Numbers 1:21
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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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Clarke'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

1Reuben

2Simeon

3Judah

4. Issachar

5. Zebulun

Sons of Rachel

6. Ephraim

7. Manasseh

8. Benjamin

continued...

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

Numbers 1:26 Of the children of Judah, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers...

) in their decreasing proportion, beginning with the greatest and proceeding to the least.

1st Census

2nd Census
1. Judah

74,600

76,500
2. Dan

62,700

64,400
3. Simeon

59,300

22,200
4. Zebulum

57,400

60,500
7. Reuben

46,500

43,730
8. Gad

45,650

40,500
9. Asher

41,500

53,400
10.Ephraim

40,500

32,500
11.Benjamin

35,400

45,600
12.Manasseh

32,200

52,700
Totals:

603,550

601,730

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.'

Numbers 2:10,11 On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their armies...

Numbers 26:7 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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The Consolation
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.
^C Luke III. 23-38. ^c 23 And Jesus himself [Luke has been speaking about John the Baptist, he now turns to speak of Jesus himself], when he began to teach, was about thirty years of age [the age when a Levite entered upon God's service--Num. iv. 46, 47], being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son [this may mean that Jesus was grandson of Heli, or that Joseph was counted as a son of Heli because he was his son-in-law] of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Numbers 1:20
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.

Numbers 1:22
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.

Numbers 26:7
These were the clans of Reuben; those numbered were 43,730.

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