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.

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

Numero 1

Ang Nahauna nga Pagsensos sang Israel

1Sang nahauna nga adlaw, sang ikaduha nga bulan, sang ikaduha nga tuig halin sang pagguwa sang mga Israelinhon sa Egipto, nagpakigsugilanon ang Ginoo kay Moises sa Tolda nga Ginapakigkitaan didto sa kamingawan sang Sinai. Siling niya: Isensos ninyo ang bug-os nga katilingban sang Israel suno sa ila mga pamilya. Ilista ninyo ang mga ngalan sang tanan nga lalaki nga nagaedad sing 20 ka tuig paibabaw nga puwede magsoldado. Kamo ni Aaron ang magdumala sa pagsensos. Magabulig sa inyo ang pangulo sang kada tribo. 5-15 Amo ini sila ang magabulig sa inyo:

Tribo Pangulo
ReubenElizur nga anak ni Shedeur
SimeonShelumiel nga anak ni Zurishadai
JudaNashon nga anak ni Aminadab
IsacarNetanel nga anak ni Zuar
ZebulunEliab nga anak ni Helon
Efraim nga anak ni JoseElishama nga anak ni Amihud
Manase nga anak ni JoseGamaliel nga anak ni Pedazur
BenjaminAbidan nga anak ni Gideoni
DanAhiezer nga anak ni Amishadai
AsherPagiel nga anak ni Ocran
GadEliasaf nga anak ni Deuel
NaftaliAhira nga anak ni Enan

16 Amo ato sila ang mga pangulo sang mga tribo nga ginpili halin sa katilingban sang Israel.

17-18 Ginpatipon ni Moises kag ni Aaron kaupod sang sini nga mga pangulo ang bug-os nga katilingban sadto mismo nga adlaw. Ginlista nila ang tanan nga lalaki nga nagaedad sing 20 ka tuig paibabaw, suno sa ila mga pamilya. 19 Ginlista sila ni Moises didto sa kamingawan sang Sinai, suno sa ginsugo sa iya sang Ginoo.

20-43 Amo ini ang kadamuon sang mga lalaki nga nagaedad 20 ka tuig paibabaw nga puwede magsoldado, nga nalista suno sa ila tribo kag pamilya:

Tribo Kadamuon
Reuben (ang kamagulangan ni Jacob[a])46,500
Simeon59,300
Gad45,650
Juda74,600
Isacar54,400
Zebulun57,400
Efraim nga anak ni Jose40,500
Manase nga anak ni Jose32,200
Benjamin35,400
Dan62,700
Asher41,500
Naftali53,400

44-45 Amo ato ang mga lalaki nga gin-isip ni Moises kag ni Aaron kag sang dose ka pangulo sang Israel. Ang kada isa sa ila nagarepresentar sang iya pamilya, kag nagaedad sila sing 20 ka tuig paibabaw kag puwede magsoldado. 46 Ang kabug-usan nga kadamuon nila, 603,550 tanan.

47 Pero wala malakip diri ang mga kaliwat ni Levi. 48 Kay nagsiling ang Ginoo kay Moises, 49 “Indi pag-ilakip ang tribo ni Levi sa pagsensos upod sa iban nga mga Israelinhon nga magaserbisyo sa tion sang inaway. 50 Sa baylo, ihatag sa ila ang responsibilidad sa pagdumala sang Tolda nga Simbahan nga sa diin nabutang ang Kasuguan, kag sang tanan nga kagamitan sini. Sila ang magdala sang Tolda kag sang tanan nga kagamitan sini, kag kinahanglan nga atipanon nila ini kag magkampo sila sa palibot sini. 51 Kon sayluhon na gani ang Tolda, sila ang maghimos sini, kag kon patindugon naman ini, sila man gihapon ang magpatindog sini. Ang bisan sin-o nga maghimo sang sini nga mga buluhaton sa Tolda, nga indi kaliwat ni Levi, pagapatyon. 52 Magakampo ang mga Israelinhon suno sa ila tribo, kag ang kada tribo may bandera. 53 Pero ang mga kaliwat ni Levi magakampo sa palibot sang Tolda nga sa diin nabutang ang Kasuguan, agod indi ako maakig sa katilingban sang Israel. Ang mga kaliwat ni Levi amo ang responsable sa pag-atipan sa Tolda.”

54 Ginhimo ini tanan sang mga Israelinhon suno sa ginsugo sang Ginoo kay Moises.

Footnotes

  1. 1:20-43 Jacob: sa Hebreo, Israel.