NASB — Numbers 26 — KJV

Census of a New Generation

1 IThen it came about after the aplague, IIthat the LORD spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2aTake a Icensus of all the congregation of the sons of Israel from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers’ households, whoever is able to go out to war in Israel.” 3 So Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them ain the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, 4 “[Take a census of the people] from twenty years old and upward, as the LORD has commanded Moses.”

¶ Now the sons of Israel who came out of the land of Egypt [were]:

[1] ICh 25:19 in Heb IICh 26:1 in Heb aNu 25:9
[2] ILit sum aEx 30:11-16; 38:25, 26; Nu 1:2
[3] aNu 22:1; 33:48; 35:1

5 ¶ Reuben, Israel’s firstborn, the sons of Reuben: [of] Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites; 6 of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. 7 These are the families of the Reubenites, and those who were numbered of them were a43,730. 8 The son of Pallu: Eliab. 9 The sons of Eliab: Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram. These are the Dathan and Abiram who were acalled by the congregation, who contended against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against the LORD, 10 and athe earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Korah, when that company died, bwhen the fire devoured 250 men, so that they became a Iwarning. 11 aThe sons of Korah, however, did not die.

[7] aNu 1:21
[9] aNu 1:16; 16:2
[10] ILit sign aNu 16:32 bNu 16:35, 38
[11] aNu 16:27, 33; Dt 24:16

12 ¶ The sons of Simeon according to their families: of INemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of IIJachin, the family of the Jachinites; 13 of IZerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. 14 These are the families of the Simeonites, a22,200.

[12] IIn Gn 46:10 and Ex 6:15, Jemuel IIIn 1Ch 4:24, Jarib
[13] IIn Gn 46:10, Zohar
[14] aNu 1:23

15 ¶ The sons of Gad according to their families: of IZephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites; 16 of IOzni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites; 17 of IArod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites. 18 These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those who were numbered of them, a40,500.

[15] IIn Gn 46:16, Ziphion
[16] IIn Gn 46:16, Ezbon
[17] IIn Gn 46:16, Arodi
[18] aNu 1:25

19 ¶ The asons of Judah [were] Er and Onan, but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. 20 The asons of Judah according to their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites. 21 The sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. 22 These are the families of Judah according to those who were numbered of them, a76,500.

[19] aGn 38:2; 46:12
[20] aGn 49:8; 1Ch 2:3; Rv 7:5
[22] aNu 1:27

23 ¶ The asons of Issachar according to their families: [of] Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of IPuvah, the family of the Punites; 24 of IJashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. 25 These are the families of Issachar according to those who were numbered of them, a64,300.

[23] IIn Gn 46:13, Puvvah; in 1Ch 7:1, Puah aGn 46:13; 1Ch 7:1
[24] IIn Gn 46:13, Iob
[25] aNu 1:29

26 ¶ The asons of Zebulun according to their families: of Sered, the family of the Seredites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those who were numbered of them, a60,500.

[26] aGn 46:14
[27] aNu 1:31

28 ¶ The asons of Joseph according to their families: Manasseh and Ephraim. 29 The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and aMachir Ibecame the father of Gilead: of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites. 30 These are the sons of Gilead: [of] IIezer, the family of the aIezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites; 31 and [of] Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; and [of] Shechem, the family of the Shechemites; 32 and [of] Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and [of] Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. 33 Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but only daughters; and athe names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. 34 These are the families of Manasseh; and those who were numbered of them were a52,700.

[28] aGn 46:20; Dt 33:16f
[29] ILit begot aJsh 17:1; 1Ch 7:14f
[30] IIn Jsh 17:2, Abiezer aJg 6:11, 24, 34
[33] aNu 27:1
[34] aNu 1:35

35 ¶ These are the sons of Ephraim according to their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of IBecher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites. 36 These are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites. 37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those who were numbered of them, a32,500. These are the sons of Joseph according to their families.

[35] IIn 1Ch 7:20, Bered
[37] aNu 1:33

38 ¶ The sons of Benjamin according to their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of IAhiram, the family of the Ahiramites; 39 of IShephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of IIHupham, the family of the Huphamites. 40 The sons of Bela were IArd and Naaman: [of Ard], the family of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. 41 These are the sons of Benjamin according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were a45,600.

[38] IIn Gn 46:21, Ehi; in 1Ch 8:1, Aharah
[39] IIn Gn 46:21, Muppim; in 1Ch 7:12, Shuppim IIIn Gn 46:21, Muppim and Huppim
[40] IIn 1Ch 8:3, Addar
[41] aNu 1:37

42 ¶ These are the sons of Dan according to their families: of IShuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan according to their families. 43 All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those who were numbered of them, were a64,400.

[42] IIn Gn 46:23, Hushim
[43] aNu 1:39

44 ¶ The asons of Asher according to their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Beriites. 45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites. 46 The name of the daughter of Asher [was] Serah. 47 These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those who were numbered of them, a53,400.

[44] aGn 46:17; 1Ch 7:30
[47] aNu 1:41

48 ¶ The asons of Naphtali according to their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites; 49 of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of aShillem, the family of the Shillemites. 50 These are the families of Naphtali according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were a45,400.

[48] aGn 46:24; 1Ch 7:13
[49] a1Ch 7:13
[50] aNu 1:43

51 ¶ These are those who were numbered of the sons of Israel, a601,730.

[51] aEx 12:37; 38:26; Nu 1:46; 11:21

52 ¶ Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 53IAmong these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. 54 aTo the larger [group] you shall increase their inheritance, and to the smaller [group] you shall diminish their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance according to those who were numbered of them. 55 But the land shall be adivided by lot. They shall Ireceive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers. 56 According to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller [groups].”

[53] ILit To
[54] aNu 33:54
[55] ILit inherit according to aNu 33:54; 34:13

57aThese are those who were numbered of the Levites according to their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites. 58 These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. aKohath Ibecame the father of Amram. 59 The name of Amram’s wife awas Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and she bore to Amram: Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam. 60 aTo Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 61 aBut Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD. 62 Those who were numbered of them were a23,000, every male from a month old and upward, for bthey were not numbered among the sons of Israel csince no inheritance was given to them among the sons of Israel.

[57] aGn 46:11; Ex 6:16; 1Ch 6:1, 16
[58] ILit begot aEx 6:20
[59] aEx 2:1, 2; 6:20
[60] aNu 3:2
[61] aLv 10:1, 2; Nu 3:4
[62] aNu 3:39 bNu 1:47 cNu 18:23, 24

63 ¶ These are those who were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. 64 aBut among these there was not a man of those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. 65 For the LORD had said Iof them, “aThey shall surely die in the wilderness.” And not a man was left of them, bexcept Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.

[64] aNu 14:29-35; Dt 2:14-16; He 3:17
[65] IOr to aNu 14:26-35; Ps 90:3-10; 1Co 10:5 bDt 1:36; Jsh 14:6-10


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The sum of all Israel is taken in the plains of Moab.

1 ¶ And it came to pass after the plague, that the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2 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. 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho, saying, 4 [Take the sum of the people], from twenty years old and upward; as the LORD commanded Moses and the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.

[1] Nu 25:9.
[2] Ex 30:12; 38:25; Nu 1:2.
[3] Nu 22:1; 26:63; 31:12; 33:48; 35:1; Dt 4:46; 34:1, 6, 8.
[4] Nu 1:1; 1Ch 21:1.

5 ¶ Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, [of whom cometh] the family of the Hanochites: of Pallu, the family of the Palluites: 6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. 7 These [are] the families of the Reubenites: and they that were numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty. 8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab. 9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This [is that] Dathan and Abiram, [which were] famous in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD: 10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign. 11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

[5] Gn 29:32; 46:8; 49:2; Ex 6:14; 1Ch 5:1, 3.
[7] Gn 46:9; Nu 2:11; 26:1, 21.
[9] Nu 1:16; 16:1, 2; Ps 106:17; Jde 1:11.
[10] Ex 16:35; Nu 16:2, 31, 38; 27:3; 1S 2:34; Ps 106:17; Jr 29:22; Ezk 14:8; 1Co 10:6; 2P 2:6; Jde 1:7.
[11] Ex 6:24; Nu 16:5, 27, 31; 26:27; 1Ch 6:22; Ps 42:1; 44:1; 45:1; 46:1; 47:1; 48:1; 49:1; 50:1.

12 ¶ The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites: 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. 14 These [are] the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.

[12] Gn 46:10; Ex 6:15; 1K 7:21; 1Ch 4:24.
[13] Gn 46:10.
[14] Nu 1:22; 2:12; Dt 33:1.

15 ¶ The children of Gad after their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the family of the Haggites: of Shuni, the family of the Shunites: 16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Erites: 17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites. 18 These [are] the families of the children of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred.

[15] Gn 46:16; Nu 2:14.
[16] Gn 46:16.
[17] Gn 46:16.
[18] Nu 1:24; 2:14.

19 ¶ The sons of Judah [were] Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. 20 And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. 21 And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. 22 These [are] the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.

[19] Gn 38:1; 46:12; 1Ch 2:3.
[20] Gn 38:5, 11, 14, 26, 27, 30; 46:12; Ru 4:18; 1Ch 2:3, 4; 4:21; Ne 11:4, 6, 24; Mt 1:3; Lk 3:33.
[22] Gn 49:8; Nu 1:26; 2:3; 1Ch 5:2; Ps 115:14; He 7:14.

23 ¶ [Of] the sons of Issachar after their families: [of] Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites: 24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. 25 These [are] the families of Issachar according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.

[23] Gn 30:17; 46:13; Nu 2:5; 1Ch 7:1.
[24] Gn 46:13.
[25] Nu 1:28; 2:5.

26 ¶ [Of] the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 27 These [are] the families of the Zebulunites according to those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hundred.

[26] Gn 30:19; 46:14.
[27] Nu 1:30; 2:7.

28 ¶ The sons of Joseph after their families [were] Manasseh and Ephraim. 29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead [come] the family of the Gileadites. 30 These [are] the sons of Gilead: [of] Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekites: 31 And [of] Asriel, the family of the Asrielites: and [of] Shechem, the family of the Shechemites: 32 And [of] Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites: and [of] Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.

[28] Gn 41:51; 46:20; 48:5, 13.
[29] Gn 48:14; Nu 32:39; 36:1; Dt 3:15; Jsh 17:1; Jg 5:14; 1Ch 7:14.
[30] Jsh 17:2; Jg 6:11, 24, 34; 8:2.

33 ¶ And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad [were] Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34 These [are] the families of Manasseh, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.

[33] Nu 27:1; 36:10.
[34] Nu 1:34; 2:20.

35 ¶ These [are] the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites. 36 And these [are] the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites. 37 These [are] the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These [are] the sons of Joseph after their families.

[35] 1Ch 7:20.
[37] Nu 1:32; 2:18.

38 ¶ The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites: 39 Of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites. 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: [of Ard], the family of the Ardites: [and] of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. 41 These [are] the sons of Benjamin after their families: and they that were numbered of them [were] forty and five thousand and six hundred.

[38] Gn 46:2; 1Ch 7:6; 8:1.
[39] Gn 46:21.
[40] 1Ch 8:3.
[41] Gn 46:21; Nu 1:36; 2:22.

42 ¶ These [are] the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These [are] the families of Dan after their families. 43 All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those that were numbered of them, [were] threescore and four thousand and four hundred.

[42] Gn 46:23.
[43] Nu 1:38; 2:25.

44 ¶ [Of] the children of Asher after their families: of Jimna, the family of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites: of Beriah, the family of the Beriites. 45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites. 46 And the name of the daughter of Asher [was] Sarah. 47 These [are] the families of the sons of Asher according to those that were numbered of them; [who were] fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

[44] Gn 46:17; 1Ch 7:30.
[46] Gn 46:17.
[47] Nu 1:40; 2:27.

48 ¶ [Of] the sons of Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites: of Guni, the family of the Gunites: 49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites: of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. 50 These [are] the families of Naphtali according to their families: and they that were numbered of them [were] forty and five thousand and four hundred. 51 These [were] the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

[48] Gn 46:24; 1Ch 7:13.
[49] 1Ch 7:13.
[50] Nu 1:42; 2:29.
[51] Nu 1:46; 2:32; Ne 9:23; Jb 12:9, 14, 20; Ps 77:20.

The law of dividing among them the inheritance of the land.

52 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. 54 To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him. 55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. 56 According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.

[53] Gn 12:2, 7; Jsh 11:23; 14:1; Ps 49:14; 105:44; Ezk 47:22; Dn 7:27; Mt 5:5; Rv 5:10; 21:27.
[54] Nu 32:3, 5; 33:54; Jsh 17:14.
[55] Nu 26:56; 33:54; 34:13; Jsh 11:23; 14:2; 17:14; 18:6, 10; 19:1, 10, 17, 24, 32, 40; Pv 16:33; 18:18; Ac 1:26; Col 1:12; Rv 7:4.
[56] Ro 11:7; 1Co 12:4.

The families and number of the Levites.

57 ¶ And these [are] they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites. 58 These [are] the families of the Levites: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram. 59 And the name of Amram's wife [was] Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom [her mother] bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister. 60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD. 62 And those that were numbered of them were twenty and three thousand, all males from a month old and upward: for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

[57] Gn 46:11; Ex 6:16; Nu 3:1; 35:2; 1Ch 6:1, 16.
[58] Nu 3:17; 16:1.
[59] Ex 2:1; 6:20; Lv 18:12.
[60] Nu 3:2, 8.
[61] Lv 10:1; Nu 3:4; 1Ch 24:1.
[62] Nu 1:49; 3:39; 4:27, 48; 18:20; 35:2; Dt 10:9; 14:27; 18:1; Jsh 13:14, 33; 14:3.

None were left of them which were numbered at Sinai, but Caleb and Joshua.

63 ¶ These [are] they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho. 64 But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. 65 For the LORD had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

[63] Nu 26:3.
[64] Nu 1:1; Dt 2:14; 4:3; 1Co 10:5.
[65] Ex 12:37; Nu 14:23, 28, 30, 35, 38; Dt 2:14; 32:49; Ps 90:3; Ro 11:22; 1Co 10:5; He 3:17; Jde 1:5.


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