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Numbers 3:15

    Numbers 3:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shall you number them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Number the children of Levi by their fathers houses, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let all the children of Levi be numbered by their families and their fathers' houses; let every male of a month old and over be numbered.

    Webster's Revision

    Number the children of Levi by their fathers houses, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.

    World English Bible

    "Count the children of Levi by their fathers' houses, by their families. You shall count every male from a month old and upward."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Number the children of Levi by their fathers' houses, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 3:15

    A month old and upward - The males of all the other tribes were numbered, from twenty years and upward; had the Levites been numbered in this way, they would not have been nearly equal in number to the firstborn of the twelve tribes. Add to this, that as there must have been first-born of all ages in the other tribes, it was necessary that the Levites, who were to be their substitutes, should be also of all ages; and it appears to have been on this ground, at least partly, that the Levites were numbered from four weeks old and upward.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 3:15

    3:15 From a month old - Because at that time the first - born, in whose stead the Levites came, were offered to God. And from that time the Levites were consecrated to God, and were, as soon as capable, instructed in their work. Elsewhere they are numbered from twenty - five years old, when they were entered as novices into part of their work, Num 8:24, and from thirty years old, when they were admitted to their whole office.