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Numbers 1:1-54

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, 2“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. 3Count 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. 4One man from each tribe must help you. Those who help must be the heads of their families.

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

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

6From the tribe of Simeon will come Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai.

7From the tribe of Judah will come Nahshon, the son of Amminadab.

8From the tribe of Issachar will come Nethanel, the son of Zuar.

9From the tribe of Zebulun will come Eliab, the son of Helon.

10From 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.

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

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

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

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

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

16These 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.

17Moses and Aaron went and got the men whose names had been given to them. 18Then 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. 19Everything was done just as the Lord had commanded Moses. So Moses counted them in the Desert of Sinai.

20Here 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. 21The number from the tribe of Reuben was 46,500.

22Here 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. 23The number from the tribe of Simeon was 59,300.

24Here 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. 25The number from the tribe of Gad was 45,650.

26Here 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. 27The number from the tribe of Judah was 74,600.

28Here 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. 29The number from the tribe of Issachar was 54,400.

30Here 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. 31The number from the tribe of Zebulun was 57,400.

32Here 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. 33The number from the tribe of Ephraim was 40,500.

34Here 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. 35The number from the tribe of Manasseh was 32,200.

36Here 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. 37The number from the tribe of Benjamin was 35,400.

38Here 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. 39The number from the tribe of Dan was 62,700.

40Here 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. 41The number from the tribe of Asher was 41,500.

42Here 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. 43The number from the tribe of Naphtali was 53,400.

44These were the men counted by Moses and Aaron. The 12 leaders of Israel helped them. There was one leader from each tribe. 45The 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. 46The total number of men was 603,550.

47But the families of the tribe of Levi were not counted along with the others. 48The 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. 50Instead, 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. 51When 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. 52The Israelites must set up their tents by military groups. All of them must be in their own camps under their own flags. 53But 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.”

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

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Ndari 1:1-54

Gũtarwo kwa Andũ a Isiraeli

11:1 Thaam 27:21; 19:1; 6:14Na rĩrĩ, Jehova akĩarĩria Musa arĩ Hema-inĩ ya Gũtũnganwo kũu Werũ-inĩ wa Sinai mũthenya wa mbere wa mweri wa keerĩ, mwaka-inĩ wa keerĩ kuuma andũ a Isiraeli moima bũrũri wa Misiri. Akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ: 21:2 Thaam 30:11-16; Ndar 3:40“Tara kĩrĩndĩ gĩothe kĩa andũ a Isiraeli, ũmatare na mbarĩ ciao, na nyũmba ciao ũrĩa itariĩ, mũndũ mũrũme o mũndũ mũrũme andĩkwo rĩĩtwa rĩake. 31:3 Thaam 34:14; Josh 5:4Wee mũrĩ na Harũni mũtare ikundi cia arũme othe arĩa marĩ Isiraeli, arĩa makinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩhota gũthiĩ ita-inĩ. 41:4 Alaw 24:11; Ndar 7:2; Thaam 18:21Mũndũ ũmwe kuuma o mũhĩrĩga, na akorwo arĩ mũtongoria wa nyũmba yao, nĩo mekũmũteithia. 51:5 Ndar 17:2; Kĩam 29:32; Ndar 2:10Maya nĩmo marĩĩtwa ma andũ arĩa marĩmũteithagĩrĩria:

kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Rubeni, nĩ Elizuru mũrũ wa Shedeuru;

6kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Simeoni, nĩ Shelumieli mũrũ wa Zurishadai;

71:7 Kĩam 29:35; Thaam 6:23; Ruth 4:20kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Juda, nĩ Nahashoni mũrũ wa Aminadabu;

81:8 Kĩam 30:18kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Isakaru, nĩ Nethaneli mũrũ wa Zuaru;

9kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Zebuluni, nĩ Eliabu mũrũ wa Heloni;

101:10 Ndar 10:23kuuma ariũ a Jusufu:

kuuma Efiraimu, nĩ Elishama mũrũ wa Amihudu;

kuuma Manase, nĩ Gamalieli mũrũ wa Pedazuru;

11kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Benjamini, nĩ Abidani mũrũ wa Gideoni;

12kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Dani, nĩ Ahiezeri mũrũ wa Amishadai;

13kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Asheri, nĩ Pagieli mũrũ wa Okirani;

141:14 Ndar 10:20; 2:14kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Gadi, nĩ Eliasafu mũrũ wa Deueli;

15kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Nafitali, nĩ Ahira mũrũ wa Enani.”

161:16 Thaam 18:25; Ndar 32:28Acio nĩo andũ arĩa maathuurirwo kuuma kũrĩ kĩrĩndĩ gĩa Isiraeli, marĩ atongoria a mĩhĩrĩga ya maithe mao ma tene. Nĩo maarĩ atongoria a mĩhĩrĩga ya Isiraeli.

17Musa na Harũni makĩoya andũ acio maaheetwo marĩĩtwa mao. 181:18 Ezar 2:59; Thaam 30:14Magĩcooka magĩĩta kĩrĩndĩ gĩothe hamwe mũthenya wa mbere wa mweri wa keerĩ. Andũ makĩonania rũruka rwao kũringana na mbarĩ na nyũmba ciao, nao arũme arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria makĩandĩkwo, o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, 19o ta ũrĩa Jehova aathĩte Musa. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio akĩmatara marĩ kũu Werũ-inĩ wa Sinai:

20Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Rubeni, mũriũ wa irigithathi wa Isiraeli:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ na nyũmba ciao. 21Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Rubeni maarĩ andũ 46,500.

22Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Simeoni:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, magĩtarwo na makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ na nyũmba ciao. 23Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Simeoni maarĩ andũ 59,300.

24Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Gadi:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 25Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Gadi maarĩ andũ 45,650.

26Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Juda:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 27Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Juda maarĩ andũ 74,600.

28Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Isakaru:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 29Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Isakaru maarĩ andũ 54,400.

30Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Zebuluni:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ kana makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 31Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Zebuluni maarĩ andũ 57,400.

32Kuuma kũrĩ ariũ a Jusufu:

Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Efiraimu:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 33Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Efiraimu maarĩ andũ 40,500.

34Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Manase:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 35Kuuma mũhĩrĩga-inĩ wa Manase maarĩ andũ 32,200.

36Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Benjamini:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 37Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Benjamini maarĩ andũ 35,400.

38Kuuma njiaro-nĩ cia Dani:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 39Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Dani maarĩ andũ 62,700.

40Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Asheri:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 41Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Asheri maarĩ andũ 41,500.

42Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Nafitali:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ kana makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 43Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Nafitali maarĩ andũ 53,400.

44Acio nĩo andũ arĩa maatarirwo nĩ Musa na Harũni na atongoria arĩa ikũmi na eerĩ a Isiraeli, o ũmwe wao arũgamĩrĩire nyũmba yake. 45Andũ othe a Isiraeli arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ kana makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, magĩtarwo kũringana na nyũmba ciao. 461:46 Thaam 12:37; 2Sam 24:9Andũ acio othe marĩ hamwe maarĩ 603,550.

471:47 Ndar 4:3, 49No rĩrĩ, andũ a nyũmba ya mũhĩrĩga wa Lawi matiataranĩirio hamwe na andũ arĩa angĩ a Isiraeli. 48Jehova nĩeerĩte Musa atĩrĩ, 49“Mũtigatare andũ a mũhĩrĩga wa Lawi kana mũmataranĩrie na andũ arĩa angĩ a Isiraeli. 501:50 Thaam 16:4Handũ ha ũguo-rĩ, amũrai Alawii matuĩke arori a hema ya Ũira, mamenyagĩrĩre indo ciothe ciayo, na kĩndũ o gĩothe kĩa hema ĩyo. Nĩo marĩkuuaga hema ĩyo o na indo ciothe ciayo; na mamĩmenyagĩrĩre na mamĩthiũrũrũkagĩrie na hema ciao. 511:51 Thaam 21:12Rĩrĩa rĩothe hema ĩyo ĩgũthaamio, Alawii acio nĩo marĩmĩambũraga, na rĩrĩa rĩothe hema ĩyo ĩĩkwambwo-rĩ, Alawii acio nĩo marĩmĩambaga. Mũndũ ũngĩ o na ũrĩkũ angĩkamĩkuhĩrĩria nĩakooragwo. 52Andũ a Isiraeli marĩambaga hema ciao kũringana na ikundi ciao, o mũndũ kambĩ-inĩ yake harĩa bendera yake ĩrĩ. 531:53 Gũcook 9:22No rĩrĩ, Alawii marĩambaga hema ciao mathiũrũrũkĩirie hema ya Ũira nĩgeetha kĩrĩndĩ kĩu kĩa Isiraeli gĩtigakorererwo nĩ mangʼũrĩ ma Ngai. Alawii nĩo marĩĩhokagĩrwo ũmenyereri wa hema ĩyo ya Ũira.”

54Nao andũ a Isiraeli magĩĩka maũndũ macio o ta ũrĩa Jehova aathĩte Musa.