Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to him.
"You shall thus give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the sons of Israel.
Assign the Levites to Aaron and his sons as their assistants.
Turn the Levites over to Aaron and his sons; they are the ones assigned to work full time for him.
Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; so that they may be his without question from among the children of Israel.
You shall give the Levites to Aaron and his descendants; they are unreservedly given to him from among the Israelites.
"And you shall give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are given entirely to him from among the children of Israel.
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1 tn The verb וְנָתַתָּה (vÿnatattah) is normally “give.” Here, though, the context refers to the assignment of the Levites to the priests for their duties. The form is the perfect tense with vav (ו) consecutive, continuing the sequence for the imperfect of instruction.
2 tn This emphasis is derived from the simple repetition of the passive participle, נְתוּנִם נְתוּנִם (nÿtunim nÿtunim). See GKC 396 §123.e. The forms serve as the predicate with the subject pronoun.
3 tn The Hebrew text simply has the preposition, “from the Israelites.”