Numbers 1:49
New International Version
“You must not count the tribe of Levi or include them in the census of the other Israelites.

New Living Translation
“Do not include the tribe of Levi in the registration; do not count them with the rest of the Israelites.

English Standard Version
“Only the tribe of Levi you shall not list, and you shall not take a census of them among the people of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
“Do not number the tribe of Levi in the census with the other Israelites.

King James Bible
Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:

New King James Version
“Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor take a census of them among the children of Israel;

New American Standard Bible
“Only the tribe of Levi you shall not count, nor shall you take their census among the sons of Israel.

NASB 1995
“Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor shall you take their census among the sons of Israel.

NASB 1977
“Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor shall you take their census among the sons of Israel.

Amplified Bible
“Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor shall you take their census among the sons of Israel [since they are unavailable to go to war].

Christian Standard Bible
“Do not register or take a census of the tribe of Levi with the other Israelites.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not register or take a census of the tribe of Levi with the other Israelites.

American Standard Version
Only the tribe of Levi thou shalt not number, neither shalt thou take the sum of them among the children of Israel;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The tribe of Levi you shall not number and their computation you shall not take among the sons of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
See, thou shalt not muster the tribe of Levi, and thou shalt not take their numbers, in the midst of the children of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
When you count the Israelites, do not include those from the Levi tribe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Number not the tribe of Levi, neither shalt thou put down the sum of them with the children of Israel:

English Revised Version
Only the tribe of Levi thou shalt not number, neither shalt thou take the sum of them among the children of Israel:

Good News Translation
"When you take a census of the men fit for military service, do not include the tribe of Levi.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Don't register the tribe of Levi or include them in the census with the other Israelites.

International Standard Version
"Be sure not to number or count the tribe of Levi with the rest of the Israelis.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit the tribe of Levi thou shalt not number, neither shalt thou take the sum of them among the children of Israel;

Literal Standard Version
“Only the tribe of Levi you do not number, and you do not take up their census in the midst of the sons of Israel;

NET Bible
"Only the tribe of Levi you must not number or count with the other Israelites.

New Heart English Bible
"Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, neither shall you take a census of them among the children of Israel;

World English Bible
"Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, neither shall you take a census of them among the children of Israel;

Young's Literal Translation
'Only, the tribe of Levi thou dost not number, and their sum thou dost not take up in the midst of the sons of Israel;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Exemption of the Levites
48For the LORD had said to Moses: 49 Do not number the tribe of Levi in the census with the other Israelites. 50Instead, you are to appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the Testimony, all its furnishings, and everything in it. They shall carry the tabernacle and all its articles, care for it, and camp around it.…

Cross References
Numbers 1:48
For the LORD had said to Moses:

Numbers 26:62
The registration of the Levites totaled 23,000, every male a month old or more; they were not numbered among the other Israelites, because no inheritance was given to them among the Israelites.


Treasury of Scripture

Only you shall not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:

Numbers 2:33
But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 26:62
And those that were numbered of them were twenty and three thousand, all males 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.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

register
תִפְקֹ֔ד (ṯip̄·qōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

the tribe
מַטֵּ֤ה (maṭ·ṭêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

of Levi
לֵוִי֙ (lê·wî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

in the census
רֹאשָׁ֖ם (rō·šām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7218: The head

with
בְּת֖וֹךְ (bə·ṯō·wḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

the other Israelites.
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son


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