Gen 29:34

(NIV)
Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, ‘Now at last my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.’ So he was named Levi.

(ESV)
Again she conceived and bore a son, and said, “Now this time my husband will be attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore his name was called Levi.

Gen 34:25

(NIV)
Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male.
(ESV)
On the third day, when they were sore, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords and came against the city while it felt secure and killed all the males.

Gen 34:30

(NIV)
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, ‘You have brought trouble on me by making me obnoxious to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land. We are few in number, and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed.’

(ESV)
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have brought trouble on me by making me stink to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. My numbers are few, and if they gather themselves against me and attack me, I shall be destroyed, both I and my household.”

Gen 35:23

(NIV)
The sons of Leah:
Reuben the firstborn of Jacob,
Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.
(ESV)
The sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob’s firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.

Gen 46:11

(NIV)
The sons of Levi:
Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
(ESV)
The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Gen 49:5

(NIV)
‘Simeon and Levi are brothers –
their swords are weapons of violence.
(ESV)
Simeon and Levi are brothers;
weapons of violence are their swords.

Exod 1:2

(NIV)
Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;
(ESV)
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

Exod 2:1

(NIV)
Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman,
(ESV)
Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman.

Exod 6:16

(NIV)
These were the names of the sons of Levi according to their records: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. Levi lived 137 years.

(ESV)
These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the years of the life of Levi being 137 years.

Exod 6:19

(NIV)
The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.

These were the clans of Levi according to their records.

(ESV)
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their generations.

Exod 32:26

(NIV)
So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, ‘Whoever is for the  Lord, come to me.’ And all the Levites rallied to him.

(ESV)
then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, “Who is on the  Lord’s side? Come to me.” And all the sons of Levi gathered around him.

Exod 32:28

(NIV)
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died.
(ESV)
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And that day about three thousand men of the people fell.

Num 1:49

(NIV)
‘You must not count the tribe of Levi or include them in the census of the other Israelites.
(ESV)
Only the tribe of Levi you shall not list, and you shall not take a census of them among the people of Israel.

Num 3:6

(NIV)
‘Bring the tribe of Levi and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him.
(ESV)
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

Num 3:15

(NIV)
‘Count the Levites by their families and clans. Count every male a month old or more.’
(ESV)
List the sons of Levi, by fathershouses and by clans; every male from a month old and upward you shall list.”

Num 3:17

(NIV)
These were the names of the sons of Levi:
Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
(ESV)
And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon and Kohath and Merari.

Num 4:2

(NIV)
‘Take a census of the Kohathite branch of the Levites by their clans and families.
(ESV)
Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their clans and their fathershouses,

Num 16:1

(NIV)
Korah son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and certain Reubenites – Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth – became insolent
(ESV)
Now Korah the son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men.

Num 16:7

(NIV)
and tomorrow put burning coals and incense in them before the  Lord. The man the  Lord chooses will be the one who is holy. You Levites have gone too far!’

(ESV)
put fire in them and put incense on them before the  Lord tomorrow, and the man whom the  Lord chooses shall be the holy one. You have gone too far, sons of Levi!”

Num 16:8

(NIV)
Moses also said to Korah, ‘Now listen, you Levites!
(ESV)
And Moses said to Korah, “Hear now, you sons of Levi:

Num 16:10

(NIV)
He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the priesthood too.
(ESV)
and that he has brought you near him, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? And would you seek the priesthood also?

Num 17:3

(NIV)
On the staff of Levi write Aaron’s name, for there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral tribe.
(ESV)
and write Aaron’s name on the staff of Levi. For there shall be one staff for the head of each fathershouse.

Num 17:8

(NIV)
The next day Moses entered the tent and saw that Aaron’s staff, which represented the tribe of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.
(ESV)
On the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony, and behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.

Num 18:2

(NIV)
Bring your fellow Levites from your ancestral tribe to join you and assist you when you and your sons minister before the tent of the covenant law.
(ESV)
And with you bring your brothers also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, that they may join you and minister to you while you and your sons with you are before the tent of the testimony.

Num 18:21

(NIV)
‘I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the tent of meeting.
(ESV)
“To the Levites I have given every tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service that they do, their service in the tent of meeting,

Num 26:59

(NIV)
the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, a descendant of Levi, who was born to the Levites in Egypt. To Amram she bore Aaron, Moses and their sister Miriam.
(ESV)
The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt. And she bore to Amram Aaron and Moses and Miriam their sister.

Deut 10:8

(NIV)
At that time the  Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the  Lord, to stand before the  Lord to minister and to pronounce blessings in his name, as they still do today.
(ESV)
At that time the  Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the  Lord to stand before the  Lord to minister to him and to bless in his name, to this day.

Deut 10:9

(NIV)
That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their fellow Israelites; the  Lord is their inheritance, as the  Lord your God told them.)

(ESV)
Therefore Levi has no portion or inheritance with his brothers. The  Lord is his inheritance, as the  Lord your God said to him.)

Deut 18:1

(NIV)
The Levitical priests – indeed, the whole tribe of Levi – are to have no land allotted to them or any inheritance with Israel. They shall live on the food offerings presented to the  Lord, for that is their inheritance.
(ESV)
“The Levitical priests, all the tribe of Levi shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel. They shall eat the  Lord’s food offerings as their inheritance.

Deut 21:5

(NIV)
The Levitical priests shall step forward, for the  Lord your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the name of the  Lord and to decide all cases of dispute and assault.
(ESV)
Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come forward, for the  Lord your God has chosen them to minister to him and to bless in the name of the  Lord, and by their word every dispute and every assault shall be settled.

Deut 27:12

(NIV)
When you have crossed the Jordan, these tribes shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph and Benjamin.
(ESV)
“When you have crossed over the Jordan these shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.

Deut 31:9

(NIV)
So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the Levitical priests, who carried the ark of the covenant of the  Lord, and to all the elders of Israel.
(ESV)
Then Moses wrote this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the  Lord, and to all the elders of Israel.

Deut 33:8

(NIV)
About Levi he said:

‘Your Thummim and Urim belong
to your faithful servant.
You tested him at Massah;
you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
(ESV)
And of Levi he said,

“Give to Levi your Thummim,
and your Urim to your godly one,
whom you tested at Massah,
with whom you quarreled at the waters of Meribah;

Josh 13:14

(NIV)
But to the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance, since the food offerings presented to the  Lord, the God of Israel, are their inheritance, as he promised them.

(ESV)
To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance. The offerings by fire to the  Lord God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to him.

Josh 13:33

(NIV)
But to the tribe of Levi, Moses had given no inheritance; the  Lord, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he promised them.

(ESV)
But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance; the  Lord God of Israel is their inheritance just as he said to them.

Josh 21:10

(NIV)
(these towns were assigned to the descendants of Aaron who were from the Kohathite clans of the Levites, because the first lot fell to them):

(ESV)
which went to the descendants of Aaron, one of the clans of the Kohathites who belonged to the people of Levi; since the lot fell to them first.

1Kgs 12:31

(NIV)
Jeroboam built shrines on high places and appointed priests from all sorts of people, even though they were not Levites.
(ESV)
He also made temples on high places and appointed priests from among all the people, who were not of the Levites.

1Chr 2:1

(NIV)
These were the sons of Israel:
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
(ESV)
These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,

1Chr 6:1

(NIV)
The sons of Levi:
Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
(ESV)
The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1Chr 6:16

(NIV)
The sons of Levi:
Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
(ESV)
The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

1Chr 6:38

(NIV)
the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath,
the son of Levi, the son of Israel;
(ESV)
son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel;

1Chr 6:43

(NIV)
the son of Jahath,
the son of Gershon, the son of Levi;
(ESV)
son of Jahath, son of Gershom, son of Levi.

1Chr 6:47

(NIV)
the son of Mahli,
the son of Mushi, the son of Merari,
the son of Levi.

(ESV)
son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merari, son of Levi.

1Chr 9:18

(NIV)
being stationed at the King’s Gate on the east, up to the present time. These were the gatekeepers belonging to the camp of the Levites.
(ESV)
until then they were in the king’s gate on the east side as the gatekeepers of the camps of the Levites.

1Chr 12:26

(NIV)
from Levi – 4,600,
(ESV)
Of the Levites 4,600.

1Chr 21:6

(NIV)
But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king’s command was repulsive to him.
(ESV)
But he did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, for the king’s command was abhorrent to Joab.

1Chr 23:6

(NIV)
David separated the Levites into divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

(ESV)
And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1Chr 23:14

(NIV)
The sons of Moses the man of God were counted as part of the tribe of Levi.
(ESV)
But the sons of Moses the man of God were named among the tribe of Levi.

1Chr 23:24

(NIV)
These were the descendants of Levi by their families – the heads of families as they were registered under their names and counted individually, that is, the workers twenty years old or more who served in the temple of the  Lord.
(ESV)
These were the sons of Levi by their fathershouses, the heads of fathers’ houses as they were listed according to the number of the names of the individuals from twenty years old and upward who were to do the work for the service of the house of the  Lord.

1Chr 24:20

(NIV)
As for the rest of the descendants of Levi:

from the sons of Amram: Shubael;
from the sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah.
(ESV)
And of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.

Ezra 8:15

(NIV)
I assembled them at the canal that flows towards Ahava, and we camped there three days. When I checked among the people and the priests, I found no Levites there.
(ESV)
I gathered them to the river that runs to Ahava, and there we camped three days. As I reviewed the people and the priests, I found there none of the sons of Levi.

Ezra 8:18

(NIV)
Because the gracious hand of our God was on us, they brought us Sherebiah, a capable man, from the descendants of Mahli son of Levi, the son of Israel, and Sherebiah’s sons and brothers, 18 in all;
(ESV)
And by the good hand of our God on us, they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli the son of Levi, son of Israel, namely Sherebiah with his sons and kinsmen, 18;

Neh 10:39

(NIV)
The people of Israel, including the Levites, are to bring their contributions of grain, new wine and olive oil to the storerooms, where the articles for the sanctuary and for the ministering priests, the gatekeepers and the musicians are also kept.

‘We will not neglect the house of our God.’

(ESV)
For the people of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of grain, wine, and oil to the chambers, where the vessels of the sanctuary are, as well as the priests who minister, and the gatekeepers and the singers. We will not neglect the house of our God.”

Neh 12:23

(NIV)
The family heads among the descendants of Levi up to the time of Johanan son of Eliashib were recorded in the book of the annals.
(ESV)
As for the sons of Levi, their heads of fathers’ houses were written in the Book of the Chronicles until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.

Ps 135:20

(NIV)
house of Levi, praise the  Lord;
you who fear him, praise the  Lord.
(ESV)
O house of Levi, bless the  Lord!
You who fear the  Lord, bless the  Lord!

Ezek 40:46

(NIV)
and the room facing north is for the priests who guard the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who are the only Levites who may draw near to the  Lord to minister before him.’

(ESV)
and the chamber that faces north is for the priests who have charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who alone among the sons of Levi may come near to the  Lord to minister to him.”

Ezek 48:31

(NIV)
the gates of the city will be named after the tribes of Israel. The three gates on the north side will be the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah and the gate of Levi.

(ESV)
three gates, the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah, and the gate of Levi, the gates of the city being named after the tribes of Israel.

Zech 12:13

(NIV)
the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives,
(ESV)
the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself, and their wives by themselves;

Mal 2:4

(NIV)
And you will know that I have sent you this warning so that my covenant with Levi may continue,’ says the  Lord Almighty.
(ESV)
So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the  Lord of hosts.

Mal 2:8

(NIV)
But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi,’ says the  Lord Almighty.
(ESV)
But you have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the  Lord of hosts,
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