Numbers

ISV(i) 1 In the Sinai desert, the LORD spoke to Moses inside the Tent of Meeting on the first day of the second month of the second year after they had left the land of Egypt. He said: 2 "Take a census of the entire Israelite community, numbering them by their clans and by ancestral houses. List the names of every male one-by-one, 3 from 20 years and upward. You and Aaron are to register everyone in Israel who is able to go to war, company by company. 4 One man from each tribe is to accompany you, each man being the leader of his ancestral house. 5 Here is a list of names of the men who are to assist you: "From Reuben: Shedeur's son Elizur. 6 From Simeon: Zurishaddai's son Shelumiel. 7 From Judah: Amminadab's son Nahshon. 8 From Issachar: Zuar's son Nethanel. 9 From Zebulun: Helon's son Eliab. 10 "From Joseph's descendants: From Ephraim: Ammihud's son Elishama. From Manasseh: Pedahzur's son Gamaliel. 11 From Benjamin: Gideoni's son Abidan. 12 From Dan: Ammishaddai's son Ahiezer. 13 From Asher: Ochran's son Pagiel. 14 From Gad: Deuel's son Eliasaph. 15 From Naphtali: Enan's son Ahira." 16 These men were appointed from within their communities, since they were leaders of their ancestral houses and heads of the clans of Israel. 17 Moses and Aaron gathered these men who had been mentioned by name. 18 They assembled the entire community together during the second month. Then they recorded their ancestries according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of the men 20 years old and above individually, 19 just as the LORD had commanded Moses. He numbered them in the Sinai desert. 20 The descendants of Reuben, the first born of Israel: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 21 Those registered with the tribe of Reuben were 46,500. 22 The descendants of Simeon: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 23 Those registered with the tribe of Simeon were 59, 300. 24 The descendants of Gad: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 25 Those registered with the tribe of Gad were 45, 650. 26 The descendants of Judah: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 27 Those registered with the tribe of Judah were 74, 600. 28 The descendants Issachar: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 29 Those registered with the tribe of Issachar were 54, 400. 30 The descendants of Zebulun: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 31 Those registered with the tribe of Zebulun were 57, 400. 32 The descendants of Joseph: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 33 Those registered with the tribe of Joseph were 40, 500. 34 The descendants of Manasseh: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 35 Those registered with the tribe of Manasseh were 32, 200. 36 The descendants of Benjamin: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 37 Those registered with the tribe of Benjamin were 35, 400. 38 The descendants of Dan: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of all the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 39 Those registered with the tribe of Dan were 62, 700. 40 The descendants of Asher: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 41 Those registered with the tribe of Asher were 41, 500. 42 The descendants of Naphtali: Their genealogies according to their clans and ancestral houses, as well as the names of the men twenty years and above who can serve in the army were recorded individually. 43 Those registered with the family of Naphtali were 53, 400. 44 These were the ones whom Moses and Aaron have registered, the twelve leaders of Israel, each person from his ancestral house. 45 Everyone was numbered from the descendants of Israel, from their ancestral houses, from all the men who were twenty years and above and who could serve in the army. 46 And the total of all those who were numbered was 603,550. 47 The Levites were not counted according to their ancestral houses 48 because the LORD had ordered Moses: 49 "Only the tribe of Levi must not be numbered or counted with the rest of the Israelites. 50 Instead, appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, all the vessels, and everything in it. They'll carry the tabernacle and all the vessels in it. They must attend to it and camp around it. 51 Whenever the tabernacle is set out to travel, let the Levites take it down and when it is to rest let the Levites pitch it up. But an undesignated person who approaches it must be put to death." 52 Then the Israelites will settle each according to their company and the standard of their army. 53 But the Levites must camp around the tabernacle of the testimony so that divine wrath won't fall on the congregation of Israel. The Levites must take care of the tabernacle of the testimony. 54 The Israelites observed everything that the LORD had commanded Moses {— } thus they did.