PODCAST: Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #166: Numbers 1:1-54

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #166, where I read the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day in chronological order. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Today we are reading Numbers 1:1-54.

Numbers 1:1-54
1 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses in the wilderness of Si’-nai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of E’-gypt, saying,

2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;

3 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Is’-ra-el: thou and Aa’-ron shall number them by their armies.

4 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.

5 And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reu-ben; E-li’-zur the son of Shed’-e-ur.

6 Of Sim’-e-on; She-lu’-mi-el the son of Zu-ri-shad’-dai.

7 Of Ju’-dah; Nah’-shon the son of Am-min’-a-dab.

8 Of Is’-sa-char; Neth’-a-neel the son of Zu’-ar.

9 Of Ze-bu’-lun; E-li’-ab the son of He’-lon.

10 Of the children of Jo’-seph: of E’-phra-im; E-li’-sha-ma the son of Am’-mi-hud: of Ma-nas’-seh; Ga-ma’-li-el the son of Pe-dah’-zur.

11 Of Ben’-ja-min; A-bi’-dan the son of Gid-e-o’-ni.

12 Of Dan; A-hi-e’-zer the son of Am-mi-shad’-dai.

13 Of Ash’-er; Pa’-gi-el the son of Oc’-ran.

14 Of Gad; E-li’-a-saph the son of Deu’-el.

15 Of Naph’-ta-li; A-hi’-ra the son of E’-nan.

16 These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Is’-ra-el.

17 And Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron took these men which are expressed by their names:

18 And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.

19 As the Lord commanded Mo’-ses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Si’-nai.

20 And the children of Reu-ben, Is’-ra-el’s eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

21 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reu-ben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

22 Of the children of Sim’-e-on, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, those that were numbered of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

23 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Sim’-e-on, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.

24 Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

25 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.

26 Of the children of Ju’-dah, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

27 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ju’-dah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

28 Of the children of Is’-sa-char, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

29 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Is’-sa-char, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

30 Of the children of Ze-bu’-lun, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

31 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ze-bu’-lun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

32 Of the children of Jo’-seph, namely, of the children of E’-phra-im, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

33 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of E’-phra-im, were forty thousand and five hundred.

34 Of the children of Ma-nas’-seh, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

35 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ma-nas’-seh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.

36 Of the children of Ben’-ja-min, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

37 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ben’-ja-min, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.

38 Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

39 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.

40 Of the children of Ash’-er, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

41 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ash’-er, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.

42 Of the children of Naph’-ta-li, throughout their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

43 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Naph’-ta-li, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

44 These are those that were numbered, which Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron numbered, and the princes of Is’-ra-el, being twelve men: each one was for the house of his fathers.

45 So were all those that were numbered of the children of Is’-ra-el, by the house of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Is’-ra-el;

46 Even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

47 But the Le’-vites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.

48 For the Lord had spoken unto Mo’-ses, saying,

49 Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Le’-vi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Is’-ra-el:

50 But thou shalt appoint the Le’-vites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.

51 And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Le’-vites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Le’-vites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

52 And the children of Is’-ra-el shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts.

53 But the Le’-vites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el: and the Le’-vites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.

54 And the children of Is’-ra-el did according to all that the Lord commanded Mo’-ses, so did they.

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When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out to read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

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