These were the heads of their familiesa:1 The sons of Reuben2 the firstborn son of Israel were Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. These were the clans of Reuben.
The sons of Simeon3 were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.
These were the names of the sons of Levi4 according to their records: Gershon,5 Kohath and Merari.6 Levi lived 137 years.
The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei.718
The sons of Kohath8 were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.9 Kohath lived 133 years.
The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.10 These were the clans of Levi according to their records.
Amram11 married his father's sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses.12 Amram lived 137 years.
The sons of Izhar13 were Korah, Nepheg and Zicri.
The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan14 and Sithri.
Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab15 and sister of Nahshon,16 and she bore him Nadab and Abihu,17 Eleazar18 and Ithamar.1924
The sons of Korah20 were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.
Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas.21 These were the heads of the Levite families, clan by clan.
It was this same Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring the Israelites out of Egypt22 by their divisions."2327
They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh24 king of Egypt about bringing the Israelites out of Egypt. It was the same Moses and Aaron.25
Now when the LORD spoke to Moses in Egypt,
he said to him, "I am the LORD.26 Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you."
But Moses said to the LORD, "Since I speak with faltering lips,27 why would Pharaoh listen to me?"