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1 UJehova wakhuluma kuMose ehlane laseSinayi etendeni lokuhlangana ngolokuqala lwenyanga yesibili ngomnyaka wesibili emva kokuphuma kwabo eGibithe, wathi:
2 “Balani umumo wenhlangano yonke yabantwana bakwa-Israyeli ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama abo, bonke abesilisa ngezinhloko zabo;
3 kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abakwa-Israyeli abangaphuma impi, wena no-Aroni anobabala ngamabandla abo.
4 Kanye nani kuzakuba khona indoda ibe nye kuleso naleso sizwe, yileyo naleyo ibe yinhloko yendlu kayise.
5 Lawa angamagama amadoda ayakuma nani: kwaRubeni: u-Elisuri indodana kaShedewuri.
6 KwaSimeyoni: uShelumiyeli indodana kaSurishadayi.
7 KwaJuda: uNaheshoni indodana ka-Aminadaba.
8 Kwa-Isakare: uNethaneli indodana kaSuwari.
9 KwaZebuloni: u-Eliyabe indodana kaHeloni.
10 Kubantwana bakwaJosefa: kwa-Efrayimi: u-Elishama indodana ka-Amihudi; kwaManase: uGamaliyeli indodana kaPedasuri.
11 KwaBenjamini: u-Abidani indodana kaGideyoni.
12 KwaDani: u-Ahiyezeri indodana ka-Amishadayi.
13 Kwa-Asheri: uPagiyeli indodana ka-Okirani.
14 KwaGadi: u-Eliyasafa indodana kaDehuweli.
15 KwaNafetali: u-Ahira indodana ka-Enani.”
16 Yilabo ababebizwa enhlanganweni, izikhulu zezizwe zawoyise; babe yizinhloko zemizi yakwa-Israyeli.
17 OMose no-Aroni base bethatha lawo madoda aseshiwo ngamagama.
18 Babutha inhlangano yonke ngolokuqala lwenyanga yesibili, basho okhokho babo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, ngezinhloko zabo.
19 Njengalokho uJehova eyalile uMose, wababala kanjalo ehlane laseSinayi.
20 Abantwana bakwaRubeni, izibulo lika-Israyeli, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, ngezinhloko zabo, bonke abesilisa kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
21 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwaRubeni, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amane nesithupha namakhulu ayisihlanu.
22 Kubantwana bakwaSimeyoni, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise, labo ababalwayo kubo njengokomumo wamagama, ngezinhloko zabo, bonke abesilisa kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
23 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwaSimeyoni, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisihlanu nesishiyagalolunye namakhulu amathathu.
24 Kubantwana bakwaGadi, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
25 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwaGadi, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amane nanhlanu namakhulu ayisithupha namashumi ayisihlanu.
26 Kubantwana bakwaJuda, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
27 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwaJuda, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisikhombisa nane namakhulu ayisithupha.
28 Kubantwana bakwa-Isakare, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
29 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwa-Isakare, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisihlanu nane namakhulu amane.
30 Kubantwana bakwaZebuloni, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
31 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwaZebuloni, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisihlanu nesikhombisa namakhulu amane.
32 Kubantwana bakwaJosefa, okungukuthi kubantwana bakwa-Efrayimi, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili, bonke abangaphuma impi:
33 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwa-Efrayimi, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amane namakhulu ayisihlanu.
34 Kubantwana bakwaManase, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
35 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwaManase, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amathathu nambili namakhulu amabili.
36 Kubantwana bakwaBenjamini, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
37 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwaBenjamini, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amathathu nanhlanu namakhulu amane.
38 Kubantwana bakwaDani, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
39 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwaDani, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisithupha nambili namakhulu ayisikhombisa.
40 Kubantwana bakwa-Asheri, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuyo phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
41 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwa-Asheri, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amane nanye namakhulu ayisihlanu.
42 Kubantwana bakwaNafetali, izizukulwane zabo ngemindeni yabo nangezindlu zawoyise njengokomumo wamagama, kusukela kwabenminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abangaphuma impi:
43 labo ababalwayo kubo, abesizwe sakwaNafetali, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisihlanu nantathu namakhulu amane.
44 Yilabo ababalwayo, ababalwa nguMose nangu-Aroni kanye nezikhulu zakwa-Israyeli, zingamadoda ayishumi nambili, kwaba yileyo naleyo yamela indlu kayise.
45 Bonke ababalwayo babantwana bakwa-Israyeli ngezindlu zawoyise kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu, bonke abakwa-Israyeli abangaphuma impi,
46 bonke ababalwayo babe yizinkulungwane ezingamakhulu ayisithupha nantathu namakhulu ayisihlanu namashumi ayisihlanu.
47 Kepha amaLevi ngokwesizwe sawoyise awabalwanga phakathi kwabo.
48 Ngokuba uJehova wakhuluma kuMose, wathi:
49 “Isizwe sakwaLevi kuphela awuyikusibala, ungabali umumo waso phakathi kwabantwana bakwa-Israyeli,
50 kepha beka amaLevi phezu kwetabernakele lobufakazi, naphezu kwazo zonke izimpahla zalo, nakho konke okwalo; ayakuthwala itabernakele nayo yonke impahla yalo; ayakukhonza kulo, amise alihaqe.
51 Ekusukeni kwetabernakele amaLevi ayakulisusa, ekumisweni kwalo amaLevi alimise; umfokazi osondelayo uyakubulawa.
52 Abantwana bakwa-Israyeli bayakumisa amatende abo, kube yilowo nalowo ekamu labo, yilowo nalowo ngasebhaneleni labo, ngamabandla abo.
53 Kepha amaLevi ayakumisa nxazonke zetabernakele lobufakazi, ukuze kungabikho lulaka phezu kwenhlangano yabantwana bakwa-Israyeli, amaLevi agcine izimfanelo zetabernakele lobufakazi.”
54 Abantwana bakwa-Israyeli benze njalo; benza kukho konke njengalokho uJehova emyalile uMose.