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。

New International Reader's Version

Numbers 1

The Men of Israel Are Counted

1The Lord spoke to Moses in the tent of meeting. It happened in the Desert of Sinai. The Lord spoke to him on the first day of the second month. It was the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. The Lord said, “Count all the men of Israel. Make a list of them by their tribes and families. List every man by name. List them one by one. Count all the men able to serve in the army. They must be 20 years old or more. I want you and Aaron to make a list of them group by group. One man from each tribe must help you. Those who help must be the heads of their families.

Here are the names of the men who must help you.

“From the tribe of Reuben will come Elizur, the son of Shedeur.

From the tribe of Simeon will come Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai.

From the tribe of Judah will come Nahshon, the son of Amminadab.

From the tribe of Issachar will come Nethanel, the son of Zuar.

From the tribe of Zebulun will come Eliab, the son of Helon.

10 From the tribe of Ephraim will come Elishama, the son of Ammihud.

From the tribe of Manasseh will come Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur.

Ephraim and Manasseh are Joseph’s two sons.

11 From the tribe of Benjamin will come Abidan, the son of Gideoni.

12 From the tribe of Dan will come Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai.

13 From the tribe of Asher will come Pagiel, the son of Okran.

14 From the tribe of Gad will come Eliasaph, the son of Deuel.

15 From the tribe of Naphtali will come Ahira, the son of Enan.”

16 These were the men appointed from the community. They were the leaders of the tribes of their people. They were the heads of the major families in Israel.

17 Moses and Aaron went and got the men whose names had been given to them. 18 Then Moses and Aaron gathered all the men of Israel together. It was the first day of the second month. The people wrote down the tribe and family they belonged to. The men 20 years old or more were listed by name. They were listed one by one. 19 Everything was done just as the Lord had commanded Moses. So Moses counted them in the Desert of Sinai.

20 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Reuben. He is Israel’s oldest son.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed one by one. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 21 The number from the tribe of Reuben was 46,500.

22 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Simeon.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed one by one. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 23 The number from the tribe of Simeon was 59,300.

24 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Gad.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 25 The number from the tribe of Gad was 45,650.

26 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Judah.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 27 The number from the tribe of Judah was 74,600.

28 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Issachar.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 29 The number from the tribe of Issachar was 54,400.

30 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Zebulun.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 31 The number from the tribe of Zebulun was 57,400.

32 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Ephraim. He is the son of Joseph.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 33 The number from the tribe of Ephraim was 40,500.

34 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Manasseh. He is the son of Joseph.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 35 The number from the tribe of Manasseh was 32,200.

36 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Benjamin.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 37 The number from the tribe of Benjamin was 35,400.

38 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Dan.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 39 The number from the tribe of Dan was 62,700.

40 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Asher.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 41 The number from the tribe of Asher was 41,500.

42 Here is the number of men from the tribe of Naphtali.

All the men able to serve in the army were counted. They were 20 years old or more. They were listed by name. They were listed according to the records of their tribes and families. 43 The number from the tribe of Naphtali was 53,400.

44 These were the men counted by Moses and Aaron. The 12 leaders of Israel helped them. There was one leader from each tribe. 45 The men who were counted were able to serve in Israel’s army. All of them were 20 years old or more. They were counted family by family. 46 The total number of men was 603,550.

47 But the families of the tribe of Levi were not counted along with the others. 48 The Lord had spoken to Moses. He had said, 49 “You must not count the men from the tribe of Levi. Do not include them when you list the other men of Israel. 50 Instead, put the Levites in charge of the holy tent. That is where the tablets of the covenant law are kept. The Levites will be in charge of everything that belongs to the holy tent. They must carry the tent and everything that belongs to it. They must take care of it. They must set up camp around it. 51 When the holy tent must be moved, the Levites must take it down. And when the tent must be set up, the Levites must do it. Anyone else who approaches it must be put to death. 52 The Israelites must set up their tents by military groups. All of them must be in their own camps under their own flags. 53 But the Levites must set up their tents around the holy tent. That’s where the tablets of the covenant law are kept. Then I will not be angry with the community of Israel. The Levites will be responsible for taking care of the tent.”

54 The Israelites did everything just as the Lord had commanded Moses.