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Numbers 26:1-65

26  And after the plague Jehovah said to Moses and to Priest Eleazar the son of Aaron 2  “Take the census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel from twenty years old up, by families, all who come out with the militia in Israel.” 3*  And Moses and Priest Eleazar spoke with them in the Moab flats by the Jordan at Jericho, saying 4  “from twenty years old up, as Jehovah has commanded Moses.” And the sons of Israel who had come out of Egypt were: 5  Reuben, Israel’s firstborn: Reuben’s sons were, Hanoc, the clan of the Hanokites; of Pallu, the clan of the Palluites; 6  of Hesron, the clan of the Hesronites; of Carmi, the clan of the Carmites; 7  these were the clans of the Reubenites, and their muster was forty-three thousand seven hundred and thirty. 8  And the sons of Pallu were Eliab, 9  and the sons of Eliab were Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram—these were the Dathan and Abiram, notables of the congregation, who matched themselves against Moses and Aaron in Korah’s company when they matched themselves against Jehovah, 10  and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and Korah when the company died, when the fire consumed the two hundred and fifty men and they became an example; 11  but Korah’s children did not die. 12*  Simeon’s sons were, clan by clan, of Nemuel, the clan of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the clan of the Jaminites; of Jakin, the clan of the Jakinites; 13  of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the clan of the Shaulites; 14  these were the clans of the Simeonites, twenty-two thousand and two hundred. 15*  Gad’s sons were, clan by clan, of Sephon, the clan of the Sephonites; of Haggi, the clan of the Haggites; of Shuni, the clan of the Shunites; 16  of Ozni, the clan of the Oznites; of ʽEri, the clan of the ʽErites; 17  of Arod, the clan of the Arodites; of Areli, the clan of the Arelites; 18  these were the clans of the sons of Gad by their muster, forty thousand and five hundred. 19  Judah’s sons were ʽEr and Onan—but ʽEr and Onan died in Canaan— 20  and Judah’s sons were, clan by clan, of Shelah, the clan of the Shelanites; of Peres, the clan of the Peresites; of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites. 21  And Peres’s sons were, of Hesron, the clan of the Hesronites; of Hamul, the clan of the Hamulites. 22  These were the clans of Judah by their muster, seventy-six thousand and five hundred. 23  Issacar’s sons were, clan by clan, Tolaʽ, the clan of the Tolaʽites; of Puvah, the clan of the Punites; 24  of Jashub, the clan of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the clan of the Shimronites; 25  these were the clans of Issacar by their muster, sixty-four thousand and three hundred. 26  Zebulun’s sons were, clan by clan, of Sered, the clan of the Seredites; of Elon, the clan of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the clan of the Jahleelites; 27  these were the clans of the Zebulunites by their muster, sixty thousand and five hundred. 28  Joseph’s sons were, clan by clan, Manasseh and Ephraim. 29  Manasseh’s sons were, of Makir, the clan of the Makirites—and Makir begot Gilead; of Gilead, the clan of the Gileadites. 30  These were Gilead’s sons: Iʽezer, the clan of the Iʽezerites; of Helek, the clan of the Helekites; 31  and Asriel, the clan of the Asrielites; and Shekem, the clan of the Shekemites; 32  and Shemidaʽ, the clan of the Shemidaʽites; and Hepher, the clan of the Hepherites. 33  And Hepher’s son Silpahad did not have any sons, but daughters; and the names of Silpahad’s daughters were Mahlah and Noʽah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirsah. 34  These were the clans of Manasseh, and their muster was fifty-two thousand and seven hundred. 35  These were Ephraim’s sons, clan by clan: of Shuthelah, the clan of the Shuthelahites; of Beker, the clan of the Bekerites; of Tahan, the clan of the Tahanites; 36  and these were Shuthelah’s sons: of ʽEran, the clan of the ʽEranites. 37  These were the clans of the sons of Ephraim by their muster, thirty-two thousand and five hundred. These were Joseph’s sons, clan by clan. 38  Benjamin’s sons were, clan by clan, of Belaʽ, the clan of the Belaʽites; of Ashbel, the clan of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the clan of the Ahiramites; 39  of Shephupham, the clan of the Shephuphamites; of Hupham, the clan of the Huphamites; 40  and Belaʽ’s sons were Ard and Naʽaman—the clan of the Ardites; of Naʽaman, the clan of the Naʽamites; 41  these were the sons of Benjamin, clan by clan, and their muster was forty-five thousand and six hundred. 42  These were Dan’s sons, clan by clan: of Shuham, the clan of the Shuhamites; these were the sons of Dan, clan by clan; 43  all the clans of the Shuhamites by their muster were sixty-four thousand and four hundred. 44  Asher’s sons were, clan by clan, of Imnah, the clan of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the clan of the Ishvites; of Beriʽah, the clan of the Beriʽites; 45  of Beriʽah’s sons, of Heber, the clan of the Heberites; of Malkiel, the clan of the Malkielites; and 46  the name of Asher’s daughter was Sarah. 47  These were the clans of the sons of Asher by their muster, fifty-three thousand and four hundred. 48  Naphtali’s sons were, clan by clan, of Jahseel, the clan of the Jahseelites; of Guni, the clan of the Gunites; 49  of Jeser, the clan of the Jeserites; of Shillem, the clan of the Shillemites; 50  these were the clans of Naphtali, clan by clan, and their muster was forty-five thousand and four hundred. 51  This was the muster of the sons of Israel: six hundred and one thousand seven hundred and thirty. 52  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 53  “To these the country shall be divided as domain, by number of names. 54*  The domain of the large tribe you shall make large and the domain of the small you shall make small; each shall be given its domain in proportion to its muster. 55  Only the country shall be divided by lot; they shall take domain by the names of their ancestral tribes. 56*  As the lot directs you shall divide their domain between large and small.” 57  And this is the muster of the Levites, clan by clan: of Gershon, the clan of the Gershonites; of Kehath, the clan of the Kehathites; of Merari, the clan of the Merarites. 58  These are the clans of Levi: the clan of the Libnites, the clan of the Hebronites, the clan of the Mahlites, the clan of the Mushites, the clan of the Korahites. And Kehath begot ʽAmram; 59  and the name of ʽAmram’s wife was Jokebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt, and she bore to ʽAmram Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam. 60  And there were born to Aaron Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar; 61  but Nadab and Abihu died when they presented alien fire before Jehovah. 62  And their muster was twenty-three thousand, every male from a month old up; for they were not mustered among the sons of Israel, because they were not given a domain among the sons of Israel. 63*  This is the muster of Moses and Priest Eleazar, which they took of the sons of Israel in the Moab flats by the Jordan at Jericho; 64*  and among these there was not a man of the muster of Moses and Priest Aaron which they had taken of the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai, 65  because Jehovah had said to them “You shall die in the wilderness,” and there was not a man left of them but Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshuaʽ the son of Nun.

Footnotes

26:3 Codd.* spoke them Susp.
26:12-50 Ancient copies differ from each other in the form of the sentences as well as in some of the names
26:15-47 Var. has verses 15-18 and 44-47 in the places that their numbering would give them
26:54 Lit. of the large you shall
26:56 Var.* their domain shall be divided
26:63 Or and Priest Eleazar, who mustered the sons
26:64 Or and Priest Aaron, who mustered the sons