Numbers 3:18

18 These were the names of the Gershonite clans: Libni and Shimei.

Read Numbers 3:18 Using Other Translations

And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families; Libni, and Shimei.
And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their clans: Libni and Shimei.
The clans descended from Gershon were named after two of his descendants, Libni and Shimei.

What does Numbers 3:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 3:18

And these [are] the names of the sons of Gershon, by their
families
Or to Gershon belonged two families, called after the names of his sons, who were now numbered, namely, Libni and Shimei;
and who are elsewhere mentioned as his sons, ( Exodus 6:17 ) ; and from hence were the families of the Libnites and Shimites, as in ( Numbers 3:21 ) .

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