Day 2

Day 2

Written on 05/18/2020

Numbers 1:20-54

20 The men twenty years old and over who were subject to military service were recorded by name, family and clan, starting with the descendants of Re’uven, Isra’el’s firstborn. Here are the totals:

21 Descendants of Re’uven 46,500
22-23 Descendants of Shim‘on 59,300
24-25 Descendants of Gad 45,650
26-27 Descendants of Y’hudah 74,600
28-29 Descendants of Yissakhar 54,400
30-31 Descendants of Z’vulun 57,400
32-33 Descendants of Efrayim 40,500
34-35 Descendants of M’nasheh 32,200
36-37 Descendants of Binyamin 35,400
38-39 Descendants of Dan 62,700
40-41 Descendants of Asher 41,500
42-43 Descendants of Naftali 53,400

44 Moshe, Aharon and the twelve leaders of Isra’el, each from a clan, 

45 counted the people of Isra’el by their clans, those twenty years old and over, eligible for military service in Isra’el; 

46 and the grand total came to 603,550.

47 But those who were L’vi’im, according to the clan of their fathers, were not counted in this census; 

48 because Adonai had told Moshe, 

49 “Do not include the clan of Levi when you take the census of the people of Isra’el. 

50 Instead, give the L’vi’im charge over the tabernacle of the testimony, its equipment and everything else connected with it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its equipment, serve in it and set up their camp around it. 

51 When the tabernacle is to be moved onward, it is the L’vi’im who are to take it down and set it up in the new location; anyone else who involves himself is to be put to death. 

52 The rest of Isra’el are to set up camp, company by company, each man with his own banner. 

53 But the L’vi’im are to camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that no anger will come upon the assembly of the people of Isra’el. The L’vi’im are to be in charge of the tabernacle of the testimony.”

54 This is what the people of Isra’el did — they did everything that Adonai had ordered Moshe.