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Second Census

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(Numbers 26)



Warriors 20 years & older who are able to go to war


Tribe
 
 
First Census
(2nd yr after leaving Egypt)
 
Second Census
(after wandering 40 years)
(for dividing the promised land)
Reuben 46,500 43,730
Simeon 59,300 22,200
Gad 45,650 40,500
Judah 74,600 76,500
Issachar 54,400 64,300
Zebulun 57,400 60,500
Ephraim (Joseph's son) 40,500 32,500
Manasseh (Joseph's son) 32,200 52,700
Benjamin 35,400 45,600
Dan 62,700 64,400
Asher 41,500 53,400
Naphtali 53,400 45,400
TOTAL (excluding Levites) 603,550 601,730
     
Levites (1 month or older) 22,000 23,000



Numbers 26


The Second Registration of Israel’s Troops

1 After the plague had ended, the Lord said to Moses and to Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, 2 “From the whole community of Israel, record the names of all the warriors by their families. list all the men twenty years old or older who are able to go to war.”

3 So there on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho, Moses and Eleazar the priest issued these instructions to the leaders of Israel: 4 “list all the men of Israel twenty years old and older, just as the Lord commanded Moses.”

This is the record of all the descendants of Israel who came out of Egypt.


The Tribe of Reuben

5 These were the clans descended from the sons of Reuben, Jacob’s oldest son:

7 These were the clans of Reuben. Their registered troops numbered 43,730. 8 Pallu was the ancestor of Eliab, 9 and Eliab was the father of Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram. This Dathan and Abiram are the same community leaders who conspired with Korah against Moses and Aaron, rebelling against the Lord. 10 But the earth opened up its mouth and swallowed them with Korah, and fire devoured 250 of their followers. This served as a warning to the entire nation of Israel. 11 However, the sons of Korah did not die that day.


The Tribe of Simeon

12 These were the clans descended from the sons of Simeon:

14 These were the clans of Simeon. Their registered troops numbered 22,200.


The Tribe of Gad

15 These were the clans descended from the sons of Gad:

18 These were the clans of Gad. Their registered troops numbered 40,500.


The Tribe of Judah

19 Judah had two sons, Er and Onan, who had died in the land of Canaan. 20 These were the clans descended from Judah’s surviving sons:

21 These were the subclans descended from the Perezites:

22 These were the clans of Judah. Their registered troops numbered 76,500.


The Tribe of Issachar

23 These were the clans descended from the sons of Issachar:

25 These were the clans of Issachar. Their registered troops numbered 64,300.


The Tribe of Zebulun

26 These were the clans descended from the sons of Zebulun:

27 These were the clans of Zebulun. Their registered troops numbered 60,500.


The Tribe of Manasseh

28 Two clans were descended from Joseph through Manasseh and Ephraim.

29 These were the clans descended from Manasseh:

30 These were the subclans descended from the Gileadites:

34 These were the clans of Manasseh. Their registered troops numbered 52,700.


The Tribe of Ephraim

35 These were the clans descended from the sons of Ephraim:

36 This was the subclan descended from the Shuthelahites:

37 These were the clans of Ephraim. Their registered troops numbered 32,500.

These clans of Manasseh and Ephraim were all descendants of Joseph.


The Tribe of Benjamin

38 These were the clans descended from the sons of Benjamin:

40 These were the subclans descended from the Belaites:

41 These were the clans of Benjamin. Their registered troops numbered 45,600.


The Tribe of Dan

42 These were the clans descended from the sons of Dan:

43 These were the Shuhamite clans of Dan. Their registered troops numbered 64,400.


The Tribe of Asher

44 These were the clans descended from the sons of Asher:

45 These were the subclans descended from the Beriites:

46 Asher also had a daughter named Serah.

47 These were the clans of Asher. Their registered troops numbered 53,400.


The Tribe of Naphtali

48 These were the clans descended from the sons of Naphtali:

50 These were the clans of Naphtali. Their registered troops numbered 45,400.


Results of the Registration

51 In summary, the registered troops of all Israel numbered 601,730.

52 Then the Lord said to Moses, 53 “Divide the land among the tribes, and distribute the grants of land in proportion to the tribes’ populations, as indicated by the number of names on the list. 54 Give the larger tribes more land and the smaller tribes less land, each group receiving a grant in proportion to the size of its population. 55 But you must assign the land by lot, and give land to each ancestral tribe according to the number of names on the list. 56 Each grant of land must be assigned by lot among the larger and smaller tribal groups.”


The Tribe of Levi

57 This is the record of the Levites who were counted according to their clans:

58 The libnites, the Hebronites, the Mahlites, the Mushites, and the Korahites were all subclans of the Levites.

Now Kohath was the ancestor of Amram, 59 and Amram’s wife was named Jochebed. She also was a descendant of Levi, born among the Levites in the land of Egypt. Amram and Jochebed became the parents of Aaron, Moses, and their sister, Miriam. 60 To Aaron were born Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 61 But Nadab and Abihu died when they burned before the Lord the wrong kind of fire, different than he had commanded.

62 The men from the Levite clans who were one month old or older numbered 23,000. But the Levites were not included in the registration of the rest of the people of Israel because they were not given an allotment of land when it was divided among the Israelites.

63 So these are the results of the registration of the people of Israel as conducted by Moses and Eleazar the priest on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho. 64 Not one person on this list had been among those listed in the previous registration taken by Moses and Aaron in the wilderness of Sinai. 65 For the Lord had said of them, “They will all die in the wilderness.” Not one of them survived except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.

 



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