Those numbered from the families of the Merarites, by their families, by their clans,
And these are the Levites who were numbered according to their families: from Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; from Merari, the family of the Merarites.
The Merarite clans (the remaining Levites) were allotted twelve cities.
“As for the sons of Merari, you are to number them by their families and by their clans.
Then the tabernacle was dismantled, and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set out, carrying the tabernacle.
Merari’s descendants by their clans were allotted twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.
This is the service of the families of the Merarites, their entire service concerning the tent of meeting, under the authority of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.”
These are those numbered from the families of the Merarites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the word of the Lord by the authority of Moses.
and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites, as their service required, under the authority 1 of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.
They assigned to the Merarite clans (the remaining Levites) the following cities: from the tribe of Zebulun: Jokneam, Kartah,
From Merari came the family of the Mahlites and the family of the Mushites; these were 1 the families of Merari.
From the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah a descendant of Merari;
Now the leader of the clan of the families of Merari was Zuriel son of Abihail. These were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.
The appointed responsibilities of the Merarites included the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, its posts, its sockets, its utensils, plus all the service connected with these things, 1
The clans of Merari’s descendants were allotted twelve cities within the territory of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 1
The following Levites prepared to carry out the king’s orders: 1 From the Kohathites: Mahath son of Amasai and Joel son of Azariah; from the Merarites: Kish son of Abdi and Azariah son of Jehallelel; from the Gershonites: Joah son of Zimmah and Eden son of Joah;
Hosah, one of the descendants of Merari, had sons: The firstborn Shimri (he was not actually the firstborn, but his father gave him that status),
The sons of Merari by their families were Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites by their clans.
Those of them who were numbered, counting every male from a month old and upward, were 6,200.