Deuteronomy 10:8

“At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

At that time the Lord separated the tribe of Leui, to beare the Arke of the Couenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord, to minister vnto him, and to blesse in his Name, vnto this day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to serve Him and to bless in His name until this day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

At that time Jehovah set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

At that time the Lord had the tribe of Levi marked out to take up the ark of the Lord's agreement, to be before the Lord and to do his work and to give blessings in his name, to this day.
- Basic English Bible

At that time Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah to do service unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.
- Darby Bible

At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.
- Webster's Bible

At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.
- World English Bible

`At that time hath Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day,
- Youngs Literal Bible

At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 10:8


10:8 At that time - About that time, that is, when I was come down from the mount, as was said, #Deu 10:5|. To stand before the Lord - A phrase used concerning the prophets, #1Kings 17:1 18:15|, this being the posture of ministers. Hence the angels are said to stand, #2Chr 18:18 Luke 1:19|. To bless - The people, by performance of those holy ministrations for the people, and giving those instructions to them, to which God's blessing was promised; and this they did in God's name, that is, by command, and commission from him.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 10:8

  • Possibly foreshadowing the coming of Yeshua Jesus out of the tribe of Levi through his mother. Yeshua alone lived perfectly, according to our Father 's will. He fulfilled every law to the letter, the true way it was written to teach us the Way to the Father.

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