1 I was twenty-eight when I took a wife; her name was Melcha.
2 She conceived and gave birth to a son, and I gave him the name Gĕreshon, because we were sojourners in the land.
3 And I saw that, as concerns him, he would not be in the first rank.
4 And Qehath was born in the thirty-fifth year of my life, before sunrise.
5 And in a vision I saw him standing in the heights, in the midst of the congregation.
6 This is why I called him Qehath, that is the Ruler of Majesty and Reconciliation.
7 And she bore me a third son, Merari, in the fortieth year of my life, and since his mother bore him with great pain, I called him Merari; that is Bitterness.
8 Yoḵeḇeḏ was born in Mitsrayim in the sixty-fourth year of my life, for by that time I had a great reputation in the midst of my brothers.