Numbers 8:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Numbers 8:16, NIV: "They are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to me. I have taken them as my own in place of the firstborn, the first male offspring from every Israelite woman."

Numbers 8:16, ESV: "For they are wholly given to me from among the people of Israel. Instead of all who open the womb, the firstborn of all the people of Israel, I have taken them for myself."

Numbers 8:16, KJV: "For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me."

Numbers 8:16, NASB: "for they are exclusively given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself instead of the firstborn of every womb, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel."

Numbers 8:16, NLT: "'Of all the people of Israel, the Levites are reserved for me. I have claimed them for myself in place of all the firstborn sons of the Israelites; I have taken the Levites as their substitutes."

Numbers 8:16, CSB: "For they have been exclusively assigned to me from the Israelites. I have taken them for myself in place of all who come first from the womb, every Israelite firstborn."

What does Numbers 8:16 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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