PODCAST: Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #188: Numbers 26

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #188, 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 26.

Numbers 26
1 And it came to pass after the plague, that the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses and unto El-e-a’-zar the son of Aa’-ron the priest, saying,

2 Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Is’-ra-el, from twenty years old and upward, throughout their fathers’ house, all that are able to go to war in Is’-ra-el.

3 And Mo’-ses and El-e-a’-zar the priest spake with them in the plains of Mo’-ab by Jor’-dan near Jer’-i-cho, saying,

4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as the Lord commanded Mo’-ses and the children of Is’-ra-el, which went forth out of the land of E’-gypt.

5 Reu’-ben, the eldest son of Is’-ra-el: the children of Reu’-ben; Ha’-noch, of whom cometh the family of the Ha’-noch-ites: of Pal’-lu, the family of the Pal’-lu-ites:

6 Of Hez’-ron, the family of the Hez’-ron-ites: of Car’-mi, the family of the Car’-mites.

7 These are the families of the Reu’-ben-ites: and they that were numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty.

8 And the sons of Pal’-lu; E-li’-ab.

9 And the sons of E-li’-ab; Nem’-u-el, and Da’-than, and A-bi’-ram. This is that Da’-than and A-bi’-ram, which were famous in the congregation, who strove against Mo’-ses and against Aa’-ron in the company of Ko’-rah, when they strove against the Lord:

10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Ko’-rah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.

11 Notwithstanding the children of Ko’-rah died not.

12 The sons of Sim’-e-on after their families: of Nem’-u-el, the family of the Nem-u-e’-lites: of Ja’-min, the family of the Ja’-min-ites: of Ja’-chin, the family of the Ja’-chin-ites:

13 Of Ze’-rah, the family of the Zar’-hites: of Sha’-ul, the family of the Sha-u’-lites.

14 These are the families of the Sim’-e-on-ites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.

15 The children of Gad after their families: of Ze’-phon, the family of the Ze’-phon-ites: of Hag’-gi, the family of the Hag’-gites: of Shu’-ni, the family of the Shu’-nites:

16 Of Oz’-ni, the family of the Oz’-nites: of E’-ri, the family of the E’-rites:

17 Of Ar’-od, the family of the Ar’-o-dites: of A-re’-li, the family of the A-re’-lites.

18 These are the families of the children of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred.

19 The sons of Ju’-dah were Er and O’-nan: and Er and O’-nan died in the land of Ca’-na-an.

20 And the sons of Ju’-dah after their families were; of She’-lah, the family of the She-la’-nites: of Pha’-rez, the family of the Phar’-zites: of Ze’-rah, the family of the Zar’-hites.

21 And the sons of Pha’-rez were; of Hez’-ron, the family of the Hez’-ron-ites: of Ham’-ul, the family of the Ham’-u-lites.

22 These are the families of Ju’-dah according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.

23 Of the sons of Is’-sa-char after their families: of To’-la, the family of the To’-la-ites: of Pu’-a, the family of the Pu’-nites:

24 Of Jash’-ub, the family of the Jash’-u-bites: of Shim’-ron, the family of the Shim’-ron-ites.

25 These are the families of Is’-sa-char according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.

26 Of the sons of Ze-bu’-lun after their families: of Se’-red, the family of the Sar’-dites: of E’-lon, the family of the E’-lon-ites: of Jah’-leel, the family of the Jah’-leel-ites.

27 These are the families of the Ze-bu’-lun-ites according to those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hundred.

28 The sons of Jo’-seph after their families were Ma-nas’-seh and E’-phra-im.

29 Of the sons of Ma-nas’-seh: of Ma’-chir, the family of the Ma’-chir-ites: and Ma’-chir begat Gil’-ead: of Gil’-ead come the family of the Gil’-e-a-dites.

30 These are the sons of Gil’-ead: of Je-e’-zer, the family of the Je-e’-zer-ites: of He’-lek, the family of the He’-lek-ites:

31 And of As’-ri-el, the family of the As’-ri-e-lites: and of She’-chem, the family of the She’-chem-ites:

32 And of She-mi’-da, the family of the She-mi’-da-ites: and of He’-pher, the family of the He’-pher-ites.

33 And Ze-loph’-e-had the son of He’-pher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Ze-loph’-e-had were Mah’-lah, and No’-ah, Hog’-lah, Mil’-cah, and Tir’-zah.

34 These are the families of Ma-nas’-seh, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.

35 These are the sons of E’-phra-im after their families: of Shu-the’-lah, the family of the Shu-thal’-hites: of Be’-cher, the family of the Bach’-rites: of Ta’-han, the family of the Ta’-han-ites.

36 And these are the sons of Shu-the’-lah: of E’-ran, the family of the E’-ran-ites.

37 These are the families of the sons of E’-phra-im according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Jo’-seph after their families.

38 The sons of Ben’-ja-min after their families: of Be’-la, the family of the Be’-la-ites: of Ash’-bel, the family of the Ash’-bel-ites: of A-hi’-ram, the family of the A-hi’-ram-ites:

39 Of Shu’-pham, the family of the Shu’-pham-ites: of Hu’-pham, the family of the Hu’-pham-ites.

40 And the sons of Be’-la were Ard and Na’-a-man: of Ard, the family of the Ard’-ites: and of Na’-a-man, the family of the Na’-a-mites.

41 These are the sons of Ben’-ja-min after their families: and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and six hundred.

42 These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shu’-ham, the family of the Shu’-ham-ites. These are the families of Dan after their families.

43 All the families of the Shu’-ham-ites, according to those that were numbered of them, were threescore and four thousand and four hundred.

44 Of the children of Ash’-er after their families: of Jim’-na, the family of the Jim’-nites: of Jes’-u-i, the family of the Jes’-u-ites: of Be-ri’-ah, the family of the Be-ri’-ites.

45 Of the sons of Be-ri’-ah: of He’-ber, the family of the He’-ber-ites: of Mal’-chi-el, the family of the Mal-chi-e’-lites.

46 And the name of the daughter of Ash’-er was Sa’-rah.

47 These are the families of the sons of Ash’-er according to those that were numbered of them; who were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

48 Of the sons of Naph’-ta-li after their families: of Jah’-zeel, the family of the Jah’-zeel-ites: of Gu’-ni, the family of the Gu’-nites:

49 Of Je’-zer, the family of the Je’-zer-ites: of Shil’-lem, the family of the Shil’-lem-ites.

50 These are the families of Naph’-ta-li according to their families: and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and four hundred.

51 These were the numbered of the children of Is’-ra-el, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

52 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

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.

55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

56 According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.

57 And these are they that were numbered of the Le’-vites after their families: of Ger’-shon, the family of the Ger’-shon-ites: of Ko’-hath, the family of the Ko’-hath-ites: of Me-rar’-i, the family of the Me-rar’-ites.

58 These are the families of the Le’-vites: the family of the Lib’-nites, the family of the He’-bron-ites, the family of the Mah’-lites, the family of the Mu’-shites, the family of the Kor’-a-thites. And Ko’-hath begat Am’-ram.

59 And the name of Am’-ram’s wife was Joch’-e-bed, the daughter of Le’-vi, whom her mother bare to Le’-vi in E’-gypt: and she bare unto Am’-ram Aa’-ron and Mo’-ses, and Mir’-i-am their sister.

60 And unto Aa’-ron was born Na’-dab, and A-bi’-hu, El-e-a’-zar, and Ith’-a-mar.

61 And Na’-dab and A-bi’-hu died, when they offered strange fire before the Lord.

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 Is’-ra-el, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Is’-ra-el.

63 These are they that were numbered by Mo’-ses and El-e-a’-zar the priest, who numbered the children of Is’-ra-el in the plains of Mo’-ab by Jor’-dan near Jer’-i-cho.

64 But among these there was not a man of them whom Mo’-ses and Aa’-ron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Is’-ra-el in the wilderness of Si’-nai.

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 Ca’-leb the son of Je-phun’-neh, and Josh’-u-a the son of Nun.

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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.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless.