Numbers 2

Arrangement of the Camps

1Now the  Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 2 a  The sons of Israel shall camp, each by his own standard, with the
Lit signs
banners of their fathers’ households; they shall camp around the tent of meeting
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at a distance.
3Now those who camp on the east side toward the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah, by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Judah: d  Nahshon the son of Amminadab, 4and his army, even their
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numbered men, 74,600.
5Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar, and the leader of the sons of Issachar: f  Nethanel the son of Zuar, 6and his army, even their numbered men, 54,400. 7Then comes the tribe of Zebulun, and the leader of the sons of Zebulun: g  Eliab the son of Helon, 8and his army, even his numbered men, 57,400. 9The total of the numbered men of the camp of Judah: => 186,400, by their armies. h  They shall set out first.

10On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Reuben: i  Elizur the son of Shedeur, 11and his army, even their numbered men, 46,500. 12Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon, and the leader of the sons of Simeon: j  Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, 13and his army, even their numbered men, 59,300. 14“Then comes the tribe of Gad, and the leader of the sons of Gad: k  Eliasaph the son of
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Deuel,
15and his army, even their numbered men, 45,650. 16The total of the numbered men of the camp of Reuben: => 151,450 by their armies. And m  they shall set out second.

17 n  Then the tent of meeting shall set out with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps; just as they camp, so they shall set out, every man in his place by their standards.

18On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of o  Ephraim by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Ephraim shall be p  Elishama the son of Ammihud, 19and his army, even their numbered men, 40,500. 20Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh, and the leader of the sons of Manasseh: q  Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, 21and his army, even their numbered men, 32,200. 22“Then comes the tribe of r  Benjamin, and the leader of the sons of Benjamin: s  Abidan the son of Gideoni, 23and his army, even their numbered men, 35,400. 24The total of the numbered men of the camp of Ephraim: 108,100, by their armies. And t  they shall set out third.

25On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Dan: u  Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, 26and his army, even their numbered men, 62,700. 27Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher, and the leader of the sons of Asher: v  Pagiel the son of Ochran, 28and his army, even their numbered men, 41,500. 29“Then comes the tribe of w  Naphtali, and the leader of the sons of Naphtali: x  Ahira the son of Enan, 30and his army, even their numbered men, 53,400. 31The total of the numbered men of the camp of Dan was => 157,600. y  They shall set out last by their standards.”

32These are the numbered men of the sons of Israel by their fathers’ households; the total of the numbered men of the camps by their armies z  => 603,550. 33 aa  The Levites, however, were not numbered among the sons of Israel, just as the  Lord had commanded Moses. 34Thus the sons of Israel did; according to all that the  Lord commanded Moses, so they camped by their standards, and so they set out, every one by his family according to his father’s household.
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