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1After the plague the Lord said to Moses and to Eleaʹzar the son of Aaron, the priest, 2“Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers’ houses, all in Israel who are able to go forth to war.” 3And Moses and Eleaʹzar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, 4“Take a census of the people, from twenty years old and upward,” as the Lord commanded Moses. The people of Israel, who came forth out of the land of Egypt, were:

5Reuben, the first-born of Israel; the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the family of the Haʹnochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palʹluites; 6of Hezron, the family of the Hezʹronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. 7These are the families of the Reubenites; and their number was forty-three thousand seven hundred and thirty. 8And the sons of Pallu: Eliʹab. 9The sons of Eliʹab: Nemʹuel, Dathan, and Abiʹram. These are the Dathan and Abiʹram, chosen from the congregation, who contended against Moses and Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against the Lord, 10and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, when the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men; and they became a warning. 11Notwithstanding, the sons of Korah did not die.

12The sons of Simeon according to their families: of Nemʹuel, the family of the Nemʹuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaʹminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jaʹchinites; 13of Zerah, the family of the Zerʹahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaʹulites. 14These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty-two thousand two hundred.

15The sons of Gad according to their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zeʹphonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites; 16of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites; 17of Arʹod, the family of the Arʹodites; of Areʹli, the family of the Areʹlites. 18These are the families of the sons of Gad according to their number, forty thousand five hundred.

19The sons of Judah were Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. 20And the sons of Judah according to their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelaʹnites; of Perez, the family of the Perʹezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerʹahites. 21And the sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezʹronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamuʹlites. 22These are the families of Judah according to their number, seventy-six thousand five hundred.

23The sons of Isʹsachar according to their families: of Tola, the family of the Toʹlaites; of Puvah, the family of the Punites; 24of Jashub, the family of the Jashʹubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimʹronites. 25These are the families of Isʹsachar according to their number, sixty-four thousand three hundred.

26The sons of Zebʹulun, according to their families: of Sered, the family of the Serʹedites; of Elon, the family of the Eʹlonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahʹleelites. 27These are the families of the Zebuʹlunites according to their number, sixty thousand five hundred.

28The sons of Joseph according to their families: Manasʹseh and Eʹphraim. 29The sons of Manasʹseh: of Machir, the family of the Maʹchirites; and Machir was the father of Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gilʹeadites. 30These are the sons of Gilead: of Ieʹzer, the family of the Ieʹzerites; of Helek, the family of the Heʹlekites; 31and of Asʹriel, the family of the Asʹrielites; and of Shechem, the family of the Sheʹchemites; 32and of Shemiʹda, the family of the Shemiʹdaites; and of Hepher, the family of the Heʹpherites. 33Now Zeloʹphehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zeloʹphehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34These are the families of Manasʹseh; and their number was fifty-two thousand seven hundred.

35These are the sons of Eʹphraim according to their families: of Shuʹthelah, the family of the Shuʹthelaʹhites; of Becher, the family of the Beʹcherites; of Tahan, the family of the Taʹhanites. 36And these are the sons of Shuʹthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eʹranites. 37These are the families of the sons of Eʹphraim according to their number, thirty-two thousand five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph according to their families.

38The sons of Benjamin according to their families: of Bela, the family of the Beʹla-ites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashʹbelites; of Ahiʹram, the family of the Ahiʹramites; 39of Shephuʹpham, the family of the Shuʹphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huʹphamites. 40And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naʹaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardʹites; of Naʹaman, the family of the Naʹamites. 41These are the sons of Benjamin according to their families; and their number was forty-five thousand six hundred.

42These are the sons of Dan according to their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuʹhamites. These are the families of Dan according to their families. 43All the families of the Shuʹhamites, according to their number, were sixty-four thousand four hundred.

44The sons of Asher according to their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriʹah, the family of the Beriʹites. 45Of the sons of Beriʹah: of Heber, the family of the Heʹberites; of Malʹchi-el, the family of the Malʹchi-elites. 46And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah. 47These are the families of the sons of Asher according to their number, fifty-three thousand four hundred.

48The sons of Naphʹtali according to their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahʹzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites; 49of Jezer, the family of the Jeʹzerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shilʹlemites. 50These are the families of Naphʹtali according to their families; and their number was forty-five thousand four hundred.

51This was the number of the people of Israel, six hundred and one thousand seven hundred and thirty.

52The Lord said to Moses: 53“To these the land shall be divided for inheritance according to the number of names. 54To a large tribe you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a small inheritance; every tribe shall be given its inheritance according to its numbers. 55But the land shall be divided by lot; according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. 56Their inheritance shall be divided according to lot between the larger and the smaller.”

57These are the Levites as numbered according to their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Koʹhathites; of Merarʹi, the family of the Merarʹites. 58These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Heʹbronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Koʹrahites. And Kohath was the father of Amram. 59The name of Amram’s wife was Jochʹebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and she bore to Amram Aaron and Moses and Miriam their sister. 60And to Aaron were born Nadab, Abiʹhu, Eleaʹzar and Ithʹamar. 61But Nadab and Abiʹhu died when they offered unholy fire before the Lord. 62And those numbered of them were twenty-three thousand, every male from a month old and upward; for they were not numbered among the people of Israel, because there was no inheritance given to them among the people of Israel.

63These were those numbered by Moses and Eleaʹzar the priest, who numbered the people of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. 64But among these there was not a man of those numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who had numbered the people of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. 65For the Lord had said of them, “They shall die in the wilderness.” There was not left a man of them, except Caleb the son of Jephunʹneh and Joshua the son of Nun.

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
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