1. Yahweh spoke to Moses, in the desert of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after their departure from the land of Egypt. He said:

2. "Take a census of the whole community of Israel, by clans and families, taking a count of the names of all the males, head by head.

3. You and Aaron will enlist all men of Israel, twenty years of age and over, able to give military service.

4. From each tribe you shall take a man, the head of his family, to help you in this.

5. These are the names of those who are to be your helpers: For Reuben, Elizur son of Shedeur.

6. For Simeon, Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.

7. For Judah, Nahshon son of Amminadab.

8. For Issachar, Nethanel son of Zuar.

9. For Zebu-lun, Eliab son of Helon.

10. Of the sons of Joseph: for Ephraim, Elishama son of Ammihud; for Manasseh, Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.

11. For Benjamin, Abidan son of Gideoni.

12. For Dan, Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.

13. For Asher, Pagiel son of Ochran.

14. For Gad, Eliasaph son of Reuel.

15. For Naphtali, Ahira son of Enan."

16. These men were elected by public acclamation; they were leaders of their ancestral clans, chiefs of Israel's hosts.

17. Moses and Aaron took these men who had been named,

18. and on the first day of the second month they called together the whole community. The sons of Israel listed their names according to their clans and families, and one by one the names of all men of twenty years and over were recorded and counted.

19. As Yahweh had commanded, Moses took a census of them in the desert of Sinai.

20. When the tribe of Reuben, Israel's firstborn, had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service, were recorded one by one.

21. The total of these for the tribe of Reuben was 46,500.

22. When the tribe of Simeon had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service, were recorded one by one.

23. The total of these for the tribe of Simeon was 59,300.

24. When the tribe of Gad had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service were recorded one by one.

25. The total of these for the tribe of Gad was 45,650.

26. When the tribe of Judah had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service, were recorded one by one.

27. The total of these for the tribe of Judah was 74,600.

28. When the tribe of Issachar had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service were recorded one by one.

29. The total of these for the tribe of Issachar was 54,400.

30. When the tribe of Zebulun had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service, were recorded one by one.

31. The total of these for the tribe of Zebulun was 57,400.

32. The descendants of Joseph: when the tribe of Ephraim had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service, were recorded one by one.

33. The total of these for the tribe of Ephraim was 40,500.

34. When the tribe of Manasseh had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service, were recorded one by one.

35. The total of these for the tribe of Manasseh was 32,200.

36. When the tribe of Benjamin had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service, were recorded one by one.

37. The total of these for the tribe of Benjamin was 35,400.

38. When the tribe of Dan had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service were recorded one by one.

39. The total of these for the tribe of Dan was 62,700.

40. When the tribe of Asher had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service, were recorded one by one.

41. The total of these for the tribe of Asher was 41,500.

42. When the tribe of Napthali had been listed by clans and families, the names of all the males of twenty years and over, able to give military service, were recorded one by one.

43. The total of these for the tribe of Napthali was 53,400.

44. Such were the men registered by Moses, Aaron and the twelve leaders of Israel, each representing his tribe.

45. Every man of Israel of twenty years and over, able to give military service, was counted according to his tribe.

46. Altogether the full total was 603,550.

47. But the Levites and their tribe were not included in the count.

48. Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:

49. "Do not take any census of the Levites, or register them among the sons of Israel.

50. You yourself must enlist the Levites to serve the Holy Tent of the Testimony and to look after its furnishings and its belongings. They are to carry the Holy Tent, and all its furnishings; they are to take care of it and set up their camp around it.

51. Whenever the Holy Tent is to be moved, the Levites shall take it down; whenever the Holy Tent is to be set up again, they shall do this. Any layman coming near it must be put to death.

52. The sons of Israel are to set up their tents in formation, each man with his own group and under his own banner.

53. But the Levites are to set up their tents around the Holy Tent of the Testimony, lest God's anger fall on the whole community of Israel. The Levites will take care of the Holy Tent of the Testimony."

54. The sons of Israel did exactly as Yahweh had commanded Moses.



Livros sugeridos


“As almas! As almas! Se alguém soubesse o preço que custam”. São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina

Newsletter

Receba as novidades, artigos e noticias deste portal.