Numbers 1:49

“Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Onely thou shalt not number the tribe of Leui, neither take the summe of them among the children of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor shall you take their census among the sons of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Only the tribe of Levi thou shalt not number, neither shalt thou take the sum of them among the children of Israel;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Only the tribe of Levi is not to be numbered among the children of Israel,
- Basic English Bible

Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel.
- Darby Bible

Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:
- Webster's Bible

Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, neither shall you take a census of them among the children of Israel;
- World English Bible

`Only, the tribe of Levi thou dost not number, and their sum thou dost not take up in the midst of the sons of Israel;
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Howbeit the tribe of Levi thou shalt not number, neither shalt thou take the sum of them among the children of Israel;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 1:49


1:49 Levi - Because they were not generally to go out to war, which was the thing principally eyed in this muster, #Nu 1:3|,20,45, but were to attend upon the service of the tabernacle. They that minister upon holy things, should not entangle themselves in secular affairs. The ministry itself is work enough for a whole man, and all little enough to be employed in it.


Discussion for Numbers 1

  • 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.
  • 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

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