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Numbers 26 (New American Standard)

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Census of a New Generation

1 aThen it came about after the 1plague, bthat the LORD spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2 "2Take a ccensus of all the congregation of the sons of Israel from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers' households, whoever is able to go out to war in Israel." 3 So Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them 3in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, 4 "Take a census of the people from twenty years old and upward, as the LORD has commanded Moses." Now the sons of Israel who came out of the land of Egypt were: 5 Reuben, Israel's firstborn, the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites; 6 of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. 7 These are the families of the Reubenites, and those who were numbered of them were 43,730 . 8 The son of Pallu: Eliab. 9 The sons of Eliab: Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram. These are the Dathan and Abiram who were 4called by the congregation, who contended against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against the LORD, 10 and 5the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Korah, when that company died, 6when the fire devoured 250 men, so that they became a dwarning. 11 7The sons of Korah, however, did not die. 12 The sons of Simeon according to their families: of eNemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of fJachin, the family of the Jachinites; 13 of gZerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. 14 These are the families of the Simeonites, 22,200 . 15 The sons of Gad according to their families: of hZephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites; 16 of iOzni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites; 17 of jArod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites. 18 These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those who were numbered of them, 40,500 . 19 The 8sons of Judah were Er and Onan, but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. 20 The 9sons of Judah according to their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites. 21 The sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. 22 These are the families of Judah according to those who were numbered of them, 76,500 . 23 The 10sons of Issachar according to their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of kPuvah, the family of the Punites; 24 of lJashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. 25 These are the families of Issachar according to those who were numbered of them, 64,300 . 26 The 11sons of Zebulun according to their families: of Sered, the family of the Seredites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those who were numbered of them, 60,500 . 28 The 12sons of Joseph according to their families: Manasseh and Ephraim. 29 The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and 13Machir mbecame the father of Gilead: of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites. 30 These are the sons of Gilead: of nIezer, the family of the 14Iezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites; 31 and of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites; 32 and of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. 33 Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but only daughters; and 15the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. 34 These are the families of Manasseh; and those who were numbered of them were 52,700 . 35 These are the sons of Ephraim according to their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of oBecher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites. 36 These are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites. 37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those who were numbered of them, 32,500 . These are the sons of Joseph according to their families. 38 The sons of Benjamin according to their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of pAhiram, the family of the Ahiramites; 39 of qShephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of rHupham, the family of the Huphamites. 40 The sons of Bela were sArd and Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. 41 These are the sons of Benjamin according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were 45,600 . 42 These are the sons of Dan according to their families: of tShuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan according to their families. 43 All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those who were numbered of them, were 64,400 . 44 The 16sons of Asher according to their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Beriites. 45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites. 46 The name of the daughter of Asher was Serah. 47 These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those who were numbered of them, 53,400 . 48 The 17sons of Naphtali according to their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites; 49 of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of 18Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. 50 These are the families of Naphtali according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were 45,400 . 51 These are those who were numbered of the sons of Israel, 601,730 . 52 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 53 "uAmong these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. 54 "19To the larger group you shall increase their inheritance, and to the smaller group you shall diminish their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance according to those who were numbered of them. 55 "But the land shall be 20divided by lot. They shall vreceive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers. 56 "According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller groups." 57 21These are those who were numbered of the Levites according to their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites. 58 These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. 22Kohath wbecame the father of Amram. 59 The name of Amram's wife 23was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and she bore to Amram: Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam. 60 24To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 61 25But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD. 62 Those who were numbered of them were 26 23,000 , every male from a month old and upward, for 27 they were not numbered among the sons of Israel 28l since no inheritance was given to them among the sons of Israel. 63 These are those who were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. 64 29But among these there was not a man of those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. 65 For the LORD had said xof them, "30They shall surely die in the wilderness." And not a man was left of them, 31except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
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