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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.

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1エジプトを出てから二年目の第二月の一日(太陽暦の四月十五日)、イスラエルの人々がシナイ半島で野営していた時のことです。神は、幕屋(イスラエルの民が神と会う聖所、天幕)の中にいたモーセに告げて言いました。 2-15 「氏族、家族ごとに、戦いに出られる二十歳以上の男の人数を調べなさい。あなたとアロンが指図し、それぞれの部族の長に調べさせるのだ。」

各部族の長は次のとおりです。ルベン族からシェデウルの子エリツル、シメオン族からツリシャダイの子シェルミエル、ユダ族からアミナダブの子ナフション、イッサカル族からツアルの子ネタヌエル、ゼブルン族からヘロンの子エリアブ、ヨセフの子エフライム族からアミフデの子エリシャマ、ヨセフの子マナセ族からペダツルの子ガムリエル、ベニヤミン族からギデオニの子アビダン、ダン族からアミシャダイの子アヒエゼル、アシェル族からオクランの子パグイエル、ガド族からデウエルの子エルヤサフ、ナフタリ族からエナンの子アヒラ。 16 以上が選ばれた各部族の長です。

17-19 その日、モーセとアロンと族長たちは、神の指示どおり、氏族、家族ごとに、兵役に就くことができる二十歳以上の男を全員集めて登録させました。 20-46 最終の部族ごとの登録数は次のとおりです。

ルベン族〔ヤコブの長男〕四万六、五〇〇人、シメオン族五万九、三〇〇人、ガド族四万五、六五〇人、ユダ族七万四、六〇〇人、イッサカル族五万四、四〇〇人、ゼブルン族五万七、四〇〇人、エフライム族〔ヨセフの子〕四万五〇〇人、マナセ族〔ヨセフの子〕三万二、二〇〇人、ベニヤミン族三万五、四〇〇人、ダン族六万二、七〇〇人、アシェル族四万一、五〇〇人、ナフタリ族五万三、四〇〇人、計六〇万三、五五〇人。

47 この数に、レビ族は含まれていません。 48-49 主がモーセに、次のように告げたからです。「レビ族の者は兵役を免除し、人数も調べてはいけない。 50 彼らには幕屋を運び、管理する仕事があるからだ。幕屋の近くに住み、 51 よそへ移るときはいつでも、天幕を解体し、また組み立てる。ほかの者が手を出してはいけない。幕屋にさわるだけでも死刑に処せられる。 52 各部族ごとに集まって宿営し、目じるしにそれぞれの旗を立てなさい。 53 レビ族は幕屋の回りに宿営しなさい。彼らがわたしとあなたがたの間に入り、あなたがたが罪を犯したとき、わたしの怒りに触れないですむためだ。」

54 人々は、すべて主がモーセに告げたとおりにしました。