Numbers 18:2
Text Analysis
1571 [e]וְגַ֣ם
AndConj-w | Conj
853 [e]אֶת־
251 [e]אַחֶיךָ֩
your brothersN-mpc | 2ms
4294 [e]מַטֵּ֨ה
of the tribe ofN-msc
3878 [e]לֵוִ֜י
7626 [e]שֵׁ֤בֶט
the tribeN-msc
1 [e]אָבִ֙יךָ֙
of your fatherN-msc | 2ms
7126 [e]הַקְרֵ֣ב
854 [e]אִתָּ֔ךְ
with youPrep | 2ms
3867 [e]וְיִלָּו֥וּ
that they may be joinedConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjImperf-3mp
5921 [e]עָלֶ֖יךָ
with youPrep | 2ms
8334 [e]וִֽישָׁרְת֑וּךָ
and serve youConj-w | V-Piel-ConjImperf-3mp | 2ms
859 [e]וְאַתָּה֙
and while youConj-w | Pro-2ms
1121 [e]וּבָנֶ֣יךָ
and your sons [are]Conj-w | N-mpc | 2ms
854 [e]אִתָּ֔ךְ
with youPrep | 2ms
6440 [e]לִפְנֵ֖י
beforePrep-l | N-cpc
168 [e]אֹ֥הֶל
the tabernacleN-msc
5715 [e]הָעֵדֻֽת׃
of witnessArt | N-fs

Hebrew Texts
במדבר 18:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְגַ֣ם אֶת־אַחֶיךָ֩ מַטֵּ֨ה לֵוִ֜י שֵׁ֤בֶט אָבִ֙יךָ֙ הַקְרֵ֣ב אִתָּ֔ךְ וְיִלָּו֥וּ עָלֶ֖יךָ וִֽישָׁרְת֑וּךָ וְאַתָּה֙ וּבָנֶ֣יךָ אִתָּ֔ךְ לִפְנֵ֖י אֹ֥הֶל הָעֵדֻֽת׃

במדבר 18:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וגם את־אחיך מטה לוי שבט אביך הקרב אתך וילוו עליך וישרתוך ואתה ובניך אתך לפני אהל העדת׃

במדבר 18:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וגם את־אחיך מטה לוי שבט אביך הקרב אתך וילוו עליך וישרתוך ואתה ובניך אתך לפני אהל העדת׃

במדבר 18:2 Hebrew Bible
וגם את אחיך מטה לוי שבט אביך הקרב אתך וילוו עליך וישרתוך ואתה ובניך אתך לפני אהל העדת׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"But bring with you also your brothers, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, that they may be joined with you and serve you, while you and your sons with you are before the tent of the testimony.

King James Bible
And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But also bring your relatives with you from the tribe of Levi, your ancestral tribe, so they may join you and assist you and your sons in front of the tent of the testimony.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

joined unto thee. There is a fine paronomasia in the original. Levi is desired from lawah, to join, couple, associate; hence Moses says, the Levites yillawoo, `shall be joined,' or associated, with the priest: they shall conjointly perform the sacred office, but the priest shall be principal, the Levites their associates or assistants.

Numbers 18:4 And they shall be joined to you, and keep the charge of the tabernacle …

Genesis 29:34 And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said, Now this time …


Numbers 3:6-9 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, …

Numbers 8:19,22 And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from …

but thou

Numbers 3:10 And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on …

Numbers 4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, …

Numbers 16:40 To be a memorial to the children of Israel, that no stranger, which …

Numbers 17:7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.

1 Chronicles 16:39,40 And Zadok the priest, and his brothers the priests, before the tabernacle …

2 Chronicles 30:16 And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the …

Ezekiel 44:15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge …

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