The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 1:1–4

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AND YHWH spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after the were come out of the land of Egypt, saying

And the Lord spoke to Moses in the desert of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the covenant, on the first day of the second month, in the year after their departure from Egypt, saying

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'Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, every male, by their polls;

Take the sum of all the congregation of Israel according to their kindreds, according to the houses of their fathers’ families, according to their number by their names, according to their heads: every male

“Take a total of the entire assembly of the sons of Israel, by their families and houses, and the names of each one, of whomever is of the male sex,

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from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: ye shall number them by their hosts, even thou and Aaron.

from twenty years and above, of all the able-bodied men out of Israel, and you shall number them by their companies, you and Aaron.

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And with you there shall be a man of every tribe, every one head of his fathers' house.

And with you there shall be each one of the rulers according to the tribe of each: they shall be according to the houses of their families.

And there shall be with you the leaders of the tribes, as well as of the houses, in their kinships,