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Numbers 26 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Second Census
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After the plague, the LORD said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron the priest,

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“Take a census of the entire Israelite community by their ancestral families[fn] of those twenty years old or more who can serve in Israel’s army.”

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So Moses and the priest Eleazar said to them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho,

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“Take a census of those twenty years old or more, as the LORD had commanded Moses and the Israelites who came out of the land of Egypt.”

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Reuben was the firstborn of Israel.

Reuben’s descendants:

the Hanochite clan from Hanoch;

the Palluite clan from Pallu;

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the Hezronite clan from Hezron;

the Carmite clan from Carmi.

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These were the Reubenite clans,

and their registered men numbered 43,730.

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The son of Pallu was Eliab.

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The sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram.

(It was Dathan and Abiram, chosen by the community, who fought against Moses and Aaron; they and Korah’s followers fought against the LORD.

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The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them with Korah, when his followers died and the fire consumed 250 men. They serve as a warning sign.

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The sons of Korah, however, did not die.)

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Simeon’s descendants by their clans:

the Nemuelite clan from Nemuel;

the Jaminite clan from Jamin;

the Jachinite clan from Jachin;

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the Zerahite clan from Zerah;

the Shaulite clan from Shaul.

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These were the Simeonite clans, numbering 22,200 men.

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Gad’s descendants by their clans:

the Zephonite clan from Zephon;

the Haggite clan from Haggi;

the Shunite clan from Shuni;

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the Oznite clan from Ozni;

the Erite clan from Eri;

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the Arodite clan from Arod;

the Arelite clan from Areli.

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These were the Gadite clans numbered by their registered men: 40,500.

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Judah’s sons included Er and Onan, but they died in the land of Canaan.

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Judah’s descendants by their clans:

the Shelanite clan from Shelah;

the Perezite clan from Perez;

the Zerahite clan from Zerah.

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The descendants of Perez:

the Hezronite clan from Hezron;

the Hamulite clan from Hamul.

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These were Judah’s clans numbered by their registered men: 76,500.

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Issachar’s descendants by their clans:

the Tolaite clan from Tola;

the Punite clan from Puvah;[fn]

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the Jashubite clan from Jashub;

the Shimronite clan from Shimron.

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These were Issachar’s clans numbered by their registered men: 64,300.

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Zebulun’s descendants by their clans:

the Seredite clan from Sered;

the Elonite clan from Elon;

the Jahleelite clan from Jahleel.

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These were the Zebulunite clans numbered by their registered men: 60,500.

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Joseph’s descendants by their clans from Manasseh and Ephraim:

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Manasseh’s descendants:

the Machirite clan from Machir.

Machir fathered Gilead;

the Gileadite clan from Gilead.

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These were Gilead’s descendants:

the Iezerite clan from Iezer;

the Helekite clan from Helek;

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the Asrielite clan from Asriel;

the Shechemite clan from Shechem;

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the Shemidaite clan from Shemida;

the Hepherite clan from Hepher;

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Zelophehad son of Hepher had no sons ​— ​only daughters. The names of Zelophehad’s daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

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These were Manasseh’s clans, numbered by their registered men: 52,700.

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These were Ephraim’s descendants by their clans:

the Shuthelahite clan from Shuthelah;

the Becherite clan from Becher;

the Tahanite clan from Tahan.

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These were Shuthelah’s descendants:

the Eranite clan from Eran.

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These were the Ephraimite clans numbered by their registered men: 32,500.

These were Joseph’s descendants by their clans.

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Benjamin’s descendants by their clans:

the Belaite clan from Bela;

the Ashbelite clan from Ashbel;

the Ahiramite clan from Ahiram;

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the Shuphamite clan from Shupham;[fn]

the Huphamite clan from Hupham.

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Bela’s descendants from Ard and Naaman:

the Ardite clan from Ard;

the Naamite clan from Naaman.

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These were the Benjaminite clans numbered by their registered men: 45,600.

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These were Dan’s descendants by their clans:

the Shuhamite clan from Shuham.

These were the clans of Dan by their clans.

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All the Shuhamite clans numbered by their registered men: 64,400.

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Asher’s descendants by their clans:

the Imnite clan from Imnah;

the Ishvite clan from Ishvi;

the Beriite clan from Beriah.

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From Beriah’s descendants:

the Heberite clan from Heber;

the Malchielite clan from Malchiel.

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And the name of Asher’s daughter was Serah.

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These were the Asherite clans numbered by their registered men: 53,400.

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Naphtali’s descendants by their clans:

the Jahzeelite clan from Jahzeel;

the Gunite clan from Guni;

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the Jezerite clan from Jezer;

the Shillemite clan from Shillem.

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These were the Naphtali clans numbered by their registered men: 45,400.

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These registered Israelite men numbered 601,730.

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The LORD spoke to Moses,

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“The land is to be divided among them as an inheritance based on the number of names.

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“Increase the inheritance for a large tribe and decrease it for a small one. Each is to be given its inheritance according to those who were registered in it.

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“The land is to be divided by lot; they will receive an inheritance according to the names of their ancestral tribes.

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“Each inheritance will be divided by lot among the larger and smaller tribes.”

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These were the Levites registered by their clans:

the Gershonite clan from Gershon;

the Kohathite clan from Kohath;

the Merarite clan from Merari.

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These were the Levite family groups:

the Libnite clan,

the Hebronite clan,

the Mahlite clan,

the Mushite clan,

and the Korahite clan.

Kohath was the ancestor of Amram.

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The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, a descendant of Levi, born to Levi in Egypt. She bore to Amram: Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam.

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Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar were born to Aaron,

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but Nadab and Abihu died when they presented unauthorized fire before the LORD.

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Those registered were 23,000, every male one month old or more; they were not registered among the other Israelites, because no inheritance was given to them among the Israelites.

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These were the ones registered by Moses and the priest Eleazar when they registered the Israelites on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho.

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But among them there was not one of those who had been registered by Moses and the priest Aaron when they registered the Israelites in the Wilderness of Sinai.

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For the LORD had said to them that they would all die in the wilderness. None of them was left except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.

CSB Footnotes
Lit the house of their fathers
Sam, LXX, Vg, Syr read Puite clan from Puah ; 1Ch 7:1
Some Hb mss, Sam, LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg; other Hb mss read Shephupham

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