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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 - Then the anger of the LORD burned against Moses, and He said, “Is there not your brother Aaron the Levite H3881? I know that [fn]he speaks fluently. And moreover, behold, he is coming out to meet you; when he sees you, he will be [fn]overjoyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:25 - Now Aaron’s son Eleazar [fn]married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ households of the Levites H3881 according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:21 - [fn]This is the number of the things for the [fn]tabernacle, the [fn]tabernacle of the testimony, as they were [fn]counted according to the [fn]command of Moses, for the service of the Levites H3881, by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:32 - ‘As for the cities of the Levites H3881, the Levites H3881 have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:33 - ‘What, therefore, [fn]belongs to the Levites H3881 may be redeemed, and a house sale [fn]in the city of this possession [fn]reverts in the jubilee, because the houses of the cities of the Levites H3881 are their possession among the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:47 - The Levites H3881, however, were not counted among them by their fathers’ tribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:50 - “And you shall appoint the Levites H3881 over the [fn]tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its furnishings and over everything that belongs to it. They shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it; they shall also camp around the [fn]tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:51 - “So when the tabernacle is to move on, the Levites H3881 shall take it down; and when the tabernacle encamps, the Levites H3881 shall set it up. But the [fn]layman who comes near it shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:53 - “But the Levites H3881 shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there will be no divine wrath against the congregation of the sons of Israel. So the Levites H3881 shall be responsible for service to the tabernacle of the testimony.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:17 - “Then the tent of meeting shall set out with the camp of the Levites H3881 in the midst of the camps; just as they camp, so they shall set out, every man in his place by their flags.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:33 - The Levites H3881, however, were not counted among the sons of Israel, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:9 - “So you shall assign the Levites H3881 to Aaron and to his sons; they are exclusively assigned to him from the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:12 - “Now, behold, I have taken the Levites H3881 from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn, the firstborn of the womb among the sons of Israel. So 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 their fathers’ households.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:32 - and Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest was the head of the leaders of Levi, and he had the supervision of those who performed the duties of the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:39 - All the numbered men of the Levites H3881, whom Moses and Aaron counted at the [fn]command of the LORD by their families, every male from a month old and upward, were twenty-two thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:41 - “And you shall take the Levites H3881 for Me—I am the LORD—instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites H3881 in place of all the firstborn among the cattle of the sons of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:45 - “Take the Levites H3881 in place of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites H3881 in place of their cattle. And the Levites H3881 shall be Mine; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:46 - “And as [fn]a redemption price for the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess of the number of the Levites H3881,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:49 - So Moses took the redemption money from those who were in excess of the number of those redeemed by the Levites H3881;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:18 - “Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be eliminated from among the Levites H3881.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:46 - All the numbered men of the Levites H3881, whom Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel counted, by their families and by their fathers’ households,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:5 - “Accept these things from them, that they may be [fn]used in the service of the tent of meeting, and you shall give them to the Levites H3881, to each man according to his service.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:6 - So Moses took the carts and the oxen and gave them to the Levites H3881.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:6 - “Take the Levites H3881 from among the sons of Israel and cleanse them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:9 - “So you shall present the Levites H3881 in front of the tent of meeting. You shall also assemble the whole congregation of the sons of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:10 - and present the Levites H3881 before the LORD; and the sons of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites H3881.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:11 - “Aaron then shall [fn]present the Levites H3881 before the LORD as a wave offering from the sons of Israel, so that they may [fn]qualify to perform the service of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:12 - “Now the Levites H3881 shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls; then you are to offer the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering to the LORD, to make atonement for the Levites H3881.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:13 - “And you shall have the Levites H3881 stand before Aaron and his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:14 - “So you shall single out the Levites H3881 from among the sons of Israel, and the Levites H3881 shall be Mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:15 - “Then after that the Levites H3881 may go in to serve the tent of meeting. But you shall cleanse them and present them as a wave offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:18 - “But I have taken the Levites H3881 instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:19 - “And I have given the Levites H3881 as [fn]a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the sons of Israel, to perform the service of the sons of Israel at the tent of meeting and to make atonement on behalf of the sons of Israel, so that there will be no affliction among the sons of Israel due to [fn]their approaching the sanctuary.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:20 - So this is what Moses, Aaron, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel did to the Levites H3881; according to everything that the LORD had commanded Moses regarding the Levites H3881, so the sons of Israel did to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:21 - The Levites H3881, too, purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes; and Aaron presented them as a wave offering before the LORD. Aaron also made atonement for them to cleanse them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:22 - Then after that the Levites H3881 went in to perform their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and his sons; just as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites H3881, so they did to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:24 - “This is what applies to the Levites H3881: from twenty-five years old and upward [fn]they shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:26 - “They may, however, [fn]assist their brothers in the tent of meeting, to fulfill an obligation, but they themselves shall do no work. In this way you shall deal with the Levites H3881 in their obligations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:6 - “Behold, I Myself have taken your [fn]fellow Levites H3881 from among the sons of Israel; they are a gift to you, [fn]dedicated to the LORD, to perform the service for the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:23 - “Only the Levites H3881 shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their own guilt; it shall be a permanent statute throughout your generations, and among the sons of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:24 - “For the tithe of the sons of Israel, which they offer as an offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites H3881 as an inheritance; therefore I have said concerning them, ‘They shall have no inheritance among the sons of Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:26 - “Moreover, you shall speak to the Levites H3881 and say to them, ‘When you take from the sons of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall present an offering from it to the LORD, a tithe of the tithe.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:30 - “And you shall say to them, ‘When you have [fn]offered from it the best of it, then the rest shall be credited to the Levites H3881 like the product of the threshing floor, and like the product of the wine vat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:57 - These are those who were numbered of the Levites H3881 according to 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 Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, and the family of the Korahites. Kohath fathered Amram.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:30 - “And from the sons of Israel’s half, you shall take one drawn from every fifty of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys, and of the sheep, from all the animals; and give them to the Levites H3881 who perform the duty of the tabernacle of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:47 - from the sons of Israel’s half Moses took one drawn from every fifty, both of people and of animals, and gave them to the Levites H3881, who performed the duty of the tabernacle of the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:2 - “Command the sons of Israel that they give to the Levites H3881 from the inheritance of their possession cities to live in; and you shall give to the Levites H3881 pasture lands around the cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:4 - “The pasture lands of the cities which you are to give to the Levites H3881 shall extend from the wall of the city [fn]outward a thousand cubits around.


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