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Isaiah 66:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And of them also will I take for priests [and] for Levites, saith Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And I will also take of them for priests [and] for Levites, saith the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I will also take some of them for priests [and] for Levites,” says the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And I will also take of them for priests [and] for Levites, saith the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And I will also take of them for priests [and] for Levites, saith Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, of them also, will I take for priests—for Levites, Saith Yahweh,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And also of them I take for priests, For Levites, said Jehovah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I will take of them to be priests, and Levites, saith the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And I will also take of them for Priestes [and] for Leuites, saith the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And I will take of them priests and Levites, saith the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And I will also take of them for priests [and] for Lewiyyim, saith Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And I will also x1571
(1571) Complement
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
take 3947
{3947} Prime
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
of x4480
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
them for priests 3548
{3548} Prime
Active participle of H3547; literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman).
[and] for Lwiyyim לְוִיִּם, 3881
{3881} Prime
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
saith 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 66:21

_ _ of them — the Gentiles.

_ _ priests ... Levites — for spiritual worship: enjoying the direct access to God which was formerly enjoyed by the ministers of the temple alone (1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 66:15-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 66:21

For priests — God will find among the converted Gentiles those who though they are not of the tribe of Levi, yet shall do the true work of priests and Levites.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 66:21

And I will also take of them for (h) priests [and] for Levites, saith the LORD.

(h) That is, of the Gentiles, as he did Luke, Timothy and Titus first, and others after to preach his word.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: [men] shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These [are] the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Jeremiah 13:18-22 Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, [even] the crown of your glory. ... And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, [and] thy heels made bare.
1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy [is] he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
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