LĔWI 11 (Levi 11)

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.