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。

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.