Exodus 6:23

23 Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Exodus 6:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
ESV
23 Aaron took as his wife Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and the sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
NLT
23 Aaron married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she gave birth to his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
MSG
23 Aaron married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she had Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
CSB
23 Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon. She bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Exodus 6:23 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 6:23

And Aaron took him Elisheba
The same name we pronounce Elizabeth; and of this name was the wife of Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, ( Luke 1:5 ) , this woman Aaron took was the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Naashon;
a prince of the tribe of Judah, ( Numbers 7:12 ) , her he took to wife; or married; for though intermarriages with the several tribes were not allowed, nor used in after times, that they might be kept distinct, and the inheritances also, yet the tribe of Levi often took wives of other tribes, because they had no inheritance, and were to have none in the land of Canaan, so that confusion in tribes and inheritance was not made hereby; and it is observable, that these marriages were frequently with the tribe of Judah, as signifying the union of the kingly and priestly offices in Christ, who sprung from the tribe of Judah: and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar;
the two first of these died by fire from heaven in their father's lifetime, for offering strange fire to the Lord, ( Leviticus 10:1 Leviticus 10:2 ) . Eleazar succeeded his father in the priesthood, ( Numbers 20:26 ) and of the sons of Ithamar executing the priest's office, see ( 1 Chronicles 24:2 ) .

Exodus 6:23 In-Context

21 The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg and Zikri.
22 The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan and Sithri.
23 Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
24 The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans.
25 Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These were the heads of the Levite families, clan by clan.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Ruth 4:19,20; 1 Chronicles 2:10
  • 2. Numbers 1:7; Numbers 2:3; Matthew 1:4
  • 3. Exodus 24:1; Exodus 28:1; Leviticus 10:1
  • 4. Leviticus 10:6; Numbers 3:2,32; Numbers 16:37,39; Deuteronomy 10:6; Joshua 14:1
  • 5. Exodus 28:1; Leviticus 10:12,16; Numbers 3:2; Numbers 4:28; Numbers 26:60; 1 Chronicles 6:3; 1 Chronicles 24:1