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Numbers 1:1-54

The Census

1The Lord spoke to Moses in the tent of meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. He said: 2“Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one. 3You and Aaron are to count according to their divisions all the men in Israel who are twenty years old or more and able to serve in the army. 4One man from each tribe, each of them the head of his family, is to help you. 5These are the names of the men who are to assist you:

from Reuben, Elizur son of Shedeur;

6from Simeon, Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai;

7from Judah, Nahshon son of Amminadab;

8from Issachar, Nethanel son of Zuar;

9from Zebulun, Eliab son of Helon;

10from the sons of Joseph:

from Ephraim, Elishama son of Ammihud;

from Manasseh, Gamaliel son of Pedahzur;

11from Benjamin, Abidan son of Gideoni;

12from Dan, Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai;

13from Asher, Pagiel son of Okran;

14from Gad, Eliasaph son of Deuel;

15from Naphtali, Ahira son of Enan.”

16These were the men appointed from the community, the leaders of their ancestral tribes. They were the heads of the clans of Israel.

17Moses and Aaron took these men whose names had been specified, 18and they called the whole community together on the first day of the second month. The people registered their ancestry by their clans and families, and the men twenty years old or more were listed by name, one by one, 19as the Lord commanded Moses. And so he counted them in the Desert of Sinai:

20From the descendants of Reuben the firstborn son of Israel:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, one by one, according to the records of their clans and families. 21The number from the tribe of Reuben was 46,500.

22From the descendants of Simeon:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were counted and listed by name, one by one, according to the records of their clans and families. 23The number from the tribe of Simeon was 59,300.

24From the descendants of Gad:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 25The number from the tribe of Gad was 45,650.

26From the descendants of Judah:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 27The number from the tribe of Judah was 74,600.

28From the descendants of Issachar:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 29The number from the tribe of Issachar was 54,400.

30From the descendants of Zebulun:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 31The number from the tribe of Zebulun was 57,400.

32From the sons of Joseph:

From the descendants of Ephraim:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 33The number from the tribe of Ephraim was 40,500.

34From the descendants of Manasseh:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 35The number from the tribe of Manasseh was 32,200.

36From the descendants of Benjamin:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 37The number from the tribe of Benjamin was 35,400.

38From the descendants of Dan:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 39The number from the tribe of Dan was 62,700.

40From the descendants of Asher:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 41The number from the tribe of Asher was 41,500.

42From the descendants of Naphtali:

All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families. 43The number from the tribe of Naphtali was 53,400.

44These were the men counted by Moses and Aaron and the twelve leaders of Israel, each one representing his family. 45All the Israelites twenty years old or more who were able to serve in Israel’s army were counted according to their families. 46The total number was 603,550.

47The ancestral tribe of the Levites, however, was not counted along with the others. 48The Lord had said to Moses: 49“You must not count the tribe of Levi or include them in the census of the other Israelites. 50Instead, appoint the Levites to be in charge of the tabernacle of the covenant law—over all its furnishings and everything belonging to it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they are to take care of it and encamp around it. 51Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites are to take it down, and whenever the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall do it. Anyone else who approaches it is to be put to death. 52The Israelites are to set up their tents by divisions, each of them in their own camp under their standard. 53The Levites, however, are to set up their tents around the tabernacle of the covenant law so that my wrath will not fall on the Israelite community. The Levites are to be responsible for the care of the tabernacle of the covenant law.”

54The Israelites did all this just as the Lord commanded Moses.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

4 Mose 1:1-54

Nnipakan

1Awurade kasa kyerɛɛ Mose wɔ Ahyiaeɛ Ntomadan a ɛwɔ Sinai anweatam so. Yei siiɛ wɔ mfeɛ mmienu a Israelfoɔ firii Misraim no akyi, ɔbosome a ɛtɔ so mmienu no no ɛda a ɛdi ɛkan. Ɔkaa sɛ: 2“Gyina Israelfoɔ no mmusuakuo ne wɔn mmusua so kan wɔn nyinaa. Twerɛ ɔbarima biara din. 3Wo ne Aaron na mobɛkan mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu no ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔtumi kɔ ɔsa. 4Ɔbarima a ɔfiri abusuakuo biara mu a ɔyɛ ntuanoni na ɔbɛboa mo.

5“Mmarima a wɔbɛboa mo no edin nie:

“Ruben abusuakuo no ntuanoni yɛ Sedeur babarima Elisur;

6Simeon abusuakuo no ntuanoni yɛ Surisadai babarima Selumiel;

7Yuda abusuakuo no ntuanoni yɛ Aminadab babarima Nahson;

8Isakar abusuakuo no ntuanoni yɛ Suar babarima Netanel;

9Sebulon abusuakuo no ntuanoni yɛ Helon babarima Eliab;

10Yosef mmammarima no:

Efraim abusuakuo no ntuanoni yɛ Amihud babarima Elisama;

Manase abusuakuo no ntuanoni yɛ Pedahsur babarima Gamaliel;

11Benyamin abusuakuo ntuanoni yɛ Gideoni babarima Abidan;

12Dan abusuakuo ntuanoni yɛ Amisadai babarima Ahieser;

13Aser abusuakuo ntuanoni yɛ Okran babarima Pagiel;

14Gad abusuakuo ntuanoni yɛ Deguel babarima Eliasaf;

15Naftali abusuakuo ntuanoni yɛ Enan babarima Ahira.”

16Yeinom ne mmarima a wɔyii wɔn firii nnipa no mu, a wɔyɛ ntuanofoɔ ma wɔn agyanom mmusua no.

17Mose ne Aaron faa saa nnipa yi a wɔabobɔ wɔn edin yi, 18na ɛda a ɛdi ɛkan wɔ ɔbosome a ɛtɔ so mmienu no mu no, wɔfrɛɛ ɔmanfoɔ no nyinaa. Nnipa no nam wɔn mmusuakuo ne wɔn mmusua so kyerɛɛ wɔn mmusuadua na wɔtwerɛɛ mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa no edin mmaako mmaako 19sɛdeɛ Awurade hyɛɛ Mose no. Enti ɔkan wɔn wɔ Sinai ɛserɛ so.

20Ruben a ɔyɛ Israel abakan asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔtumi kɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin mmaako mmaako sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 21Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Ruben abusuakuo mu yɛ mpem aduanan nsia ne ahanum (46,500).

22Simeon asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin mmaako mmaako sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 23Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Simeon abusuakuo mu yɛ mpem aduonum nkron ne ahasa (59,300).

24Gad asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 25Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Gad abusuakuo mu yɛ mpem aduanan enum ahansia ne aduonum (45,650).

26Yuda asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 27Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Yuda abusuakuo mu yɛ mpem aduɔson ɛnan ne ahansia (74,600).

28Isakar asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 29Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Isakar abusuakuo no yɛ mpem aduonum ɛnan ne ahanan (54,400).

30Sebulon asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 31Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Sebulon abusuakuo no mu yɛ mpem aduonum nson ne ahanan (57,400).

32Yosef mmammarima no:

Efraim asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 33Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Efraim abusuakuo no mu yɛ mpem aduanan ne ahanum (40,500).

34Manase asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 35Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Manase abusuakuo no mu yɛ mpem aduasa mmienu ne ahanu (32,200).

36Benyamin asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 37Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Benyamin abusuakuo no mu yɛ mpem aduasa enum ne ahanan (35,400).

38Dan asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 39Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Dan abusuakuo no mu yɛ mpem aduosia mmienu ne ahanson (62,700).

40Aser asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 41Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Aser abusuakuo no mu yɛ mpem aduanan baako ne ahanum (41,500).

42Naftali asefoɔ:

Mmarima a wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu ne deɛ ɛboro saa a wɔbɛtumi akɔ ɔsa no, wɔtwerɛɛ wɔn edin sɛdeɛ wɔn mmusua teɛ. 43Nnipa dodoɔ a wɔfiri Naftali abusuakuo no mu yɛ mpem aduonum mmiɛnsa ne ahanan (53,400).

44Yeinom ne mmarima a Mose ne Aaron ne Israel mmusuakuo dumienu no ntuanofoɔ kan wɔn. 45Israelfoɔ a na wɔadi mfeɛ aduonu anaa deɛ ɛboro saa no a wɔbɛtumi adɔm Israel akodɔm no nso, wɔgyinaa wɔn mmusua so kan wɔn. 46Na wɔn nyinaa dodoɔ yɛ mpem ahansia ne mmiɛnsa ne ahanum aduonum (603,550).

47Mmusua a wɔwɔ Lewi abusuakuo no deɛ, wɔankan wɔn anka wɔn a aka no ho. 48Na Awurade aka akyerɛ Mose sɛ, 49“Nkan Lewifoɔ abusuakuo no, na mfa wɔn nka Israelfoɔ a wɔaka no ho. 50Fa Ahyiaeɛ Ntomadan no ho dwumadie hyɛ Lewifoɔ no nsa. Wɔnhwɛ nneɛma a wɔde asiesie mu ne deɛ ɛkeka ho nyinaa so. Wɔn na wɔbɛsoa Ahyiaeɛ Ntomadan no ne emu nneɛma, wɔbɛhwɛ so na wɔatenatena ho. 51Ɛberɛ biara a ɛsɛ sɛ wɔtu Ahyiaeɛ Ntomadan no, Lewifoɔ no na ɛsɛ sɛ wɔtutu, na baabiara a wɔde bɛsi no, wɔn na wɔbɛyɛ. Onipa foforɔ biara a ɔbɛbɛn ho no, wɔbɛkum no. 52Israel abusuakuo biara bɛnya nʼatenaeɛ ne ne frankaa. 53Lewifoɔ no bɛsisi wɔn ntomadan atwa Ahyiaeɛ Ntomadan no ho ahyia, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a Onyankopɔn abufuhyeɛ remma Israelfoɔ no so. Lewifoɔ no na wɔbɛhwɛ Ahyiaeɛ Ntomadan no so.”

54Israelfoɔ no yɛɛ yeinom nyinaa sɛdeɛ Awurade hyɛɛ Mose no.