34 Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “Now at last my husband will become attached to me,(A) because I have borne him three sons.” So he was named Levi.[a](B)

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  1. Genesis 29:34 Levi sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for attached.
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34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

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11 The sons of Levi:(A)

Gershon,(B) Kohath(C) and Merari.(D)

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11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

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47 The ancestral tribe of the Levites,(A) however, was not counted(B) along with the others.

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47 But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

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He called together the descendants of Aaron and the Levites:(A)

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And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:

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David separated(A) the Levites into divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi:(B) Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

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And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

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12 Then these Levites(A) set to work:

from the Kohathites,

Mahath son of Amasai and Joel son of Azariah;

from the Merarites,

Kish son of Abdi and Azariah son of Jehallelel;

from the Gershonites,

Joah son of Zimmah and Eden(B) son of Joah;

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12 Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah:

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