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Chapter 26

1 And it cometh to pass, after the plague, that Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, and unto Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2‘Take up the sum of all the company of the sons of Israel, from a son of twenty years and upward, by the house of their fathers, every one going out to the host in Israel.’ 3And Moses speaketh—Eleazar the priest also—with them, in the plains of Moab, by Jordan, near Jericho, saying, 4‘From a son of twenty years and upward,’ as Jehovah hath commanded Moses and the sons of Israel who are coming out from the land of Egypt.

5 Reuben, first-born of Israel—sons of Reuben: of Hanoch is the family of the Hanochite; of Pallu the family of the Palluite; 6of Hezron the family of the Hezronite; of Carmi the family of the Carmite. 7These are families of the Reubenite, and their numbered ones are three and forty thousand and seven hundred and thirty. 8And the son of Pallu is Eliab; 9and the sons of Eliab are Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram; this is that Dathan and Abiram, called ones of the company, who have striven against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, in their striving against Jehovah, 10and the earth openeth her mouth, and swalloweth them and Korah, in the death of the company, in the fire consuming the two hundred and fifty men, and they become a sign; 11and the sons of Korah died not. 12Sons of Simeon by their families: of Nemuel is the family of the Nemuelite; of Jamin the family of the Jaminite; of Jachin the family of the Jachinite; 13of Zerah the family of the Zarhite; of Shaul the family of the Shaulite. 14These are families of the Simeonite, two and twenty thousand and two hundred. 15Sons of Gad by their families: of Zephon is the family of the Zephonite; of Haggi the family of the Haggite; of Shuni the family of the Shunite; 16of Ozni the family of the Oznite; of Eri the family of the Erite: 17of Arod the family of the Arodite; of Areli the family of the Arelite. 18These are families of the sons of Gad, by their numbered ones, forty thousand and five hundred. 19Sons of Judah are Er and Onan; and Er dieth—Onan also—in the land of Canaan. 20And sons of Judah, by their families, are: of Shelah the family of the Shelanite; of Pharez the family of the Pharzite; of Zerah the family of the Zarhite; 21and sons of Pharez are: of Hezron the family of the Hezronite; of Hamul the family of the Hamulite. 22These are families of Judah, by their numbered ones, six and seventy thousand and five hundred. 23Sons of Issachar by their families; of Tola is the family of the Tolaite; of Pua the family of the Punite; 24of Jashub the family of the Jashubite; of Shimron the family of the Shimronite. 25These are families of Issachar, by their numbered ones, four and sixty thousand and three hundred. 26Sons of Zebulun by their families: of Sered is the family of the Sardite; of Elon the family of the Elonite; of Jahleel the family of the Jahleelite. 27These are families of the Zebulunite by their numbered ones, sixty thousand and five hundred. 28Sons of Joseph by their families are Manasseh and Ephraim. 29Sons of Manasseh: of Machir is the family of the Machirite; and Machir hath begotten Gilead; of Gilead is the family of the Gileadite. 30These are sons of Gilead: of Jeezer is the family of the Jeezerite; of Helek the family of the Helekite; 31and of Asriel the family of the Asrielite; and of Shechem the family of the Shechemite; 32and of Shemida the family of the Shemidaite; and of Hepher the family of the Hepherite. 33And Zelophehad son of Hepher had no sons but daughters, and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad are Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34These are families of Manasseh, and their numbered ones are two and fifty thousand and seven hundred. 35These are sons of Ephraim by their families: of Shuthelah is the family of the Shuthelhite; of Becher the family of the Bachrite; of Tahan the family of the Tahanite. 36And these are sons of Shuthelah: of Eran the family of the Eranite. 37These are families of the sons of Ephraim, by their numbered ones, two and thirty thousand and five hundred. These are sons of Joseph by their families. 38Sons of Benjamin by their families: of Bela is the family of the Belaite; of Ashbel the family of the Ashbelite; of Ahiram the family of the Ahiramite; 39of Shupham the family of the Shuphamite; of Hupham the family of the Huphamite. 40And sons of Bela are Ard and Naaman: of Ard is the family of the Ardite: of Naaman the family of the Naamite. 41These are sons of Benjamin by their families, and their numbered ones are five and forty thousand and six hundred. 42These are sons of Dan by their families: of Shuham is the family of the Shuhamite; these are families of Dan by their families; 43all the families of the Shuhamite, by their numbered ones, are four and sixty thousand and four hundred. 44Sons of Asher by their families: of Jimna is the family of the Jimnite; of Jesui the family of the Jesuite; of Beriah the family of the Beriite. 45Of sons of Beriah: of Heber is the family of the Heberite; of Malchiel the family of the Malchielite. 46And the name of the daughter of Asher is Sarah. 47These are families of the sons of Asher, by their numbered ones, three and fifty thousand and four hundred. 48Sons of Naphtali by their families: of Jahzeel is the family of the Jahzeelite; of Guni the family of the Gunite; 49of Jezer the family of the Jezerite; of Shillem the family of the Shillemite. 50These are families of Naphtali by their families, and their numbered ones are five and forty thousand and four hundred. 51These are numbered ones of the sons of Israel, six hundred thousand, and a thousand, seven hundred and thirty.

52 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, 53‘To these is the land apportioned by inheritance, by the number of names; 54to the many thou dost increase their inheritance, and to the few thou dost diminish their inheritance; to each according to his numbered ones is given his inheritance.

55 ‘Only by lot is the land apportioned, by the names of the tribes of their fathers they inherit; 56according to the lot is their inheritance apportioned between many and few.’

57 And these are numbered ones of the Levite by their families: of Gershon is the family of the Gershonite; of Kohath the family of the Kohathite; of Merari the family of the Merarite. 58These are families of the Levite: the family of the Libnite, the family of the Hebronite, the family of the Mahlite, the family of the Mushite, the family of the Korathite. And Kohath hath begotten Amram, 59and the name of Amram’s wife is Jochebed, daughter of Levi, whom one hath born to Levi in Egypt; and she beareth to Amram Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam their sister. 60And born to Aaron Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar; 61and Nadab dieth—Abihu also—in their bringing near strange fire before Jehovah. 62And their numbered ones are three and twenty thousand, every male from a son of a month and upwards, for they have not numbered themselves in the midst of the sons of Israel; for an inheritance hath not been given to them in the midst of the sons of Israel.

63 These are those numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who have numbered the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab, by Jordan, near Jericho; 64and among these there hath not been a man of those numbered by Moses, and Aaron the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai, 65for Jehovah said of them, ‘They do certainly die in the wilderness;’ and there hath not been left of them a man save Caleb son of Jephunneh, and Joshua son of Nun.


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Robert Young is best known for his monumental work, Young’s Analytical Concordance To The Bible. Young’s Literal Translation is a very good work to add to your Bible collection for text comparisons. Since this is a very literal translation, it offers a good contrast and comparison to a dynamic equivalent translation like the NIV.

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