The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 26:1–65

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that YHWH spoke unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying

And it came to pass after the plague, that the Lord spoke to Moses and Eleazar the priest, saying,

After the blood of the guilty was shed, the Lord said to Moses, and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest

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'Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers' houses, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel.'

“Number the entire sum of the sons of Israel, from twenty years and above, by their houses and kinships, all who are able to go forth to war.”

And Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying

And so, Moses and Eleazar the priest, who were in the plains of Moab, above the Jordan, opposite Jericho, spoke to those who were

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' Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward, as YHWH commanded Moses and the children of Israel, that came forth out of the land of Egypt.'

This is the numbering from twenty years old and upward as the Lord commanded Moses. And the sons of Israel that came out of Egypt are as follows

from twenty years and above, just as the Lord had commanded. And this is their number

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Reuben, the first-born of Israel: the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites;

Ruben was the first-born of Israel: and the sons of Ruben, Enoch, and the family of Enoch; to Phallu belongs the family of the Phalluites.

Ruben, the firstborn of Israel; his son, Hanoch, from whom is the family of the Hanochites; and Pallu, from whom is the family of the Palluites;

of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.

To Asron, the family of Asroni: to Charmi, the family of Charmi.

and Hezron, from whom is the family of the Hezronites; and Carmi, from whom is the family of the Carmites.

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These are the families of the Reubenites; and they that were numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty.

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And the sons of Pallu: Eliab.

The son of Phallu: Eliab;

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And the sons of Eliab: Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. These are that Dathan and Abiram, the elect of the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against YHWH;

his sons, Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram. These are Dathan and Abiram, the leaders of the people, who rose up against Moses and Aaron in the sedition at Korah, when they rebelled against the Lord.

10  and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died; what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, and they became a sign.

10  And the earth, opening its mouth, devoured Korah, with many others dying, when the fire burned two hundred fifty men. And a great miracle was wrought,

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11  Notwithstanding the sons of Korah died not.

11  But the sons of Core died not.

11  so that, when Korah perished, his sons did not perish.

12  The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites;

12  And the sons of Symeon:—the family of the sons of Symeon: to Namuel, belonged the family of the Namuelites; to Jamin the family of the Jaminites; to Jachin the family of the Jachinites.

12  The sons of Simeon, by their kinships: Nemuel, from him is the family of the Nemuelites; Jamin, from him is the family of the Jaminites; Jachin, from him is the family of the Jachinites;

13  of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

13  To Zara the family of the Zaraites; to Saul the family of the Saulites.

13  Sohar, from him is the family of the Soharites; Shaul, from him is the family of the Shaulites.

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14  These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.

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15  The sons of Gad after their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites;

15  And the sons of Juda, Er and Aunan; and Er and Aunan died in the land of Chanaan.

15  The sons of Gad, by their kinships: Zephon, from him is the family of the Zephonites; Haggi, from him is the family of the Haggites; Shuni, from him is the family of the Shunites;

16  of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites;

16  And these were the sons of Juda, according to their families: to Selom belonged the family of the Selonites; to Phares, the family of the Pharesites; to Zara, the family of the Zaraites.

16  Ozni, from him is the family of the Oznites; Eri, from him is the family of the Erites;

17  of Arod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

17  And the sons of Phares were, to Asron, the family of the Asronites; to Jamun, the family of the Jamunites.

17  Arod, from him is the family of the Arodites; Areli, from him is the family of the Arelites.

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18  These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred.

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19  The sons of Judah: Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

19  And the sons of Issachar according to their families: to Thola, the family of the Tholaites; to Phua, the family of the Phuaites.

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20  And the sons of Judah after their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites.

20  To Jasub, the family of the Jasubites; to Samram, the family of the Samramites.

20  And these were the sons of Judah, by their kinships: Shelah, from whom is the family of the Shelahites; Perez, from whom is the family of the Perezites; Zerah, from whom is the family of the Zerahites.

21  And the sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

21  These are the families of Issachar according to their numbering, sixty-four thousand and four hundred.

21  Moreover, the sons of Phares were: Hezron, from whom is the family of the Hezronites; and Hamul, from whom is the family of the Hamulites.

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22  These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.

22  The sons of Zabulon according to their families: to Sared, the family of the Saredites; to Allon, the family of the Allonites; to Allel, the family of the Allelites.

23  The sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of the Punites;

23  These are the families of Zabulon according to their numbering, sixty thousand and five hundred.

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24  of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

24  The sons of Gad according to their families: to Saphon, the family of the Saphonites; to Angi, the family of the Angites; to Suni, the family of the Sunites;

24  Jashub, from whom is the family of the Jashubites; Shimron, from whom is the family of the Shimronites.

25  These are the families of Issachar according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.

25  to Azeni, the family of the Azenites; to Addi, the family of the Addites

25  These are the kinships of Issachar, whose number was sixty-four thousand three hundred.

26  The sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Seredites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.

26  to Aroadi, the family of the Aroadites; to Ariel, the family of the Arielites.

26  The sons of Zebulon by their kinships: Sered, from whom is the family of the Seredites; Elon, from whom is the family of the Elonites; Jahleel, from whom is the family of the Jahleelites.

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27  These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hundred.

27  These are the kinships of Zebulun, whose number was sixty thousand five hundred.

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28  The sons of Joseph after their families: Manasseh and Ephraim.

28  The sons of Aser according to their families; to Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; to Jesu, the family of the Jesusites; to Baria, the family of the Bariaites.

28  tithe sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim

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29  The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites--and Machir begot Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.

29  To Chober, the family of the Choberites; to Melchiel, the family of the Melchielites.

29  From Manasseh was born Machir, from whom is the family of the Machirites. Machir conceived Gilead, from whom is the family of the Gileadites.

30  These are the sons of Gilead: of Iezer, the family of the Iezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites;

30  And the name of the daughter of Aser, Sara.

30  Gilead had sons: Jezer, from whom is the family of the Jezerites; and Helek, from whom is the family of the Helekites;

31  and of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites;

31  These are the families of Aser according to their numbering, forty-three thousand and four hundred.

31  and Asriel, from whom is the family of the Asrielites; and Shechem, from whom is the family of the Shechemites;

32  and of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.

32  The sons of Joseph according to their families, Manasse and Ephraim.

32  and Shemida, from whom is the family of the Shemidaites; and Hepher, from whom is the family of the Hepherites.

33  And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters; and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

33  The sons of Manasse. To Machir the family of the Machirites; and Machir begot Galaad: to Galaad, the family of the Galaadites.

33  Now Hepher was the father of Zelophehad, who had no sons, but only daughters, whose names are these: Mahlah, and Noa, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.

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34  These are the families of Manasseh; and they that were numbered of them were fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.

34  And these are the sons of Galaad; to Achiezer, the family of the Achiezerites; to Cheleg, the family of the Chelegites.

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35  These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of Becher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.

35  To Esriel, the family of the Esrielites; to Sychem, the family of the Sychemites.

35  Now the sons of Ephraim by their kinships were these: Shuthelah, from whom is the family of the Shuthelahites; Becher, from whom is the family of the Becherites; Tahan, from whom is the family of the Tahanites.

36  And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites.

36  To Symaer, the family of the Symaerites; and to Opher, the family of the Opherites.

36  Furthermore, the son of Shuthelah was Eran, from whom is the family of the Eranites.

37  These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families.

37  And to Salpaad the son of Opher there were no sons, but daughters: and these were the names of the daughters of Salpaad; Mala, and Nua, and Egla, and Melcha, and Thersa.

37  These are the kinships of the sons of Ephraim, whose number was thirty-two thousand five hundred.

38  The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites;

38  These are the families of Manasse according to their numbering, fifty-two thousand and seven hundred.

38  These are the sons of Joseph by their families: the sons of Benjamin in their kinships: Bela, from whom is the family of the Belaites; Ashbel, from whom is the family of the Ashbelites; Ahiram, from whom is the family of the Ahiramites;

39  of Shephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.

39  And these are the children of Ephraim; to Suthala, the family of the Suthalanites; to Tanach, the family of the Tanachites.

39  Shupham, from whom is the family of the Shuphamites; Hupham, from whom is the family of the Huphamites.

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40  And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman; of Ard, the family of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.

40  These are the sons of Suthala; to Eden, the family of the Edenites.

40  Of Ard, the family of the Ardites: and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.

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41  These are the sons of Benjamin after their families; and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and six hundred.

41  These are the families of Ephraim according to their numbering, thirty-two thousand and five hundred: these are the families of the children of Joseph according to their families.

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42  These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their families.

42  The sons of Benjamin according to their families; to Bale, the family of the Balites; to Asyber, the family of the Asyberites; to Jachiran, the family of the Jachiranites.

42  The sons of Dan by their kinships: Shuham, from whom is the family of the Shuhamites. These are the kinships of Dan by their families.

43  All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those that were numbered of them, were threescore and four thousand and four hundred.

43  To Sophan, the family of the Sophanites.

43  All these were Shuhamites, whose number was sixty-four thousand four hundred.

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44  The sons of Asher after their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.

44  And the sons of Bale were Adar and Noeman; to Adar, the family of the Adarites; and to Noeman, the family of the Noemanites.

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45  Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.

45  These are the sons of Benjamin by their families according to their numbering, thirty-five thousand and five hundred.

45  The sons of Beriah: Heber, from whom is the family of the Heberites; and Malchiel, from whom is the family of the Malchielites.

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46  And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah.

46  And the sons of Dan according to their families; to Same, the family of the Sameites; these are the families of Dan according to their families.

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47  These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those that were numbered of them, fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

47  All the families of Samei according to their numbering, sixty-four thousand and four hundred.

47  These are the kinships of the sons of Asher, and their number was fifty-three thousand four hundred.

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48  The sons of Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites;

48  The sons of Nephthali according to their families; to Asiel, the family of the Asielites; to Gauni, the family of the Gaunites.

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49  of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.

49  To Jeser, the family of the Jeserites; to Sellem, the family of the Sellemites.

49  Jezer, from whom is the family of the Jezerites; Shillem, from whom is the family of the Shillemites.

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50  These are the families of Naphtali according to their families; and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and four hundred.

50  These are the kinships of the sons of Naphtali by their families, whose number was forty-five thousand four hundred.

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51  These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand and seven hundred and thirty.

51  This is the numbering of the children of Israel, six hundred and one thousand and seven hundred and thirty.

51  These were the numbers of the children of Israel, six hundred and one thousand, seven hundred and thirty.

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52  And YHWH spoke unto Moses, saying

52  And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

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53  'Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

53  To these the land shall be divided, so that they may inherit according to the number of the names.

53  “The land shall be divided to these, as their possessions, according to the number of their names.

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54  To the more thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to the fewer thou shalt give the less inheritance; to each one according to those that were numbered of it shall its inheritance be given.

54  To the greater number you shall give a greater portion, and to the lesser number, a lesser portion. To each one, just as they have now been counted, a possession shall be delivered.

54  To a large family you shall give a large inheritance and to a small family you shall give a small inheritance; every one shall receive his inheritance according to those that were numbered of him.

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55  Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot; according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

55  The land shall be divided to the names by lot, they shall inherit according to the tribes of their families.

55  Yet only in so far as the land is divided by lot to a tribe and to families.

56  According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.'

56  Thou shalt divide their inheritance by lot between the many and the few.

56  Whatever the lot will happen to be, it shall be accepted, either by the greater, or by the lesser.

57  And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.

57  And the sons of Levi according to their families; to Gedson, the family of the Gedsonites; to Caath, the family of the Caathites; to Merari, the family of the Merarites.

57  Likewise, this is the number of the sons of Levi by their families: Gershon, from whom is the family of the Gershonites; Kohath, from whom is the family of the Kohathites; Merari, from whom is the family of the Merarites.

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58  These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. And Kohath begot Amram.

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59  And the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and she bore unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.

59  who had a wife, Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to him in Egypt. She bore, to her husband Amram: sons, Aaron and Moses, as well as their sister, Miriam.

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60  And unto Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

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61  And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before YHWH.

61  Of these, Nadab and Abihu died, when they had offered strange fire before the Lord.

61  But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

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62  And they that were numbered of them were twenty and three thousand, every male from a month old and upward; for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

62  And these were all who were numbered: twenty-three thousand of the male gender, from one month and above. For they were not counted among the sons of Israel, neither was a possession given to them with the others.

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63  These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.

63  And this is the numbering of Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in Araboth of Moab, at Jordan by Jericho.

63  This is the number of the sons of Israel, who were enrolled by Moses and by Eleazar the priest, in the plains of Moab, above the Jordan, opposite Jericho.

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64  But among these there was not a man of them that were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.

64  Among these, not one of them was numbered before, by Moses and Aaron in the desert of Sinai.

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65  For YHWH had said of them: 'They shall surely die in the wilderness.' And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

65  For the Lord said to them, They shall surely die in the wilderness; and there was not left even one of them, except Chaleb the son of Jephonne, and Joshua the son of Naue.