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Numbers 26



1The sum of all Israel is taken in the plains of Moab.
52The law of dividing among them the inheritance of the land.
57The families and number of the Levites.
63None was left of them which were numbered at Sinai, but Caleb and Joshua.

Verse 1
And it came to pass after the plague, that the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

Verse 2
Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, throughout their fathers' house, all that are able to go to war in Israel.
1:2,3; Exodus 30:12; 38:25,26

Verse 3
And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
63; 22:1; 31:12; 33:48; 35:1; Deuteronomy 4:46-49; 34:1,6,8

Verse 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.
1:1; 1 Chronicles 21:1

Verse 5
Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom cometh the family of the Hanochites: of Pallu, the family of the Palluites:
the eldest
Genesis 29:32; 49:2,3; 1 Chronicles 5:1
thy children
Genesis 46:8,9; Exodus 6:14; 1 Chronicles 5:3

Verse 7
These are the families of the Reubenites: and they that were numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty.
1,21; 2:11; Genesis 46:9

Verse 9
And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD:
1:16; 16:1,2-35; Psalms 106:17; Jude 1:11

Verse 10
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.
earth opened
16:2,31-35,38; 27:3; Exodus 16:35; Psalms 106:17,18
The Samaritan text does not intimate that Korah was swallowed up, but that he was burnt, as appears to have been the fact; and the Psalmist also, (Ps 106:17,) only mentions Dathan and Abiram as having been swallowed up. "And the earth swallowed them up, what time that company died; and the fire devoured Korah with the 250 men, who became a sign."
they became a sign
16:38; 1 Samuel 2:34; Jeremiah 29:22; Ezekiel 14:8; 1 Corinthians 10:6-10; 2 Peter 2:6; Jude 1:7

Verse 11
Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.
16:5; Exodus 6:24; 1 Chronicles 6:22-28; Psalms 42:1; 44:1; 45:1; 46:1; 47:1; *titles; Psalms 48:1; 49:1; 50:1; *titles

Verse 12
The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites:
Genesis 46:10; Exodus 6:15
1 Kings 7:21; 1 Chronicles 4:24

Verse 13
Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.
Genesis 46:10

Verse 14
These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.
1:22,23; 2:12,13

Verse 15
The children of Gad after their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the family of the Haggites: of Shuni, the family of the Shunites:
2:14; Genesis 46:16
Ziphion, Haggai, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, Areli

Verse 16
Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Erites:
or, Ezbon
Genesis 46:16

Verse 17
Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites.
Genesis 46:16

Verse 18
These are the families of the children of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred.
1:24,25; 2:14,15

Verse 19
The sons of Judah were Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
Er and Onan
Genesis 38:1-10; 46:12; 1 Chronicles 2:3-8

Verse 20
And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.
Genesis 38:5,11,14,26-30; 1 Chronicles 4:21
Genesis 38:27-29; 46:12; Ruth 4:18-22; 1 Chronicles 2:3-8; Nehemiah 11:4,6,24
Matthew 1:3; Luke 3:33
Genesis 38:30; 46:12
1 Chronicles 2:4; Nehemiah 11:24

Verse 22
These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.
1:26,27; 2:3,4; Genesis 49:8; 1 Chronicles 5:2; Psalms 115:14; Hebrews 7:14

Verse 23
Of the sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites:
the sons
2:5; Genesis 30:17,18; 46:13; 1 Chronicles 7:1
or, Phuvah.

Verse 24
Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.
or, Job.
Genesis 46:13

Verse 25
These are the families of Issachar according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.
1:28,29; 2:5,6

Verse 26
Of the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.
Genesis 30:19,20; 46:14

Verse 27
These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hundred.
1:30,31; 2:7,8

Verse 28
The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim.
Genesis 41:51,52; 46:20; 48:5,13-20

Verse 29
Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites.
32:39,40; 36:1; Genesis 48:14; Deuteronomy 3:15; Joshua 17:1; Judges 5:14; 1 Chronicles 7:14-19

Verse 30
These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekites:
called Abiezer.
Joshua 17:2; Judges 6:11,24,34; 8:2

Verse 33
And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
27:1; 36:10-12

Verse 34
These are the families of Manasseh, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.
1:34,35; 2:20,21

Verse 35
These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.
1 Chronicles 7:20,21
Tahath. Eladah. Tahath.

Verse 37
These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families.
1:32,33; 2:18,19

Verse 38
The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites:
sons of Benjamin
1 Chronicles 7:6-12
Genesis 46:2
1 Chronicles 8:1

Verse 39
Of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.
Genesis 46:21
Muppim, and Huppim

Verse 40
And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites: and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.
Ard and Naaman
1 Chronicles 8:3

Verse 41
These are the sons of Benjamin after their families: and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and six hundred.
1:36,37; 2:22,23; Genesis 46:21

Verse 42
These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their families.
Genesis 46:23

Verse 43
All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those that were numbered of them, were threescore and four thousand and four hundred.
1:38,39; 2:25,26

Verse 44
Of the children of Asher after their families: of Jimna, the family of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites: of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.
the children of Asher
Genesis 46:17
Ishuah. Isui.
1 Chronicles 7:30
Isuah. Ishuai.

Verse 46
And the name of the daughter of Asher was Sarah.
Genesis 46:17

Verse 47
These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those that were numbered of them; who were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.
1:40,41; 2:27,28

Verse 48
Of the sons of Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites: of Guni, the family of the Gunites:
the sons of Naphtali
Genesis 46:24; 1 Chronicles 7:13

Verse 49
Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites: of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.
1 Chronicles 7:13

Verse 50
These are the families of Naphtali according to their families: and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and four hundred.
1:42,43; 2:29,30

Verse 51
These were the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.
1:46; 2:32; Nehemiah 9:23; Job 12:9,10,14,20-23; Psalms 77:20

Verse 53
Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.
Genesis 12:2,7; Joshua 11:23; 14:1; Psalms 49:14; 105:44; Ezekiel 47:22; Daniel 7:27; Matthew 5:5; Revelation 5:10; 21:27

Verse 54
To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him.
32:3,5; 33:54; Joshua 17:14
give the more
Heb. multiply his. give the less. Heb. diminish his.

Verse 55
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
by lot
56; 33:54; 34:13; Joshua 11:23; 14:2; 17:14; 18:6,10,11; 19:1,10; Joshua 19:17,24,32,40; Proverbs 16:33; 18:18; Acts 1:26; Colossians 1:12; Revelation 7:4-8

Verse 56
According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.
Romans 11:7; 1 Corinthians 12:4

Verse 57
And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites.
these are
35:2,3; Genesis 46:11; Exodus 6:16-19; 1 Chronicles 6:1,16-30
of Gershon

Verse 58
These are the families of the Levites: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram.
3:17-21; 16:1

Verse 59
And the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.
Exodus 2:1,2; 6:20; Leviticus 18:12

Verse 60
And unto Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Verse 61
And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.
3:4; Leviticus 10:1,2; 1 Chronicles 24:1,2

Verse 62
And those that were numbered of them were twenty and three thousand, all males from a month old and upward: for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.
those that
1:49; 3:39; 4:27,48; 18:20-24; 35:2-8; Deuteronomy 10:9; 14:27-29; 18:1,2; Joshua 13:14,33; 14:3
they were not
18:20-24; 35:2-8; Deuteronomy 10:9; 14:27-29; 18:1,2; Joshua 13:14,33; 14:3

Verse 63

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Verse 64
But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.
1:1-2; Deuteronomy 2:14,15; 4:3,4; 1 Corinthians 10:5

Verse 65
For the LORD had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
They shall
14:23,24,28-30,35,38; Exodus 12:37; Deuteronomy 2:14,15; 32:49,50; Psalms 90:3-7; Romans 11:22; 1 Corinthians 10:5,6; Hebrews 3:17,18; Jude 1:5
save Caleb


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 26:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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