Numbers 1:49

“Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Onely thou shalt not number the tribe of Leui, neither take the summe of them among the children of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor shall you take their census among the sons of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Only the tribe of Levi thou shalt not number, neither shalt thou take the sum of them among the children of Israel;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Only the tribe of Levi is not to be numbered among the children of Israel,
- Basic English Bible

Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel.
- Darby Bible

Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:
- Webster's Bible

Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, neither shall you take a census of them among the children of Israel;
- World English Bible

`Only, the tribe of Levi thou dost not number, and their sum thou dost not take up in the midst of the sons of Israel;
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Howbeit the tribe of Levi thou shalt not number, neither shalt thou take the sum of them among the children of Israel;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 1:49


1:49 Levi - Because they were not generally to go out to war, which was the thing principally eyed in this muster, #Nu 1:3|,20,45, but were to attend upon the service of the tabernacle. They that minister upon holy things, should not entangle themselves in secular affairs. The ministry itself is work enough for a whole man, and all little enough to be employed in it.


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