Japanese Living Bible

民数記 1

人口調査

1エジプトを出てから二年目の第二月の一日(太陽暦の四月十五日)、イスラエルの人々がシナイ半島で野営していた時のことです。神は、幕屋(イスラエルの民が神と会う聖所、天幕)の中にいたモーセに告げて言いました。 2-15 「氏族、家族ごとに、戦いに出られる二十歳以上の男の人数を調べなさい。あなたとアロンが指図し、それぞれの部族の長に調べさせるのだ。」

各部族の長は次のとおりです。ルベン族からシェデウルの子エリツル、シメオン族からツリシャダイの子シェルミエル、ユダ族からアミナダブの子ナフション、イッサカル族からツアルの子ネタヌエル、ゼブルン族からヘロンの子エリアブ、ヨセフの子エフライム族からアミフデの子エリシャマ、ヨセフの子マナセ族からペダツルの子ガムリエル、ベニヤミン族からギデオニの子アビダン、ダン族からアミシャダイの子アヒエゼル、アシェル族からオクランの子パグイエル、ガド族からデウエルの子エルヤサフ、ナフタリ族からエナンの子アヒラ。 16 以上が選ばれた各部族の長です。

17-19 その日、モーセとアロンと族長たちは、神の指示どおり、氏族、家族ごとに、兵役に就くことができる二十歳以上の男を全員集めて登録させました。 20-46 最終の部族ごとの登録数は次のとおりです。

ルベン族〔ヤコブの長男〕四万六、五〇〇人、シメオン族五万九、三〇〇人、ガド族四万五、六五〇人、ユダ族七万四、六〇〇人、イッサカル族五万四、四〇〇人、ゼブルン族五万七、四〇〇人、エフライム族〔ヨセフの子〕四万五〇〇人、マナセ族〔ヨセフの子〕三万二、二〇〇人、ベニヤミン族三万五、四〇〇人、ダン族六万二、七〇〇人、アシェル族四万一、五〇〇人、ナフタリ族五万三、四〇〇人、計六〇万三、五五〇人。

47 この数に、レビ族は含まれていません。 48-49 主がモーセに、次のように告げたからです。「レビ族の者は兵役を免除し、人数も調べてはいけない。 50 彼らには幕屋を運び、管理する仕事があるからだ。幕屋の近くに住み、 51 よそへ移るときはいつでも、天幕を解体し、また組み立てる。ほかの者が手を出してはいけない。幕屋にさわるだけでも死刑に処せられる。 52 各部族ごとに集まって宿営し、目じるしにそれぞれの旗を立てなさい。 53 レビ族は幕屋の回りに宿営しなさい。彼らがわたしとあなたがたの間に入り、あなたがたが罪を犯したとき、わたしの怒りに触れないですむためだ。」

54 人々は、すべて主がモーセに告げたとおりにしました。

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.