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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.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Numeri 1:1-54

Kalembera

1Yehova anayankhula ndi Mose mʼchipululu cha Sinai, mu tenti ya msonkhano, pa tsiku loyamba la mwezi wachiwiri, mʼchaka chachiwiri atatuluka mu Igupto, kuti, 2“Werengani Aisraeli onse mʼmafuko awo ndi mʼmabanja awo, lemba dzina la munthu wamwamuna aliyense, mmodzimmodzi. 3Iwe ndi Aaroni mwawerenge mwa magulu awo mu Israeli, amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri zakubadwa ndi opitirirapo omwe angathe kugwira ntchito ya usilikali. 4Munthu mmodzi wochokera ku fuko lililonse yemwe ndi mtsogoleri wa banja lake, ndiye akuthandizeni pa ntchitoyi. 5Mayina a anthu amene akuthandizeniwo ndi awa:

Elizuri mwana wa Sedeuri, kuchokera ku fuko la Rubeni,

6Selumieli mwana wa Zurisadai, kuchokera ku fuko la Simeoni,

7Naasoni mwana wa Aminadabu, kuchokera ku fuko la Yuda,

8Netanieli mwana wa Zuwara, kuchokera ku fuko la Isakara,

9Eliabu mwana wa Heloni, kuchokera ku fuko la Zebuloni,

10Mwa ana a Yosefe:

kuchokera ku fuko la Efereimu, Elisama mwana wa Amihudi;

kuchokera ku fuko la Manase, Gamalieli mwana wa Pedazuri;

11Abidani mwana wa Gideoni, kuchokera ku fuko la Benjamini,

12Ahiyezeri mwana wa Amisadai, kuchokera ku fuko la Dani,

13Pagieli mwana wa Okirani, kuchokera ku fuko la Aseri,

14Eliyasafu mwana wa Deuweli, kuchokera ku fuko la Gadi,

15Ahira mwana wa Enani, kuchokera ku fuko la Nafutali.”

16Amenewa ndi anthu amene anasankhidwa kuchokera mʼmagulu mwawo, eni mbumba a mafuko a makolo awo. Iwowa anali atsogoleri a mafuko a Israeli.

17Mose ndi Aaroni anatenga anthu amene mayina awo anaperekedwa, 18ndipo pa tsiku loyamba la mwezi wachiwiri, anasonkhanitsa anthu onse pamodzi. Anthuwo anafotokoza za makolo awo mwa mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. Ndipo mayina a amuna onse amene anali ndi zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo analembedwa, mmodzimmodzi 19monga momwe Yehova analamulira Mose. Motero iyeyo anawawerenga mʼchipululu cha Sinai:

20Kuchokera mwa ana a Rubeni, mwana wamwamuna woyamba wa Israeli:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali, anawalemba mayina awo, mmodzimmodzi monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 21Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Rubeni chinali 46,500.

22Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Simeoni:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo, mmodzimmodzi monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 23Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Simeoni chinali 59,300.

24Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Gadi:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 25Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Gadi chinali 45, 650.

26Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Yuda:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 27Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Yuda chinali 74, 600.

28Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Isakara:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 29Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Isakara chinali 54,400.

30Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Zebuloni:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 31Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Zebuloni chinali 57,400.

32Kuchokera mwa ana aamuna a Yosefe:

Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Efereimu:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 33Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Efereimu chinali 40,500.

34Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Manase:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 35Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Manase chinali 32,200.

36Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Benjamini:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 37Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Benjamini chinali 35,400.

38Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Dani:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 39Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Dani chinali 62,700.

40Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Aseri:

Amuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 41Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Aseri chinali 41,500.

42Kuchokera mwa zidzukulu za Nafutali:

Aamuna onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali anawalemba mayina awo monga mwa mbiri ya mafuko awo ndi mabanja awo. 43Chiwerengero cha anthu ochokera mʼfuko la Nafutali chinali 53,400.

44Amenewa ndiwo anthu amene Mose ndi Aaroni anawawerenga mothandizidwa ndi atsogoleri khumi ndi awiri a Israeli, aliyense kuyimira fuko lake. 45Aisraeli onse a zaka makumi awiri kapena kupitirirapo, omwe akanatha kugwira ntchito ya usilikali mʼgulu lankhondo la Israeli anawawerenga monga mwa mabanja awo. 46Chiwerengero cha anthu onse pamodzi chinali 603,550.

47Koma mabanja a fuko la Levi okha sanawawerenge pamodzi ndi ena. 48Pakuti Yehova anawuza Mose kuti, 49“Usawerenge fuko la Levi kapena kuliphatikiza mʼkawundula wa Aisraeli. 50Koma uyike Aleviwo kuti aziyangʼanira tenti yanga yopatulika, zipangizo zake ndi zonse zili mʼmenemo. Azinyamula tentiyo pamodzi ndi zipangizo zake zonse; azisamalira ndi kumanga misasa mozungulira tentiyo. 51Pamene akusamutsa tentiyo, Alevi ndiwo aziyitsitsa, akafuna kuyimanganso, Alevi ndiwo aziyimiritsa. Wina aliyense amene adzayandikire tentiyo adzaphedwa. 52Aisraeli azimanga matenti awo mʼmagulumagulu, munthu aliyense ku gulu lake pansi pa mbendera yake. 53Alevi nawonso, azimanga matenti awo mozungulira tenti yopatulika kuti chilango chisagwere Aisraeli onse. Ndipo Alevi aziyangʼanira ndi kusamalira tenti yopatulikayo.”

54Choncho Aisraeli anachita monga Yehova analamulira Mose.