and they assembled 1 the entire community together on the first day of the second month. 2 Then the people recorded their ancestry 3 by their clans and families, and the men who were twenty years old or older were listed 4 by name individually,
To a larger group you will give a larger inheritance, 1 and to a smaller group you will give a smaller inheritance. 2 To each one its inheritance must be given according to the number of people in it. 3
Those of them who were numbered were 23,000, all males from a month old and upward, for they were not numbered among the Israelites; no inheritance was given to them among the Israelites.
The men whose names are listed came during the time of King Hezekiah of Judah and attacked the Hamites’ settlements, 1 as well as the Meunites they discovered there, and they wiped them out to this very day. They dispossessed them, 2 for they found pasture for their sheep there.
They made disbursements to all the males three years old and up who were listed in the genealogical records – to all who would enter the Lord’s temple to serve on a daily basis and fulfill their duties as assigned to their divisions. 1
Within Issachar’s and Asher’s territory Manasseh was assigned Beth Shean, Ibleam, the residents of Dor, En Dor, the residents of Taanach, the residents of Megiddo, 1 the three of Napheth, 2 and the towns surrounding all these cities. 3
The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Jibsam, 1 and Samuel. 2 They were leaders of their families. 3 In the time of David there were 22,600 warriors listed in Tola’s genealogical records. 4
The Annals of the Prophets include his prayer, give an account of how the Lord responded to it, record all his sins and unfaithful acts, and identify the sites where he built high places and erected Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself. 1
My hand will be against the prophets who see delusion and announce lying omens. They will not be included in the council 1 of my people, nor be written in the registry 2 of the house of Israel, nor enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the sovereign Lord.
“These are the names of the tribes: From the northern end beside the road of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan (which is on the border of Damascus, toward the north beside Hamath), extending from the east side to the west, Dan will have one portion.
These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations, and from these the nations spread 1 over the earth after the flood.
Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, outstanding in dignity, outstanding in power.
Now these are the names of the sons of Levi, according to their records: 1 Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. (The length of Levi’s life was 137 years.)
Now Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ households 1 of Levi according to their clans.
It was the same Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, “Bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt by their regiments.” 1
All the Israelites who were twenty years old or older, who could serve in Israel’s army, were numbered 1 according to their families.
All those numbered of the camp of Judah, according to their divisions, are 186,400. They will travel 1 at the front.
All those numbered of the camp of Reuben, according to their divisions, are 151,450. They will travel second.
All those numbered of the camp of Ephraim, according to their divisions, are 108,100. They will travel third.