New International Version
The number from the tribe of Reuben was 46,500.
King James Bible
Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.
Darby Bible Translation
those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty-six thousand five hundred.
World English Bible
those who were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty-six thousand five hundred.
Young's Literal Translation
their numbered ones, for the tribe of Reuben, are six and forty thousand and five hundred.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
These were the renowned - Literally, the called, of the congregation - those who were summoned by name to attend. The order of the tribes In the above enumeration may be viewed thus: -
Sons of Leah
Sons of Rachel
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That a comparative view may be easily taken of the state of the tribes, we will here produce them, compared with that of the second census, (ch
) in their decreasing proportion, beginning with the greatest and proceeding to the least.
Thus we find Judah the most populous tribe, and Manasseh the least so; the difference between them being as great as
42,000. Jacob had given Judah the pre-eminence in his prophetic blessing; and that tribe was to have the precedence in the encampments of Israel; accordingly God had increased them more than any of their brethren. Ephraim and Manasseh, according to the same prophecy, were numbered as distinct tribes, Ephraim having the superiority, as it was foretold; and Joseph indeed appears 'a fruitful bough.'
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received at the LORD 's hand double for all her sins. T he particulars of the great "mystery of godliness," as enumerated by the Apostle Paul, constitute the grand and inexhaustible theme of the Gospel ministry, "God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Genealogy According to Luke.
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.
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.
These were the clans of Reuben; those numbered were 43,730.
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