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Organizing the Census of the Israelites

1:1 1 Now the Lord2 spoke3 to Moses in the tent of meeting4 in the wilderness5 of Sinai6 on the first day of the second month of the second year after7 the Israelites8 departed from the land of Egypt.9 He said:10 1:2 “Take a census11 of the entire12 Israelite community13 by their clans and families,14 counting the name of every individual male.15 1:3 You and Aaron are to number16 all in Israel who can serve in the army,17 those who are18 twenty years old or older,19 by their divisions.20 1:4 And to help you21 there is to be a man from each22 tribe, each man23 the head24 of his family.25 1:5 Now these are the names of the men who are to help26 you:

from27 Reuben, Elizur son of Shedeur;

1:6 from Simeon, Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai;28

1:7 from Judah, Nahshon29 son of Amminadab;

1:8 from Issachar, Nethanel son of Zuar;

1:9 from Zebulun, Eliab son of Helon;

1:10 from the sons of Joseph:

from Ephraim, Elishama son of Ammihud;

from Manasseh, Gamaliel son of Pedahzur;

1:11 from Benjamin, Abidan son of Gideoni;

1:12 from Dan, Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai;

1:13 from Asher, Pagiel son of Ocran;

1:14 from Gad, Eliasaph son of Deuel;30

1:15 from Naphtali, Ahira son of Enan.”


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