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Judges 17:7

    Judges 17:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem-judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite; and he sojourned there.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now there was a young man living in Beth-lehem-judah, of the family of Judah and a Levite, who was not a townsman of the place.

    Webster's Revision

    And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem-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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem-judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 17:7

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 17:7

    The Hebrew words for "he sojourned there" are, שׁם גר gêr shām, which words are used Judges 18:30 in the genealogy of this young Levite, whose name was "Jonathan, the son of Gershom" (גרשׁם gêreshôm). Hence, some read here, "the son of Gershom."