Deuteronomy 12:19
New International Version
Be careful not to neglect the Levites as long as you live in your land.

New Living Translation
And be very careful never to neglect the Levites as long as you live in your land.

English Standard Version
Take care that you do not neglect the Levite as long as you live in your land.

Berean Study Bible
and be careful not to neglect the Levites as long as you live in your land.

King James Bible
Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth.

New King James Version
Take heed to yourself that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.

New American Standard Bible
Be careful that you do not abandon the Levite as long as you live in your land.

NASB 1995
“Be careful that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.

NASB 1977
“Be careful that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.

Amplified Bible
Be careful that you do not neglect the Levite [who serves God] as long as you live in your land.

Christian Standard Bible
and be careful not to neglect the Levite, as long as you live in your land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and be careful not to neglect the Levite, as long as you live in your land.”

American Standard Version
Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest in thy land.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Beware that you will not forsake the Levites all of your days in the land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take heed to thyself that thou do not desert the Levite all the time that thou livest upon the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take heed thou forsake not the Levite all the time that thou livest in the land.

English Revised Version
Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon thy land.

Good News Translation
Be sure, also, not to neglect the Levites, as long as you live in your land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't forget to take care of the Levites as long as you live in your land.

International Standard Version
Be careful not to forget the descendant of Levi while you live in the land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon thy land.

Literal Standard Version
take heed to yourself lest you forsake the Levite [for] all your days on your ground.

NET Bible
Be careful not to overlook the Levites as long as you live in the land.

New Heart English Bible
Be careful that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.

World English Bible
Take heed to yourself that you don't forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.

Young's Literal Translation
take heed to thee lest thou forsake the Levite all thy days on thy ground.

Additional Translations ...
Context
One Place for Worship
18Instead, you must eat them in the presence of the LORD your God at the place the LORD your God will choose—you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levite within your gates. Rejoice before the LORD your God in all you do, 19and be careful not to neglect the Levites as long as you live in your land. 20When the LORD your God expands your territory as He has promised, and you crave meat and say, “I want to eat meat,” you may eat it whenever you want.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:12
And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God--you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levite within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance among you.

Deuteronomy 14:27
And do not neglect the Levite within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance among you.

Nehemiah 13:10
I also learned that because the portions for the Levites had not been given to them, all the Levites and singers responsible for performing the service had gone back to their own fields.


Treasury of Scripture

Take heed to yourself that you forsake not the Levite as long as you live on the earth.

Take

Deuteronomy 14:27-29
And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee…

2 Chronicles 11:13,14
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts…

2 Chronicles 31:4-21
Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the LORD…

as long [heb] all thy days.

Deuteronomy 12:1
These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and be careful
הִשָּׁ֣מֶר (hiš·šā·mer)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

not
פֶּֽן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's 6435: Removal, lest

to neglect
תַּעֲזֹ֖ב (ta·‘ă·zōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

the Levites
הַלֵּוִ֑י (hal·lê·wî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

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

long as you live in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your land.
אַדְמָתֶֽךָ׃ (’aḏ·mā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 127: Ground, land


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