As the LORD commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.
a. ASV: As Jehovah commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.
b. YLT: As Jehovah hath commanded Moses; and he numbereth them in the wilderness of Sinai.
c. Amplified Bible Classic: As the Lord commanded Moses. So he numbered them in the Wilderness of Sinai.
d. Septuagint: As the Lord commanded Moses, so they were numbered in the wilderness of Sina.
e. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: As HASHEM had commanded Moses, he counted them in the Wilderness of Sinai.
1. “As the LORD commanded Moses…”
a. As [Strong: 834 'aher ash-er' a primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.:--X after, X alike, as (soon as), because, X every, for, + forasmuch, + from whence, + how(-soever), X if, (so) that ((thing) which, wherein), X though, + until, + whatsoever, when, where (+ -as, -in, -of, -on, -soever, -with), which, whilst, + whither(- soever), who(-m, -soever, -se). As it is indeclinable, it is often accompanied by the personal pronoun expletively, used to show the connection.]
b. [the] LORD [Strong: 3068 Yᵉhôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw'; from H1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God:—Jehovah, the Lord.]
c. commanded [Strong: 6680 tsâvâh, tsaw-vaw'; a primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin:—appoint, (for-) bid, (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.]
d. Moses [Strong: 4872 Môsheh, mo-sheh'; from H4871; drawing out (of the water), i.e. rescued; Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver:—Moses.]
2. “...so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.”
a. [so he] umbered [them] [Strong: 6485 pâqad, paw-kad'; a primitive root; to visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc.:—appoint, × at all, avenge, bestow, (appoint to have the, give a) charge, commit, count, deliver to keep, be empty, enjoin, go see, hurt, do judgment, lack, lay up, look, make, × by any means, miss, number, officer, (make) overseer, have (the) oversight, punish, reckon, (call to) remember(-brance), set (over), sum, × surely, visit, want.]
b. [in the] wilderness [Strong: 4057 midbâr, mid-bawr'; from H1696 in the sense of driving; a pasture (i.e. open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication, a desert; also speech (including its organs):—desert, south, speech, wilderness.]
c. [of] Sinai [Strong: 5514 Çîynay, see-nah'-ee; of uncertain derivation; Sinai, mountain of Arabia:—Sinai.
1). Israel was at Mt. Sinai from Exodus 19:1 through Numbers 10:11.
a). Exodus 19:1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
b). Numbers 10:11 And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony.
c). Incorporating all the math about the calendar, Israel was at Sinai just short of a year.