Numbers 26 (New Living Translation)

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1 After the plague had ended, the LORD said to Moses and to Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, 2 "Take a census of all the men of Israel who are twenty years old or older, to find out how many of each family are of military age." 3 At that time the entire nation of Israel was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.So Moses and Eleazar the priest issued these census instructions to the leaders of Israel: 4 "Count all the men of Israel twenty years old and older, just as the LORD commanded Moses." This is the census record of all the descendants of Israel who came out of Egypt. 5 These were the clans descended from Reuben, Jacob's a oldest son: The Hanochite clan, named after its ancestor Hanoch. The Palluite clan, named after its ancestor Pallu. 6 The Hezronite clan, named after its ancestor Hezron. The Carmite clan, named after its ancestor Carmi. 7 The men from all the clans of Reuben numbered 43,730. 8 Pallu was the ancestor of Eliab, 9 and Eliab was the father of Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram. This Dathan and Abiram are the same community leaders who conspired with Korah against Moses and Aaron, defying the LORD. 10 But the earth opened up and swallowed them with Korah, and 250 of their followers were destroyed that day by fire from the LORD. This served as a warning to the entire nation of Israel. 11 However, the sons of Korah did not die that day. 12 These were the clans descended from the sons of Simeon: The Nemuelite clan, named after its ancestor Nemuel. The Jaminite clan, named after its ancestor Jamin. The Jakinite clan, named after its ancestor Jakin. 13 The Zerahite clan, named after its ancestor Zerah. The Shaulite clan, named after its ancestor Shaul. 14 The men from all the clans of Simeon numbered 22,200. 15 These were the clans descended from the sons of Gad: The Zephonite clan, named after its ancestor Zephon. The Haggite clan, named after its ancestor Haggi. The Shunite clan, named after its ancestor Shuni. 16 The Oznite clan, named after its ancestor Ozni. The Erite clan, named after its ancestor Eri. 17 The Arodite clan, named after its ancestor Arodi. b The Arelite clan, named after its ancestor Areli. 18 The men from all the clans of Gad numbered 40,500. 19 Judah had two sons, Er and Onan, who had died in the land of Canaan. 20 But the following clans descended from Judah's surviving sons: The Shelanite clan, named after its ancestor Shelah. The Perezite clan, named after its ancestor Perez. The Zerahite clan, named after its ancestor Zerah. 21 These were the subclans descended from the Perezites: The Hezronites, named after their ancestor Hezron. The Hamulites, named after their ancestor Hamul. 22 The men from all the clans of Judah numbered 76,500. 23 These were the clans descended from the sons of Issachar: The Tolaite clan, named after its ancestor Tola. The Puite clan, named after its ancestor Puah. c 24 The Jashubite clan, named after its ancestor Jashub. The Shimronite clan, named after its ancestor Shimron. 25 The men from all the clans of Issachar numbered 64,300. 26 These were the clans descended from the sons of Zebulun: The Seredite clan, named after its ancestor Sered. The Elonite clan, named after its ancestor Elon. The Jahleelite clan, named after its ancestor Jahleel. 27 The men from all the clans of Zebulun numbered 60,500. 28 Two clans were descended from Joseph through Manasseh and Ephraim. 29 These were the clans descended from Manasseh: The Makirite clan, named after its ancestor Makir. The Gileadite clan, named after its ancestor Gilead, Makir's son. 30 These were the subclans descended from the Gileadites: The Iezerites, named after their ancestor Iezer. The Helekites, named after their ancestor Helek. 31 The Asrielites, named after their ancestor Asriel. The Shechemites, named after their ancestor Shechem. 32 The Shemidaites, named after their ancestor Shemida. The Hepherites, named after their ancestor Hepher. 33 Hepher's son, Zelophehad, had no sons, but his daughters' names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34 The men from all the clans of Manasseh numbered 52,700. 35 These were the clans descended from the sons of Ephraim: The Shuthelahite clan, named after its ancestor Shuthelah. The Bekerite clan, named after its ancestor Beker. The Tahanite clan, named after its ancestor Tahan. 36 This was the subclan descended from the Shuthelahites: The Eranites, named after their ancestor Eran. 37 The men from all the clans of Ephraim numbered 32,500. These clans of Manasseh and Ephraim were all descendants of Joseph. 38 These were the clans descended from the sons of Benjamin: The Belaite clan, named after its ancestor Bela. The Ashbelite clan, named after its ancestor Ashbel. The Ahiramite clan, named after its ancestor Ahiram. 39 The Shuphamite clan, named after its ancestor Shupham. d The Huphamite clan, named after its ancestor Hupham. 40 These were the subclans descended from the Belaites: The Ardites, named after their ancestor Ard. e The Naamites, named after their ancestor Naaman. 41 The men from all the clans of Benjamin numbered 45,600. 42 These were the clans descended from the sons of Dan: The Shuhamite clan, named after its ancestor Shuham. 43 All the clans of Dan were Shuhamite clans, and the men from these clans numbered 64,400. 44 These were the clans descended from the sons of Asher: The Imnite clan, named after its ancestor Imnah. The Ishvite clan, named after its ancestor Ishvi. The Beriite clan, named after its ancestor Beriah. 45 These were the subclans descended from the Beriites: The Heberites, named after their ancestor Heber. The Malkielites, named after their ancestor Malkiel. 46 Asher also had a daughter named Serah. 47 The men from all the clans of Asher numbered 53,400. 48 These were the clans descended from the sons of Naphtali: The Jahzeelite clan, named after its ancestor Jahzeel. The Gunite clan, named after its ancestor Guni. 49 The Jezerite clan, named after its ancestor Jezer. The Shillemite clan, named after its ancestor Shillem. 50 The men from all the clans of Naphtali numbered 45,400. 51 So the total number of Israelite men counted in the census numbered 601,730. 52 Then the LORD said to Moses, 53 "Divide the land among the tribes in proportion to their populations, as indicated by the census. 54 Give the larger tribes more land and the smaller tribes less land, each group's inheritance reflecting the size of its population. 55 Make sure you assign the land by lot, and define the inheritance of each ancestral tribe by means of the census listings. 56 Each inheritance must be assigned by lot among the larger and smaller tribal groups." 57 This is the census record for the Levites who were counted according to their clans: The Gershonite clan, named after its ancestor Gershon. The Kohathite clan, named after its ancestor Kohath. The Merarite clan, named after its ancestor Merari. 58 The Libnites, the Hebronites, the Mahlites, the Mushites, and the Korahites were all subclans of the Levites.Now Kohath was the ancestor of Amram, 59 and Amram's wife was named Jochebed. She also was a descendant of Levi, born among the Levites in the land of Egypt. Amram and Jochebed became the parents of Aaron, Moses, and their sister, Miriam. 60 To Aaron were born Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 61 But Nadab and Abihu died when they burned before the LORD a different kind of fire than he had commanded. 62 The men from the Levite clans who were one month old or older numbered 23,000. But the Levites were not included in the total census figure of the people of Israel because they were not given an inheritance of land when it was divided among the Israelites. 63 So these are the census figures of the people of Israel as prepared by Moses and Eleazar the priest on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho. 64 Not one person that was counted in this census had been among those counted in the previous census taken by Moses and Aaron in the wilderness of Sinai. 65 For the LORD had said of them, "They will all die in the wilderness." The only exceptions were Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
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