Amplified Bible

Numbers 1

The Census of Israel’s Warriors

1The Lord spoke [by special revelation] to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai in the Tent of Meeting (tabernacle) on the first day of the second month in the second year after the [a]Israelites came out of the land of Egypt, saying, “Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, every male, [b]head by head from twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go out to war. You and Aaron shall number them, army by army. And with you there shall be a man [to assist you] from each tribe, each being the head of his father’s household. These then are the names of the men who shall stand with you: from [the tribe of] Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur; from [the tribe of] Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai; from [the tribe of] Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab; from [the tribe of] Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar; from [the tribe of] Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon; 10 from the sons (descendants) of Joseph: from [the tribe of] [c]Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; from [the tribe of] Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur; 11 from [the tribe of] Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni; 12 from [the tribe of] Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai; 13 from [the tribe of] Asher, Pagiel the son of Ochran; 14 from [the tribe of] Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel; 15 from [the tribe of] Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan. 16 These men were the ones called from the congregation, the leaders of their fathers’ (ancestors’) tribes; they were the heads of thousands [the highest ranking officers] in Israel.”

17 So Moses and Aaron took these men who were designated by name, 18 and assembled all the congregation on the first day of the second month, and they registered by ancestry in their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names from twenty years old and upward, head by head, 19 just as the Lord had commanded Moses. So he numbered them in the Wilderness of Sinai.

20 The sons of Reuben, Israel’s (Jacob’s) firstborn, their generations, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 21 those of the tribe of Reuben numbered 46,500.

22 Of the sons of Simeon, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, their numbered men according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 23 those of the tribe of Simeon numbered 59,300.

24 Of the sons of Gad, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 25 those of the tribe of Gad numbered 45,650.

26 Of the sons of Judah, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 27 those of the tribe of Judah numbered 74,600.

28 Of the sons of Issachar, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 29 those of the tribe of Issachar numbered 54,400.

30 Of the sons of Zebulun, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 31 those of the tribe of Zebulun numbered 57,400.

32 Of the sons of Joseph: the sons (descendants) of Ephraim, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 33 those of the tribe of Ephraim numbered 40,500.

34 Of the sons of Manasseh, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 35 those of the tribe of Manasseh numbered 32,200.

36 Of the sons of Benjamin, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 37 those of the tribe of Benjamin numbered 35,400.

38 Of the sons of Dan, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 39 those of the tribe of Dan numbered 62,700.

40 Of the sons of Asher, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 41 those of the tribe of Asher numbered 41,500.

42 Of the sons of Naphtali, their descendants, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war: 43 those of the tribe of Naphtali numbered 53,400.

44 These were the ones who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, with the leaders of Israel, twelve men, each representing his fathers’ household. 45 So all those numbered of the sons of Israel, by their fathers’ households, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go to war in Israel, 46 all who were numbered were 603,550.

Levites Exempted

47 The Levites, however, were not numbered among them by their fathers’ tribe. 48 For the Lord had said to Moses, 49 “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]. 50 But appoint the Levites over the tabernacle (sanctuary) of the Testimony, and over all its furnishings and all things that belong to it. They shall carry the tabernacle [when traveling] and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it and camp around it. 51 When the tabernacle is to go forward, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to [be set up for] camp, the Levites shall set it up. But the layman (non-Levite) who approaches the tabernacle shall be put to death. 52 The Israelites shall camp according to their armies, every man by his own camp and every man by his own [tribal] standard (banner). 53 But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the Testimony, so that there will be no wrath against the congregation of the Israelites. The Levites shall be in charge of the tabernacle of the Testimony.” 54 Thus the sons of Israel did these things; according to all that the Lord had commanded Moses, so they did.

Notas al pie

  1. Numbers 1:1 In general, sons (children) of Israel or Israel or Israelites refers to all the people (males and females) of the various tribes descended from the twelve sons (Gen 35:23-26) of Jacob (later renamed Israel by God). In verses concerning things such as warfare or circumcision sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites usually refers only to the males. Tribes of ancient peoples were identified by the name of their founding ancestor. Therefore, this same general rule applies when referring to individual tribal groups, e.g. sons of Reuben, Reuben, Reubenites and so throughout.
  2. Numbers 1:2 Lit by their skulls, also the root word for “Golgotha.”
  3. Numbers 1:10 Ephraim was the second son born to Joseph in Egypt, but he was chosen over his elder brother, Manasseh, by his grandfather, Jacob (Israel) to receive the birthright blessing (the double portion). Joshua, the great leader who took command after the death of Moses, was from the tribe of Ephraim. Eventually, Ephraim dominated the other nine tribes of Israel, the Northern Kingdom. “Ephraim” is often used interchangeably with “Israel” to refer to the ten tribes of the north.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

民數記 1

以色列的第一次人口統計

1以色列人離開埃及後第二年的二月一日,耶和華在西奈曠野的會幕中對摩西說: 「你要按以色列人的宗族和家系統計人口,登記所有男子的姓名。 你和亞倫要一隊一隊地統計以色列人中二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子。 每一支派要有一個人來協助你們。他們都是各宗族的族長, 名單如下。

「呂便支派示丟珥的兒子以利蘇、 西緬支派蘇利沙代的兒子示路蔑、 猶大支派亞米拿達的兒子拿順、 以薩迦支派蘇押的兒子拿坦業、 西布倫支派希倫的兒子以利押、 10 約瑟的後裔——以法蓮支派亞米忽的兒子以利沙瑪和瑪拿西支派比大蘇的兒子迦瑪列、 11 便雅憫支派基多尼的兒子亞比但、 12 但支派亞米沙代的兒子亞希以謝、 13 亞設支派俄蘭的兒子帕結、 14 迦得支派丟珥的兒子以利雅薩、 15 拿弗他利支派以南的兒子亞希拉。」

16 他們都是從會眾中選出來的,是各支派的首領,也是以色列的將領。

17 摩西和亞倫在這些族長的幫助下, 18 在二月一日招聚全體會眾,按照宗族和家系統計人口,登記所有二十歲以上的男子。 19 摩西照耶和華的吩咐在西奈曠野統計人口。

20-21 以色列的長子呂便支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有四萬六千五百人。

22-23 西緬支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有五萬九千三百人。

24-25 迦得支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有四萬五千六百五十人。

26-27 猶大支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有七萬四千六百人。

28-29 以薩迦支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有五萬四千四百人。

30-31 西布倫支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有五萬七千四百人。

32-33 約瑟的後裔中,以法蓮支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有四萬零五百人。

34-35 瑪拿西支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有三萬二千二百人。

36-37 便雅憫支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有三萬五千四百人。

38-39 但支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有六萬二千七百人。

40-41 亞設支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有四萬一千五百人。

42-43 拿弗他利支派中,二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來,共有五萬三千四百人。

44 以上就是摩西、亞倫和各代表自己家族的十二位以色列首領所統計的男子人數。 45 這樣,以色列人中二十歲以上、有作戰能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登記下來, 46 共有六十萬零三千五百五十人。 47 其中不包括利未人, 48 因為耶和華曾經對摩西說: 49 「你不要統計利未支派的人數,不要把他們的人數算在以色列人中。 50 你要派利未人負責搬運和照料放約櫃的聖幕及其所有器具,他們要在聖幕四圍紮營。 51 在遷移的時候,利未人要負責拆卸和支搭聖幕;其他人若走近聖幕,必被處死。 52 以色列人要按照他們的隊伍各自紮營,各歸本旗。 53 但利未人要在放約櫃的聖幕四周紮營,防止以色列人觸怒耶和華。利未人負責看守聖幕。」 54 以色列人就按耶和華對摩西的吩咐行了。