GOD'S WORD® Translation
1After the plague the LORD said to Moses and Eleazar, son of the priest Aaron, 2"Take a census of the whole community of Israel by households. List those who are at least 20 years old and eligible for military duty." 3So Moses and the priest Eleazar spoke to the Israelites on the plains of Moab near the Jordan River across from Jericho. They said, 4"Take a census of those at least 20 years old, as the LORD commanded Moses." These are the Israelites who came from Egypt:
5[Reuben] was Israel's firstborn. The descendants of Reuben were the family of Hanoch, the family of Pallu, 6the family of Hezron, and the family of Carmi. 7These were the families of Reuben. The total number of men was 43,730. 8Eliab was the son of Pallu, 9and Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram were the sons of Eliab. (It was Dathan and Abiram, men chosen by the community, who defied Moses and Aaron's authority. They joined Korah's followers when they defied the LORD's authority. 10The ground opened up and swallowed them along with Korah. They and their followers died when the fire consumed the 250 men. This was a warning. 11But the descendants of Korah didn't die.)
12The families descended from [Simeon] were the family of Nemuel, the family of Jamin, the family of Jakin, 13the family of Zerah, and the family of Shaul. 14These were the families of Simeon. The total number of men was 22,200.
15The families descended from [Gad] were the family of Zephon, the family of Haggi, the family of Shuni, 16the family of Ozni, the family of Eri, 17the family of Arodi, and the family of Areli. 18These were the families of Gad's descendants. The total number of men was 40,500.
19Er and Onan were sons of Judah, but they died in Canaan. 20The families descended from [Judah] were the family of Shelah, the family of Perez, and the family of Zerah. 21The descendants of Perez were the family of Hezron and the family of Hamul. 22These were the families of Judah. The total number of men was 76,500.
23The families descended from [Issachar] were the family of Tola, the family of Puah, 24the family of Jashub, and the family of Shimron. 25These were the families of Issachar. The total number of men was 64,300.
28The families descended from [Joseph] [through] Manasseh and Ephraim were 29(from Manasseh) the family of Machir (Machir was the father of Gilead) and the family of Gilead. 30The descendants of Gilead were the family of Iezer, the family of Helek, 31the family of Asriel, the family of Shechem, 32the family of Shemida, and the family of Hepher. 33(Zelophehad, son of Hepher, had no sons-only daughters. Their names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.) 34These were the families of Manasseh. The total number of men was 52,700.
35The families descended from Ephraim were the family of Shuthelah, the family of Beker, and the family of Tahan. 36The descendants of Shuthelah were the family of Eran. 37These were the families of Ephraim's descendants. The total number of men was 32,500. These were the families descended from Joseph.
38The families descended from [Benjamin] were the family of Bela, the family of Ashbel, the family of Ahiram, 39the family of Shupham, and the family of Hupham. 40The descendants of Bela ( [through] Ard and Naaman) were the family of Ard and the family of Naaman. 41These were the families descended from Benjamin. The total number of men was 45,600.
44The families descended from [Asher] were the family of Imnah, the family of Ishvi, and the family of Beriah. 45The descendants of Beriah were the family of Heber and the family of Malchiel. 46(Asher had a daughter named Serah.) 47These were the families of Asher's descendants. The total number of men was 53,400.
48The families descended from [Naphtali] were the family of Jahzeel, the family of Guni, 49the family of Jezer, and the family of Shillem. 50These were the families of Naphtali. The total number of men was 45,400.
51The total number of Israelite men was 601,730.
52Then the LORD said to Moses, 53"The land these people will possess must be divided using the list of names [from the census]. 54Give more land to larger tribes and less land to smaller ones. Use the totals [from the census] in giving land to each tribe. 55But the land must be divided by drawing lots. The tribes will receive their land based on the names of their ancestors. 56Whether the tribes are large or small, the land must be divided by drawing lots."
57The families descended from [Levi] were listed as the family of Gershon, the family of Kohath, and the family of Merari. 58These were the families of Levi: the Libnite family, the Hebronite family, the Mahlite family, the Mushite family, and the Korahite family. Kohath was the ancestor of Amram. 59The name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, a descendant of Levi, who was born in Egypt. She gave birth to Amram's children: Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam. 60Aaron was the father of Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 61But Nadab and Abihu had died because they offered unauthorized fire in the LORD's presence. 62The total number of all the [Levite] males at least one month old was 23,000. They were not counted along with the other Israelites, because they were given no land of their own.
63Moses and the priest Eleazar added up the total number of Israelites on the plains of Moab near the Jordan River across from Jericho. 64Among them there wasn't a single one of the Israelites Moses and the priest Aaron had counted in the Desert of Sinai. 65The LORD had said, "They must all die in the desert." The only ones left were Caleb (son of Jephunneh) and Joshua (son of Nun).