Numbers 26:4

Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as the LORD commanded Moses and the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take the summe of the people from twenty yeeres old and vpward, as the Lord commanded Moses, and the children of Israel which went foorth out of the land of Egypt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{Take a census of the people} from twenty years old and upward, as the LORD has commanded Moses. Now the sons of Israel who came out of the land of Egypt {were:}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`Take the sum of the people', from twenty years old and upward; as Jehovah commanded Moses and the children of Israel, that came forth out of the land of Egypt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let all the people of twenty years old and over be numbered, as the Lord has given orders to Moses and the children of Israel who have come out of Egypt.
- Basic English Bible

From twenty years old and upward ...; as Jehovah had commanded Moses and the children of Israel, who went forth out of the land of Egypt.
- Darby Bible

Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as the LORD commanded Moses and the children of Israel, who went forth from the land of Egypt.
- Webster's Bible

[Take a census of the people], from twenty years old and upward; as Yahweh commanded Moses and the children of Israel. These are those that came out of the land of Egypt.
- World English Bible

`From a son of twenty years and upward,' as Jehovah hath commanded Moses and the sons of Israel who are coming out from the land of Egypt.
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward, as the LORD commanded Moses and the children of Israel, that came forth out of the land of Egypt.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Numbers 26

  • BSP
    Verses 10 and 11: The sons of Korah did not join their father in rebellion and it saved their lives. Loyalty to family should never be greater than loyalty to Jehovah God.
  • Joyce Joseph
    April, I know I am a bit late but Aaron died at the top of Mt Hor. Numbers 20:28
  • April
    It would be intersting to have seen what Israel looked like before, because now Israel is across the Globe, I mean how did Earth look before we were all concieved kind of thing, I notice it didnt mention Aaron dying, verses 59-61, just his 2 sons. I wonder if God has ever wept, hes repented for the exsistence of man before, Jesus wept, but I guess its a flesh thing?, God can get angry and jealous.
  • Tosin
    God stuck to his words regarding re presentatives of ten tribes children of Israel because they demonstrated lack of faith at Jericho when they were instructed to go and spy Jericho.

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