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Numbers Chapter 26 | Parsha: Pinhas

1When the plague was over, 226the Lord said to Moses and to Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, 3“Take a census of the whole Israelite community from the age of twenty years up, by their ancestral houses, all Israelites able to bear arms.” 4 So Moses and Eleazar the priest, on the steppes of Moab, at the Jordan near Jericho, gave instructions about them, namely, 5those from twenty years up, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
The descendants of the Israelites who came out of the land of Egypt were:

6Reuben, Israel’s first-born. Descendants of Reuben: [Of] Enoch, the clan of the Enochites; of Pallu, the clan of the Palluites; 7of Hezron, the clan of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the clan of the Carmites. 8Those are the clans of the Reubenites. The persons enrolled came to 43,730.

9 Born to Pallu: Eliab. 10The sons of Eliab were Nemuel, and Dathan and Abiram. These are the same Dathan and Abiram, chosen in the assembly, who agitated against Moses and Aaron as part of Korah’s band when they agitated against the Lord. 11Whereupon the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up with Korah—when that band died, when the fire consumed the two hundred and fifty men—and they became an example. 12The sons of Korah, however, did not die.

13Descendants of Simeon by their clans: Of Nemuel, the clan of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the clan of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the clan of the Jachinites; 14of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites; of Saul, the clan of the Saulites. 15Those are the clans of the Simeonites; [persons enrolled:] 22,200.

16Descendants of Gad by their clans: Of Zephon, the clan of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the clan of the Haggites; of Shuni, the clan of the Shunites; 17of Ozni, the clan of the Oznites; of Eri, the clan of the Erites; 18of Arod, the clan of the Arodites; of Areli, the clan of the Arelites. 19Those are the clans of Gad’s descendants; persons enrolled: 40,500.

20 Born to Judah: Er and Onan. Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

21Descendants of Judah by their clans: Of Shelah, the clan of the Shelanites; of Perez, the clan of the Perezites; of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites. 22Descendants of Perez: of Hezron, the clan of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the clan of the Hamulites. 23Those are the clans of Judah; persons enrolled: 76,500.

24Descendants of Issachar by their clans: [Of] Tola, the clan of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the clan of the Punites; 25of Jashub, the clan of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the clan of the Shimronites. 26Those are the clans of Issachar; persons enrolled: 64,300.

27Descendants of Zebulun by their clans: Of Sered, the clan of the Seredites; of Elon, the clan of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the clan of the Jahleelites. 28Those are the clans of the Zebulunites; persons enrolled: 60,500.

29The sons of Joseph were Manasseh and Ephraim—by their clans.

30Descendants of Manasseh: Of Machir, the clan of the Machirites.—Machir begot Gilead.—Of Gilead, the clan of the Gileadites. 31These were the descendants of Gilead: [Of] Iezer, the clan of the Iezerites; of Helek, the clan of the Helekites; 32[of] Asriel, the clan of the Asrielites; [of] Shechem, the clan of the Shechemites; 33[of] Shemida, the clan of the Shemidaites; [of] Hepher, the clan of the Hepherites. 34—Now Zelophehad son of Hepher had no sons, only daughters. The names of Zelophehad’s daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.— 35Those are the clans of Manasseh; persons enrolled: 52,700.

36These are the descendants of Ephraim by their clans: Of Shuthelah, the clan of the Shuthelahites; of Becher, the clan of the Becherites; of Tahan, the clan of the Tahanites. 37These are the descendants of Shuthelah: Of Eran, the clan of the Eranites. 38Those are the clans of Ephraim’s descendants; persons enrolled: 32,500.
Those are the descendants of Joseph by their clans.

39The descendants of Benjamin by their clans: Of Bela, the clan of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the clan of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the clan of the Ahiramites; 40of Shephupham, the clan of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the clan of the Huphamites. 41The sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: [Of Ard,] the clan of the Ardites; of Naaman, the clan of the Naamanites. 42Those are the descendants of Benjamin by their clans; persons enrolled: 45,600.

43These are the descendants of Dan by their clans: Of Shuham, the clan of the Shuhamites. Those are the clans of Dan, by their clans. 44All the clans of the Shuhamites; persons enrolled: 64,400.

45Descendants of Asher by their clans: Of Imnah, the clan of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the clan of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the clan of the Beriites. 46Of the descendants of Beriah: Of Heber, the clan of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the clan of the Malchielites. 47—The name of Asher’s daughter was Serah.— 48These are the clans of Asher’s descendants; persons enrolled: 53,400.

49Descendants of Naphtali by their clans: Of Jahzeel, the clan of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the clan of the Gunites; 50of Jezer, the clan of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the clan of the Shillemites. 51Those are the clans of the Naphtalites, clan by clan; persons enrolled: 45,400.

52This is the enrollment of the Israelites: 601,730.

53The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 54“Among these shall the land be apportioned as shares, according to the listed names: 55with larger groups increase the share, with smaller groups reduce the share. Each is to be assigned its share according to its enrollment. 56The land, moreover, is to be apportioned by lot; and the allotment shall be made according to the listings of their ancestral tribes. 57Each portion shall be assigned by lot, whether for larger or smaller groups.”

58This is the enrollment of the Levites by their clans: Of Gershon, the clan of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the clan of the Kohathites; of Merari, the clan of the Merarites. 59These are the clans of Levi: The clan of the Libnites, the clan of the Hebronites, the clan of the Mahlites, the clan of the Mushites, the clan of the Korahites.—Kohath begot Amram. 60The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; she bore to Amram Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam. 61To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 62Nadab and Abihu died when they offered alien fire before the Lord.— 63Their enrollment of 23,000 comprised all males from a month up. They were not part of the regular enrollment of the Israelites, since no share was assigned to them among the Israelites.

64These are the persons enrolled by Moses and Eleazar the priest who registered the Israelites on the steppes of Moab, at the Jordan near Jericho. 65Among these there was not one of those enrolled by Moses and Aaron the priest when they recorded the Israelites in the wilderness of Sinai. 66For the Lord had said of them, “They shall die in the wilderness.” Not one of them survived, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.

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