Numbers 3:40
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New International Version
The LORD said to Moses, "Count all the firstborn Israelite males who are a month old or more and make a list of their names.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Now count all the firstborn sons in Israel who are one month old or older, and make a list of their names.

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to Moses, “List all the firstborn males of the people of Israel, from a month old and upward, taking the number of their names.

Berean Study Bible
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Number every firstborn male of the Israelites a month old or more, and list their names.

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Number every firstborn male of the sons of Israel from a month old and upward, and make a list of their names.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses, Number all the firstborn of the males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD told Moses: "Register every firstborn male of the Israelites one month old or more, and list their names.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said to Moses, "Make a list and count the first-born sons at least one month old in each of the Israelite families.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD told Moses: "Register every firstborn male of the Israelites one month old or more, and list their names.

International Standard Version
Later the LORD instructed Moses: "Number all the first-born males of Israel from a month old and above and list their names.

NET Bible
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Number all the firstborn males of the Israelites from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to Moses, "Number all the firstborn males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD said to Moses, "Register every firstborn male of the Israelites who is at least one month old, and make a list of their names.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Number all the first-born males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Number every first-born male of the sons of Israel from a month old and upward, and make a list of their names.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD said unto Moses, Number all the firstborn of the males of the sons of Israel from a month old and upward and take the number of their names.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses, Number all the firstborn of the males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

American King James Version
And the LORD said to Moses, Number all the firstborn of the males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto Moses, Number all the first-born males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to Moses: Number the firstborn of the male sex of the children of Israel, from one month and upward, and thou shalt take the sum of them.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Moses, Number all the first-born males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto Moses, Number all the firstborn males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said to Moses, number all the first-born of the males of the children of Israel, from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to Moses, "Number all the firstborn males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Number every first-born male of the sons of Israel from a son of a month and upward, and take up the number of their names;
Study Bible
The Redemption of the Firstborn
40Then the LORD said to Moses, “Number every firstborn male of the Israelites a month old or more, and list their names. 41You are to take the Levites for Me—I am the LORD—in place of all the firstborn of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites in place of all the firstborn of the livestock of the Israelites.”…
Cross References
Numbers 3:15
“Register the Levites by their families and clans. You are to count every male a month old or more.”

Numbers 3:41
You are to take the Levites for Me—I am the LORD—in place of all the firstborn of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites in place of all the firstborn of the livestock of the Israelites.”

Treasury of Scripture

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And the Lord said unto Moses,.... After he had taken the number of the Levites:

number all the firstborn of the children of Israel, from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names; that they might be compared with the number of the Levites, and the difference between them observed. 40-51. Number all the first-born of the males of the children of Israel, etc.—The principle on which the enumeration of the Levites had been made was now to be applied to the other tribes. The number of their male children, from a month old and upward, was to be reckoned, in order that a comparison might be instituted with that of the Levites, for the formal adoption of the latter as substitutes for the first-born. The Levites, amounting to twenty-two thousand, were given in exchange for an equal number of the first-born from the other tribes, leaving an excess of two hundred seventy-three; and as there were no substitutes for these, they were redeemed at the rate of five shekels for each (Nu 18:15, 16). Every Israelite would naturally wish that his son might be redeemed by a Levite without the payment of this tax, and yet some would have to incur the expense, for there were not Levites enough to make an equal exchange. Jewish writers say the matter was determined by lot, in this manner: Moses put into an urn twenty-two thousand pieces of parchment, on each of which he wrote "a son of Levi," and two hundred seventy-three more, containing the words, "five shekels." These being shaken, he ordered each of the first-born to put in his hand and take out a slip. If it contained the first inscription, the boy was redeemed by a Levite; if the latter, the parent had to pay. The ransom-money, which, reckoning the shekel at half a crown, would amount to 12s. 6d. each, was appropriated to the use of the sanctuary. The excess of the general over the Levitical first-born is so small, that the only way of accounting for it is, by supposing those first-born only were counted as were males remaining in their parents' household, or that those first-born only were numbered which had been born since the departure from Egypt, when God claimed all the first-born as his special property.3:40-51 The number of the first-born, and that of the Levites, came near to each other. Known unto God are all his works beforehand; there is an exact proportion between them, and so it will appear, when they are compared together. The small number of first-born, over and above the number of the Levites, were to be redeemed, and the redemption-money given to Aaron. The church is called the church of the first-born, which is redeemed, not as they were, with silver and gold; but, being devoted by sin to the justice of God, is ransomed with the precious blood of the Son of God. All men are the Lord's by creation, and all true christians are his by redemption. Each should know his own post and duty; nor can any service required by such a Master be rightly accounted mean or hard.



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