Numbers 26
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The Second Census

1After the plague, the LORD said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, 2Take a census of the entire Israelite community by their ancestral houses of those 20 years old or more who can serve in Israel’s army.”a

3So Moses and Eleazar the priest said to them in the plains of Moabb by the Jordan across from Jericho, 4Take a census of those 20 years old or more, as the LORD had commanded Moses and the Israelites who came out of the land of Egypt.”c

5Reubend was the firstborn of Israel.

Reuben’s descendants:

the Hanochite clan from Hanoch;

the Palluite clan from Pallu;

6the Hezronite clan from Hezron;

the Carmite clan from Carmi.

7These were the Reubenite clans,

and their registered men numbered 43,730.

8The son of Pallu was Eliab.

9The sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram.

(It was Dathan and Abiram, chosen by the community, who fought against Moses and Aaron; they and Korah’s followers fought against the LORD.e 10The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them with Korah, when his followers died and the fire consumed 250 men.f They serve as a warning sign. 11The sons of Korah, however, did not die.)

12Simeon’s descendants by their clans:

the Nemuelite clan from Nemuel;g, h

the Jaminite clan from Jamin;

the Jachinite clan from Jachin;

13the Zerahite clan from Zerah;

the Shaulite clan from Shaul.

14These were the Simeonite clans, numbering 22,200 men.

15Gad’s descendants by their clans:

the Zephonite clan from Zephon;

the Haggite clan from Haggi;

the Shunite clan from Shuni;

16the Oznite clan from Ozni;

the Erite clan from Eri;

17the Arodite clan from Arod;

the Arelite clan from Areli.

18These were the Gadite clans numbered by their registered men: 40,500.

19Judah’s sons included Er and Onan, but they died in the land of Canaan.i 20Judah’s descendants by their clans:

the Shelanite clan from Shelah;

the Perezite clan from Perez;j

the Zerahite clan from Zerah.

21The descendants of Perez:

the Hezronite clan from Hezron;

the Hamulite clan from Hamul.

22These were Judah’s clans numbered by their registered men: 76,500.

23Issachar’s descendants by their clans:

the Tolaite clan from Tola;

the Punite clan from Puvah;k, l

24the Jashubite clan from Jashub;

the Shimronite clan from Shimron.

25These were Issachar’s clans numbered by their registered men: 64,300.

26Zebulun’s descendants by their clans:

the Seredite clan from Sered;

the Elonite clan from Elon;

the Jahleelite clan from Jahleel.

27These were the Zebulunite clans numbered by their registered men: 60,500.

28Joseph’s descendants by their clans from Manasseh and Ephraim:

29Manasseh’s descendants:m

the Machirite clan from Machir.

Machir fathered Gilead;

the Gileadite clan from Gilead.

30These were Gilead’s descendants:

the Iezerite clan from Iezer;

the Helekite clan from Helek;

31the Asrielite clan from Asriel;

the Shechemite clan from Shechem;

32the Shemidaite clan from Shemida;

the Hepherite clan from Hepher;

33Zelophehad son of Hepher had no sons — only daughters. The names of Zelophehad’s daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.n

34These were Manasseh’s clans, numbered by their registered men: 52,700.

35These were Ephraim’s descendants by their clans:

the Shuthelahite clan from Shuthelah;

the Becherite clan from Becher;

the Tahanite clan from Tahan.

36These were Shuthelah’s descendants:

the Eranite clan from Eran.

37These were the Ephraimite clans numbered by their registered men: 32,500.

These were Joseph’s descendants by their clans.

38Benjamin’s descendants by their clans:

the Belaite clan from Bela;

the Ashbelite clan from Ashbel;

the Ahiramite clan from Ahiram;

39the Shuphamite clan from Shupham;o

the Huphamite clan from Hupham.

40Bela’s descendants from Ard and Naaman:

the Ardite clan from Ard;

the Naamite clan from Naaman.

41These were the Benjaminite clans numbered by their registered men: 45,600.

42These were Dan’s descendants by their clans:

the Shuhamite clan from Shuham.

These were the clans of Dan by their clans.

43All the Shuhamite clans numbered by their registered men: 64,400.

44Asher’s descendants by their clans:

the Imnite clan from Imnah;

the Ishvite clan from Ishvi;

the Beriite clan from Beriah.

45From Beriah’s descendants:

the Heberite clan from Heber;

the Malchielite clan from Malchiel.

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

47These were the Asherite clans numbered by their registered men: 53,400.

48Naphtali’s descendants by their clans:

the Jahzeelite clan from Jahzeel;

the Gunite clan from Guni;

49the Jezerite clan from Jezer;

the Shillemite clan from Shillem.

50These were the Naphtali clans numbered by their registered men: 45,400.

51These registered Israelite men numbered 601,730.

52The LORD spoke to Moses, 53The land is to be divided among them as an inheritance based on the number of names. 54Increase the inheritance for a large tribe and decrease it for a small one. Each is to be given its inheritance according to those who were registered in it. 55The land must be divided by lot; they will receive an inheritance according to the names of their ancestral tribes. 56Each inheritance will be divided by lot among the larger and smaller tribes.”p

57These were the Levites registered by their clans:

the Gershonite clan from Gershon;

the Kohathite clan from Kohath;

the Merarite clan from Merari.

58These were the Levite family groups:

the Libnite clan,

the Hebronite clan,

the Mahlite clan,

the Mushite clan,

and the Korahite clan.q

Kohath was the ancestor of Amram.r 59The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, a descendant of Levi, born to Levi in Egypt. She bore to Amram: Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam. 60Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar were born to Aaron,s 61but Nadab and Abihu died when they presented unauthorized fire before the LORD.t 62Those registered were 23,000, every male one month old or more; they were not registered among the other Israelites, because no inheritance was given to them among the Israelites.

63These were the ones registered by Moses and Eleazar the priest when they registered the Israelites on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho. 64But among them there was not one of those who had been registered by Moses and Aaron the priest when they registered the Israelites in the Wilderness of Sinai.u 65For the LORD had said to them that they would all die in the wilderness. None of them was left except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.

a. 26:2 Nm 1:2-3; 4:2,22; 2Sm 24:10; 2Kg 12:4; 1Ch 27:24; 2Ch 2:17
b. 26:3 Nm 22:1; 26:63; 31:12; 33:48-50; 35:1; 36:13; Dt 34:1,8; Jos 13:32
c. 26:4 Nm 1
d. 26:5 Gn 46:8-27; Ex 6:14-25
e. 26:9 Nm 16:1-3
f. 26:10 Nm 16:31-35
g. 26:12 Syr reads Jemuel (Gn 46:10; Ex 6:15); 1Ch 4:24 reads Nemuel
h. 26:12 Gn 46:10; Ex 6:15; 1Ch 4:24
i. 26:19 Gn 38:3-4,6-11
j. 26:20 Gn 38:29; 46:12; Rt 4:12,18; 1Ch 2:4; 4:1; 9:4; 1Ch 27:3; Mt 1:3; Lk 3:33
k. 26:23 Sam, LXX, Vg, Syr read Puite clan from Puah ; 1Ch 7:1
l. 26:23 1Ch 7:1
m. 26:29 Nm 1:34; 32:39; Jos 14:4; 17:2; 1Ch 9:3
n. 26:33 Nm 27:1-11; 36:10-11; Jos 17:3; 1Ch 7:15
o. 26:39 Some Hb mss, Sam, LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg; other Hb mss read Shephupham
p. 26:56 Nm 33:53-54; 34:13; 36:2; Jos 14:2; 18:6-11; 19:51; 21:4-8; 1Ch 6:61,63,65; Ps 78:55; Ezk 45:1
q. 26:58 Ex 6:21,24; Nm 3:17-20
r. 26:58 Ex 6:18-20
s. 26:60 Ex 6:23; 24:1,9; 28:1; Nm 3:2,4; 1Ch 6:3
t. 26:61 Lv 10:1-2; 1Ch 24:1-2
u. 26:64 Nm 1:17-46; 3:39
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