New International Version
A young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, who had been living within the clan of Judah,
King James Bible
And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.
Darby Bible Translation
And there was a young man out of Bethlehem-Judah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.
World English Bible
There was a young man out of Bethlehem Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he lived there.
Young's Literal Translation
And there is a young man of Beth-Lehem-Judah, of the family of Judah, and he is a Levite, and he is a sojourner there.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Of the family of Judah - The word family may be taken here for tribe; or the young man might have been of the tribe of Judah by his mother, and of the tribe of Levi by his father, for he is called here a Levite; and it is probable that he might have officiated at Shiloh, in the Levitical office. A Levite might marry into any other tribe, providing the woman was not an heiress.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
of the family. That is, of the tribe of Judah by his mother; and of that of Levi by his father
LibraryAnd thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, too little to be among the thousands of Judah
"And thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, too little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall come forth unto Me (one) [Pg 480] to be Ruler in Israel; and His goings forth are the times of old, the days of eternity." The close connection of this verse with what immediately precedes (Caspari is wrong in considering iv. 9-14 as an episode) is evident, not only from the [Hebrew: v] copulative, and from the analogy of the near relation of the announcement of salvation to the prophecy of disaster …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
The Girdle of the City. Nehemiah 3
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
In those days Israel had no king. Now a Levite who lived in a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim took a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.
The man's name was Elimelek, his wife's name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there.
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times."
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