to say so) God is never so entirely and absolutely himself as in blessing. 6:22-27 The priests were solemnly to bless the people in the name of the Lord. To be under the almighty protection of God our Saviour; to enjoy his favour as the smile of a loving Father, or as the cheering beams of the sun; while he mercifully forgives our sins, supplies our wants, consoles the heart, and prepares us by his grace for eternal glory; these things form the substance of this blessing, and the sum total of all blessings. In so rich a list of mercies worldly joys are not worthy to be mentioned. Here is a form of prayer. The name Jehovah is three times repeated. The Jews think there is some mystery; and we know what it is, the New Testament having explained it. There we are directed to expect the blessing from the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of the Father, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, 2Co 13:14; each of which Persons is Jehovah, and yet they are not three Lords, but one Lord.
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