Numbers 1:14
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
from Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel;

King James Bible
Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

American Standard Version
Of Gad: Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Duel.

English Revised Version
Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

Numbers 1:14 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Moses and Aaron, who were commanded to number, or rather to muster, the people, were to have with them "a man of every tribe, who was head-man of his fathers' houses," i.e., a tribe-prince, viz., to help them to carry out the mustering. Beth aboth ("fathers' houses"), in Numbers 1:2, is a technical expression for the subdivisions in which the mishpachoth, or families of the tribes, were arranged, and is applied in Numbers 1:4 according to its original usage, based upon the natural division of the tribes into mishpachoth and families, to the fathers' houses which every tribe possessed in the family of its first-born. In Numbers 1:5-15, these heads of tribes were mentioned by name, as in Numbers 2:3., Numbers 7:12., Numbers 10:14. In Numbers 1:16 they are designated as "called men of the congregation," because they were called to diets of the congregation, as representatives of the tribes, to regulate the affairs of the nation; also "princes of the tribes of their fathers," and "heads of the thousands of Israel:" "prince," from the nobility of their birth; and "heads," as chiefs of the alaphim composing the tribes. Alaphim is equivalent to mishpachoth (cf. Numbers 10:4; Joshua 22:14); because the number of heads of families in the mishpachoth of a tribe might easily amount to a thousand (see at Exodus 18:25). In a similar manner, the term "hundred" in the old German came to be used in several different senses (see Grimm, deutsche Rechts-alterthmer, p. 532).

Numbers 1:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Eliasaph

Numbers 7:42 On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad, offered:

Numbers 10:20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

Son of Reuel

Numbers 2:14 Then the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.

Deuel. As the daleth is very like the resh, they might be easily mistaken for each other; and hence this person being called both Deuel and Reuel, may be easily accounted for. The Septuagint and Syriac have Reuel, in this chapter; and in ch.

Numbers 2:14 Then the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.

, the Samaritan, Vulgate, and Arabic have Deuel, instead of Reuel, with which reading a vast number of MSS. concur, and which is also supported by ch.

Numbers 7:42 On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad, offered:

Numbers 10:20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

. We may therefore safely conclude, the Deuel, and not Reuel, was the original reading.

Cross References
Numbers 1:13
from Asher, Pagiel the son of Ochran;

Numbers 1:15
from Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan."

Numbers 2:14
Then the tribe of Gad, the chief of the people of Gad being Eliasaph the son of Reuel,

Numbers 7:42
On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, the chief of the people of Gad:

Jump to Previous
Deuel Deu'el Eliasaph Eli'asaph Reuel
Jump to Next
Deuel Deu'el Eliasaph Eli'asaph Reuel
Links
Numbers 1:14 NIV
Numbers 1:14 NLT
Numbers 1:14 ESV
Numbers 1:14 NASB
Numbers 1:14 KJV

Numbers 1:14 Bible Apps
Numbers 1:14 Biblia Paralela
Numbers 1:14 Chinese Bible
Numbers 1:14 French Bible
Numbers 1:14 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Numbers 1:13
Top of Page
Top of Page