Deuteronomy 18:5
Modern Translations
New International Version
for the LORD your God has chosen them and their descendants out of all your tribes to stand and minister in the LORD's name always.

New Living Translation
For the LORD your God chose the tribe of Levi out of all your tribes to minister in the LORD’s name forever.

English Standard Version
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand and minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for all time.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen Levi and his sons out of all your tribes to stand and minister in His name for all time.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand to serve in the name of the LORD always.

NASB 1995
"For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand and serve in the name of the LORD forever.

NASB 1977
“For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand and serve in the name of the LORD forever.

Amplified Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him, him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand and serve in the name of the LORD forever.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes to stand and minister in his name from now on.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Yahweh your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes to stand and minister in His name from now on.

Contemporary English Version
Give these gifts to the priests, because the LORD has chosen them and their descendants out of all the tribes of Israel to be his special servants at the place of worship.

Good News Translation
The LORD chose from all your tribes the tribe of Levi to serve him as priests forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Out of all your tribes, the LORD your God has chosen the Levites and their descendants to do the work of serving in the name of the LORD forever.

International Standard Version
For the LORD your God has chosen them and their descendants from among your tribes to stand and serve in the name of the LORD all their lives."

NET Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen them and their sons from all your tribes to stand and serve in his name permanently.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

New King James Version
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons forever.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons forever.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

World English Bible
For Yahweh your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of Yahweh, him and his sons for ever.

American King James Version
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of Jehovah, him and his sons for ever.

A Faithful Version
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons forever.

Darby Bible Translation
for Jehovah thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, that he may stand to serve in the name of Jehovah, he and his sons continually.

English Revised Version
For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For the Lorde thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stande and minister in the Name of the Lord, him, and his sonnes for euer.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For the Lorde thy God hath chosen hym out of all thy tribes, to stande and to minister in the name of the Lorde, he and his sonnes for euer.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For the LORDE thy God hath chosen him out of all thy trybes, to stonde and mynyster in the name of the LORDE, he and his sonnes all the dayes of their life.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
For the Lorde thy God hath chosen him out of all thy trybes to stonde and to ministre in the name of the Lorde: both hi and his sonnes for euer.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
for your God YHWH has fixed on him, out of all your tribes, to stand to serve in the Name of YHWH—him and his sons continually.

Young's Literal Translation
for on him hath Jehovah thy God fixed, out of all thy tribes, to stand to serve in the name of Jehovah, He and his sons continually.

Smith's Literal Translation
For in him Jehovah thy God chose from all thy tribes to stand to serve in the name of Jehovah, he and his sons all the days.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord thy God hath chosen him of all thy tribes, to stand and to minister to the name of the Lord, him and his sons for ever.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For the Lord your God himself has chosen him out of all your tribes, so that he may stand and minister to the name of the Lord, him and his sons, forever.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Because LORD JEHOVAH your God chose him from all of your tribes, and he shall stand and he shall serve in the name of LORD JEHOVAH your God, he and his sons, all of their days.

Lamsa Bible
For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD your God, him and his sons for ever.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
because the Lord has chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand before the Lord thy God, to minister and bless in his name, himself and his sons among the children of Israel.








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