Exodus 32:29
New International Version
Then Moses said, “You have been set apart to the LORD today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day.”

New Living Translation
Then Moses told the Levites, “Today you have ordained yourselves for the service of the LORD, for you obeyed him even though it meant killing your own sons and brothers. Today you have earned a blessing.”

English Standard Version
And Moses said, “Today you have been ordained for the service of the LORD, each one at the cost of his son and of his brother, so that he might bestow a blessing upon you this day.”

Berean Study Bible
Afterward, Moses said, “Today you have been ordained for service to the LORD, since each man went against his son and his brother; so the LORD has bestowed a blessing on you this day.”

King James Bible
For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

New King James Version
Then Moses said, “Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, that He may bestow on you a blessing this day, for every man has opposed his son and his brother.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Moses said, “Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD—for every man has been against his son and against his brother—in order that He may bestow a blessing upon you today.”

NASB 1995
Then Moses said, “Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD— for every man has been against his son and against his brother— in order that He may bestow a blessing upon you today.”

NASB 1977
Then Moses said, “Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD —for every man has been against his son and against his brother—in order that He may bestow a blessing upon you today.”

Amplified Bible
Then Moses said [to the Levites], “Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD—for each man has been against his own son and his own brother [in his attempt to escape execution]—so that He may restore and bestow His blessing on you this day.”

Christian Standard Bible
Afterward Moses said, “Today you have been dedicated to the LORD, since each man went against his son and his brother. Therefore you have brought a blessing on yourselves today.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Afterward Moses said, “Today you have been dedicated to the LORD, since each man went against his son and his brother. Therefore you have brought a blessing on yourselves today.”

American Standard Version
And Moses said, Consecrate yourselves to-day to Jehovah, yea, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moshe, and some of the people fell in that day, about three thousand men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses said to them, Ye have filled your hands this day to the Lord each one on his son or on his brother, so that blessing should be given to you.

Contemporary English Version
Moses said to them, "You obeyed the LORD and did what was right, and so you will serve as his priests for the people of Israel. It was hard for you to kill your own sons and brothers, but the LORD has blessed you and made you his priests today."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses said: You have consecrated your hands this day to the Lord, every man in his son and in his brother, that a blessing may be given to you.

English Revised Version
And Moses said, Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, yea, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

Good News Translation
Moses said to the Levites, "Today you have consecrated yourselves as priests in the service of the LORD by killing your sons and brothers, so the LORD has given you his blessing."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses said, "Today you are ordained as the LORD's priests. God gave you a blessing today because each of you fought with your own sons and brothers."

International Standard Version
Moses said, "You have been ordained to serve the LORD today, and you have brought a blessing on yourselves today because every man opposed his son or brother."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses said: 'Consecrate yourselves to-day to the LORD, for every man hath been against his son and against his brother; that He may also bestow upon you a blessing this day.'

Literal Standard Version
and Moses says, “Consecrate your hand to YHWH today, for a man [is] against his son, and against his brother, so as to bring a blessing on you today.”

NET Bible
Moses said, "You have been consecrated today for the LORD, for each of you was against his son or against his brother, so he has given a blessing to you today."

New Heart English Bible
And Moses said, "You have been consecrated today to the LORD, each one at the cost of his son and of his brother, so he has given a blessing to you this day."

World English Bible
Moses said, "Consecrate yourselves today to Yahweh, yes, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow on you a blessing this day."

Young's Literal Translation
and Moses saith, 'Consecrate your hand to-day to Jehovah, for a man is against his son, and against his brother, so as to bring on you to-day a blessing.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moses Breaks the Tablets
28The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people fell dead. 29Afterward, Moses said, “Today you have been ordained for service to the LORD, since each man went against his son and his brother; so the LORD has bestowed a blessing on you this day.”

Cross References
Exodus 32:28
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people fell dead.

Exodus 32:30
The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. Now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."


Treasury of Scripture

For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, even every man on his son, and on his brother; that he may bestow on you a blessing this day.

Numbers 25:11-13
Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy…

Deuteronomy 13:6-11
If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; …

Deuteronomy 33:9,10
Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant…

consecrate.









(29) For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves.--Moses had explained to them that a brave behaviour under existing circumstances would be accepted as a "consecration," and would win for the tribe a semi-priestly character. His announcement was made good when the Levites were appointed to the service of the sanctuary in lieu of the firstborn (Numbers 3:6-13).

Verse 29. - For Moses had said. Moses, on giving them their commission (ver. 27), had told them, that their zeal in the matter would he a consecration, and would secure them God's blessing. They earned by it the semi-priestly position, which was soon afterwards assigned to them (Numbers 3:6-13).

CHAPTER 32:30-35

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Afterward, Moses
מֹשֶׁ֗ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

said,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Today
הַיּוֹם֙ (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

you have been ordained
מִלְא֨וּ (mil·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

for service
יֶדְכֶ֤ם (yeḏ·ḵem)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3027: A hand

to the LORD,
לַֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

since
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

each man
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

went against his son
בִּבְנ֖וֹ (biḇ·nōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

and his brother;
וּבְאָחִ֑יו (ū·ḇə·’ā·ḥîw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

so He has bestowed
וְלָתֵ֧ת (wə·lā·ṯêṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

a blessing
בְּרָכָֽה׃ (bə·rā·ḵāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1293: Benediction, prosperity

on you
עֲלֵיכֶ֛ם (‘ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

this day.”
הַיּ֖וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day


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