1 Chronicles 6:63
New International Version
The descendants of Merari, clan by clan, were allotted twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.

New Living Translation
The descendants of Merari received by sacred lots twelve towns from the territories of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

English Standard Version
To the Merarites according to their clans were allotted twelve cities out of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

Berean Study Bible
The Merarites, according to their families, were allotted twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

King James Bible
Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

New King James Version
To the sons of Merari, throughout their families, they gave twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun.

New American Standard Bible
To the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

NASB 1995
To the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

NASB 1977
To the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, from the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Amplified Bible
To the sons of Merari were given twelve cities by lot, according to their families, from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

Christian Standard Bible
The Merarites were assigned by lot twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun according to their families.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Merarites were assigned by lot 12 towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun according to their families.

American Standard Version
Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And to the sons of Merari according to their families there were given, by lot, twelve cities of the tribe of Ruben, of the tribe of Gad, and of the tribe of Zabulon.

Contemporary English Version
The Levite clan of Merari received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to the sons of Merari by families out of the tribe of Ruben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zabulon, they gave by lot twelve cities.

English Revised Version
Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Good News Translation
In the same way, twelve towns in the territories of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun were assigned to the clan of Merari, family by family.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The families of Merari's descendants were given 12 cities chosen by lot from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

International Standard Version
The descendants of Merari were allotted 12 towns according to their families from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Literal Standard Version
To the sons of Merari, for their families, from the tribe of Reuben, and from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun, by lot, [are] twelve cities.

NET Bible
The clans of Merari's descendants were allotted twelve cities within the territory of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

New Heart English Bible
To the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

World English Bible
To the sons of Merari [were given] by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Young's Literal Translation
To the sons of Merari, for their families, from the tribe of Reuben, and from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun, by lot, twelve cities.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Territories for the Levites
62The Gershomites, according to their clans, were allotted thirteen cities from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Manasseh in Bashan. 63The Merarites, according to their families, were allotted twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 64So the Israelites gave to the Levites these cities and their pasturelands.…

Cross References
Joshua 21:7
And the descendants of Merari received twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

Joshua 21:34
This is what the Merarite clan (the rest of the Levites) were given: From the tribe of Zebulun they were given Jokneam, Kartah,

1 Chronicles 6:62
The Gershomites, according to their clans, were allotted thirteen cities from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Manasseh in Bashan.


Treasury of Scripture

To the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

Merari.

Genesis 46:11
And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Numbers 3:20
And the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to the house of their fathers.

Joshua 21:7,34-40
The children of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities…









(63) This verse is word for word the same as Joshua 21:7, omitting the one term "by lot."

Verse 63. - The distribution of cities to the third branch of Levi's family, that of Merari, now follows. They are selected, four from each of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Zebulun (Joshua 21:7, 34-40).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
The Merarites,
לִבְנֵ֨י (liḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

according to their families,
לְמִשְׁפְּחוֹתָ֗ם (lə·miš·pə·ḥō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

were allotted
בַּגּוֹרָ֔ל (bag·gō·w·rāl)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1486: Lot -- a lot (for casting)

twelve
שְׁתֵּ֥ים (šə·têm)
Number - fd
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

cities
עָרִ֖ים (‘ā·rîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

from the tribes
מִמַּטֵּ֣ה (mim·maṭ·ṭêh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

of Reuben,
רְ֠אוּבֵן (rə·’ū·ḇên)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7205: Reuben -- 'behold a son!' oldest son of Jacob, also his desc

Gad,
גָ֞ד (ḡāḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1410: Gad -- a son of Jacob, also his tribe and its territory, also a prophet

and Zebulun.
זְבוּלֻן֙ (zə·ḇū·lun)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2074: Zebulun -- a son of Jacob, also his descendants and their territory


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