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Exodus 2:1

    Exodus 2:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now a man of the house of Levi took as his wife a daughter of Levi.

    Webster's Revision

    And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

    World English Bible

    A man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi as his wife.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 2:1

    There went a man - Amram, son of Kohath, son of Levi, Exodus 6:16-20. A daughter of Levi, Jochebed, sister to Kohath, and consequently both the wife and aunt of her husband Amram, Exodus 6:20; Numbers 26:59. Such marriages were at this time lawful, though they were afterwards forbidden, Leviticus 18:12. But it is possible that daughter of Levi means no more than a descendant of that family, and that probably Amram and Jochebed were only cousin germans. As a new law was to be given and a new priesthood formed, God chose a religious family out of which the lawgiver and the high priest were both to spring.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 2:1

    A man ... a daughter of Levi - Amram and Jochebed. See Exodus 6:20.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 2:1

    2:1 And there went a man - Amram, from the place of his abode to another place. A daughter - That is, grand - daughter of Levi.