Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

民数记 1

以色列的第一次人口统计

1以色列人离开埃及后第二年的二月一日,耶和华在西奈旷野的会幕中对摩西说: “你要按以色列人的宗族和家系统计人口,登记所有男子的姓名。 你和亚伦要一队一队地统计以色列人中二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子。 每一支派要有一个人来协助你们。他们都是各宗族的族长, 名单如下。

“吕便支派示丢珥的儿子以利苏、 西缅支派苏利沙代的儿子示路蔑、 犹大支派亚米拿达的儿子拿顺、 以萨迦支派苏押的儿子拿坦业、 西布伦支派希伦的儿子以利押、 10 约瑟的后裔——以法莲支派亚米忽的儿子以利沙玛和玛拿西支派比大苏的儿子迦玛列、 11 便雅悯支派基多尼的儿子亚比但、 12 但支派亚米沙代的儿子亚希以谢、 13 亚设支派俄兰的儿子帕结、 14 迦得支派丢珥的儿子以利雅萨、 15 拿弗他利支派以南的儿子亚希拉。”

16 他们都是从会众中选出来的,是各支派的首领,也是以色列的将领。

17 摩西和亚伦在这些族长的帮助下, 18 在二月一日招聚全体会众,按照宗族和家系统计人口,登记所有二十岁以上的男子。 19 摩西照耶和华的吩咐在西奈旷野统计人口。

20-21 以色列的长子吕便支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有四万六千五百人。

22-23 西缅支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有五万九千三百人。

24-25 迦得支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有四万五千六百五十人。

26-27 犹大支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有七万四千六百人。

28-29 以萨迦支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有五万四千四百人。

30-31 西布伦支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有五万七千四百人。

32-33 约瑟的后裔中,以法莲支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有四万零五百人。

34-35 玛拿西支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有三万二千二百人。

36-37 便雅悯支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有三万五千四百人。

38-39 但支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有六万二千七百人。

40-41 亚设支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有四万一千五百人。

42-43 拿弗他利支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有五万三千四百人。

44 以上就是摩西、亚伦和各代表自己家族的十二位以色列首领所统计的男子人数。 45 这样,以色列人中二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来, 46 共有六十万零三千五百五十人。 47 其中不包括利未人, 48 因为耶和华曾经对摩西说: 49 “你不要统计利未支派的人数,不要把他们的人数算在以色列人中。 50 你要派利未人负责搬运和照料放约柜的圣幕及其所有器具,他们要在圣幕四围扎营。 51 在迁移的时候,利未人要负责拆卸和支搭圣幕;其他人若走近圣幕,必被处死。 52 以色列人要按照他们的队伍各自扎营,各归本旗。 53 但利未人要在放约柜的圣幕四周扎营,防止以色列人触怒耶和华。利未人负责看守圣幕。” 54 以色列人就按耶和华对摩西的吩咐行了。

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.