The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 1:1–54

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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,

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And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur.

the names of whom are these: of Ruben, Elizur the son of Shedeur;

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Of Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

Of Symeon, Salamiel the son of Surisadai.

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Of Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

Of Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar.

Of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon.

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10  Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

10  And from the sons of Joseph: of Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur;

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11  Of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni.

12  Of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

13  Of Asher, Pagiel the son of Ochran.

14  Of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

15  Of Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.'

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16  These were the elect of the congregation, the princes of the tribes of their fathers; they were the heads of the thousands of Israel.

16  These were famous men of the congregation, heads of the tribes according to their families: these are heads of thousands in Israel.

16  These are the very noble leaders of the multitude, by their tribes and kinships, and the heads of the army of Israel.

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17  And Moses and Aaron took these men that are pointed out by name.

17  Moses and Aaron took these, with all the multitude of the common people,

18  And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.

18  and they gathered them together on the first day of the second month, taking a census of them by kinships, and houses, and families, and heads, and the names of each one from twenty years and above,

19  As YHWH commanded Moses, so did he number them in the wilderness of Sinai.

19  just as the Lord had instructed Moses. And they were numbered in the desert of Sinai.

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20  And the children of Reuben, Israel's first-born, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

20  And the sons of Ruben the first-born of Israel according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their heads, were—all males from twenty years old and upward, every one that went out with the host—

20  Of Ruben, the firstborn of Israel, by their generations and families and houses, and the names of each head, of all who were of the male sex, from twenty years and above, capable of going to war,

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21  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

21  the numbering of them of the tribe of Ruben, was forty-six thousand and four hundred.

21  there were forty-six thousand five hundred.

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22  Of the children of Simeon, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, those that were numbered thereof, according to the number of names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

22  For the children of Symeon according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, all males from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes out with the host,

22  Of the sons of Simeon, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, having been counted by the names and heads of each one, of all who were of the male sex, from twenty years and above, capable of going to war,

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23  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.

23  the numbering of them of the tribe of Symeon, was fifty-nine thousand and three hundred.

23  there were fifty-nine thousand three hundred.

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24  Of the children of Gad, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

24  For the sons of Juda according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, all males from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes forth with the host,

24  Of the sons of Gad, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, having been counted by the names of each one, from twenty years and above, of all who could go forth to war,

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25  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.

25  the numbering of them of the tribe of Juda, was seventy-four thousand and six hundred.

25  there were forty-five thousand six hundred fifty.

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26  Of the children of Judah, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

26  For the sons of Issachar according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, all males from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes forth with the host,

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27  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

27  the numbering of them of the tribe of Issachar, was fifty-four thousand and four hundred.

27  there were counted seventy-four thousand six hundred.

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28  Of the children of Issachar, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

28  For the sons of Zabulon according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, all males from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes out with the host,

28  Of the sons of Issachar, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, by the names of each one, from twenty years and above, of all who could go forth to war,

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29  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

29  the numbering of them of the tribe of Zabulon, was fifty-seven thousand and four hundred.

29  there were counted fifty-four thousand four hundred.

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30  Of the children of Zebulun, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

30  For the sons of Joseph, the sons of Ephraim, according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, all males from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes out with the host,

30  Of the sons of Zebulon, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, having been counted by the names of each one, from twenty years and above, of all who were able to go forth to war,

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31  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

31  the numbering of them of the tribe of Ephraim, was forty thousand and five hundred.

31  there were fifty-seven thousand four hundred.

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32  Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

32  For the sons of Manasse according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, all males from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes out with the host,

32  From the sons of Joseph, of the sons of Ephraim, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, having been counted by the names of each one, from twenty years and above, of all who were able to go forth to war,

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33  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.

33  the numbering of them of the tribe of Manasse, was thirty-two thousand and two hundred.

33  there were forty thousand five hundred.

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34  Of the children of Manasseh, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

34  For the sons of Benjamin according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes forth with the host,

34  Furthermore, of the sons of Manasseh, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, having been counted by the names of each one, from twenty years and above, of all who were able to go forth to war,

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35  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.

35  the numbering of them of the tribe of Benjamin, was thirty-five thousand and four hundred.

35  there were thirty-two thousand two hundred.

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36  Of the children of Benjamin, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

36  For the sons of Gad according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, all males from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes forth with the host,

36  Of the sons of Benjamin, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, having been counted by the names of each one, from twenty years and above, of all who were able to go forth to war,

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37  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.

37  the numbering of them of the tribe of Gad, was forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty.

37  there were thirty-five thousand four hundred.

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38  Of the children of Dan, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

38  For the sons of Dan according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, all males from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes forth with the host,

38  Of the sons of Dan, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, having been counted by the names of each one, from twenty years and above, of all who were able to go forth to war,

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39  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.

39  the numbering of them of the tribe of Dan, was sixty and two thousand and seven hundred.

39  there were sixty-two thousand seven hundred.

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40  Of the children of Asher, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

40  For the sons of Aser according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, every one that goes forth with the host,

40  Of the sons of Asher, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, having been counted by the names of each one, from twenty years and above, of all who were able to go forth to war,

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41  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.

41  the numbering of them of the tribe of Aser, was forty and one thousand and five hundred.

41  there were forty thousand and one thousand five hundred.

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42  Of the children of Naphtali, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

42  For the sons of Nephthali according to their kindreds, according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families, according to the number of their names, according to their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, every one who goes forth with the host,

42  Of the sons of Naphtali, by their generations and families, and the houses of their kinships, having been counted by the names of each one, from twenty years and above, of all who were able to go forth to war,

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43  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

43  the numbering of them of the tribe of Nephthali, was fifty-three thousand and four hundred.

43  there were fifty-three thousand four hundred.

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44  These are those that were numbered, which Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men; they were each one for his fathers' house.

44  This is the numbering which Moses and Aaron and the rulers of Israel, being twelve men, conducted: there was a man for each tribe, they were according to the tribe of the houses of their family.

44  These are the ones who were numbered by Moses and Aaron and the twelve leaders of Israel, each one by the houses of their kinships.

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45  And all those that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers' houses, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel;

45  And the entire number of the sons of Israel by their houses and families, from twenty years and above, who were able to go forth to war, were

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46  even all those that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

46  six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

46  The total number of the children of Israel was six hundred and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

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47  But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

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48  And YHWH spoke unto Moses, saying

48  Because the LORD had spoken to Moses, saying,

48  For the LORD had spoken unto Moses, saying

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49  'Howbeit the tribe of Levi thou shalt not number, neither shalt thou take the sum of them among the children of Israel;

49  “Do not number the tribe of Levi, neither shall you take a total of them with the sons of Israel.

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50  but appoint thou the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all the furniture thereof, and over all that belongeth to it; they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the furniture thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.

50  And do thou set the Levites over the tabernacle of witness, and over all its furniture, and over all things that are in it; and they shall do service in it, and they shall encamp round about the tabernacle.

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51  And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up; and the common man that draweth nigh shall be put to death.

51  And in removing the tabernacle, the Levites shall take it down, and in pitching the tabernacle they shall set it up: and let the stranger that advances to touch it die.

51  When you would depart, the Levites shall take down the tabernacle. When you are to make camp, they shall set it up. Any outsider who will approach it shall be killed.

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52  And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man with his own camp, and every man with his own standard, according to their hosts.

52  Now the sons of Israel shall make camp, each one by his companies and bands, as well as his army.

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53  But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of the testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel; and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of the testimony.'

53  But let the Levites encamp round about the tabernacle of witness fronting it, and so there shall be no sin among the children of Israel; and the Levites themselves shall keep the guard of the tabernacle of witness.

53  Moreover, the Levites shall fix their tents all around the tabernacle, lest there be an indignation over the multitude of the sons of Israel. And they shall stand watch as guardians over the tabernacle of the testimony.”

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54  Thus did the children of Israel; according to all that YHWH commanded Moses, so did they.

54  And the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

54  Therefore, the sons of Israel acted according to everything that the Lord had instructed Moses.