1
The First Census of Israel
1Now the Lord spoke to Moses #Ex. 19:1Num. 10:1112in the Wilderness of Sinai, #Ex. 25:22in the tabernacle of meeting, on the #Ex. 40:217Num. 9:1Nu 10:11first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying: 2#Ex. 30:12Num. 26:263642 Sam. 24:21 Chr. 21:2“Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, every male #Ex. 30:1213Ex 38:26individually, 3from #Ex. 30:14Ex 38:26twenty years old and above—all who are able to go to war in Israel. You and Aaron shall number them by their armies. 4And with you there shall be a man from every tribe, each one the head of his father’s house.
5“These are the names of the men who shall stand with you: from Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur; 6from Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai; 7from Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab; 8from Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar; 9from Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon; 10from the sons of Joseph: from Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; from Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur; 11from Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni; 12from Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai; 13from Asher, Pagiel the son of Ocran; 14from Gad, Eliasaph the son of #Num. 7:42Deuel; 15from Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.” 16#Ex. 18:21Num. 7:21 Chr. 27:16–22These were #Num. 16:2chosen from the congregation, leaders of their fathers’ tribes, #Ex. 18:2125Jer. 5:5Mic. 3:19Mic 5:2heads of the divisions in Israel.
17Then Moses and Aaron took these men who had been mentioned #Is. 43:1by name, 18and they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month; and they recited their #Ezra 2:59Heb. 7:3ancestry by families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, each one individually. 19As the Lord commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the Wilderness of Sinai.
20Now the #Num. 2:1011Nu 26:5–11Nu 32:6152129children of Reuben, Israel’s oldest son, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, every male individually, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 21those who were numbered of the tribe of Reuben were forty-six thousand five hundred.
22From the #Num. 2:1213Nu 26:12–14children of Simeon, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, of those who were numbered, according to the number of names, every male individually, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 23those who were numbered of the tribe of Simeon were fifty-nine thousand three hundred.
24From the #Gen. 30:11Num. 26:15–18Josh. 4:12Jer. 49:1children of Gad, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 25those who were numbered of the tribe of Gad were forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty.
26From the #Gen. 29:35Num. 26:19–222 Sam. 24:9Ps. 78:68Matt. 1:2children of Judah, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 27those who were numbered of the tribe of Judah were #2 Chr. 17:14seventy-four thousand six hundred.
28From the #Num. 2:56children of Issachar, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 29those who were numbered of the tribe of Issachar were fifty-four thousand four hundred.
30From the #Num. 2:78Nu 26:2627children of Zebulun, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 31those who were numbered of the tribe of Zebulun were fifty-seven thousand four hundred.
32From the sons of Joseph, the #Gen. 48:1–22Num. 26:28–37Deut. 33:13–17Jer. 7:15Obad. 19children of Ephraim, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 33those who were numbered of the tribe of Ephraim were forty thousand five hundred.
34From the #Num. 2:2021Nu 26:28–34children of Manasseh, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 35those who were numbered of the tribe of Manasseh were thirty-two thousand two hundred.
36From the #Gen. 49:27Num. 26:38–412 Chr. 17:17Rev. 7:8children of Benjamin, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 37those who were numbered of the tribe of Benjamin were thirty-five thousand four hundred.
38From the #Gen. 30:6Ge 46:23Num. 2:2526Nu 26:4243children of Dan, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 39those who were numbered of the tribe of Dan were sixty-two thousand seven hundred.
40From the #Num. 2:2728Nu 26:44–47children of Asher, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 41those who were numbered of the tribe of Asher were forty-one thousand five hundred.
42From the children of Naphtali, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war: 43those who were numbered of the tribe of Naphtali were fifty-three thousand four hundred.
44#Num. 26:64These are the ones who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, with the leaders of Israel, twelve men, each one representing his father’s house. 45So all who were numbered of the children of Israel, by their fathers’ houses, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war in Israel— 46all who were numbered were #Ex. 12:37Ex 38:26Num. 2:32Nu 26:5163Heb. 11:12Rev. 7:4–8six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.
47But #Num. 2:33Nu 3:14–22Nu 26:57–621 Chr. 6:1–47Nu 21:6the Levites were not numbered among them by their fathers’ tribe; 48for the Lord had spoken to Moses, saying: 49#Num. 2:33Nu 26:62“Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor take a census of them among the children of Israel; 50#Ex. 38:21Num. 3:78Nu 4:1525–2733but you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the Testimony, over all its furnishings, and over all things that belong to it; they shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they shall attend to it #Num. 3:23293538and camp around the tabernacle. 51#Num. 4:5–15Nu 10:1721And when the tabernacle is to go forward, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall set it #Num. 10:21up. #Num. 3:1038Nu 4:151920Nu 18:22The outsider who comes near shall be put to death. 52The children of Israel shall pitch their tents, everyone by his own camp, #Num. 2:234Nu 24:2everyone by his own standard, according to their armies; 53#Num. 1:50but the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the Testimony, that there may be no #Lev. 10:6Num. 8:19Nu 16:46Nu 18:51 Sam. 6:19wrath on the congregation of the children of Israel; and the Levites shall #Num. 8:24Nu 18:2–41 Chr. 23:32keep charge of the tabernacle of the Testimony.”
54Thus the children of Israel did; according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so they did.
Loading reference in secondary version...

The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.