Numbers 8:13
New International Version
Have the Levites stand in front of Aaron and his sons and then present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

New Living Translation
Then have the Levites stand in front of Aaron and his sons, and raise your hands and present them as a special offering to the LORD.

English Standard Version
And you shall set the Levites before Aaron and his sons, and shall offer them as a wave offering to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons and then present them before the LORD as a wave offering.

King James Bible
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.

New King James Version
“And you shall stand the Levites before Aaron and his sons, and then offer them like a wave offering to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
And you shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

NASB 1995
"You shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and before his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

NASB 1977
“And you shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and before his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

Amplified Bible
You shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons and present them as a wave offering to the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
“You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and you are to present them before the LORD as a presentation offering.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and you are to present them before the LORD as a presentation offering.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave-offering unto Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And stand the Levites before Ahron and before his sons and dedicate them as a dedication to LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt set the Levites before the Lord, and before Aaron, and before his sons; and thou shalt give them as a gift before the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
They will stand at my altar in front of Aaron and his sons, who will dedicate the Levites to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt set the Levites in the sight of Aaron and of his sons, and shalt consecrate them being offered to the Lord,

English Revised Version
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave offering unto the LORD.

Good News Translation
"Dedicate the Levites as a special gift to me, and put Aaron and his sons in charge of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make the Levites stand in front of Aaron and his sons, and present them as an offering to the LORD.

International Standard Version
You are to make the descendants of Levi stand in the presence of Aaron and his sons. Then you are to wave them as wave offerings to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave-offering unto the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
And you have caused the Levites to stand before Aaron, and before his sons, and have waved them [as] a wave-offering to YHWH;

NET Bible
You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and then offer them as a wave offering to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
You shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them as a wave offering to the LORD.

World English Bible
You shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them as a wave offering to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast caused the Levites to stand before Aaron, and before his sons, and hast waved them -- a wave-offering to Jehovah;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Cleansing the Levites
12And the Levites are to lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and offer to the LORD one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, to make atonement for the Levites. 13You are to have the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons and then present them before the LORD as a wave offering. 14In this way you shall separate the Levites from the rest of the Israelites, and the Levites will belong to Me.…

Cross References
Numbers 8:12
And the Levites are to lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and offer to the LORD one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, to make atonement for the Levites.

Numbers 8:14
In this way you shall separate the Levites from the rest of the Israelites, and the Levites will belong to Me.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering to the LORD.

offer them.

Numbers 8:11,21
And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of the LORD…

Numbers 18:6
And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.









(13) And offer them for an offering.--Literally, and wave them as a wave- offering, as in Numbers 8:11. So also in Numbers 8:15.

Verse 13. - And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron. This is not an additional command, but repeats in a slightly different form the previous orders. A similar repetition occurs in verse 15 b.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
You are to have the Levites
הַלְוִיִּ֔ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

stand
וְהַֽעֲמַדְתָּ֙ (wə·ha·‘ă·maḏ·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

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

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

and then present
וְהֵנַפְתָּ֥ (wə·hê·nap̄·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5130: To move to and fro, wave, sprinkle

them before the LORD
לַֽיהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

as a wave offering.
תְּנוּפָ֖ה (tə·nū·p̄āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8573: A brandishing, tumult, the official undulation of sacrificial offerings


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