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Numbers 2

The Arrangement of the Tribes in Camp

1The LORD gave Moses and Aaron the following instructions. 2When the Israelites set up camp, each man will camp under the banner of his division and the flag of his own clan. The camp is to be set up all round the Tent.

3-9On the east side, those under the banner of the division of Judah shall camp in their groups, under their leaders, as follows:

Tribe Leader Number
Judah Nahshon son of Amminadab 74,600
Issachar Nethanel son of Zuar 54,400
Zebulun Eliab son of Helon 57,400
Total: 186,400

The division of Judah shall march first.

10-16On the south, those under the banner of the division of Reuben shall camp in their groups, under their leaders, as follows:

Tribe Leader Number
Reuben Elizur son of Shedeur 46,500
Simeon Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai 59,300
Gad Eliasaph son of Deuel 45,650
Total: 151,450

The division of Reuben shall march second.

17Then, between the first two divisions and the last two the Levites are to march carrying the Tent. Each division shall march in the same order as they camp, each in position under its banner.

18-24On the west, those under the banner of the division of Ephraim shall camp in their groups, under their leaders, as follows:

Tribe Leader Number
Ephraim Elishama son of Ammihud 40,500
Manasseh Gamaliel son of Pedahzur 32,200
Benjamin Abidan son of Gideoni 35,400
Total: 108,100

The division of Ephraim shall march third.

25-31On the north, those under the banner of the division of Dan shall camp in their groups, under their leaders, as follows:

Tribe Leader Number
Dan Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai 62,700
Asher Pagiel son of Ochran 41,500
Naphtali Ahira son of Enan 53,400
Total: 157,600

The division of Dan shall march last.

32The total number of the people of Israel enrolled in the divisions, group by group, was 603,550. 33As the LORD had commanded Moses, the Levites were not registered with the rest of the Israelites.

34So the people of Israel did everything the LORD had commanded Moses. They camped, each under his own banner, and they marched, each with his own clan.

English-UK: Good News Translation 1994

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