After the plague1 the LORD said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest,
"Take a census2 of the whole Israelite community by families--all those twenty years old or more who are able to serve in the army3 of Israel."
So on the plains of Moab4 by the Jordan across from Jericho,a5 Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them and said,
"Take a census of the men twenty years old or more, as the LORD commanded Moses." These were the Israelites who came out of Egypt:65
The descendants of Reuben,7 the firstborn son of Israel, were: through Hanoch,8 the Hanochite clan; through Pallu,9 the Palluite clan;
through Hezron,10 the Hezronite clan; through Carmi,11 the Carmite clan.
These were the clans of Reuben; those numbered were 43,730.
The son of Pallu was Eliab,
and the sons of Eliab12 were Nemuel, Dathan and Abiram. The same Dathan and Abiram were the community13 officials who rebelled against Moses and Aaron and were among Korah's followers when they rebelled against the LORD.1410
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them15 along with Korah, whose followers died when the fire devoured the 250 men.16 And they served as a warning sign.1711
The line of Korah,18 however, did not die out.1912
The descendants of Simeon by their clans were: through Nemuel,20 the Nemuelite clan; through Jamin,21 the Jaminite clan; through Jakin, the Jakinite clan;
through Zerah,22 the Zerahite clan; through Shaul, the Shaulite clan.
These were the clans of Simeon;23 there were 22,200 men.2415
The descendants of Gad by their clans were: through Zephon,25 the Zephonite clan; through Haggi, the Haggite clan; through Shuni, the Shunite clan;
through Ozni, the Oznite clan; through Eri, the Erite clan;
through Arodi,b the Arodite clan; through Areli, the Arelite clan.
These were the clans of Gad;26 those numbered were 40,500.
Er27 and Onan28 were sons of Judah, but they died29 in Canaan.
The descendants of Judah by their clans were: through Shelah,30 the Shelanite clan; through Perez,31 the Perezite clan; through Zerah, the Zerahite clan.3221
The descendants of Perez33 were: through Hezron,34 the Hezronite clan; through Hamul, the Hamulite clan.
These were the clans of Judah;35 those numbered were 76,500.
The descendants of Issachar by their clans were: through Tola,36 the Tolaite clan; through Puah, the Puitec clan;
through Jashub,37 the Jashubite clan; through Shimron, the Shimronite clan.
These were the clans of Issachar;38 those numbered were 64,300.
The descendants of Zebulun39 by their clans were: through Sered, the Seredite clan; through Elon, the Elonite clan; through Jahleel, the Jahleelite clan.
These were the clans of Zebulun;40 those numbered were 60,500.
The descendants of Joseph41 by their clans through Manasseh and Ephraim42 were:
The descendants of Manasseh:43 through Makir,44 the Makirite clan (Makir was the father of Gilead45); through Gilead, the Gileadite clan.
These were the descendants of Gilead:46 through Iezer,47 the Iezerite clan; through Helek, the Helekite clan;
through Asriel, the Asrielite clan; through Shechem, the Shechemite clan;
through Shemida, the Shemidaite clan; through Hepher, the Hepherite clan.
(Zelophehad48 son of Hepher had no sons;49 he had only daughters, whose names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.)5034
These were the clans of Manasseh; those numbered were 52,700.5135
These were the descendants of Ephraim52 by their clans: through Shuthelah, the Shuthelahite clan; through Beker, the Bekerite clan; through Tahan, the Tahanite clan.
These were the descendants of Shuthelah: through Eran, the Eranite clan.
These were the clans of Ephraim;53 those numbered were 32,500. These were the descendants of Joseph by their clans.
The descendants of Benjamin54 by their clans were: through Bela, the Belaite clan; through Ashbel, the Ashbelite clan; through Ahiram, the Ahiramite clan;
through Shupham,d the Shuphamite clan; through Hupham, the Huphamite clan.
The descendants of Bela through Ard55 and Naaman were: through Ard,e the Ardite clan; through Naaman, the Naamite clan.
These were the clans of Benjamin;56 those numbered were 45,600.
These were the descendants of Dan57 by their clans:58 through Shuham,59 the Shuhamite clan. These were the clans of Dan:
All of them were Shuhamite clans; and those numbered were 64,400.
The descendants of Asher60 by their clans were: through Imnah, the Imnite clan; through Ishvi, the Ishvite clan; through Beriah, the Beriite clan;
and through the descendants of Beriah: through Heber, the Heberite clan; through Malkiel, the Malkielite clan.
(Asher had a daughter named Serah.)
These were the clans of Asher;61 those numbered were 53,400.
The descendants of Naphtali62 by their clans were: through Jahzeel, the Jahzeelite clan; through Guni, the Gunite clan;
through Jezer, the Jezerite clan; through Shillem, the Shillemite clan.
These were the clans of Naphtali;63 those numbered were 45,400.6451
The total number of the men of Israel was 601,730.6552
The LORD said to Moses,
"The land is to be allotted to them as an inheritance based on the number of names.6654
To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one; each is to receive its inheritance according to the number67 of those listed.6855
Be sure that the land is distributed by lot.69 What each group inherits will be according to the names for its ancestral tribe.
Each inheritance is to be distributed by lot among the larger and smaller groups."
These were the Levites70 who were counted by their clans: through Gershon, the Gershonite clan; through Kohath, the Kohathite clan; through Merari, the Merarite clan.
These also were Levite clans: the Libnite clan, the Hebronite clan, the Mahlite clan, the Mushite clan, the Korahite clan. (Kohath was the forefather of Amram;7159
the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed,72 a descendant of Levi, who was born to the Levitesf in Egypt. To Amram she bore Aaron, Moses73 and their sister74 Miriam.7560
Aaron was the father of Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.7661
But Nadab and Abihu77 died when they made an offering before the LORD with unauthorized fire.)7862
All the male Levites a month old or more numbered 23,000.79 They were not counted80 along with the other Israelites because they received no inheritance81 among them.8263
These are the ones counted83 by Moses and Eleazar the priest when they counted the Israelites on the plains of Moab84 by the Jordan across from Jericho.8564
Not one of them was among those counted86 by Moses and Aaron87 the priest when they counted the Israelites in the Desert of Sinai.
For the LORD had told those Israelites they would surely die in the desert,88 and not one of them was left except Caleb89 son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.90