23 The number from the tribe of Simeon was 59,300.

Other Translations of Numbers 1:23

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

23 those listed of the tribe of Simeon were 59,300.

The Message

23 The tribe of Simeon numbered 59,300.

New King James Version

23 those who were numbered of the tribe of Simeon were fifty-nine thousand three hundred.

New Living Translation


Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 1:23

Commentary on Numbers 1:1-43

(Read Numbers 1:1-43)

The people were numbered to show God's faithfulness in thus increasing the seed of Jacob, that they might be the better trained for the wars and conquest of Canaan, and to ascertain their families in order to the division of the land. It is said of each tribe, that those were numbered who were able to go forth to war; they had wars before them, though now they met with no opposition. Let the believer be prepared to withstand the enemies of his soul, though all may appear to be peace.