Numbers 1 NAS

The Census of Israel's Warriors

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on 1the first of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

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2 "2Take a acensus of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, every male, head by head

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3 from 3twenty years old and upward, whoever is able to go out to war in Israel, you and Aaron shall bnumber them by their armies.

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    • b 1:3 - Lit "muster," and so throughout the ch
      4 "With you, moreover, there shall be a man of each tribe, 4each one head of his father's household.

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      5 "These then are the names of the men who shall stand with you: 5of Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur;

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      6 of Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai;
      7 of Judah, 6Nahshon the son of Amminadab;

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      8 of Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar;
      9 of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon;
      10 of the sons of Joseph: of Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur;
      11 of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni;
      12 of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai;
      13 of Asher, Pagiel the son of Ochran;
      14 of Gad, Eliasaph the son of 7Deuel;

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      15 of Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.
      16 "These are they who were 8called of the congregation, the leaders of their fathers' tribes; they were the 9heads of cdivisions of Israel."

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        • c 1:16 - Lit "thousands;" or "clans"
          17 So Moses and Aaron took these men who had been designated by name,
          18 and they assembled all the congregation together on the 10first of the second month. Then they registered by 11ancestry in their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, head by head,

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          19 just as 12the LORD had commanded Moses. So he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.

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          20 13Now the sons of Reuben, Israel's firstborn, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          21 their numbered men of the tribe of Reuben were 46,500 .
          22 14Of the sons of Simeon, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, their numbered men, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, 15whoever was able to go out to war,

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          23 their numbered men of the tribe of Simeon were 59,300 .
          24 16Of the sons of Gad, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          25 their numbered men of the tribe of Gad were 45,650 .
          26 17Of the sons of Judah, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          27 their numbered men of the tribe of Judah were 74,600 .
          28 18Of the sons of Issachar, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          29 their numbered men of the tribe of Issachar were 54,400 .
          30 19Of the sons of Zebulun, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          31 their numbered men of the tribe of Zebulun were 57,400 .
          32 20Of the sons of Joseph, namely, of the sons of Ephraim, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          33 their numbered men of the tribe of Ephraim were 40,500 .
          34 21Of the sons of Manasseh, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          35 their numbered men of the tribe of Manasseh were 32,200 .
          36 22Of the sons of Benjamin, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          37 their numbered men of the tribe of Benjamin were 35,400 .
          38 23Of the sons of Dan, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          39 their numbered men of the tribe of Dan were 62,700 .
          40 24Of the sons of Asher, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          41 their numbered men of the tribe of Asher were 41,500 .
          42 25Of the sons of Naphtali, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

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          43 their numbered men of the tribe of Naphtali were 53,400 .
          44 These are the ones who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, with the leaders of Israel, twelve men, each of whom was of his father's household.
          45 So all the numbered men of the sons of Israel by their fathers' households, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war in Israel,
          46 even all the numbered men were 26 603,550 .

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          Levites Exempted

          47 27The Levites, however, were not numbered among them by their fathers' tribe.

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          48 For the LORD had spoken to Moses, saying,
          49 "Only the tribe of Levi 28you shall not number, nor shall you take their dcensus among the sons of Israel.

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          50 "But you shall 29appoint the Levites over the etabernacle of the testimony, and over all its furnishings and over all that belongs to it. They shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it; they shall also camp around the ftabernacle.

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            • e 1:50 - Lit "dwelling place," and so throughout the ch
            • f 1:50 - Lit "dwelling place," and so throughout the ch
              51 "30So when the tabernacle is to set out, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle encamps, the Levites shall set it up. But 31the glayman who comes near shall be put to death.

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              52 "32The sons of Israel shall camp, each man by his own camp, and each man by his own standard, according to their armies.

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              53 "33But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there will be 34no wrath on the congregation of the sons of Israel. 35So the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the testimony."

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              54 Thus the sons of Israel did; according to all which the LORD had commanded Moses, so they did.