Numbers 26

The Second Census of Israel

1 After the plague [had ended] , the LORD said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, 2 “Take a census of the whole congregation of Israel, those twenty years of age and older, by the houses of their fathers— all who can serve in the army of Israel.” 3 So on the plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho, Moses and Eleazar the priest issued the instruction, 4 “ [Take a census of the men] twenty years of age and older,
Take a census of the men is implied (compare verse 2)
as the LORD has commanded Moses.” And [these were] the Israelites who came out of the land of Egypt:

The Tribe of Reuben

5 Reuben was the firstborn of Israel. [These were] the descendants of Reuben: The Hanochite clan from Hanoch, the Palluite clan from Pallu, 6 the Hezronite clan from Hezron, [and] the Carmite clan from Carmi. 7 These were the clans of Reuben, and their registration numbered 43,730. 8 Now the son of Pallu was Eliab, 9 and the sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram. It was Dathan and Abiram, chosen by the congregation, who fought against Moses and Aaron with the followers of Korah who rebelled against the LORD. 10 And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them along with Korah, whose followers died when the fire consumed 250 men. They serve as a warning sign. 11 However, the line of Korah did not die out.

The Tribe of Simeon

12 [These were] the descendants of Simeon by their clans: The Nemuelite clan from Nemuel, the Jaminite clan from Jamin, the Jachinite clan from Jachin, 13 the Zerahite clan from Zerah, [and] the Shaulite clan from Shaul. 14 These were the clans of Simeon, [and there were] 22,200 men.

The Tribe of Gad

15 [These were] the descendants of Gad by their clans: The Zephonite clan from Zephon, the Haggite clan from Haggi, the Shunite clan from Shuni, 16 the Oznite clan from Ozni, the Erite clan from Eri, 17 the Arodite clan from Arod,
SP and Syriac (see also Genesis 46:16) Arodi
[and] the Arelite clan from Areli.
18 These [were] the clans of Gad, and their registration numbered 40,500.

The Tribe of Judah

19 The sons of Judah [were] Er and Onan, but they died in the land of Canaan. 20 These were the descendants of Judah by their clans: The Shelanite clan from Shelah, the Perezite clan from Perez, the Zerahite clan from Zerah. 21 And [these were] the descendants of Perez: the Hezronite clan from Hezron [and] the Hamulite clan from Hamul. 22 These [were] the clans of Judah, and their registration numbered 76,500.

The Tribe of Issachar

23 [These were] the descendants of Issachar by their clans: The Tolaite clan from Tola, the Punite clan from Puvah,
SP, LXX, Vulgate and Syriac (see also 1 Chronicles 7:1) The Puite clan from Puah
24 the Jashubite clan from Jashub, [and] the Shimronite clan from Shimron. 25 These [were] the clans of Issachar, and their registration numbered 64,300.

The Tribe of Zebulun

26 [These were] the descendants of Zebulun by their clans: The Seredite clan from Sered, the Elonite clan from Elon, [and] the Jahleelite clan from Jahleel. 27 These [were] the clans of Zebulun, and their registration numbered 60,500.

The Tribe of Manasseh

28 The descendants of Joseph [were] their clans of Manasseh and Ephraim. 29 [These were] the descendants of Manasseh: The Machirite clan from Machir. Machir was the father of Gilead, the Gileadite clan from Gilead. 30 These [were] the descendants of Gilead: the Iezerite clan from Iezer, the Helekite clan from Helek, 31 the Asrielite clan from Asriel, the Shechemite clan from Shechem, 32 the Shemidaite clan from Shemida, [and] the Hepherite clan from Hepher. 33 Now Zelophehad son of Hepher had no sons— only daughters. The names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34 These [were] the clans of Manasseh, and their registration numbered 52,700.

The Tribe of Ephraim

35 These [were] the descendants of Ephraim by their clans: The Shuthelahite clan from Shuthelah, the Becherite clan from Becher, [and] the Tahanite clan from Tahan. 36 And the descendants of Shuthelah [were] the Eranite clan from Eran. 37 These [were] the clans of Ephraim, and their registration numbered 32,500. These clans [were] the descendants of Joseph.

The Tribe of Benjamin

38 [These were] the descendants of Benjamin by their clans: The Belaite clan from Bela, the Ashbelite clan from Ashbel, the Ahiramite clan from Ahiram, 39 the Shuphamite clan from Shupham,
A few MT manuscripts, SP, Vulgate and Syriac (see also LXX); most MT manuscripts Shephupham
[and] the Huphamite clan from Hupham.
40 And the descendants of Bela from Ard and Naaman [were] the Ardite clan from Ard
SP and Vulgate (see also LXX); MT does not include from Ard
[and] the Naamite clan from Naaman.
41 These [were] the clans of Benjamin, and their registration numbered 45,600.

The Tribe of Dan

42 These [were] the descendants of Dan by their clans: The Shuhamite clan from Shuham. These were the clans of Dan. 43 All [of them] [were] Shuhamite clans, and their registration numbered 64,400.

The Tribe of Asher

44 [These were] the descendants of Asher by their clans: The Imnite clan from Imnah, the Ishvite clan from Ishvi, the Beriite clan from Beriah. 45 [These were] the descendants of Beriah: the Heberite clan from Heber, [and] the Malchielite clan from Malchiel. 46 And the name of Asher’s daughter was Serah. 47 These [were] the clans of Asher, and their registration numbered 53,400.

The Tribe of Naphtali

48 [These were] the descendants of Naphtali by their clans: The Jahzeelite clan from Jahzeel, the Gunite clan from Guni, 49 the Jezerite clan from Jezer, [and] the Shillemite clan from Shillem. 50 These [were] the clans of Naphtali, and their registration numbered 45,400. 51 These men of Israel numbered 601,730 [in all] .

Inheritance by Lot

52 Then the LORD said to Moses, 53 “The land is to be divided among [the tribes] as an inheritance, according to the number of names. 54 Increase the inheritance for a large [tribe] and decrease it for a small one; each is to receive its inheritance according to the number of those registered. 55 Indeed, the land must be divided by lot; they shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers. 56 Each inheritance is to be divided by lot among the larger and smaller tribes.”

The Levites Numbered

57 Now these were the Levites registered by their clans: The Gershonite clan from Gershon, the Kohathite clan from Kohath, and the Merarite clan from Merari. 58 These [were] the families of the Levites: The Libnite clan, the Hebronite clan, the Mahlite clan, the Mushite clan, and the Korahite clan. Now Kohath was the father of Amram, 59 and Amram’s wife was named Jochebed. She was also a descendant of Levi, born to Levi in Egypt. To Amram she bore Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam. 60 Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar were born to Aaron, 61 but Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD. 62 The registration [of the Levites] totaled 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.

Only Caleb and Joshua Remain

63 These were the ones registered by Moses and Eleazar the priest when they numbered the Israelites on the plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho. 64 Among all these, however, there was not one who had been registered by Moses and Aaron the priest when they numbered the Israelites in the Wilderness of Sinai. 65 For the LORD had told them that they would surely die in the wilderness. Not one was left except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
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