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Numbers 1 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Registration of Israel’s Troops

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:1 - A year after Israel’s departure from Egypt, the LORD spoke to Moses in the Tabernacle[fn] in the wilderness of Sinai. On the first day of the second month[fn] of that year he said,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:2 - “From the whole community of Israel, record the names of all the warriors by their clans and families. List all the men

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:3 - twenty years old or older who are able to go to war. You and Aaron must register the troops,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:4 - and you will be assisted by one family leader from each tribe.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:5 - “These are the tribes and the names of the leaders who will assist you:
TribeLeader
ReubenElizur son of Shedeur

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SimeonShelumiel son of Zurishaddai

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JudahNahshon son of Amminadab

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IssacharNethanel son of Zuar

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ZebulunEliab son of Helon

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Ephraim son of JosephElishama son of Ammihud
Manasseh son of JosephGamaliel son of Pedahzur

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BenjaminAbidan son of Gideoni

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DanAhiezer son of Ammishaddai

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AsherPagiel son of Ocran

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GadEliasaph son of Deuel

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NaphtaliAhira son of Enan

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:16 - These are the chosen leaders of the community, the leaders of their ancestral tribes, the heads of the clans of Israel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:17 - So Moses and Aaron called together these chosen leaders,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:18 - and they assembled the whole community of Israel on that very day.[fn] All the people were registered according to their ancestry by their clans and families. The men of Israel who were twenty years old or older were listed one by one,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:19 - just as the LORD had commanded Moses. So Moses recorded their names in the wilderness of Sinai.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:21 - This is the number of men twenty years old or older who were able to go to war, as their names were listed in the records of their clans and families[fn]:
TribeNumber
Reuben (Jacob’s[fn] oldest son)46,500

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Simeon59,300

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Gad45,650

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Judah74,600

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Issachar54,400

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Zebulun57,400

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Ephraim son of Joseph40,500

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Manasseh son of Joseph32,200

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Benjamin35,400

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Dan62,700

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Asher41,500

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Naphtali53,400

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:44 - These were the men registered by Moses and Aaron and the twelve leaders of Israel, all listed according to their ancestral descent.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:45 - They were registered by families—all the men of Israel who were twenty years old or older and able to go to war.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:46 - The total number was 603,550.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:47 - But this total did not include the Levites.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:48 - For the LORD had said to Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:49 - “Do not include the tribe of Levi in the registration; do not count them with the rest of the Israelites.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:50 - Put the Levites in charge of the Tabernacle of the Covenant,[fn] along with all its furnishings and equipment. They must carry the Tabernacle and all its furnishings as you travel, and they must take care of it and camp around it.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:51 - Whenever it is time for the Tabernacle to move, the Levites will take it down. And when it is time to stop, they will set it up again. But any unauthorized person who goes too near the Tabernacle must be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:52 - Each tribe of Israel will camp in a designated area with its own family banner.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:53 - But the Levites will camp around the Tabernacle of the Covenant to protect the community of Israel from the LORD’s anger. The Levites are responsible to stand guard around the Tabernacle.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:54 - So the Israelites did everything just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew the Tent of Meeting.
This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in April or May.
Hebrew on the first day of the second month; see 1:1.
In the Hebrew text, this sentence (This is the number of men twenty years old or older who were able to go to war, as their names were listed in the records of their clans and families) is repeated in 1:22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42.
Hebrew Israel’s. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
In the Hebrew text, this sentence (This is the number of men twenty years old or older who were able to go to war, as their names were listed in the records of their clans and families) is repeated in 1:22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42.
Hebrew Israel’s. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
Or Tabernacle of the Testimony; also in 1:53.
BLB Footnotes for the NLT
The NLT conflates verse 20 with 21  
The NLT conflates verse 22 with 23  
The NLT conflates verse 24 with 25  
The NLT conflates verse 26 with 27  
The NLT conflates verse 28 with 29  
The NLT conflates verse 30 with 31  
The NLT conflates verse 32 with 33  
The NLT conflates verse 34 with 35  
The NLT conflates verse 36 with 37  
The NLT conflates verse 38 with 39  
The NLT conflates verse 40 with 41  
The NLT conflates verse 42 with 43  
NLT

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