New International Version

Numbers 1

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: “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one. You 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. One man from each tribe, each of them the head of his family, is to help you. These are the names of the men who are to assist 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 Okran;

14 from Gad, Eliasaph son of Deuel;

15 from Naphtali, Ahira son of Enan.”

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

17 Moses and Aaron took these men whose names had been specified, 18 and 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, 19 as the Lord commanded Moses. And so he counted them in the Desert of Sinai:

20 From 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. 21 The number from the tribe of Reuben was 46,500.

22 From 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. 23 The number from the tribe of Simeon was 59,300.

24 From 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. 25 The number from the tribe of Gad was 45,650.

26 From 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. 27 The number from the tribe of Judah was 74,600.

28 From 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. 29 The number from the tribe of Issachar was 54,400.

30 From 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. 31 The number from the tribe of Zebulun was 57,400.

32 From 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. 33 The number from the tribe of Ephraim was 40,500.

34 From 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. 35 The number from the tribe of Manasseh was 32,200.

36 From 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. 37 The number from the tribe of Benjamin was 35,400.

38 From 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. 39 The number from the tribe of Dan was 62,700.

40 From 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. 41 The number from the tribe of Asher was 41,500.

42 From 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. 43 The number from the tribe of Naphtali was 53,400.

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

47 The ancestral tribe of the Levites, however, was not counted along with the others. 48 The Lord had said to Moses: 49 “You must not count the tribe of Levi or include them in the census of the other Israelites. 50 Instead, 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. 51 Whenever 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. 52 The Israelites are to set up their tents by divisions, each of them in their own camp under their standard. 53 The 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.”

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

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

民数记 1

以色列的第一次人口统计

1以色列人离开埃及后第二年的二月一日,耶和华在西奈旷野的会幕中对摩西说: “你要按以色列人的宗族和家系统计人口,登记所有男子的姓名。 你和亚伦要一队一队地统计以色列人中二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子。 每一支派要有一个人来协助你们。他们都是各宗族的族长, 名单如下。

“吕便支派示丢珥的儿子以利苏、 西缅支派苏利沙代的儿子示路蔑、 犹大支派亚米拿达的儿子拿顺、 以萨迦支派苏押的儿子拿坦业、 西布伦支派希伦的儿子以利押、 10 约瑟的后裔——以法莲支派亚米忽的儿子以利沙玛和玛拿西支派比大苏的儿子迦玛列、 11 便雅悯支派基多尼的儿子亚比但、 12 但支派亚米沙代的儿子亚希以谢、 13 亚设支派俄兰的儿子帕结、 14 迦得支派丢珥的儿子以利雅萨、 15 拿弗他利支派以南的儿子亚希拉。”

16 他们都是从会众中选出来的,是各支派的首领,也是以色列的将领。

17 摩西和亚伦在这些族长的帮助下, 18 在二月一日招聚全体会众,按照宗族和家系统计人口,登记所有二十岁以上的男子。 19 摩西照耶和华的吩咐在西奈旷野统计人口。

20-21 以色列的长子吕便支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有四万六千五百人。

22-23 西缅支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有五万九千三百人。

24-25 迦得支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有四万五千六百五十人。

26-27 犹大支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有七万四千六百人。

28-29 以萨迦支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有五万四千四百人。

30-31 西布伦支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有五万七千四百人。

32-33 约瑟的后裔中,以法莲支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有四万零五百人。

34-35 玛拿西支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有三万二千二百人。

36-37 便雅悯支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有三万五千四百人。

38-39 但支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有六万二千七百人。

40-41 亚设支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有四万一千五百人。

42-43 拿弗他利支派中,二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来,共有五万三千四百人。

44 以上就是摩西、亚伦和各代表自己家族的十二位以色列首领所统计的男子人数。 45 这样,以色列人中二十岁以上、有作战能力的男子按宗族、家系和姓名一一被登记下来, 46 共有六十万零三千五百五十人。 47 其中不包括利未人, 48 因为耶和华曾经对摩西说: 49 “你不要统计利未支派的人数,不要把他们的人数算在以色列人中。 50 你要派利未人负责搬运和照料放约柜的圣幕及其所有器具,他们要在圣幕四围扎营。 51 在迁移的时候,利未人要负责拆卸和支搭圣幕;其他人若走近圣幕,必被处死。 52 以色列人要按照他们的队伍各自扎营,各归本旗。 53 但利未人要在放约柜的圣幕四周扎营,防止以色列人触怒耶和华。利未人负责看守圣幕。” 54 以色列人就按耶和华对摩西的吩咐行了。