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Numbers 26:51

    Numbers 26:51 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    These were the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    These were the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Those who were numbered of the children of Israel were six hundred and one thousand, seven hundred and thirty.

    Webster's Revision

    These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

    World English Bible

    These are those who were numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred one thousand seven hundred thirty.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 26:51

    These were the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty - The following comparative statement will show how much some of the tribes had increased, and others had diminished, since the enumeration in Numbers 1.

    Tribe Chapter 26 Chapter1 Variation Reuben 43,730 to 46,500 2,770 decrease Simeon 22,200 to 59,300 37,100 decrease Gad 40,500 to 45,650 5,150 decrease Judah 76,500 to 74,600 1,900 increase Issachar 64,300 to 54,400 9,900 increase Zebulun 60,500 to 57,400 3,100 increase Manasseh 52,700 to 32,200 20,500 increase Ephraim 32,500 to 40,500 8,000 decrease Benjamin 45,600 to 35,400 10,200 increase Daniel 64,400 to 62,700 1,700 increase Asher 53,400 to 41,500 11,900 increase Naphtali 45,400 to 53,400 8,000 decrease Total 601,730 to 603,550 1,820 decrease on the whole, in 38 years. Decrease in all, 61,020. Increase in all, 59,200.

    Let it be observed,

    1. That among these there was not a man of the former census, save Joshua and Caleb, see Numbers 26:64, Numbers 26:65.

    2. That though there was an increase in seven tribes of not less than 74,800 men, yet so great was the decrease in the other five tribes, that the balance against the present census is 1,820, as appears above: thus we find that there was an in crease of 601,728 from 603,550 in the space of thirty-eight years.

    Notwithstanding the amazing increase in some and decrease in other tribes, the same sort of proportion is preserved in the east, west, north, and south divisions, as before; so as to keep the division of Judah, which was always in the front or van, the largest; and the division of Dan, which was always in the rear, the next in number. But it is worthy of remark that as they are now, properly speaking, to commence their grand military operations, so their front, or advanced division, is increased from 186,400 to 201,300; and their rear from 157,600 to 163,200. The first division is strengthened 14,900 men, and the last division 5,600 men. The reasons for this are sufficiently obvious.

    Mr. Ainsworth has a curious remark on the number of families in the 12 tribes.

    Number of Families 1. Of Manasseh 8 7. Of Reuben 4 2. Of Benjamin 7 8. Of Issachar 4 3. Of Gad 7 9. Of Ephraim 4 4. Of Simeon 5 10. Of Naphtali 4 5. Of Judah 5 11. Of Zebulun 3 6. Of Asher 5 12. Of Daniel 1

    "In all 57; to whom if we add the 12 patriarchs, and Jacob their father, the whole number is 70, the exact number of the souls in Jacob's house that went down to Egypt, Genesis 46:27." In a variety of things in this ancient economy there is a most surprising proportion kept up, which never could have been a fortuitous effect of general causes. But proportion, harmony, and order distinguish all the works of God, both in the natural and moral world.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 26:51

    This shows a decrease of 1,820 from the number at Sinai; a decrease due to the recent plague.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 26:51

    26:51 These were the numbered - Very nigh as many as there were before, Nu 1:46. So wisely and marvellously did God at the same time manifest his justice in cutting off so vast a number; his mercy in giving such a speedy and numerous supply; and his truth in both.