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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11 The sons of Levi:(A)

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

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

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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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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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