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1 God spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai at the Tent of Meeting on the first day of the second month in the second year after they had left Egypt. He said, 1 The LORD spoke to Moses in the Tent of Meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. He said:
2 "Number the congregation of the People of Israel by clans and families, writing down the names of every male. 2 "Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one.
3 You and Aaron are to register, company by company, every man who is twenty years and older who is able to fight in the army. 3 You and Aaron are to number by their divisions all the men in Israel twenty years old or more who are able to serve in the army.
4 Pick one man from each tribe who is head of his family to help you. 4 One man from each tribe, each the head of his family, is to help you.
5 These are the names of the men who will help you: from Reuben: Elizur son of Shedeur 5 These are the names of the men who are to assist you: from Reuben, Elizur son of Shedeur;
6 from Simeon: Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai 6 from Simeon, Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai;
7 from Judah: Nahshon son of Amminadab 7 from Judah, Nahshon son of Amminadab;
8 from Issachar: Nethanel son of Zuar 8 from Issachar, Nethanel son of Zuar;
9 from Zebulun: Eliab son of Helon 9 from Zebulun, Eliab son of Helon;
10 from the sons of Joseph, from Ephraim: Elishama son of Ammihud from Manasseh: Gamaliel son of Pedahzur 10 from the sons of Joseph: from Ephraim, Elishama son of Ammihud; from Manasseh, Gamaliel son of Pedahzur;
11 from Benjamin: Abidan son of Gideoni 11 from Benjamin, Abidan son of Gideoni;
12 from Dan: Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai 12 from Dan, Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai;
13 from Asher: Pagiel son of Ocran 13 from Asher, Pagiel son of Ocran;
14 from Gad: Eliasaph son of Deuel 14 from Gad, Eliasaph son of Deuel;
15 from Naphtali: Ahira son of Enan." 15 from Naphtali, Ahira son of Enan."
16 These were the men chosen from the congregation, leaders of their ancestral tribes, heads of Israel's military divisions. 16 These were the men appointed from the community, the leaders of their ancestral tribes. They were the heads of the clans of Israel.
17 Moses and Aaron took these men who had been named to help 17 Moses and Aaron took these men whose names had been given,
18 and gathered the whole congregation together on the first day of the second month. The people registered themselves in their tribes according to their ancestral families, putting down the names of those who were twenty years old and older, 18 and they called the whole community together on the first day of the second month. The people indicated their ancestry by their clans and families, and the men twenty years old or more were listed by name, one by one,
19 just as God commanded Moses. He numbered them in the Wilderness of Sinai. 19 as the LORD commanded Moses. And so he counted them in the Desert of Sinai:
20 The line of Reuben, Israel's firstborn: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by tribes according to their ancestral families. 20 From the descendants of Reuben the firstborn son of Israel: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, one by one, according to the records of their clans and families.
21 The tribe of Reuben numbered 46,500. 21 The number from the tribe of Reuben was 46,500.
22 The line of Simeon: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 22 From the descendants of Simeon: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were counted and listed by name, one by one, according to the records of their clans and families.
23 The tribe of Simeon numbered 59,300. 23 The number from the tribe of Simeon was 59,300.
24 The line of Gad: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 24 From the descendants of Gad: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
25 The tribe of Gad numbered 45,650. 25 The number from the tribe of Gad was 45,650.
26 The line of Judah: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 26 From the descendants of Judah: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
27 The tribe of Judah numbered 74,600. 27 The number from the tribe of Judah was 74,600.
28 The line of Issachar: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 28 From the descendants of Issachar: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
29 The tribe of Issachar numbered 54,400. 29 The number from the tribe of Issachar was 54,400.
30 The line of Zebulun: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 30 From the descendants of Zebulun: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
31 The tribe of Zebulun numbered 57,400. 31 The number from the tribe of Zebulun was 57,400.
32 The line of Joseph: From son Ephraim the men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 32 From the sons of Joseph: From the descendants of Ephraim: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
33 The tribe of Ephraim numbered 40,500. 33 The number from the tribe of Ephraim was 40,500.
34 And from son Manasseh the men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 34 From the descendants of Manasseh: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
35 The tribe of Manasseh numbered 32,200. 35 The number from the tribe of Manasseh was 32,200.
36 The line of Benjamin: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 36 From the descendants of Benjamin: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
37 The tribe of Benjamin numbered 35,400. 37 The number from the tribe of Benjamin was 35,400.
38 The line of Dan: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 38 From the descendants of Dan: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
39 The tribe of Dan numbered 62,700. 39 The number from the tribe of Dan was 62,700.
40 The line of Asher: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 40 From the descendants of Asher: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
41 The tribe of Asher numbered 41,500. 41 The number from the tribe of Asher was 41,500.
42 The line of Naphtali: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. 42 From the descendants of Naphtali: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
43 The tribe of Naphtali numbered 53,400. 43 The number from the tribe of Naphtali was 53,400.
44 These are the numbers of those registered by Moses and Aaron, registered with the help of the leaders of Israel, twelve men, each representing his ancestral family. 44 These were the men counted by Moses and Aaron and the twelve leaders of Israel, each one representing his family.
45 The sum total of the People of Israel twenty years old and over who were able to fight in the army, counted by ancestral family, was 603,550. 45 All the Israelites twenty years old or more who were able to serve in Israel's army were counted according to their families.
46 46 The total number was 603,550.
47 The Levites, however, were not counted by their ancestral family along with the others. 47 The families of the tribe of Levi, however, were not counted along with the others.
48 God had told Moses, 48 The LORD had said to Moses:
49 "The tribe of Levi is an exception: Don't register them. Don't count the tribe of Levi; don't include them in the general census of the People of Israel. 49 "You must not count the tribe of Levi or include them in the census of the other Israelites.
50 Instead, appoint the Levites to be in charge of The Dwelling of The Testimony - over all its furnishings and everything connected with it. Their job is to carry The Dwelling and all its furnishings, maintain it, and camp around it. 50 Instead, appoint the Levites to be in charge of the tabernacle of the Testimony--over all its furnishings and everything belonging to it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they are to take care of it and encamp around it.
51 When it's time to move The Dwelling, the Levites will take it down, and when it's time to set it up, the Levites will do it. Anyone else who even goes near it will be put to death. 51 Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites are to take it down, and whenever the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall do it. Anyone else who goes near it shall be put to death.
52 "The rest of the People of Israel will set up their tents in companies, every man in his own camp under its own flag. 52 The Israelites are to set up their tents by divisions, each man in his own camp under his own standard.
53 But the Levites will set up camp around The Dwelling of The Testimony so that wrath will not fall on the community of Israel. The Levites are responsible for the security of The Dwelling of The Testimony." 53 The Levites, however, are to set up their tents around the tabernacle of the Testimony so that wrath will not fall on the Israelite community. The Levites are to be responsible for the care of the tabernacle of the Testimony."
54 The People of Israel did everything that God commanded Moses. They did it all. 54 The Israelites did all this just as the LORD commanded Moses.