Numbers 1:2
New International Version
“Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one.

New Living Translation
“From the whole community of Israel, record the names of all the warriors by their clans and families. List all the men

English Standard Version
“Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, by clans, by fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, every male, head by head.

Berean Study Bible
“Take a census of the whole congregation of Israel by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one.

King James Bible
Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;

New King James Version
“Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, every male individually,

New American Standard Bible
“Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, every male, head by head

NASB 1995
“Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, every male, head by head

NASB 1977
“Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, every male, head by head

Amplified Bible
“Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families (clans), by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, every male, head by head

Christian Standard Bible
“Take a census of the entire Israelite community by their clans and their ancestral families, counting the names of every male one by one.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take a census of the entire Israelite community by their clans and their ancestral houses, counting the names of every male one by one.

American Standard Version
Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers houses, according to the number of the names, every male, by their polls;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And take the count of the number of the leaders of all of the assembly of the children of Israel for their tribes to the house of their fathers in the number of their names, every male for their leaders.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take the sum of all the congregation of Israel according to their kindreds, according to the houses of their fathers' families, according to their number by their names, according to their heads: every male

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel by their families, and houses, and the names of every one, as many as are of the male sex,

English Revised Version
Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, every male, by their polls;

Good News Translation
"You and Aaron are to take a census of the people of Israel by clans and families. List the names of all the men

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Take a census of the whole community of Israel by families and households. List every man by name

International Standard Version
"Take a census of the entire Israeli community, numbering them by their tribes and by ancestral houses. List the names of every male one-by-one,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, every male, by their polls;

Literal Standard Version
“Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel by their families, by the house of their fathers, in the number of names—every male by their counted heads;

NET Bible
"Take a census of the entire Israelite community by their clans and families, counting the name of every individual male.

New Heart English Bible
"Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, every male, one by one;

World English Bible
"Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, every male, one by one;

Young's Literal Translation
'Take ye up the sum of all the company of the sons of Israel by their families, by the house of their fathers, in the number of names -- every male by their polls;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Census of Israel's Warriors
1On the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites had come out of the land of Egypt, the LORD spoke to Moses in the Tent of Meeting in the Wilderness of Sinai. He said: 2“Take a census of the whole congregation of Israel by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one. 3You and Aaron are to number those who are twenty years of age or older by their divisions—everyone who can serve in Israel’s army.…

Cross References
Exodus 12:37
The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth with about 600,000 men on foot, besides women and children.

Exodus 30:12
"When you take a census of the Israelites to number them, each man must pay the LORD a ransom for his life when he is counted. Then no plague will come upon them when they are numbered.

Exodus 38:25
The silver from those numbered among the congregation totaled 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel--

Exodus 38:26
a beka per person, that is, half a shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone twenty years of age or older who had crossed over to be numbered, a total of 603,550 men.

Numbers 26:2
"Take a census of the whole congregation of Israel by the houses of their fathers--all those twenty years of age or older who can serve in the army of Israel."


Treasury of Scripture

Take you the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;

take ye the sum.

Numbers 26:2-4,63,64
Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, throughout their fathers' house, all that are able to go to war in Israel…

Exodus 30:12
When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.

Exodus 38:26
A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.

the children

Genesis 49:1-3
And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days…

Exodus 1:1-5
Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob…

after

Numbers 1:18,22,26
And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls…

Exodus 6:14-19
These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben…









(2) After their families.--The family or clan, mishpahah, included several fathers' houses (see Kurtz's Hist. of the Old Covenant, 2, pp. 8-10).

With the number of their names.--Better, according to the number of names. The reference is probably to the previous numbering recorded in Exodus 30:12. There is no corresponding clause in the account of the later numbering in Numbers 26:2.

By their polls--i.e., man by man. The word gulgoleth denotes a man's head, or skull. Cf. Matthew 27:33.

Verse 2. - Take ye the sum of all the congregation. The census here ordered had clearly been anticipated, as far as the numbers were concerned, by the results of the half-shekel poll-tax for the service of the sanctuary levied some time before on all adult males on pain of Divine displeasure (Exodus 30:11, sq.). Since all who were liable had paid that tax (Exodus 38:25, 26), it would only have been requisite to make slight; corrections for death or coming of age during the interval. The totals, however, in the two cases being exactly the same, it is evident that no such corrections were made, and that the round numbers already obtained were accepted as sufficiently accurate for all practical purposes. After their families. This was to be a registration as well as a census. No doubt the lists and pedigrees collected at this time laid the foundation of that exact and careful genealogical lore which played so important a part both in the religious and in the secular history of the Jews down to the final dispersion. Every Jew had not only his national, but also (and often even more) his tribal and family, associations, traditions, and sympathies. Unity, but not uniformity, - unity in all deepest interests and highest purposes, combined with great variety of character, of tradition, and even of tendency, - was the ideal of the life of Israel. The number of their names. It is impossible to help thinking of the parallel expression in Acts 1:15, of the similarity in position of the two peoples, of the contrast between their numbers and apparent chances of success, of the more striking contrast between their actual achievements.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Take a census
שְׂא֗וּ (śə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

of the entire
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

congregation
עֲדַ֣ת (‘ă·ḏaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5712: A stated assemblage

of the sons
בְּנֵֽי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

by their clans
לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָ֖ם (lə·miš·pə·ḥō·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

and families,
אֲבֹתָ֑ם (’ă·ḇō·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

listing
בְּמִסְפַּ֣ר (bə·mis·par)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

the name
שֵׁמ֔וֹת (šê·mō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8034: A name

of every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

man,
זָכָ֖ר (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2145: Remembered, a male

one by one.
לְגֻלְגְּלֹתָֽם׃ (lə·ḡul·gə·lō·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1538: A skull, head, poll (of persons)


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