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Numbers 4:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Ye shall not cut off the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be cut off out of the midst of the Levites.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Ye do not cut off the tribe of the families of the Kohathite from the midst of the Levites;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Destroy not the people of Caath from the midst of the Levites:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites, from among the Leuites.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Ye shall not destroy the family of Kohath{gr.Caath} from the tribe out of the midst of the Levites.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Qehathim from among the Lewiyyim:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Cut ye not off 3772
{3772} Prime
A primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication to destroy or consume; specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
(0408) Complement
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the tribe 7626
{7626} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, that is, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan.
of the families 4940
{4940} Prime
From H8192 (compare H8198); a family, that is, circle of relatives; figuratively a class (of persons), a species (of animals) or sort (of things); by extension a tribe or people.
of the Khm קְהָתִים 6956
{6956} Prime
Patronymic from H6955; a Kohathite (collectively) or descendant of Kehath.
from among 8432
{8432} Prime
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the Lwiyyim לְוִיִּם: 3881
{3881} Prime
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 4:17-20.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 4:1-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 4:18

Cut not off — Do not by your neglect provoke God to cut them off for touching the holy things.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Numbers 4:18

(l) Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites:

(l) Committing by your negligence that the holy things are not well wrapped, causing them to perish by touching it.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Eleazar and the priests would be chargeable with the death of the Kohathites, if they failed to give them proper cautions and directions; or permitted them to gaze with irreverence or curiosity upon the holy things, which they might carry, but not see (
Numbers 4:20 But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered, lest they die.
Numbers 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that [appertained] unto Korah, and all [their] goods.
Numbers 17:10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.
Numbers 18:5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.
Exodus 19:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
Leviticus 10:1-2 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. ... And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
1 Samuel 6:19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten [many] of the people with a great slaughter.
2 Samuel 6:6-7 And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth [his hand] to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook [it]. ... And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for [his] error; and there he died by the ark of God.
Jeremiah 38:23 So they shall bring out all thy wives and thy children to the Chaldeans: and thou shalt not escape out of their hand, but shalt be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: and thou shalt cause this city to be burned with fire.
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