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Números 1:1-54

Recenseamento dos israelitas

1No primeiro dia do segundo mês1.1 Mês de Zive. Entre a lua nova do mês de abril e o mês de maio. do segundo ano depois dos israelitas terem deixado o Egito, o Senhor deu as seguintes instruções a Moisés, que se encontrava nessa ocasião na tenda do encontro, enquanto Israel estava acampado no deserto de Sinai: 2“Faz um recenseamento de todos os homens israelitas, 3-5a partir da idade de 20 anos, que sejam aptos para combater; indica também a tribo e a família de cada um.

Tu e Aarão ficarão responsáveis por essa iniciativa e serão assistidos pelos chefes de cada tribo, deste modo:

da tribo de Rúben: Elizur, filho de Sedeur;

6da tribo de Simeão: Selumiel, filho de Zurisadai;

7da tribo de Judá: Nassom, filho de Aminadabe;

8da tribo de Issacar: Netanel, filho de Zuar;

9da tribo de Zebulão: Eliabe, filho de Helom;

10Dos filhos de José:

Elisama, filho de Amiude, pela tribo de Efraim;

Gamaliel, filho de Pedazur, pela tribo de Manassés;

11da tribo de Benjamim: Abidã, filho de Gideoni;

12da tribo de Dan: Aiezer, filho de Amisadai;

13da tribo de Aser: Pagiel, filho de Ocrã;

14da tribo de Gad: Eliasafe, filho de Deuel;

15da tribo de Naftali: Airá, filho de Enã.”

16Foram estes os nomeados para a tarefa indicada.

17Moisés e Aarão, com os chefes acima indicados, 18convocaram todos os homens de Israel no primeiro dia do segundo mês com idade a partir de 20 anos para virem registar-se e indicar a sua tribo e família, 19tal como o Senhor ordenara a Moisés no deserto do Sinai.

Foi esta a contagem final:

20-21Rúben, o filho mais velho de Jacob: 46 500;

22-23Simeão: 59 300;

24-25Gad: 45 650;

26-27Judá: 74 600;

28-29Issacar: 54 400;

30-31Zebulão: 57 400;

32-33José: Efraim: 40 500;

34-35Manassés: 32 200;

36-37Benjamim: 35 400;

38-39Dan: 62 700;

40-41Aser: 41 500;

42-43Naftali: 53 400.

44-46O total de homens israelitas recenseados, aptos para o exército, foi de: 603 550.

47Esta relação não inclui os levitas, 48porque o Senhor tinha dito a Moisés 49que isentasse os levitas dessa obrigação e não os incluísse no recenseamento; 50-52pois a sua atividade está relacionada com o tabernáculo e o seu transporte. O seu dever é viver junto dele; assim, quando tiver de ser deslocado, os levitas terão de o desmontar para tornar a armá-lo onde for preciso. Outra pessoa, quem quer que seja, que venha a tocar nele morrerá. Cada tribo levantará o seu acampamento em áreas separadas, com a sua bandeira própria. 53Mas os levitas agrupar-se-ão à volta do tabernáculo como uma parede entre o povo e a severidade de Deus, que é santo, para os proteger da ira divina.

54Todas estas instruções do Senhor a Moisés foram postas em execução.

King James Version

Numbers 1:1-54

1And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls; 3From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies. 4And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.

5¶ And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur. 6Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 7Of Judah; Nahshon the son of Amminadab. 8Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of Zuar. 9Of Zebulun; Eliab the son of Helon. 10Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim; Elishama the son of Ammihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 11Of Benjamin; Abidan the son of Gideoni. 12Of Dan; Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 13Of Asher; Pagiel the son of Ocran. 14Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel.1.14 Deuel: also called, Reuel 15Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan. 16These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.

17¶ And Moses and Aaron took these men which are expressed by their names: 18And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls. 19As the LORD commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai. 20And the children of Reuben, Israel’s eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 21Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

22¶ Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, those that were numbered of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 23Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.

24¶ Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 25Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.

26¶ Of the children of Judah, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 27Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

28¶ Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 29Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

30¶ Of the children of Zebulun, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 31Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

32¶ Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 33Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.

34¶ Of the children of Manasseh, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 35Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.

36¶ Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 37Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.

38¶ Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 39Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.

40¶ Of the children of Asher, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 41Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.

42¶ Of the children of Naphtali, throughout their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 43Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

44These are those that were numbered, which Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: each one was for the house of his fathers. 45So were all those that were numbered of the children of Israel, by the house of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel; 46Even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

47¶ But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them. 48For the LORD had spoken unto Moses, saying, 49Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel: 50But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle. 51And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. 52And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts. 53But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony. 54And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.