DEUTERONOMY 10:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the Lord is his inheritance, according as the Lord thy God promised him.”

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Deuteronomy 10:9 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Wherefore עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications Wherefore
Levi לְלֵוִ֛י Levi, a son of Jacob Levi
hath הָיָ֧ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) hath
no לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
part חֵ֥לֶק Properly, smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment part
nor inheritance וְנַֽחֲלָ֖ה Properly, something inherited, i.e., (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion inheritance
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
his brethren; אֶחָ֑יו A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brethren
the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
his inheritance, נַֽחֲלָת֔וֹ Properly, something inherited, i.e., (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion inheritance
according כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc according
as the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
promised דִּבֶּ֛ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue promised
him. דִּבֶּ֛ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue him

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  • 7  From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.

  • 8  At that time the Lord separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

  • 9  Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the Lord is his inheritance, according as the Lord thy God promised him.

  • 10  And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the Lord hearkened unto me at that time also, and the Lord would not destroy thee.

  • 11  And the Lord said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them.




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