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。

The Message

Numbers 1

Census in the Wilderness of Sinai

11-5 God spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai at the Tent of Meeting on the first day of the second month in the second year after they had left Egypt. He said, “Number the congregation of the People of Israel by clans and families, writing down the names of every male. You and Aaron are to register, company by company, every man who is twenty years and older who is able to fight in the army. Pick one man from each tribe who is head of his family to help you. These are the names of the men who will help you:

from Reuben: Elizur son of Shedeur

from Simeon: Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai

from Judah: Nahshon son of Amminadab

from Issachar: Nethanel son of Zuar

from Zebulun: Eliab son of Helon

10 from the sons of Joseph,
    from Ephraim: Elishama son of Ammihud
    from Manasseh: Gamaliel son of Pedahzur

11 from Benjamin: Abidan son of Gideoni

12 from Dan: Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai

13 from Asher: Pagiel son of Ocran

14 from Gad: Eliasaph son of Deuel

15 from Naphtali: Ahira son of Enan.”

16 These were the men chosen from the congregation, leaders of their ancestral tribes, heads of Israel’s military divisions.

17-19 Moses and Aaron took these men who had been named to help and gathered the whole congregation together on the first day of the second month. The people registered themselves in their tribes according to their ancestral families, putting down the names of those who were twenty years old and older, just as God commanded Moses. He numbered them in the Wilderness of Sinai.

20-21 The line of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by tribes according to their ancestral families. The tribe of Reuben numbered 46,500.

22-23 The line of Simeon: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Simeon numbered 59,300.

24-25 The line of Gad: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Gad numbered 45,650.

26-27 The line of Judah: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Judah numbered 74,600.

28-29 The line of Issachar: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Issachar numbered 54,400.

30-31 The line of Zebulun: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Zebulun numbered 57,400.

32-33 The line of Joseph: From son Ephraim the men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Ephraim numbered 40,500.

34-35 And from son Manasseh the men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Manasseh numbered 32,200.

36-37 The line of Benjamin: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Benjamin numbered 35,400.

38-39 The line of Dan: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Dan numbered 62,700.

40-41 The line of Asher: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Asher numbered 41,500.

42-43 The line of Naphtali: The men were counted off head by head, every male twenty years and older who was able to fight in the army, registered by clans and families. The tribe of Naphtali numbered 53,400.

44-46 These are the numbers of those registered by Moses and Aaron, registered with the help of the leaders of Israel, twelve men, each representing his ancestral family. The sum total of the People of Israel twenty years old and over who were able to fight in the army, counted by ancestral family, was 603,550.

47-51 The Levites, however, were not counted by their ancestral family along with the others. God had told Moses, “The tribe of Levi is an exception: Don’t register them. Don’t count the tribe of Levi; don’t include them in the general census of the People of Israel. Instead, appoint the Levites to be in charge of The Dwelling of The Testimony—over all its furnishings and everything connected with it. Their job is to carry The Dwelling and all its furnishings, maintain it, and camp around it. When it’s time to move The Dwelling, the Levites will take it down, and when it’s time to set it up, the Levites will do it. Anyone else who even goes near it will be put to death.

52-53 “The rest of the People of Israel will set up their tents in companies, every man in his own camp under its own flag. But the Levites will set up camp around The Dwelling of The Testimony so that wrath will not fall on the community of Israel. The Levites are responsible for the security of The Dwelling of The Testimony.”

54 The People of Israel did everything that God commanded Moses. They did it all.