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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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Ndari 1:1-54

Gũtarwo kwa Andũ a Isiraeli

11:1 Thaam 27:21; 19:1; 6:14Na rĩrĩ, Jehova akĩarĩria Musa arĩ Hema-inĩ ya Gũtũnganwo kũu Werũ-inĩ wa Sinai mũthenya wa mbere wa mweri wa keerĩ, mwaka-inĩ wa keerĩ kuuma andũ a Isiraeli moima bũrũri wa Misiri. Akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ: 21:2 Thaam 30:11-16; Ndar 3:40“Tara kĩrĩndĩ gĩothe kĩa andũ a Isiraeli, ũmatare na mbarĩ ciao, na nyũmba ciao ũrĩa itariĩ, mũndũ mũrũme o mũndũ mũrũme andĩkwo rĩĩtwa rĩake. 31:3 Thaam 34:14; Josh 5:4Wee mũrĩ na Harũni mũtare ikundi cia arũme othe arĩa marĩ Isiraeli, arĩa makinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩhota gũthiĩ ita-inĩ. 41:4 Alaw 24:11; Ndar 7:2; Thaam 18:21Mũndũ ũmwe kuuma o mũhĩrĩga, na akorwo arĩ mũtongoria wa nyũmba yao, nĩo mekũmũteithia. 51:5 Ndar 17:2; Kĩam 29:32; Ndar 2:10Maya nĩmo marĩĩtwa ma andũ arĩa marĩmũteithagĩrĩria:

kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Rubeni, nĩ Elizuru mũrũ wa Shedeuru;

6kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Simeoni, nĩ Shelumieli mũrũ wa Zurishadai;

71:7 Kĩam 29:35; Thaam 6:23; Ruth 4:20kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Juda, nĩ Nahashoni mũrũ wa Aminadabu;

81:8 Kĩam 30:18kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Isakaru, nĩ Nethaneli mũrũ wa Zuaru;

9kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Zebuluni, nĩ Eliabu mũrũ wa Heloni;

101:10 Ndar 10:23kuuma ariũ a Jusufu:

kuuma Efiraimu, nĩ Elishama mũrũ wa Amihudu;

kuuma Manase, nĩ Gamalieli mũrũ wa Pedazuru;

11kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Benjamini, nĩ Abidani mũrũ wa Gideoni;

12kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Dani, nĩ Ahiezeri mũrũ wa Amishadai;

13kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Asheri, nĩ Pagieli mũrũ wa Okirani;

141:14 Ndar 10:20; 2:14kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Gadi, nĩ Eliasafu mũrũ wa Deueli;

15kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Nafitali, nĩ Ahira mũrũ wa Enani.”

161:16 Thaam 18:25; Ndar 32:28Acio nĩo andũ arĩa maathuurirwo kuuma kũrĩ kĩrĩndĩ gĩa Isiraeli, marĩ atongoria a mĩhĩrĩga ya maithe mao ma tene. Nĩo maarĩ atongoria a mĩhĩrĩga ya Isiraeli.

17Musa na Harũni makĩoya andũ acio maaheetwo marĩĩtwa mao. 181:18 Ezar 2:59; Thaam 30:14Magĩcooka magĩĩta kĩrĩndĩ gĩothe hamwe mũthenya wa mbere wa mweri wa keerĩ. Andũ makĩonania rũruka rwao kũringana na mbarĩ na nyũmba ciao, nao arũme arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria makĩandĩkwo, o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, 19o ta ũrĩa Jehova aathĩte Musa. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio akĩmatara marĩ kũu Werũ-inĩ wa Sinai:

20Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Rubeni, mũriũ wa irigithathi wa Isiraeli:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ na nyũmba ciao. 21Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Rubeni maarĩ andũ 46,500.

22Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Simeoni:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, magĩtarwo na makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ na nyũmba ciao. 23Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Simeoni maarĩ andũ 59,300.

24Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Gadi:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 25Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Gadi maarĩ andũ 45,650.

26Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Juda:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 27Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Juda maarĩ andũ 74,600.

28Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Isakaru:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 29Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Isakaru maarĩ andũ 54,400.

30Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Zebuluni:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ kana makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 31Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Zebuluni maarĩ andũ 57,400.

32Kuuma kũrĩ ariũ a Jusufu:

Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Efiraimu:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 33Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Efiraimu maarĩ andũ 40,500.

34Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Manase:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 35Kuuma mũhĩrĩga-inĩ wa Manase maarĩ andũ 32,200.

36Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Benjamini:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 37Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Benjamini maarĩ andũ 35,400.

38Kuuma njiaro-nĩ cia Dani:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 39Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Dani maarĩ andũ 62,700.

40Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Asheri:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 41Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Asheri maarĩ andũ 41,500.

42Kuuma njiaro-inĩ cia Nafitali:

Arũme othe arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ kana makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, makĩandĩkwo o mũndũ o mũndũ na rĩĩtwa rĩake, kũringana na maandĩko ma mbarĩ ciao na nyũmba ciao. 43Kuuma mũhĩrĩga wa Nafitali maarĩ andũ 53,400.

44Acio nĩo andũ arĩa maatarirwo nĩ Musa na Harũni na atongoria arĩa ikũmi na eerĩ a Isiraeli, o ũmwe wao arũgamĩrĩire nyũmba yake. 45Andũ othe a Isiraeli arĩa maakinyĩtie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ kana makĩria, arĩa mangĩahotire gũthiĩ ita-inĩ, magĩtarwo kũringana na nyũmba ciao. 461:46 Thaam 12:37; 2Sam 24:9Andũ acio othe marĩ hamwe maarĩ 603,550.

471:47 Ndar 4:3, 49No rĩrĩ, andũ a nyũmba ya mũhĩrĩga wa Lawi matiataranĩirio hamwe na andũ arĩa angĩ a Isiraeli. 48Jehova nĩeerĩte Musa atĩrĩ, 49“Mũtigatare andũ a mũhĩrĩga wa Lawi kana mũmataranĩrie na andũ arĩa angĩ a Isiraeli. 501:50 Thaam 16:4Handũ ha ũguo-rĩ, amũrai Alawii matuĩke arori a hema ya Ũira, mamenyagĩrĩre indo ciothe ciayo, na kĩndũ o gĩothe kĩa hema ĩyo. Nĩo marĩkuuaga hema ĩyo o na indo ciothe ciayo; na mamĩmenyagĩrĩre na mamĩthiũrũrũkagĩrie na hema ciao. 511:51 Thaam 21:12Rĩrĩa rĩothe hema ĩyo ĩgũthaamio, Alawii acio nĩo marĩmĩambũraga, na rĩrĩa rĩothe hema ĩyo ĩĩkwambwo-rĩ, Alawii acio nĩo marĩmĩambaga. Mũndũ ũngĩ o na ũrĩkũ angĩkamĩkuhĩrĩria nĩakooragwo. 52Andũ a Isiraeli marĩambaga hema ciao kũringana na ikundi ciao, o mũndũ kambĩ-inĩ yake harĩa bendera yake ĩrĩ. 531:53 Gũcook 9:22No rĩrĩ, Alawii marĩambaga hema ciao mathiũrũrũkĩirie hema ya Ũira nĩgeetha kĩrĩndĩ kĩu kĩa Isiraeli gĩtigakorererwo nĩ mangʼũrĩ ma Ngai. Alawii nĩo marĩĩhokagĩrwo ũmenyereri wa hema ĩyo ya Ũira.”

54Nao andũ a Isiraeli magĩĩka maũndũ macio o ta ũrĩa Jehova aathĩte Musa.