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Judges 17:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The Levite agreed to live with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was to him as one of his sons.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was to him as one of his sons.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the Levite was content to dwell with the man,—and the young man became to him, as one of his sons.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the Levite is willing to dwell with the man, and the young man is to him as one of his sons.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He was content, and abode with the man, and was unto him as one of his sons.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the Leuite was content to dwell with the man, and the yong man was vnto him as one of his sonnes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Levite went and began to dwell with the man; and the young man was to him as one of his sons.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the Lewi was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the Lw לֵוִי 3881
{3881} Prime
לֵוִיִי
Leviyiy
{lay-vee-ee'}
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
was content 2974
{2974} Prime
יָאַל
ya'al
{yaw-al'}
A primitive root (probably rather the same as H2973 through the idea of mental weakness); properly to yield, especially assent; hence (positively) to undertake as an act of volition.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
to dwell 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
with x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
the man; 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); 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.).
and the young man 5288
{5288} Prime
נַעַר
na`ar
{nah'-ar}
From H5287; (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication a servant; also (by interchange of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age).
was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
unto him as one 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
of his sons. 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; 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 H0001, H0251, etc.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Judges 17:7-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Judges 17:11

Content — Being infected with the common superstition and idolatry of the times. His sons — That is, treated with the same degree of kindness and affection.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Judges 17:11

And the Levite was (h) content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.

(h) Not considering that he forsook the true worship of God to maintain his own belly.

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I think this may mean something similar to the idea that all those with permanent leave to remain in the United Kingdom - i.e. those residing in the UK legally and with the intent to remain and settle, are not by default "British", are not necessarily British at heart. I would interpret the Bible citation as meaning that all citizens of Israel are not necessarily Israeli at heart and do not necessarily pledge allegiance to Israel and what it stands for. It would seem that "of" in this sentence could mean either "residing in" or "being born in". I have not looked at the Greek at all here and this is merely my interpretation as a lingusit. I hope it is of some help.
- AnnaK (12/2/2011 6:40:28 AM)
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