1 After the plague the LordI said to MosesII and to EleazarIII, IV the priest,V
2 “TakeVI a censusVII of the wholeVIII congregationIX
of the Israelites,X from twentyXI yearsXII oldXIII and up,XIV
by their ancestralXV houses,XVI everyoneXVII in Israel able to goXVIII to war.”XIX
3 Moses and Eleazar the priest spokeXX with them in the plainsXXI of MoabXXII
by the JordanXXIII opposite Jericho,XXIV saying, 4 “Take a census of the people, from twenty years old and up,” as the Lord commandedXXV Moses.
The Israelites who came outXXVI of the landXXVII of EgyptXXVIII were:
5 Reuben,XXIX the firstbornXXX of Israel. The descendantsXXXI of Reuben: of Hanoch,XXXII
the clanXXXIII of the Hanochites;XXXIV of Pallu,XXXV the clan of the Palluites;XXXVI
6 of Hezron,XXXVII the clan of the Hezronites;XXXVIII of Carmi,XXXIX the clan of the Carmites.XL
7 These are the clans of the Reubenites;XLI XLIIthe number of those enrolledXLIII was fortyXLIV-threeXLV
thousandXLVI sevenXLVII hundredXLVIII thirty.XLIX
8 And the descendants of Pallu: Eliab.L 9 The descendants of Eliab: Nemuel,LI Dathan,LII and Abiram.LIII
These are the same Dathan and Abiram, chosenLIV from the congregation, who rebelledLV against Moses and AaronLVI in the congregation of Korah,LVII when they rebelled against the Lord,
10 and the earthLVIII openedLIX its mouthLX and swallowed them upLXI along with Korah, when that congregation died,LXII
when the fireLXIII devouredLXIV two hundred fiftyLXV men,LXVI
and they becameLXVII a warning.LXVIII 11 Notwithstanding, the sonsLXIX of Korah did not die.LXX
12 The descendants of SimeonLXXI by their clans: of Nemuel, the clan of the Nemuelites;LXXII of Jamin,LXXIII
the clan of the Jaminites;LXXIV of Jachin,LXXV the clan of the Jachinites;LXXVI
13 of Zerah,LXXVII the clan of the Zerahites;LXXVIII of Shaul,LXXIX the clan of the Shaulites.LXXX 14 These are the clans of the Simeonites:LXXXI twenty-twoLXXXII thousand two hundred.
15 The descendants of GadLXXXIII by their clans: of Zephon,LXXXIV the clan of the Zephonites;LXXXV
of Haggi,LXXXVI the clan of the Haggites;LXXXVII of Shuni,LXXXVIII the clan of the Shunites;LXXXIX
16 of Ozni,XC the clan of the Oznites;XCI of Eri,XCII the clan of the Erites;XCIII
17 of Arod,XCIV the clan of the Arodites;XCV of Areli,XCVI the clan of the Arelites.XCVII 18 These are the clans of the descendants of Gad by the number of those enrolled: forty thousand fiveXCVIII hundred.
19 The sons of Judah:XCIX ErC and Onan;CI Er and Onan diedCII in the land of Canaan.CIII
20 The descendants of Judah by their clans were:CIV of Shelah,CV the clan of the Shelanites;CVI of Perez,CVII the clan of the Perezites;CVIII of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites.
21 The descendants of Perez were: of Hezron, the clan of the Hezronites; of Hamul,CIX the clan of the Hamulites.CX 22 These are the clans of Judah by the number of those enrolled: seventyCXI-sixCXII thousand five hundred.
23 The descendants of IssacharCXIII by their clans: of Tola,CXIV the clan of the Tolaites;CXV
of Puvah,CXVI the clan of the Punites;CXVII 24 of Jashub,CXVIII the clan of the Jashubites;CXIX
of Shimron,CXX the clan of the Shimronites.CXXI 25 These are the clans of Issachar by the number of those enrolled: sixtyCXXII-fourCXXIII thousand three hundred.
26 The descendants of ZebulunCXXIV by their clans: of Sered,CXXV the clan of the Seredites;CXXVI of Elon,CXXVII the clan of the Elonites;CXXVIII
of Jahleel,CXXIX the clan of the Jahleelites.CXXX 27 These are the clans of the ZebulunitesCXXXI by the number of those enrolled: sixty thousand five hundred.
28 The sons of JosephCXXXII by their clans: ManassehCXXXIII and Ephraim.CXXXIV 29 The descendants of Manasseh: of Machir,CXXXV the clan of the Machirites;CXXXVI
and Machir was the father ofCXXXVII Gilead;CXXXVIII of Gilead, the clan of the Gileadites.CXXXIX
30 These are the descendants of Gilead: of Iezer,CXL the clan of the Iezerites;CXLI of Helek,CXLII the clan of the Helekites;CXLIII
31 and of Asriel,CXLIV the clan of the Asrielites;CXLV and of Shechem,CXLVI the clan of the Shechemites;CXLVII
32 and of Shemida,CXLVIII the clan of the Shemidaites;CXLIX and of Hepher,CL the clan of the Hepherites.CLI
33 Now ZelophehadCLII son of Hepher hadCLIII no sons, only daughters,CLIV and the namesCLV
of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah,CLVI Noah,CLVII Hoglah,CLVIII Milcah,CLIX and Tirzah.CLX 34 These are the clans of Manasseh; the number of those enrolled was fifty-two thousand seven hundred.
35 These are the descendants of Ephraim according to their clans: of Shuthelah,CLXI the clan of the Shuthelahites;CLXII of Becher,CLXIII the clan of the Becherites;CLXIV
of Tahan,CLXV the clan of the Tahanites.CLXVI 36 And these are the descendants of Shuthelah: of Eran,CLXVII the clan of the Eranites.CLXVIII 37 These are the clans of the EphraimitesCLXIX by the number of those enrolled: thirty-two thousand five hundred. These are the descendants of Joseph by their clans.
38 The descendants of BenjaminCLXX by their clans: of Bela,CLXXI the clan of the Belaites;CLXXII
of Ashbel,CLXXIII the clan of the Ashbelites;CLXXIV of Ahiram,CLXXV the clan of the Ahiramites;CLXXVI
39 of Shephupham,CLXXVII the clan of the Shuphamites;CLXXVIII of Hupham,CLXXIX the clan of the Huphamites.CLXXX
40 And the sons of Bela were ArdCLXXXI and Naaman:CLXXXII of Ard, the clan of the Ardites;CLXXXIII of Naaman, the clan of the Naamites.CLXXXIV 41 These are the descendants of Benjamin by their clans; the number of those enrolled was forty-five thousand six hundred.
42 These are the descendants of DanCLXXXV by their clans: of Shuham,CLXXXVI the clan of the Shuhamites.CLXXXVII These are the clans of Dan by their clans. 43 AllCLXXXVIII the clans of the Shuhamites by the number of those enrolled: sixty-four thousand four hundred.
44 The descendants of AsherCLXXXIX by their clans: of Imnah,CXC the clan of the Imnites;CXCI
of Ishvi,CXCII the clan of the Ishvites;CXCIII of Beriah,CXCIV the clan of the Beriites.CXCV
45 Of the descendants of Beriah: of Heber,CXCVI the clan of the Heberites;CXCVII of Malchiel,CXCVIII the clan of the Malchielites.CXCIX 46 And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah.CC 47 These are the clans of the descendants of Asher by the number of those enrolled: fifty-three thousand four hundred.
48 The descendants of NaphtaliCCI by their clans: of Jahzeel,CCII the clan of the Jahzeelites;CCIII of Guni,CCIV the clan of the Gunites;CCV
49 of Jezer,CCVI the clan of the Jezerites;CCVII of Shillem,CCVIII the clan of the Shillemites.CCIX 50 These are the clans of Naphtali by their clans; the number of those enrolled was forty-five thousand four hundred.
51 This was the number of the Israelites enrolled: six hundred and one thousand seven hundred thirty.
52 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 53 “To these the land shall be apportionedCCX for inheritanceCCXI according to the numberCCXII of names.
54 To a largeCCXIII tribe you shall give a largeCCXIV inheritance, and to a smallCCXV tribe you shall give a smallCCXVI inheritance;
everyCCXVII tribe shall be givenCCXVIII its inheritance according toCCXIX its enrollment.CCXX
55 ButCCXXI the land shall be apportioned by lot;CCXXII according to the names of their ancestral tribesCCXXIII they shall inherit.CCXXIV
56 Their inheritance shall be apportioned according to lot betweenCCXXV the largerCCXXVI and the smaller.”CCXXVII
57 This is the enrollmentCCXXVIII of the LevitesCCXXIX by their clans: of Gershon,CCXXX the clan of the Gershonites;CCXXXI
of Kohath,CCXXXII the clan of the Kohathites;CCXXXIII of Merari,CCXXXIV the clan of the Merarites.CCXXXV
58 These are the clans of Levi: the clan of the Libnites,CCXXXVI the clan of the Hebronites,CCXXXVII the clan of the Mahlites,CCXXXVIII the clan of the Mushites,CCXXXIX the clan of the Korahites.CCXL
Now Kohath was the father of Amram.CCXLI 59 The name of Amram’s wifeCCXLII was JochebedCCXLIII daughter of Levi,CCXLIV
who was bornCCXLV to LeviCCXLVI in Egypt, and she bore to Amram: Aaron, Moses, and their sisterCCXLVII Miriam.CCXLVIII
60 To Aaron were born Nadab,CCXLIX Abihu,CCL Eleazar, and Ithamar.CCLI
61 But Nadab and Abihu diedCCLII when they offeredCCLIII unholyCCLIV fire beforeCCLV the Lord.
62 The number of those enrolled was twenty-three thousand, everyCCLVI maleCCLVII one monthCCLVIII old and up, for they were not enrolled amongCCLIX the Israelites because there was no allotmentCCLX given to them amongCCLXI the Israelites.
63 These were those enrolled by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who enrolled the Israelites in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. 64 Among these there was not oneCCLXII of those enrolled by Moses and Aaron the priest, who had enrolled the Israelites in the wildernessCCLXIII of Sinai.CCLXIV
65 For the Lord had said of them, “They shall dieCCLXV in the wilderness.” Not one of them was left,CCLXVI except CalebCCLXVII
son of JephunnehCCLXVIII and JoshuaCCLXIX son of Nun.CCLXX
Image credit: “Statue in Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Sameiro, Braga, Portugal.” Photo by Joseolgon, 2013.