Numbers 1:2

“Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take yee the summe of all the Congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, euery male by their polle:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, every male, head by head
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, every male, by their polls;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take the full number of the children of Israel, by their families, and by their fathers' houses, every male by name;
- Basic English Bible

Take the sum of the whole assembly of the children of Israel, after their families, according to their fathers' houses, by the number of the names, every male, according to their polls;
- Darby Bible

Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their poll:
- Webster's Bible

Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, every male, one by one;
- World English Bible

`Take ye up the sum of all the company of the sons of Israel by their families, by the house of their fathers, in the number of names -- every male by their polls;
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, every male, by their polls;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 1:2


1:2 Take the sum - This is not the same muster with that #Exo 38:26|, as plainly appears, because that was before the building of the tabernacle, which was built and set up on the first day of the first month, #Exo 40:2|, but this was after it, on the first day of the second month. And they were for different ends; that was to tax them for the charges of the tabernacle; but this was for other ends, partly that the great number of the people might be known to the praise of God's faithfulness, in making good his promises of multiplying them, and to their own encouragement: partly for the better ordering their camp and march, for they were now beginning their journey; and partly that this account might he compared with the other in the close of the book, where we read that not one of all this vast number, except Caleb and Joshua were left alive; a fair warning to all future generations to take heed of rebelling against the Lord. It is true, the sums and numbers agree in this and that computation, which is not strange, because there was not much time between the two numberings, and no eminent sin among the people in that interval, whereby God was provoked to diminish their numbers. Some conceive that in that number, #Exo 30:11 |- 16 and 38:25,26, the Levites were included, which are here excepted, #Num 1:47|, and that in that interval of time, there were grown up as many more men of those years as there were Levites of the same age. Israel - So the strangers mixed with them, were not numbered. Their fathers - The people were divided into twelve tribes, the tribes into great families, #Num 26:5|, these great families into lesser families called the houses of their fathers, because they were distinguished one from another by their fathers.


Discussion for Numbers 1

  • Astrid Ihle ellingsen,Norway.
    My Lord is my best and most dear Friend. I love Him. HE is the King and Emperor of the whole Universe. HE has given us the most valuable present. HE died for us. Let us rejoice !!
  • Teressa Tharpe
    I wish that we had more people like those today.
  • Henry Azubuike
    God is awesome and his faithfulness endureth for ever.
  • Mary Margaret
    God is my friend he is merciful.
  • Adrian
    Thank You that we are blessed with a GOD of udnnrstaenidg and a GOD who knows what is going on to us, Thank You Holy Spirit You make us strong and brave to face every situations also Thank You for your good leadership. Thank You GOD You are a GOD full of mercies and cares. LORD I commit myself to You everyday from morning till night.LORD I also commit my whole family to You. GOD bless my husband Datuk KA Chew because he is a good man.GOD You never give me a task too difficult to handle within my capacity, Thank You GOD for Your Grace is sufficient for me, Thanks and Praise You our Almighty GOD of the universe, amen.
  • Joe
    Just think for a moment the 603 thousand numbered did NOT include women, small children, teens, or any possible, but maybe unlikely servants. Easily over a million people.

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