Numbers 1:4
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English Standard Version
And there shall be with you a man from each tribe, each man being the head of the house of his fathers.

King James Bible
And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.

American Standard Version
And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of his fathers house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there shall be with you the princes of the tribes, and of the houses in their kindreds,

English Revised Version
And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of his fathers' house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With regard to all the tithes of the flock and herd, of all that passed under the rod of the herdsman, the tenth (animal) was to be holy to the Lord. No discrimination was to be made in this case between good and bad, and no exchange to be made: if, however, this did take place, the tenth animal was to be holy as well as the one for which it was exchanged, and could not be redeemed. The words "whatsoever passeth under the rod" may be explained from the custom of numbering the flocks by driving the animals one by one past the shepherd, who counted them with a rod stretched out over them (cf. Jeremiah 33:13; Ezekiel 20:37). They mean everything that is submitted to the process of numbering, and are correctly explained by the Rabbins as referring to the fact that every year the additions to the flock and herd were tithed, and not the whole of the cattle. In these directions the tithe is referred to as something well known. In the laws published hitherto, it is true that no mention has been made of it; but, like the burnt-offerings, meat-offerings, and peace-offerings, it formed from time immemorial an essential part of the worship of God; so that not only did Jacob vow that he would tithe for the Lord all that He should give him in a foreign land (Genesis 28:22), but Abraham gave a tenth of his booty to Melchizedek the priest (Genesis 14:20). Under these circumstances, it was really unnecessary to enjoin upon the Israelites for the first time the offering of tithe to Jehovah. All that was required was to incorporate this in the covenant legislation, and bring it into harmony with the spirit of the law. This is done here in connection with the holy consecrations; and in Numbers 18:20-32 instructions are given in the proper place concerning their appropriation, and further directions are added in Deuteronomy 12:6, Deuteronomy 12:11; Deuteronomy 14:22. respecting a second tithe. - The laws contained in this chapter are brought to a close in v. 34 with a new concluding formula (see Leviticus 26:46), by which they are attached to the law given at Sinai.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 1:16 These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.

Numbers 2:3-31 And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies...

Numbers 7:10-83 And the princes offered for dedicating of the altar in the day that it was anointed...

Numbers 10:14-27 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies...

Numbers 13:2-15 Send you men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel...

Numbers 17:3 And you shall write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

Numbers 25:4,14 And the LORD said to Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun...

Numbers 34:18-28 And you shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance...

Exodus 18:25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds...

Joshua 22:14 And with him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the tribes of Israel...

1 Chronicles 27:1-22 Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds...

Cross References
Exodus 18:21
Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Exodus 18:25
Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Numbers 1:16
These were the ones chosen from the congregation, the chiefs of their ancestral tribes, the heads of the clans of Israel.

Numbers 30:1
Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, "This is what the LORD has commanded.

Deuteronomy 1:15
So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and set them as heads over you, commanders of thousands, commanders of hundreds, commanders of fifties, commanders of tens, and officers, throughout your tribes.

Joshua 22:14
and with him ten chiefs, one from each of the tribal families of Israel, every one of them the head of a family among the clans of Israel.

1 Kings 8:1
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers' houses of the people of Israel, before King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.

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