Numbers Chapter 26

Numbers 26:1 After so many Israelites had died, the Lord talked to Moses and Eleazar, the priest, son of Aaron, and He said:

Numbers 26:2 You must count all the Israelites, everyone who is 20 years old or older, and anyone who can go to war. You must also write down from what families they come.

Numbers 26:3 Then Moses and Eleazar, the priest, talked to the Israelites in the Moab Flatlands next to the Jordan River near the city of Jericho. They told them

Numbers 26:4 List all the men of Israel 20 years old and older, just as the LORD commanded Moses.  This is the record of all the families of Israel who came out of Egypt.

Numbers 26:5 Reuben was the oldest son of Israel.  The families in the Reuben tribe were Hanok, Pallu,

Numbers 26:6 6 Hezron from the Hezronite family group; Carmi from the Carmite family.

Numbers 26:7 There were 43,730 people in the families of the Reuben tribe.

Numbers 26:8 The son of Pallu was Eliab,

Numbers 26:9 The sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan and Abiram. The people had chosen Dathan and Abiram to be leaders. They were the people who rebelled against Moses and Aaron with the group of Korah. They were also rebellious against the Lord.

Numbers 26:10 Then the earth opened and swallowed them with Korah. The Korah group died when 250 of their men were burnt. They became a sign to the other people,

Numbers 26:11 But the children of Korah did not die.

Numbers 26:12 The families in the Simeon tribe were: Nemuel, Jamin, Jakin,

Numbers 26:13 Zerah from the Zerahite family; Shaul from the Shaulite family.

Numbers 26:14 There were 22,200 people in the families of the Simeon tribe.

Numbers 26:15 The families in the Gad tribe were: Zephon, Haggi, Shuni,

Numbers 26:16 Ozni from the Oznite family; Eri from the Erite family;

Numbers 26:17 Arodi from the Arodite family; Areli from the Arelite family.

Numbers 26:18 There were 40,500 people in the families of the Gad tribe.

Numbers 26:19 Er and Onan were sons of Judah, but they died in Canaan.

Numbers 26:20 The families of the Judah tribe were: Shelah, Perez and Zerah.

Numbers 26:21 The families of the descendants of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

Numbers 26:22 There were 76,500 people in the families of the Judah tribe.

Numbers 26:23 The families of the Issachar tribe were Tola, Puah,

Numbers 26:24 Jashub from the Jashubite family; Shimron from the Shimronite family.

Numbers 26:25 There were 64,300 people in the families of the Issachar tribe.

Numbers 26:26 The families of the Zebulun tribe were: Sered, Elon and Jahleel.

Numbers 26:27 There were 60,500 people in the families of the Zebulun tribe.

Numbers 26:28 Joseph was the forefather of the families of Manasseh and Ephraim.

Numbers 26:29 The first family in the Manasseh tribe was Makir and the people of Makir were the forefathers of the Gilead families.

Numbers 26:30 The Gilead families were: Gilead, Iezer, Helek,

Numbers 26:31 Asriel from the Asrielite family; Shechem from the Shechemite family;

Numbers 26:32 Shemida from the Shemidaite family; Hepher from the Hepherite family.

Numbers 26:33 Zelophehad, son of Hepher, had no sons. He had only daughters. The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah.

Numbers 26:34 There were 52,700 people in the families of Manasseh. 35The families of Ephraim were Shuthelah, Beker and Tahan.

Numbers 26:36 Shuthelah was also the forefather of the Eran family.

Numbers 26:37 There were 32,500 people in the families of the Ephraim tribe. These were all the families who were descendants of Joseph.

Numbers 26:38 The families of the Benjamin tribe were: Bela, Ashbel, Ahiram,

Numbers 26:39 Shupham from the Shuphamite family; Hupham from the Huphamite family.

Numbers 26:40 Bela was the forefather of the Ard and Naaman families.

Numbers 26:41 There were 45,600 people in the families of the Benjamin tribe.

Numbers 26:42 The Shuham family was the only family of the Dan tribe.

Numbers 26:43 There were 64,400 people in the family of Shuham.

Numbers 26:44 The families of the Asher tribe were Imnah, Ishvi and Beriah.

Numbers 26:45 Beriah was the forefather of the families of Heber and Malkiel.

Numbers 26:46 Asher also had a daughter whose name was Serah.

Numbers 26:47 There were 53,400 people in the families of the Asher tribe.

Numbers 26:48 The families of the Naphtali tribe were Jahzeel, Guni,

Numbers 26:49 Jezer from the Jezerite family; Shillem from the Shillemite family.

Numbers 26:50 There were 45,400 people in the families of the Naphtali tribe.

Numbers 26:51 All of the Israelites together were 601,730.

Numbers 26:52 The Lord said to Moses:

Numbers 26:53 You must divide the land among these families. Each family must get as much land as the number of people in the family.

Numbers 26:54 You must give a big family a bigger part of the land and a small family a smaller part of the land. Each family must get as much land as the number of people in the family.

Numbers 26:55 But you must draw lots when you divide the land.

Numbers 26:56 The lots will show what part of land each family must get, what land the big families must get and what land the small families must get.

Numbers 26:57 The families in the Levi tribe were Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

Numbers 26:58 There were also other Levi families. They were Libni, Hebron, Mahli, Mushi and Korah. Kohath was the father of Amram,

Numbers 26:59 Amram married Jochebed. She was born in the land of Egypt, and she was a descendant of Levi. She and Amram had 3 children. They were Aaron, Moses and their sister Miriam.

Numbers 26:60 Aaron was the father of Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Numbers 26:61 But Nadab and Abihu died when they sacrificed offerings to the Lord with fire that the Lord did not want.

Numbers 26:62 There were 23,000 men in the Levi families who were one month old or older. Moses and Eleazar did not count them with the other Israelites because they did not get land with the other Israelites.

Numbers 26:63 Moses and Eleazar the priest counted all these people. They counted the Israelites while they were in the Jordan Valley in Moab. This was near the Jordan River across from Jericho.

Numbers 26:64 Many years before, in the desert of Sinai, Moses and Aaron the priest counted the Israelites. But all these people were dead. Not one of them was still alive,

Numbers 26:65 The Lord had told those Israelites that they would all die in the desert, that was sure. Not one of those Israelites stayed alive. Only Caleb, son of Jephunneh, and Joshua, son of Nun, were still alive.