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

  • A disciple
    James (cont.); So then for our application today we have the Lord's messages to the Churches immediately before the descriptions of the times of the end. We cannot go back and undo what Israel did and restore the kingdom of God through the house of David; God will do that Himself when He comes. For now we are to be like our Master who with singleness of purpose in faith yielded to the persecution.
  • A disciple
    James; Besides the spiritual application to us now; there was definitely a plan in set for the world then at that time. With the perverting and turning away of the hearts and minds of men over the matter of Nimrod and Babel; the whole earth was corrupted and alienated in a heathen rage against God and against His Anointed. Israel was supposed to destroy that evil and bring the world back to God!
  • JamesBonds
    I'm seeing the Lord's incredible order of building a Nation and He is the King of kings. Close to His kingdom on earth, striving for the promised land. Getting equipped, getting marching orders, when to rest, and so on; this is what God does with His people in the Spiritual conquest, especially set free, born again converts. Gods army, marching through the land.
  • William Barber
    My God has shown me so many different things and answerd so many prayers but the question is how do we know he's there the answer is cause he told us out of his mouth he will always be there but we have to seek him he says if we dint know him then we will not acknowledge us
  • Hannah
    Truly my God is AWSOME. His promise to Abram in Genesis 12:2. I will bless the and make thy name great ect. God did fullfil his promise just like he is about to fullfil his promise to me. He is truly amazing and I love my God because he is merciful toward his children. He is a promise keeper a man of his word. It's so sweet to trust in Jesus just to take him at his word so people of God trust him
  • 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 !!

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