Numbering the Second Generation
1After the plague, Adonai said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron the kohen saying,
2“Take a headcount of the entire community of Bnei-Yisrael, sons twenty years old and upward, by their ancestral houses, all who can serve in Israel’s army.”
3So Moses and Eleazar the kohen spoke with them on the Moabite plains by the Jordan across from Jericho saying,
4“Just as Adonai commanded Moses, a census will be taken of all men of Bnei-Yisrael who came out of Egypt, from 20 years old and upward.”
5The descendants of the sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn: by Hanoch the Hanochite family, by Pallu the Palluite family,
6by Hezron the Hezronite family, and by Carmi the Carmite family,
7these Reubenite families numbered 43,730.
8The son of Pallu was Eliab.
9The sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram. These were the Dathan and Abiram who were community leaders who rebelled against Moses and Aaron and were among the following of Korah in their rebellion against Adonai.
10Then the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them with Korah, whose followers died when the fire consumed the 250 men, these men serving as a warning.
11Korah’s sons, however, did not die.
12The sons of Simeon by their families were: by Nemuel the family of the Nemuelites, by Jamin the family of the Jaminites, by Jachin the family of the Jachinites,
13by Zerach the family of the Zerachites, and by Shaul the family of the Shaulites.
14These families of the Simeonites numbered 22,200.
15The sons of Gad by their families were: by Zephon the family of the Zephonites, by Haggi the family of the Haggites, by Shuni the family of the Shunites,
16by Ozni the family of the Oznites, by Eri the family of the Erites,
17by Arod the family of the Arodites, by Areli the family of the Arelites.
18The sons of Gad numbered 40,500.
19Er and Onan were sons of Judah but had died in the land of Canaan.
20The sons of Judah by their families were: by Shelah the Shelanite family, by Perez the Perezite family, by Zerach the Zerachite family.
21The sons of Perez: by Hezron the Hezronite family, by Hamul the Hamulite family.
22These were the sons of Judah. They numbered 76,500.
23The sons of Issachar by their families were: Tola and the family of the Tolaites, by Puvah the Punite family,
24by Jashub the Jashubite family, by Shimron the Shimronite family.
25These were the families of Issachar. They numbered 64,300.
26The sons of Zebulun by their families were: by Sered the family of the Seredites, by Elon the family of the Elonites, by Jahleel the family of the Jahleelites.
27These were the Zebulunite families. They numbered 60,500.
28The sons of Joseph by their families were Manasseh and Ephraim.
29The sons of Manasseh were: by Machir the family of the Machirites (Machir fathered Gilead.), by Gilead the family of the Gileadites.
30The sons of Gilead were: by Iezer the family of the Iezerites, by Helek the Helekite family,
31By Asriel the Asrielite family, by Shechem the Shechemite family,
32by Shemida the Shemidaite family, by Hepher the Hepherite family.
33Hepher’s son Zelophehad had no sons, only daughters. The names of Zelophehad’s daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
34These were the families of Manasseh. They numbered 52,700.
35These were the sons of Ephraim by their families: of Shuthelah the Shuthelahite family, of Becher the Bechrite family, of Tahan the Tahanite family.
36These were the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran the Eranite family.
37These were the families of the sons of Ephraim. These numbered 32,500. These were the sons of Joseph by their families.
38The sons of Benjamin by their families were: by Bela the Belaite family, by Ashbel the Ashbelite family, by Ahiram the Ahiramite family,
39by Shephupham the Shuphamite family, by Hupham the Huphamite family.
40The sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman. By Ard was the family of the Ardites, by Naaman the family of the Naamanites.
41These were the sons of Benjamin. They numbered 45,600.
42These were the sons of Dan by their families: by Shuham the Shuhamite family. These were the families of Dan by family.
43They were all Shuhamite families, and, they numbered 64,400.
44The sons of Asher by their families were: by Imnah the Imnite family, by Ishvi the Ishvite family, by Beriah the Beriite family.
45Through the sons of Beriah: by Heber the Heberite family, by Malchiel the Malchielite family.
46The name of Asher’s daughter was Serah.
47These were the families of Asher’s sons. They numbered 53,400.
48The sons of Naphtali by their families were: by Jahzeel the Jahzeelite family, by Guni the Gunite family,
49By Jezer the Jezrite family, by Shillem the Shillemite family.
50These were the families of Naphtali by their families. They numbered 45,400.
51These sons of Israel totaled 601,730.
52Adonai then spoke to Moses saying,
53“The land is to be divided to these as an inheritance according to the number of names.
54For the larger, you are to make his inheritance larger, and to the smaller you are to make his inheritance smaller. Each is to receive his inheritance in proportion to his population.
55Certainly the land is to be divided by lot. They will inherit it according to the names of their ancestral tribes.
56The division of the inheritance of larger and smaller tribes is to be decided by the lot.”
57These were the numbers of the Levites by their families: by Gershon the Gershonite family, by Kohath the Kohathite family, by Merari the Merarite family.
58These were the families of Levi: the Libnite family, the Hebronite family, the Machlite family, the Mushite family and the Korahite family. Kohath fathered Amram.
59Amram’s wife’s name was Jochebed daughter of Levi, who was born to the Levites in Egypt. She gave birth for Amram, Aaron and Moses, as well as Miriam their sister.
60Aaron was the father of Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
61However, Nadab and Abihu died when they offered sacrifices with unauthorized fire before Adonai.
62The male Levites a month old and upward totaled 23,000, though they were not included among Bnei-Yisrael, since He did not give them an inheritance among Bnei-Yisrael.
63These were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the kohen when they counted Bnei-Yisrael on the plains of Moab across from Jericho.
64Not one of them was among those counted by Moses and Aaron the kohen when they counted Bnei-Yisrael in the Sinai wilderness,
65because Adonai had said they would surely die in the wilderness. Not one of them was left, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.