26 After the plague the Lord spoke to Moses and the priest Eleazar. Eleazar was the son of Aaron. The Lord said, 2“Count all of the men of Israel. Make a list of them by their families. Count all of the men who are able to serve in Israel’s army. They must be 20 years old or more.”
3At that time the people of Israel were on the flatlands of Moab. They were by the Jordan River across from Jericho. Moses and the priest Eleazar spoke with them. They said, 4“Count all of the men who are 20 years old or more. Do it just as the Lord commanded Moses.”
Here are the men of Israel who came out of Egypt.
The Hanochite family came from Hanoch.
The Palluite family came from Pallu.
The Carmite family came from Carmi.
8Eliab was the son of Pallu. 9Eliab’s sons were Nemuel, Dathan and Abiram. Dathan and Abiram were the same community officials who refused to obey Moses and Aaron. They were among the followers of Korah who refused to obey the Lord. 10The ground opened its mouth. It swallowed them up along with Korah. The followers of Korah died when fire burned up 250 men. Their deaths were a warning to the rest of Israel. 11But the family line of Korah didn’t die out completely.
The Nemuelite family came from Nemuel.
The Jaminite family came from Jamin.
The Jakinite family came from Jakin.
The Shaulite family came from Shaul.
The Zephonite family came from Zephon.
The Haggite family came from Haggi.
The Shunite family came from Shuni.
The Erite family came from Eri.
The Arelite family came from Areli.
The Shelanite family came from Shelah.
The Perezite family came from Perez.
The Zerahite family came from Zerah.
The Hezronite family came from Hezron.
The Hamulite family came from Hamul.
The Tolaite family came from Tola.
The Puite family came from Puah.
The Shimronite family came from Shimron.
The Seredite family came from Sered.
The Elonite family came from Elon.
The Jahleelite family came from Jahleel.
The Makirite family came from Makir. Makir was the father of Gilead.
The Gileadite family came from Gilead.
The Iezerite family came from Iezer.
The Helekite family came from Helek.
The Shechemite family came from Shechem.
The Hepherite family came from Hepher.
The Shuthelahite family came from Shuthelah.
The Bekerite family came from Beker.
The Tahanite family came from Tahan.
They came from Eran.
Those were the sons of Joseph. They are listed by their families.
The Belaite family came from Bela.
The Ashbelite family came from Ashbel.
The Ahiramite family came from Ahiram.
The Huphamite family came from Hupham.
The Ardite family came from Ard.
The Naamite family came from Naaman.
The Shuhamite family came from Shuham.
The Imnite family came from Imnah.
The Ishvite family came from Ishvi.
The Beriite family came from Beriah.
The Heberite family came from Heber.
The Malkielite family came from Malkiel.
The Jahzeelite family came from Jahzeel.
The Gunite family came from Guni.
The Shillemite family came from Shillem.
52The Lord spoke to Moses. He said, 53“I will give the land to them. The amount of land each family receives will be based on the number of its men. 54Give a larger share to a larger family. Give a smaller share to a smaller family. Each family will receive its share based on the number of men who are listed in it.
55“Be sure that you use lots when you give out the land. What each family receives will be based on the number of men listed in its tribe. 56Use lots when you give out each share. Use lots for the larger and smaller families alike.”
The Gershonite family came from Gershon.
The Kohathite family came from Kohath.
The Merarite family came from Merari.
the Libnite family,
the Hebronite family,
the Mahlite family,
the Mushite family,
the Korahite family.
Amram came from the Kohathite family.
59The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed. She was from the family line of Levi. She was born to the Levites in Egypt. Aaron, Moses and their sister Miriam were born in the family line of Amram and Jochebed.
64The men of Israel had been counted before in the Sinai Desert by Moses and the priest Aaron. But not one of them was among the men who were counted this time. 65The Lord had told the people of Israel at Kadesh Barnea that they would certainly die in the desert. Not one of them was left alive except Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua, the son of Nun.
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