Numbers 3:21
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New International Version
To Gershon belonged the clans of the Libnites and Shimeites; these were the Gershonite clans.

King James Bible
Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimites: these are the families of the Gershonites.

Darby Bible Translation
Of Gershon, the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimites: these are the families of the Gershonites.

World English Bible
Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites: these are the families of the Gershonites.

Young's Literal Translation
Of Gershon is the family of the Libnite, and the family of the Shimite; these are the families of the Gershonite.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Moses numbered them - Though Moses and Aaron conjointly numbered the twelve tribes, yet Moses alone numbered the Levites; "for as the money with which the first-born of Israel, who exceeded the number of Levites, were redeemed, was to be paid to Aaron and his sons, Numbers 3:48, it was decent that he, whose advantage it was that the number of the first-born of Israel should exceed, should not be authorized to take that number himself." - Dodd, from Bishop Kidder.

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Numbers 3:18 And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families; Libni, and Shimei.

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Fifth Day. Holiness and Redemption.
Sanctify unto me all the first-born.'--Ex. xiii. 2. 'All the first-born are mine; for on the day I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified unto me all the first-born in Israel: mine they shall be: I am the Lord.'--Num. iii. 13, viii. 17. 'For I am the Lord your God that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.'--Lev. xi. 45. 'I have redeemed thee; thou art mine.'--Isa. xliii. 1. At Horeb we saw how the
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

The Fifth Commandment
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.' Exod 20: 12. Having done with the first table, I am next to speak of the duties of the second table. The commandments may be likened to Jacob's ladder: the first table respects God, and is the top of the ladder that reaches to heaven; the second respects superiors and inferiors, and is the foot of the ladder that rests on the earth. By the first table, we walk religiously towards God; by
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Numbers 3:20
The Merarite clans: Mahli and Mushi. These were the Levite clans, according to their families.

Numbers 3:22
The number of all the males a month old or more who were counted was 7,500.

Numbers 26:58
These also were Levite clans: the Libnite clan, the Hebronite clan, the Mahlite clan, the Mushite clan, the Korahite clan. (Kohath was the forefather of Amram;

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