Genesis 46:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:11, NIV: The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

Genesis 46:11, ESV: The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Genesis 46:11, KJV: And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Genesis 46:11, NASB: And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Genesis 46:11, NLT: The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Genesis 46:11, CSB: Levi's sons: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

What does Genesis 46:11 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

All the current sons and grandsons of Jacob are listed in this passage, as the family moves into Egypt to survive the famine in the land (Genesis 45:9–11). Levi is Jacob's third son born to his wife Leah (Genesis 29:34). Levi's sons are Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. The meanings of the names Gershon and Kohath are unclear, but it is likely that Merari means "strong."