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Numbers Chapter 1


Please choose a passage to read our commentary:

Numbers 1:1-4

The first thing the LORD wanted Moses to do in preparation for leaving Mount Sinai was to take a census of all males twenty years old and older to obtain a count of how many men would be able to go to war.

Numbers 1:5-19

God names a man from each tribe to be appointed to help Moses and Aaron carry out the census.

Numbers 1:20-46

Verses 20 – 46 relates the count of the number of men qualified for warfare by each tribe. The last three verses record the totals.

Numbers 1:47-54

The Levites were exempt from military duty because they were designated by God to maintain and transport the tabernacle, the LORD’s dwelling place amongst His people.