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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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Okubala 1:1-54

Okubala Abantu

11:1 a Kuv 40:2 b Kuv 19:1 c Kuv 40:17Awo 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 Misiri1:1 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. N’amugamba nti: 21:2 Kuv 30:11-16; Kbl 26:2“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. 31:3 Kuv 30:14Ggwe 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. 41:4 a nny 16 b Kuv 18:21; Ma 1:15Munaayambibwako omusajja omu omu okuva mu buli kika, nga ye mukulu w’oluggya lwa bajjajjaabe.

51:5 Lub 29:32; Ma 33:6; Kub 7:5“Gano ge mannya g’abasajja abajja okubayambako:

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

6mu kya Simyoni ye Serumiyeeri mutabani wa Zulisadaayi;

71:7 a Lub 29:35; Zab 78:68 b Lus 4:20; 1By 2:10; Luk 3:32mu kya Yuda ye Nakusoni mutabani wa Amminadaabu;

81:8 Lub 30:18mu kya Isakaali ye Nesaneri mutabani wa Zuwaali;

91:9 nny 30mu kya Zebbulooni ye Eriyaabu mutabani wa Keroni.

101:10 nny 32Okuva mu baana ba Yusufu:

mu kya Efulayimu ye Erisaama mutabani wa Ammikudi;

mu kya Manase ye Gamalyeri mutabani wa Pedazuuli.

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

121:12 nny 38mu kya Ddaani ye Akiyezeeri mutabani wa Amisadaayi;

131:13 nny 40mu kya Aseri ye Pagiyeeri mutabani wa Okulaani;

141:14 Kbl 2:14mu kya Gaadi ye Eriyasaafu mutabani wa Deweri;

151:15 nny 42mu kya Nafutaali ye Akira mutabani wa Enani.”

161:16 a Kuv 18:25 b nny 4; Kuv 18:21; Kbl 7:2Abo 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

17Awo Musa ne Alooni ne batwala abasajja abo abaatuddwa amannya gaabwe, 181:18 a nny 1 b Ezr 2:59; Beb 7:3ne 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, 19nga Mukama bwe yalagira Musa. Bw’atyo Musa n’ababalira mu Ddungu lya Sinaayi:

201:20 Kbl 26:5-11; Kub 7:5Ab’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. 21Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Lewubeeni baali emitwalo ena mu kakaaga mu bitaano (46,500).

221:22 Kbl 26:12-14; Kub 7:7Ab’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. 23Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Simyoni baali emitwalo etaano mu kenda mu ebikumi bisatu (59,300).

241:24 Lub 30:11; Kbl 26:15-18; Kub 7:5Ab’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. 25Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Gaadi baali emitwalo ena mu enkumi ttaano mu lukaaga mu amakumi ataano (45,650).

261:26 Lub 29:35; Kbl 26:19-22; Mat 1:2; Kub 7:5Ab’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. 27Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Yuda baali emitwalo musanvu mu enkumi nnya mu lukaaga (74,600).

281:28 Kbl 26:23-25; Kub 7:7Ab’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. 29Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Isakaali baali emitwalo etaano mu enkumi nnya mu ebikumi bina (54,400).

301:30 Kbl 26:26-27; Kub 7:8Ab’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. 31Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Zebbulooni baali emitwalo etaano mu kasanvu mu ebikumi bina (57,400).

321:32 Kbl 26:35-37Okuva 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. 33Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Efulayimu baali emitwalo ena mu ebikumi bitaano (40,500).

341:34 Kbl 26:28-34; Kub 7:6Ab’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. 35Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Manase baali emitwalo esatu mu enkumi bbiri mu ebikumi bibiri (32,200).

361:36 Kbl 26:38-41; 2By 17:17; Kub 7:8Ab’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. 37Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Benyamini baali emitwalo esatu mu enkumi ttaano mu ebikumi bina (35,400).

381:38 Lub 30:6; Kbl 26:42-43Ab’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. 39Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Ddaani baali emitwalo mukaaga mu enkumi bbiri mu lusanvu (62,700).

401:40 Kbl 26:44-47; Kub 7:6Ab’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. 41Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Aseri baali emitwalo ena mu lukumi mu ebikumi bitaano (41,500).

421:42 Kbl 26:48-50; Kub 7:6Ab’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. 43Abaabalibwa okuva mu kika kya Nafutaali baali emitwalo etaano mu enkumi ssatu mu ebikumi bina (53,400).

441:44 Kbl 26:64Abo be basajja Musa ne Alooni be baabala, nga bayambibwako abakulembeze ab’omu Isirayiri ekkumi n’ababiri, nga buli omu akiikiridde ekika kye. 45Abasajja 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. 461:46 Kuv 12:37; 38:26; Kbl 2:32; 26:51Obungi bwabwe bonna abaabalibwa okugatta awamu baali bawera emitwalo nkaaga mu enkumi ssatu mu ebikumi bitaano mu amakumi ataano (603,550).

Abaleevi bo Tebaabalibwa

471:47 a Kbl 2:33; 26:57 b Kbl 4:3, 49Abazzukulu ab’omu mpya ez’omu bika ebirala bwe baali babalibwa, bo ab’omu kika kya Leevi tebaabalibwa. 48Kubanga Mukama Katonda yali agambye Musa nti, 49“Ab’omu kika kya Leevi tababalanga wadde okubagatta awamu n’emiwendo gy’abaana ba Isirayiri abalala.” 501:50 Kuv 38:21; Bik 7:44Era 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. 511:51 Kbl 3:38; 4:1-33Eweema 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. 521:52 Kbl 2:2; Zab 20:5Abaana ba Isirayiri banaasiisiranga mu bibinja, nga buli musajja ali mu lusiisira lwe n’ebendera ye ku bubwe. 531:53 a Lv 10:6; Kbl 16:46; 18:5 b Kbl 18:2-4Naye 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.”

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