Numbers 26 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Numbers 26)
26:1 And it came to pass after the a plague, that the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

(a) Which came because of their whoredom and idolatry.

26:3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan b [near] Jericho, saying,

(b) Where the river is near to Jericho.

26:9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This [is that] Dathan and Abiram, [which were] famous in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the c company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD:

(c) In that rebellion of which Korah was head.

26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they d became a sign.

(d) That is, as an example that others should not complain and rebel against God's ministers.

26:19 The sons of Judah [were] Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of e Canaan.

(e) Before Jacob went into Egypt, (Genesis 38:3,7,10,46:12).

26:51 These [were] the f numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

(f) This is the third time that they are numbered.

26:64 But among these there was not a man of them g whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.

(g) In which appears the great power of God, that so wonderfully increased his people.