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Números 1:1-54

O Recenseamento

1O Senhor falou a Moisés na Tenda do Encontro, no deserto do Sinai, no primeiro dia do segundo mês do segundo ano, depois que os israelitas saíram do Egito. Ele disse: 2“Façam um recenseamento de toda a comunidade de Israel, pelos seus clãs e famílias, alistando todos os homens, um a um, pelo nome. 3Você e Arão contarão todos os homens que possam servir no exército, de vinte anos para cima, organizados segundo as suas divisões. 4Um homem de cada tribo, o chefe dos grupos de famílias, deverá ajudá-los.

5“Estes são os nomes dos homens que os ajudarão:

“de Rúben, Elizur, filho de Sedeur;

6de Simeão, Selumiel, filho de Zurisadai;

7de Judá, Naassom, filho de Aminadabe;

8de Issacar, Natanael, filho de Zuar;

9de Zebulom, Eliabe, filho de Helom;

10dos filhos de José:

de Efraim, Elisama, filho de Amiúde;

de Manassés, Gamaliel, filho de Pedazur;

11de Benjamim, Abidã, filho de Gideoni;

12de Dã, Aieser, filho de Amisadai;

13de Aser, Pagiel, filho de Ocrã;

14de Gade, Eliasafe, filho de Deuel;

15de Naftali, Aira, filho de Enã”.

16Foram esses os escolhidos da comunidade, líderes das tribos dos seus antepassados, chefes dos clãs de Israel.

17Moisés e Arão reuniram os homens nomeados 18e convocaram toda a comunidade no primeiro dia do segundo mês. Os homens de vinte anos para cima inscreveram-se conforme os seus clãs e as suas famílias, um a um, pelo nome, 19conforme o Senhor tinha ordenado a Moisés. E assim ele os contou no deserto do Sinai, na seguinte ordem:

20Dos descendentes de Rúben, o filho mais velho de Israel:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 21O número dos da tribo de Rúben foi 46.500.

22Dos descendentes de Simeão:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 23O número dos da tribo de Simeão foi 59.300.

24Dos descendentes de Gade:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 25O número dos da tribo de Gade foi 45.650.

26Dos descendentes de Judá:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 27O número dos da tribo de Judá foi 74.600.

28Dos descendentes de Issacar:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 29O número dos da tribo de Issacar foi 54.400.

30Dos descendentes de Zebulom:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 31O número dos da tribo de Zebulom foi 57.400.

32Dos filhos de José:

Dos descendentes de Efraim:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 33O número dos da tribo de Efraim foi 40.500.

34Dos descendentes de Manassés:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 35O número dos da tribo de Manassés foi 32.200.

36Dos descendentes de Benjamim:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 37O número dos da tribo de Benjamim foi 35.400.

38Dos descendentes de Dã:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 39O número dos da tribo de Dã foi 62.700.

40Dos descendentes de Aser:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 41O número dos da tribo de Aser foi 41.500.

42Dos descendentes de Naftali:

Todos os homens de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram relacionados, cada um pelo seu nome, de acordo com os registros de seus clãs e famílias. 43O número dos da tribo de Naftali foi 53.400.

44Esses foram os homens contados por Moisés e por Arão e pelos doze líderes de Israel, cada um representando a sua família. 45Todos os israelitas de vinte anos para cima que podiam servir no exército foram contados de acordo com as suas famílias. 46O total foi 603.550 homens.

A Função dos Levitas

47As famílias da tribo de Levi, porém, não foram contadas juntamente com as outras, 48pois o Senhor tinha dito a Moisés: 49“Não faça o recenseamento da tribo de Levi nem a relacione entre os demais israelitas. 50Em vez disso, designe os levitas como responsáveis pelo tabernáculo que guarda as tábuas da aliança, por todos os seus utensílios e por tudo o que pertence a ele. Eles transportarão o tabernáculo e todos os seus utensílios; cuidarão dele e acamparão ao seu redor. 51Sempre que o tabernáculo tiver que ser removido, os levitas o desmontarão e, sempre que tiver que ser armado, os levitas o farão. Qualquer pessoa não autorizada que se aproximar do tabernáculo terá que ser executada. 52Os israelitas armarão as suas tendas organizadas segundo as suas divisões, cada um em seu próprio acampamento e junto à sua bandeira. 53Os levitas, porém, armarão as suas tendas ao redor do tabernáculo que guarda as tábuas da aliança, para que a ira divina não caia sobre a comunidade de Israel. Os levitas terão a responsabilidade de cuidar do tabernáculo que guarda as tábuas da aliança”.

54Os israelitas fizeram tudo exatamente como o Senhor tinha ordenado a Moisés.

New International Reader's Version

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.