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Lexicon :: Strong's H3881 - lᵊvî

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לְוִי
Transliteration
lᵊvî
Pronunciation
lay-vee-ee'
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
Patronymically from לֵוִי (H3878)
Strong’s Definitions

לֵוִיִּי Lêvîyîy, lay-vee-ee'; or לֵוִי Lêvîy; patronymically from H3878; a Levite or descendant of Levi:—Leviite.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 286x

The KJV translates Strong's H3881 in the following manner: Levite (286x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 286x
The KJV translates Strong's H3881 in the following manner: Levite (286x).
  1. Levite = see Levi "joined to"

    1. the descendants of Levi, the 3rd son of Jacob by Leah

      1. the tribe descended from Levi specially set aside by God for His service

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לֵוִיִּי Lêvîyîy, lay-vee-ee'; or לֵוִי Lêvîy; patronymically from H3878; a Levite or descendant of Levi:—Leviite.
STRONGS H3881:
II. לֵוִי 291 adjective, of a people Levite; — לֵוִי, + 40 times; plural לֵוִיִּם + 250 times; suffix לְוִיֵּנוּ Nehemiah 10:1; —
† 1. singular of individual, אִישׁ ל׳ Judges 19:1 a certain Levite; predicate וְהוּא ל׳ Judges 17:1 and he was a Levite, so Judges 17:9; with article הַלּ׳ as substantive the Levite Exodus 4:11 (J), Judges 17:10, 11, 12, 13 (as priest), Deuteronomy 18:6; 2 Chronicles 20:14; 31:12, 14; Ezra 10:15; הַנַּעַר הַלּ׳ Judges 18:3, 15; הָאִישׁ הַלּ׳ Judges 20:4. followed usually
† 2. with article הַלֵּוִי as substantive collective the Levites: Exodus 6:19; Numbers 3:20, 32; Numbers 26:57 (all P); Numbers 18:23 (P; charged with service of tabernacle); especially D, Deuteronomy 12:12, 18, 19; Deuteronomy 14:27, 29; Deuteronomy 16:1, 14; Deuteronomy 26:10, 12, 13; also 1 Chronicles 24:6; Malachi 2:8 (as priestly tribe); שֵׁבָט הַלּ׳ Deuteronomy 10:8 tribe of the Levites (set apart for service), compare Joshua 13:14, 33; 1 Chronicles 23:14; בְּנֵיהַֿלֵּוִי 1 Chronicles 12:27 (van d. H 1 Chronicles 12:26) sons of the Levites (i.e. of the tribe); so Nehemiah 10:40 [Nehemiah 10:39] (as tithe-collectors); בֵּית הַלֵּוִי Psalm 135:20 house (family, tribe) of the Levites.
3. plural לְוִיִּם chiefly Chronicles and P; — always with article ַֽֽֽהלְוִיִּם except suffix לוִיֵּנוּ Nehemiah 10:1; the article is omitted by Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate and most in Isaiah 66:21; always = substantive Levites; — 1.
† a. earlier usage: — as bearing the ark 1 Samuel 6:15; 2 Samuel 15:24; Deuteronomy 31:25, so (with priests) 1 Kings 8:4 2 Chronicles 5:5 (HCT הכהנים הַל׳; read probably וְהַל׳ as in Kings, Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate compare Öttli VB); also 1 Chronicles is 1 Chronicles 15:2, 1 Chronicles 15:26, 1 Chronicles 15:27; 1 Chronicles 23:26; 2 Chronicles 5:4 (for הכהנים || 1 Kings 8:3).
† b. not distinguished from priests by D: הַכֹּהֲנִים הַל׳ Deuteronomy 17:9, 18; Deuteronomy 18:1; Deuteronomy 24:8; Deuteronomy 27:9; Joshua 3:3; Joshua 8:33 (both D; as bearing ark), also Jeremiah 33:18, 21 ׅ הַכ׳ (הַל׳, Ezekiel 43:19; Ezekiel 44:15; compare Deuteronomy 18:7; Deuteronomy 27:14; Jeremiah 33:22; הַל׳ הַכ׳ likewise 2 Chronicles 23:18; 30:27 (but read probably וְהַל׳ after Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate, compare Öttli and below)
† c. as tribal designation, Exodus 6:25; Numbers 3:39; Numbers 4:18, 46; Joshua 21:1 (all P), 1 Chronicles 9:33, 34; 1 Chronicles 15:12; 2 Chronicles 35:5; Nehemiah 11:15, 16; Nehemiah 12:24; with reference to share in land Leviticus 25:32 (twice in verse); Leviticus 25:33 (twice in verse) (H), Numbers 1:47; Numbers 2:33; Joshua 14:3, 4; Joshua 21:3, 4, 8, 20, 27, 34, 38, 39 (all P), Joshua 18:7 (D), 1 Chronicles 6:49; compare also † 2 Chronicles 11:14.
d. set apart for service in tabernacle, Exodus 38:21; Numbers 1:50, 51 (twice in verse); Numbers 1:53 (twice in verse); Numbers 2:17; Numbers 7:5, 6; Numbers 8:6 + 18 times Numbers 8 (all p), compare 1 Chronicles 6:33; 1 Chronicles 16:4; ministers to Aaron and his sons Numbers 3:9; Numbers 8:19; Numbers 18:6 (P); set apart for י׳ (as redemption for first-born) Numbers 3:12 (twice in verse) + 7 times Numbers 3 (P); with certain perquisites Numbers 18:24, 26, 30 + 9 times Numbers (P).
2. in Chronicles the tribal idea is in the background, and thought of Levites as official class is prominent:
a. distinguished from priests וְהַל׳ הַכ׳ 1 Chronicles 9:14 (compare 1 Chronicles 9:10), 1 Chronicles 13:2; 1 Chronicles 15:4, 11, 14; 1 Chronicles 23:2; 1 Chronicles 24:6, 31 + 67 times Chronicles; also Isaiah 66:21 (according to Vrss., but dubious), Ezekiel 44:10; Ezekiel 45:5 (compare Ezekiel 45:4), Ezekiel 48:11, 12, 13, 22.
b. as porters, 1 Chronicles 9:26; 1 Chronicles 26:17, compare 1 Chronicles 34:9; as in charge of music, 1 Chronicles 15:16, 17, 22; 2 Chronicles 5:12; 29:25, 30; 34:12; Nehemiah 12:27; yet distinguished from porters and singers, Nehemiah 7:1; Nehemiah 13:5, 10; distinguished also from נְתִינִים 1 Chronicles 9:2; Ezra 8:20; Nehemiah 10:29; further (with various official functions) 1 Chronicles 9:31 + 29 times Chronicles; of groups of individuals, 2 Chronicles 17:8 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 29:12; 34:12; Ezra 2:40 = Nehemiah 7:43; Ezra 8:33; Nehemiah 3:17; Nehemiah 9:5; Nehemiah 10:10; Nehemiah 12:8, also Nehemiah 8:7 (omitted וְ; Vulgate BeRy Ryle).
c. בְּנֵיהַֿלְוִיִּם 1 Chronicles 15:15 (bearing ark), 1 Chronicles 24:30 (tribal designation). — See, on Levites, especially GfGeschichte. d. Stammes Levi in MeArchiv i. 68 ff. 208 ff. WeProl. Cap. iv RSOTJC. 435 f., 2nd ed., 360 f. BauPriesterthum 50 f., 68 f., and often.
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H3881

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Strong's Number H3881 matches the Hebrew לְוִי (lᵊvî),
which occurs 286 times in 258 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Exo 4:14–Num 35:4)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:14 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite H3881 thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:25 - And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites H3881 according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:21 - This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, H3881 by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:32 - Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, H3881 and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites H3881 redeem at any time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:33 - And if a man purchase of the Levites, H3881 then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the year of jubile: for the houses of the cities of the Levites H3881 are their possession among the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:47 - But the Levites H3881 after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:50 - But thou shalt appoint the Levites H3881 over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:51 - And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites H3881 shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites H3881 shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:53 - But the Levites H3881 shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites H3881 shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:17 - Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites H3881 in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:33 - But the Levites H3881 were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:9 - And thou shalt give the Levites H3881 unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:12 - And I, behold, I have taken the Levites H3881 from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites H3881 shall be mine;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:20 - And the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites H3881 according to the house of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:32 - And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be chief over the chief of the Levites, H3881 and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:39 - All that were numbered of the Levites, H3881 which Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of the LORD, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:41 - And thou shalt take the Levites H3881 for me (I am the LORD) instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites H3881 instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:45 - Take the Levites H3881 instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites H3881 instead of their cattle; and the Levites H3881 shall be mine: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:46 - And for those that are to be redeemed of the two hundred and threescore and thirteen of the firstborn of the children of Israel, which are more than the Levites; H3881
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:49 - And Moses took the redemption money of them that were over and above them that were redeemed by the Levites: H3881
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:18 - Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites: H3881
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:46 - All those that were numbered of the Levites, H3881 whom Moses and Aaron and the chief of Israel numbered, after their families, and after the house of their fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:5 - Take it of them, that they may be to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; and thou shalt give them unto the Levites, H3881 to every man according to his service.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:6 - And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them unto the Levites. H3881
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:6 - Take the Levites H3881 from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:9 - And thou shalt bring the Levites H3881 before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:10 - And thou shalt bring the Levites H3881 before the LORD: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites: H3881
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:11 - And Aaron shall offer the Levites H3881 before the LORD for an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:12 - And the Levites H3881 shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites. H3881
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:13 - And thou shalt set the Levites H3881 before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:14 - Thus shalt thou separate the Levites H3881 from among the children of Israel: and the Levites H3881 shall be mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:15 - And after that shall the Levites H3881 go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:18 - And I have taken the Levites H3881 for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:19 - And I have given the Levites H3881 as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:20 - And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites H3881 according unto all that the LORD commanded Moses concerning the Levites, H3881 so did the children of Israel unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:21 - And the Levites H3881 were purified, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them as an offering before the LORD; and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:22 - And after that went the Levites H3881 in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before his sons: as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, H3881 so did they unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:24 - This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: H3881 from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:26 - But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites H3881 touching their charge.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:6 - And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites H3881 from among the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:23 - But the Levites H3881 shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:24 - But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites H3881 to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:26 - Thus speak unto the Levites, H3881 and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:30 - Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites H3881 as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:57 - And these are they that were numbered of the Levites H3881 after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:58 - These are the families of the Levites: H3881 the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:30 - And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, H3881 which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:47 - Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, H3881 which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:2 - Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites H3881 of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites H3881 suburbs for the cities round about them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:4 - And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, H3881 shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.


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