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Numbers 26 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Census of the New Generation

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:1 - After the plague, the LORD said to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron, the priest,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:2 - “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 to war.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:3 - And Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:4 - “Take a census of the people,[fn] from twenty years old and upward,” as the LORD commanded Moses. The people of Israel who came out of the land of Egypt were:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:5 - Reuben, the firstborn of Israel; the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the clan of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the clan of the Palluites;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:6 - of Hezron, the clan of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the clan of the Carmites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:7 - These are the clans of the Reubenites, and those listed were 43,730.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:8 - And the sons of Pallu: Eliab.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:9 - The sons of Eliab: Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram. These are the Dathan and Abiram, chosen from the congregation, who contended against Moses and Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against the LORD
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:10 - and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, when the fire devoured 250 men, and they became a warning.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:11 - But the sons of Korah did not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:12 - The sons of Simeon according to their clans: of Nemuel, the clan of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the clan of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the clan of the Jachinites;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:13 - of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the clan of the Shaulites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:14 - These are the clans of the Simeonites, 22,200.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:15 - The sons of Gad according to their clans: of Zephon, the clan of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the clan of the Haggites; of Shuni, the clan of the Shunites;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:16 - of Ozni, the clan of the Oznites; of Eri, the clan of the Erites;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:17 - of Arod, the clan of the Arodites; of Areli, the clan of the Arelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:18 - These are the clans of the sons of Gad as they were listed, 40,500.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:19 - The sons of Judah were Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:20 - And the sons of Judah according to their clans were: of Shelah, the clan of the Shelanites; of Perez, the clan of the Perezites; of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:21 - And the sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the clan of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the clan of the Hamulites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:22 - These are the clans of Judah as they were listed, 76,500.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:23 - The sons of Issachar according to their clans: of Tola, the clan of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the clan of the Punites;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:24 - of Jashub, the clan of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the clan of the Shimronites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:25 - These are the clans of Issachar as they were listed, 64,300.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:26 - The sons of Zebulun, according to their clans: of Sered, the clan of the Seredites; of Elon, the clan of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the clan of the Jahleelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:27 - These are the clans of the Zebulunites as they were listed, 60,500.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:28 - The sons of Joseph according to their clans: Manasseh and Ephraim.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:29 - The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the clan of the Machirites; and Machir was the father of Gilead; of Gilead, the clan of the Gileadites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:30 - These are the sons of Gilead: of Iezer, the clan of the Iezerites; of Helek, the clan of the Helekites;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:31 - and of Asriel, the clan of the Asrielites; and of Shechem, the clan of the Shechemites;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:32 - and of Shemida, the clan of the Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the clan of the Hepherites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:33 - Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters. And the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:34 - These are the clans of Manasseh, and those listed were 52,700.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:35 - These are the sons of Ephraim according to their clans: of Shuthelah, the clan of the Shuthelahites; of Becher, the clan of the Becherites; of Tahan, the clan of the Tahanites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:36 - And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the clan of the Eranites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:37 - These are the clans of the sons of Ephraim as they were listed, 32,500. These are the sons of Joseph according to their clans.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:38 - The sons of Benjamin according to their clans: of Bela, the clan of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the clan of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the clan of the Ahiramites;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:39 - of Shephupham, the clan of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the clan of the Huphamites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:40 - And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the clan of the Ardites; of Naaman, the clan of the Naamites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:41 - These are the sons of Benjamin according to their clans, and those listed were 45,600.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:42 - These are the sons of Dan according to their clans: of Shuham, the clan of the Shuhamites. These are the clans of Dan according to their clans.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:43 - All the clans of the Shuhamites, as they were listed, were 64,400.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:44 - The sons of Asher according to their clans: of Imnah, the clan of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the clan of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the clan of the Beriites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:45 - Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the clan of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the clan of the Malchielites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:46 - And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:47 - These are the clans of the sons of Asher as they were listed, 53,400.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:48 - The sons of Naphtali according to their clans: of Jahzeel, the clan of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the clan of the Gunites;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:49 - of Jezer, the clan of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the clan of the Shillemites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:50 - These are the clans of Naphtali according to their clans, and those listed were 45,400.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:51 - This was the list of the people of Israel, 601,730.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:52 - The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:53 - “Among these the land shall be divided for inheritance according to the number of names.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:54 - To 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 in proportion to its list.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:55 - But the land shall be divided by lot. According to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:56 - Their inheritance shall be divided according to lot between the larger and the smaller.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:57 - This was the list of the Levites according to their clans: of Gershon, the clan of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the clan of the Kohathites; of Merari, the clan of the Merarites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:58 - These are the clans of Levi: the clan of the Libnites, the clan of the Hebronites, the clan of the Mahlites, the clan of the Mushites, the clan of the Korahites. And Kohath was the father of Amram.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:59 - The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt. And she bore to Amram Aaron and Moses and Miriam their sister.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:60 - And to Aaron were born Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:61 - But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:62 - And those listed were 23,000, every male from a month old and upward. For they were not listed among the people of Israel, because there was no inheritance given to them among the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:63 - These were those listed by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who listed the people of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:64 - But among these there was not one of those listed by Moses and Aaron the priest, who had listed the people of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:65 - For the LORD had said of them, “They shall die in the wilderness.” Not one of them was left, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
ESV Footnotes
Take a census of the people is implied (compare verse 2)

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