Parallel Verses

World English Bible

and said to them, "You are the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the Levites. Sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers, that you may bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it.

New American Standard Bible

and said to them, “You are the heads of the fathers’ households of the Levites; consecrate yourselves both you and your relatives, that you may bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel to the place that I have prepared for it.

King James Version

And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it.

Holman Bible

He said to them, “You are the heads of the Levite families. You and your relatives must consecrate yourselves so that you may bring the ark of the Lord God of Israel to the place I have prepared for it.

International Standard Version

and addressed them: "As leaders of your Levitical families, set yourselves apart, both you and your relatives, so you can be qualified to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel to the place I've prepared for it.

A Conservative Version

And said to them, Ye are the heads of the fathers of the Levites. Sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brothers, that ye may bring up the ark of LORD, the God of Israel, to [the place] that I have prepared for it.

American Standard Version

and said unto them, Ye are the heads of the fathers houses of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of Jehovah, the God of Israel, unto the place that I have prepared for it.

Amplified

and he said to them, “You are the heads of the fathers’ households of the Levites; consecrate yourselves, both you and your relatives, so that you may bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it.

Bible in Basic English

And said to them, You are the heads of the families of the Levites: make yourselves holy, you and your brothers, so that you may take the ark of the Lord, the God of Israel, to the place which I have made ready for it.

Darby Translation

and he said to them, Ye are the chief fathers of the Levites; hallow yourselves, ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of Jehovah the God of Israel to the place that I have prepared for it.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say to them, Ye heads of the fathers to the Levites: ye shall purify yourselves, ye and your brethren, and bring ye up the ark of Jehovah the God of Israel to that I prepared for it.

King James 2000

And said unto them, You are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites: Sanctify yourselves, both you and your brethren, that you may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said to them, "You [are] the heads of the {families} for the Levites. Sanctify yourselves and your brothers and bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel, to [the place] I have established for it.

Modern King James verseion

And he said to them, You are the heads of the fathers of the Levites. Sanctify yourselves, you and your brothers, so that you may bring up the ark of Jehovah, the God of Israel to the place which I have prepared for it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said unto them, "Ye are the principal heads of the Levites - sanctify therefore yourselves and your brethren and bring the Ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it.

NET Bible

He told them: "You are the leaders of the Levites' families. You and your relatives must consecrate yourselves and bring the ark of the Lord God of Israel up to the place I have prepared for it.

New Heart English Bible

and said to them, "You are the heads of the ancestral houses of the Levites. Sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers, that you may bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it.

The Emphasized Bible

and said unto them, Ye, are the chiefs of the fathers of the Levites, - Hallow yourselves, ye and your brethren, so shall ye bring up the ark of Yahweh - God of Israel, into the place I have prepared for it.

Webster

And said to them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel to the place that I have prepared for it.

Youngs Literal Translation

and saith to them, 'Ye are heads of the fathers of the Levites; sanctify yourselves, ye and your brethren, and ye have brought up the ark of Jehovah, God of Israel, unto the place I have prepared for it;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
unto them, Ye are the chief
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

of the fathers
H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

of the Levites
לוי לויּי 
Leviyiy 
Usage: 283

קדשׁ 
Qadash 
Usage: 171

that ye may bring up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

the ark
ארן ארון 
'arown 
Usage: 202

of the Lord

Usage: 0

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

References

Context Readings

David's Wives And Children

11 David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, 12 and said to them, "You are the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the Levites. Sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers, that you may bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it. 13 For because you didn't carry it at first, Yahweh our God made broke out against us, because we didn't seek him according to the ordinance."


Cross References

2 Chronicles 35:6

Kill the Passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare for your brothers, to do according to the word of Yahweh by Moses."

Exodus 19:14-15

Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.

1 Chronicles 9:34

These were heads of fathers' [houses] of the Levites, throughout their generations, chief men: these lived at Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 15:1

[David] made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

1 Chronicles 15:3

David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of Yahweh to its place, which he had prepared for it.

1 Chronicles 15:14

So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel.

1 Chronicles 24:31

These likewise cast lots even as their brothers the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the priests and of the Levites; the fathers' [houses] of the chief even as those of his younger brother.

2 Chronicles 5:11

It happened, when the priests were come out of the holy place, (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, and did not keep their divisions;

2 Chronicles 29:4-5

He brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the broad place on the east,

2 Chronicles 30:15

Then they killed the Passover on the fourteenth [day] of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought burnt offerings into the house of Yahweh.

Ezekiel 48:11

[It shall be] for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have kept my instruction, who didn't go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.

John 17:17

Sanctify them in your truth. Your word is truth.

Romans 12:1-2

Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

Revelation 5:9-10

They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, and to open its seals: for you were killed, and bought us for God with your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, and nation,

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