Numbers 8:18
New International Version
And I have taken the Levites in place of all the firstborn sons in Israel.

New Living Translation
Yes, I have claimed the Levites in place of all the firstborn sons of Israel.

English Standard Version
and I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the people of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
But I have taken the Levites in place of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
"But I have taken the Levites instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel.

New King James Version
I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn of the children of Israel.

King James Bible
And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
But I have taken the Levites in place of every firstborn among the Israelites.

Contemporary English Version
But now I have chosen these Levites as substitutes for the first-born sons,

Good News Translation
I am now taking the Levites instead of all the first-born of the Israelites,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I have taken the Levites in place of every firstborn among the Israelites.

International Standard Version
taking the descendants of Levi instead of every firstborn of the Israelis.

NET Bible
So I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn sons among the Israelites.

New Heart English Bible
I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the people of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I have taken the Levites as substitutes for all the firstborn sons of the Israelites.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I have taken the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
“But I have taken the Levites instead of every first-born among the sons of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.

American King James Version
And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.

American Standard Version
And I have taken the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I took the Levites in the place of every first-born among the children of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel:

Darby Bible Translation
And I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
And I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I have taken the Levites for all the first-born of the children of Israel.

World English Bible
I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and I take the Levites instead of every first-born among the sons of Israel:
Study Bible
Cleansing the Levites
17For every firstborn male in Israel is Mine, both man and beast. I set them apart for Myself on the day I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt. 18But I have taken the Levites in place of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel. 19And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the Israelites, to perform the service for the Israelites at the Tent of Meeting and to make atonement on their behalf, so that no plague will come against the Israelites when they approach the sanctuary.”…
Cross References
Numbers 8:17
For every firstborn among the sons of Israel is Mine, both man and beast. I set them apart for Myself on the day I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.

Numbers 8:19
And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the Israelites, to perform the service for the Israelites at the Tent of Meeting and to make atonement on their behalf, so that no plague will come against the Israelites when they approach the sanctuary."

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And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.









Lexicon
But I have taken
וָאֶקַּח֙ (wā·’eq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

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

in place of
תַּ֥חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

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

the firstborn
בְּכ֖וֹר (bə·ḵō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1060: Firstborn, chief

among the sons
בִּבְנֵ֥י (biḇ·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
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