Numbers 1:20

“And the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the children of Reuben Israels eldest sonne, by their generations after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polle, euery male from twenty yeeres old and vpward, all that were able to go forth to warre:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the sons of Reuben, Israel's firstborn, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever {was able to} go out to war,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the children of Reuben, Israel's first-born, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The generations of the sons of Reuben, the oldest son of Israel, were numbered by their families and their fathers' houses, every male of twenty years old and over, who was able to go to war;
- Basic English Bible

And the sons of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, their generations, after their families, according to their fathers' houses, by the number of the names, according to their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that went forth to military service:
- Darby Bible

And the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
- Webster's Bible

The children of Reuben, Israel's firstborn, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, one by one, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war;
- World English Bible

And the sons of Reuben, Israel's first-born -- their births, by their families, by the house of their fathers, in the number of names, by their polls, every male from a son of twenty years and upward, every one going out to the host --
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the children of Reuben, Israel's first-born, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 1:20


1:20 By their generations - That is, the persons begotten of Reuben's immediate children, who are here subdivided into families, and they into houses, and they into particular persons.


Discussion for Numbers 1

  • 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.
  • Destiny for verse 20
    I feel it was wrong about having your children to war and I m starting to get my life back with the start of leting god in my life agin
  • Kevin mac
    God s wonderfull

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