EXODUS 32:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.”

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Exodus 32:28 Translation & Meaning

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And the children בְנֵֽי A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
of Levi לֵוִ֖י Levi, a son of Jacob Levi
did וַיַּֽעֲשׂ֥וּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application did
according to the word כִּדְבַ֣ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause according word
of Moses: מֹשֶׁ֑ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
and there fell וַיִּפֹּ֤ל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) fell
of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses of
the people הָעָם֙ A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
that הַה֔וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are that
day בַּיּ֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
about three כִּשְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת Three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice about three
thousand אַלְפֵ֖י Hence (the ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand thousand
men. אִֽישׁ׃ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men

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  • 26  Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

  • 27  And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.

  • 28  And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

  • 29  For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

  • 30  And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.




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