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Numbers 1:1-54

1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, on the first day of the second month in the year two of their coming out of Egypt, saying 2  “Take the census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel by clans, by families, by count of names, every male poll by poll; 3  from twenty years old up, all who come out with the militia in Israel, you shall muster them corps by corps, you and Aaron. 4  And with you there shall be a man for each tribe, each man being a chief of his family; 5  and these are the names of the men who shall stand with you: “For Reuben, Elisur the son of Shedeur. 6  “For Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Surishaddai. 7  “For Judah, Nahshon the son of ʽAmminadab. 8  “For Issacar, Nethanel the son of Sughar. 9  “For Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon. 10  “For the sons of Joseph: for Ephraim, Elishamaʽ the son of ʽAmmihud; for Manasseh, Gamliel the son of Pedahsur. 11  “For Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni. 12  “For Dan, Ahiʽezer the son of ʽAmmishaddai. 13  “For Asher, Pagʽiel the son of ʽOcran. 14  “For Gad, Eljasaph the son of Deʽuel. 15  “For Naphtali, Ahiraʽ the son of ʽEnan. 16  “These are the notables of the congregation, the princes of their ancestral tribes, the heads of the thousands of Israel.” 17*  And Moses and Aaron took these men who had been specified by name, 18  and assembled all the congregation on the first of the second month, and they registered by families, clan after clan, by count of names, from twenty years old up, poll by poll, 19  as Jehovah had given Moses the order; and he mustered them in the wilderness of Sinai. 20  And the sons of Reuben, Israel’s eldest, had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, poll by poll every male, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 21  the muster of the tribe of Reuben, forty-six thousand and five hundred; 22  The sons of Simeon had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, poll by poll every male, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 23  the muster of the tribe of Simeon, fifty-nine thousand and three hundred; 24*  The sons of Gad had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 25  the muster of the tribe of Gad, forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty; 26  The sons of Judah had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 27  the muster of the tribe of Judah, seventy-four thousand and six hundred; 28  The sons of Issacar had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 29  the muster of the tribe of Issacar, fifty-four thousand and four hundred; 30  The sons of Zebulun had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 31  the muster of the tribe of Zebulun, fifty-seven thousand and four hundred; 32  For the sons of Joseph, the sons of Ephraim had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 33  the muster of the tribe of Ephraim, forty thousand and five hundred; 34  the sons of Manasseh had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 35  the muster of the tribe of Manasseh, thirty-two thousand and two hundred; 36  The sons of Benjamin had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 37  the muster of the tribe of Benjamin, thirty-five thousand and four hundred; 38  The sons of Dan had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 39  the muster of the tribe of Dan, sixty-two thousand and seven hundred; 40  The sons of Asher had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 41  the muster of the tribe of Asher, forty-one thousand and five hundred; 42  The sons of Naphtali had of their line by clans, by families, by count of names, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia, 43  the muster of the tribe of Naphtali, fifty-three thousand and four hundred. 44  These were the musters that were taken by Moses and Aaron and the princes of Israel, twelve men; they were a man to a tribe for the tribes of their families. 45  And all the muster of the sons of Israel by families, from twenty years old up, all who came out with the militia in Israel, 46  was six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty. 47  And the Levites in their ancestral tribe were not mustered among them. 48  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 49  “Only the tribe of Levi you are not to muster nor take their census among the sons of Israel; 50  but put the Levites in charge of the tabernacle of the Lessons, and all its furnishings, and everything that belongs to it: they are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they are to tend it, and to camp around the tabernacle. 51  And when the tabernacle starts on the march the Levites are to take it down, and when the tabernacle goes into camp the Levites are to set it up; and an outsider who approaches is to be put to death. 52  And the sons of Israel are to encamp each in his own camp and each by his own division, corps by corps; 53  and the Levites are to encamp around the tabernacle of the Lessons, and there will be no wrath against the congregation of the sons of Israel; and the Levites are to keep guard over the tabernacle of the Lessons.” 54  And the sons of Israel did it: just as Jehovah had commanded Moses, so they did.

Footnotes

1:17 Or have been
1:24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 Var. names, poll by poll every male, from