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.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Okubala 1

Okubala Abantu

1Awo Mukama Katonda n’ayogera ne Musa mu Weema ya Mukama ey’Okukuŋŋaanirangamu, mu Ddungu lya Sinaayi ku lunaku olw’olubereberye olw’omu mwezi ogwokubiri ogw’omwaka ogwokubiri kasookedde abaana ba Isirayiri bava mu nsi y’e Misiri[a]. N’amugamba nti: “Bala ekibiina kyonna eky’abaana ba Isirayiri ng’obategeka mu bika byabwe, ne mu mpya zaabwe, ng’owandiika erinnya lya buli musajja kinnoomu ku lukalala. Ggwe ne Alooni mujja kutegeka abasajja bonna ab’omu Isirayiri abawezezza emyaka amakumi abiri egy’obukulu n’okusingawo, abatuuse okuyingira mu magye, mubabalire mu bibinja byabwe. Munaayambibwako omusajja omu omu okuva mu buli kika, nga ye mukulu w’oluggya lwa bajjajjaabe.

“Gano ge mannya g’abasajja abajja okubayambako:

“Aliva mu kika kya Lewubeeni ye Erizuuli mutabani wa Sedewuli;

mu kya Simyoni ye Serumiyeeri mutabani wa Zulisadaayi;

mu kya Yuda ye Nakusoni mutabani wa Amminadaabu;

mu kya Isakaali ye Nesaneri mutabani wa Zuwaali;

mu kya Zebbulooni ye Eriyaabu mutabani wa Keroni.

10 Okuva mu baana ba Yusufu:

mu kya Efulayimu ye Erisaama mutabani wa Ammikudi;

mu kya Manase ye Gamalyeri mutabani wa Pedazuuli.

11 Aliva mu kika kya Benyamini ye Abidaani mutabani wa Gidyoni;

12 mu kya Ddaani ye Akiyezeeri mutabani wa Amisadaayi;

13 mu kya Aseri ye Pagiyeeri mutabani wa Okulaani;

14 mu kya Gaadi ye Eriyasaafu mutabani wa Deweri;

15 mu kya Nafutaali ye Akira mutabani wa Enani.”

16 Abo be basajja abaalondebwa okuva mu kibiina, nga be bakulembeze ab’ebika bya bajjajjaabwe. Abo nga be bakulu b’ebika bya Isirayiri.

Ebika n’obunene bwabyo

17 Awo Musa ne Alooni ne batwala abasajja abo abaatuddwa amannya gaabwe, 18 ne bakuŋŋaanya ekibiina ky’abantu bonna ku lunaku olw’olubereberye olw’omu mwezi ogwokubiri. Awo abantu bonna ne beewandiisa mu bujjajja bwabwe ne mu bika byabwe awamu ne mu mpya zaabwe. Abasajja abo abaali bawezezza emyaka amakumi abiri egy’obukulu n’okusingawo, amannya gaabwe ne gawandiikibwa kinnoomu ku lukalala, 19 nga Mukama bwe yalagira Musa. Bw’atyo Musa n’ababalira mu Ddungu lya Sinaayi:

20 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Lewubeeni, mutabani wa Isirayiri omubereberye:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 21 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Lewubeeni baali emitwalo ena mu kakaaga mu bitaano (46,500).

22 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Simyoni:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 23 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Simyoni baali emitwalo etaano mu kenda mu ebikumi bisatu (59,300).

24 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Gaadi:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe, n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 25 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Gaadi baali emitwalo ena mu enkumi ttaano mu lukaaga mu amakumi ataano (45,650).

26 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Yuda:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 27 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Yuda baali emitwalo musanvu mu enkumi nnya mu lukaaga (74,600).

28 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Isakaali:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe, kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 29 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Isakaali baali emitwalo etaano mu enkumi nnya mu ebikumi bina (54,400).

30 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Zebbulooni:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 31 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Zebbulooni baali emitwalo etaano mu kasanvu mu ebikumi bina (57,400).

32 Okuva mu batabani ba Yusufu:

Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Efulayimu

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 33 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Efulayimu baali emitwalo ena mu ebikumi bitaano (40,500).

34 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Manase:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 35 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Manase baali emitwalo esatu mu enkumi bbiri mu ebikumi bibiri (32,200).

36 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Benyamini:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 37 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Benyamini baali emitwalo esatu mu enkumi ttaano mu ebikumi bina (35,400).

38 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Ddaani:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 39 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Ddaani baali emitwalo mukaaga mu enkumi bbiri mu lusanvu (62,700).

40 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Aseri:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 41 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Aseri baali emitwalo ena mu lukumi mu ebikumi bitaano (41,500).

42 Ab’omu bazzukulu ba Nafutaali:

Abasajja bonna ab’emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye, baawandiikibwa amannya gaabwe kinnoomu, ng’ebiwandiiko by’ebika byabwe n’eby’empya zaabwe bwe byali. 43 Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Nafutaali baali emitwalo etaano mu enkumi ssatu mu ebikumi bina (53,400).

44 Abo be basajja Musa ne Alooni be baabala, nga bayambibwako abakulembeze ab’omu Isirayiri ekkumi n’ababiri, nga buli omu akiikiridde ekika kye. 45 Abasajja bonna abaana ba Isirayiri abaali bawezezza emyaka egy’obukulu amakumi abiri n’okusingawo, nga batuuse n’okuyingira mu magye ga Isirayiri bwe batyo ne babalirwa mu bika byabwe. 46 Obungi bwabwe bonna abaabalibwa okugatta awamu baali bawera emitwalo nkaaga mu enkumi ssatu mu ebikumi bitaano mu amakumi ataano (603,550).

Abaleevi bo Tebaabalibwa

47 Abazzukulu ab’omu mpya ez’omu bika ebirala bwe baali babalibwa, bo ab’omu kika kya Leevi tebaabalibwa. 48 Kubanga Mukama Katonda yali agambye Musa nti, 49 “Ab’omu kika kya Leevi tababalanga wadde okubagatta awamu n’emiwendo gy’abaana ba Isirayiri abalala.” 50 Era n’amugamba nti, “Naye Abaleevi obawanga omulimu ogw’okulabirira Eweema ey’Obujulirwa n’ebintu byamu byonna awamu ne byonna ebigigenderako. Banaasitulanga Eweema n’ebyamu byonna, banaagirabiriranga era banaasiisiranga okugyetooloola. 51 Eweema bw’eneebanga etwalibwa mu kifo ekirala, Abaleevi be banaagisimbulanga, era bwe kineetaagisanga okugissa mu kifo awalala, Abaleevi be banaagisimbangawo. Omuntu omulala yenna bw’anaagisembereranga anaafanga. 52 Abaana ba Isirayiri banaasiisiranga mu bibinja, nga buli musajja ali mu lusiisira lwe n’ebendera ye ku bubwe. 53 Naye Abaleevi bo banaasimbanga eweema zaabwe okwebungulula Eweema ey’Obujulirwa, abaana ba Isirayiri baleme kutuukibwako busungu bwa Mukama. Abaleevi be banaabanga n’obuvunaanyizibwa obw’okulabirira Eweema ey’Obujulirwa.”

54 Abaana ba Isirayiri ne bakola ebyo byonna nga Mukama Katonda bwe yalagira Musa.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Kino kyabaawo oluvannyuma lw’omwezi gumu nga Abayisirayiri batuuse mu ddungu lya Sinaayi (Kuv 9:1), ate nga wayiseewo omwezi gumu bukya Eweema ya Mukama ezimbibwa (Kuv 40:17), ate n’oluvannyuma lw’ennaku kkumi na ttaano nga kyebajje bakwate Embaga ey’Okuyitako mu Sinaayi