Numbers 1:47
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New International Version
The ancestral tribe of the Levites, however, was not counted along with the others.

New Living Translation
But this total did not include the Levites.

English Standard Version
But the Levites were not listed along with them by their ancestral tribe.

New American Standard Bible
The Levites, however, were not numbered among them by their fathers' tribe.

King James Bible
But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the Levites were not registered with them by their ancestral tribe.

International Standard Version
The descendants of Levi were not counted according to their ancestral houses

NET Bible
But the Levites, according to the tribe of their fathers, were not numbered among them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the households from the tribe of [Levi] were not registered along with the other Israelites.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the Levites according to the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

King James 2000 Bible
But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

American King James Version
But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

American Standard Version
But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Levites in the tribes of their families were not numbered with them.

Darby Bible Translation
But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

English Revised Version
But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the Levites, after the tribe of their fathers, were not numbered among them.

World English Bible
But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Levites, for the tribe of their fathers, have not numbered themselves in their midst,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:47-54 Care is here taken to distinguish the tribe of Levi, which, in the matter of the golden calf, had distinguished itself. Singular services shall be recompensed by singular honours. It was to the honour of the Levites, that to them was committed the care of the tabernacle and its treasures, in their camps and in their marches. It was for the honour of the holy things that none should see them, or touch them, but those who were called of God to the service. We all are unfit and unworthy to have fellowship with God, till called by his grace into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and so, being the spiritual seed of that great High Priest, we are made priests to our God. Great care must be taken to prevent sin, for preventing sin is preventing wrath. Being a holy tribe, they were not reckoned among other Israelites. They that minister about holy things, should neither entangle themselves, nor be entangled, in worldly affairs. And let every believer seek to do what the Lord has commanded.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 47. - Not numbered among them. They were numbered (Numbers 3:39), but not among the rest; their census was taken separately, and on a different basis.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But the Levites,.... The tribe of Levi were excepted from this muster, they being employed in a kind of warfare, and therefore not to be engaged in another:

after the tribe of their fathers, were not numbered among them: the rest of the tribes; the reason follows.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

47-54. But the Levites … were not numbered among them—They were obliged to keep a register of their own. They were consecrated to the priestly office, which in all countries has been exempted customarily, and in Israel by the express authority of God, from military service. The custody of the things devoted to the divine service was assigned to them so exclusively, that "no stranger"—that is, no person, not even an Israelite of any other tribe, was allowed, under penalty of death, to approach these [Nu 16:40]. Hence they encamped round the tabernacle in order that there should be no manifestation of the divine displeasure among the people. Thus the numbering of the people was subservient to the separation of the Levites from those Israelites who were fit for military service, and to the practical introduction of the law respecting the first-born, for whom the tribe of Levi became a substitute [Ex 13:2; Nu 3:12].

Numbers 1:47 Additional Commentaries
Context
Levites Exempted
47The Levites, however, were not numbered among them by their fathers' tribe. 48For the LORD had spoken to Moses, saying,…
Cross References
Numbers 1:48
The LORD had said to Moses:

Numbers 2:33
The Levites, however, were not counted along with the other Israelites, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 3:14
The LORD said to Moses in the Desert of Sinai,

Numbers 3:15
"Count the Levites by their families and clans. Count every male a month old or more."

Numbers 4:49
At the LORD's command through Moses, each was assigned his work and told what to carry. Thus they were counted, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 26:57
These were the Levites who were counted by their clans: through Gershon, the Gershonite clan; through Kohath, the Kohathite clan; through Merari, the Merarite clan.

Numbers 26:62
All the male Levites a month old or more numbered 23,000. They were not counted along with the other Israelites because they received no inheritance among them.
Treasury of Scripture

But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

Numbers 1:3,50 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to …

Numbers 2:33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as …

Numbers 3:1 These also are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that …

Numbers 4:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

Numbers 8:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 26:57-62 And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their …

1 Chronicles 6:1 The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1 Chronicles 21:6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word …

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