NUMBERS 1:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.”

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Numbers 1:23 Translation & Meaning

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Those that were numbered פְּקֻֽדֵיהֶ֖ם To visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc Those numbered
of them, of the tribe לְמַטֵּ֣ה A branch (as extending); figuratively, a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively, correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; figuratively, a support of life, e.g., bread) tribe
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of Simeon, שִׁמְע֑וֹן Shimon, one of Jacob's sons, also the tribe descended from him Simeon
were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
fifty וַֽחֲמִשִּׁ֛ים Fifty fifty
and nine תִּשְׁעָ֧ה Nine or (ordinal) ninth nine
thousand אֶ֖לֶף Hence (the ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand thousand
and three וּשְׁלֹ֥שׁ Three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice three
hundred. מֵאֽוֹת׃ A hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction hundred

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  • 21  Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

  • 22  Of the children of Simeon, 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 Simeon, 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.




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