New International Version
"Count the Levites by their families and clans. Count every male a month old or more."
King James Bible
Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.
Darby Bible Translation
Number the sons of Levi according to their fathers' houses, after their families; every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.
World English Bible
"Count the children of Levi by their fathers' houses, by their families. You shall count every male from a month old and upward."
Young's Literal Translation
'Number the sons of Levi by the house of their fathers, by their families; every male from a son of a month and upward thou dost number them.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A month old and upward - The males of all the other tribes were numbered, from twenty years and upward; had the Levites been numbered in this way, they would not have been nearly equal in number to the firstborn of the twelve tribes. Add to this, that as there must have been first-born of all ages in the other tribes, it was necessary that the Levites, who were to be their substitutes, should be also of all ages; and it appears to have been on this ground, at least partly, that the Levites were numbered from four weeks old and upward.
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Sanctify unto me all the first-born.'--Ex. xiii. 2. 'All the first-born are mine; for on the day I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified unto me all the first-born in Israel: mine they shall be: I am the Lord.'--Num. iii. 13, viii. 17. 'For I am the Lord your God that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.'--Lev. xi. 45. 'I have redeemed thee; thou art mine.'--Isa. xliii. 1. At Horeb we saw how the …
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The Fifth Commandment
The ancestral tribe of the Levites, however, was not counted along with the others.
So Moses counted them, as he was commanded by the word of the LORD.
The LORD said to Moses, "Count all the firstborn Israelite males who are a month old or more and make a list of their names.
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