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The Tribes Camp Around the Tent of Meeting
1The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron. He said, 2"The people of Israel must camp around the Tent of Meeting. But they must not camp too close to it. All of them must camp under their flags and under the banners of their families."
3The companies of the camp of Judah must be on the east side. They must set up camp toward the sunrise. They must camp under their flag. The leader of the tribe of Judah is Nahshon, the son of Amminadab. 4There are 74,600 men in his company.
5The tribe of Issachar will camp next to them. The leader of the tribe of Issachar is Nethanel, the son of Zuar. 6There are 54,400 men in his company.
7The tribe of Zebulun will be next. The leader of the tribe of Zebulun is Eliab, the son of Helon. 8There are 57,400 men in his company.
9So a total of 186,400 men will be set apart for the camp of Judah. They will be arranged company by company. They will start out first.
10The companies of the camp of Reuben will be on the south side. They will be under their flag. The leader of the tribe of Reuben is Elizur, the son of Shedeur. 11There are 46,500 men in his company.
12The tribe of Simeon will camp next to them. The leader of the tribe of Simeon is Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai. 13There are 59,300 men in his company.
14The tribe of Gad will be next. The leader of the tribe of Gad is Eliasaph, the son of Deuel. 15There are 45,650 men in his company.
16So a total of 151,450 men will be set apart for the camp of Reuben. They will be arranged company by company. They will start out second.
17Then the camp of the Levites will start out. The Tent of Meeting will go with them. They will march in the middle of the other camps. They will start out in the same order as they do when they set up camp. Each one will be in his own place under his flag.
18The companies of the camp of Ephraim will be on the west side. They will be under their flag. The leader of the tribe of Ephraim is Elishama, the son of Ammihud. 19There are 40,500 men in his company.
20The tribe of Manasseh will be next to them. The leader of the tribe of Manasseh is Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur. 21There are 32,200 men in his company.
22The tribe of Benjamin will be next. The leader of the tribe of Benjamin is Abidan, the son of Gideoni. 23There are 35,400 men in his company.
24So a total of 108,100 men will be set apart for the camp of Ephraim. They will be arranged company by company. They will start out third.
25The companies of the camp of Dan will be on the north side. They will be under their flag. The leader of the tribe of Dan is Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai. 26There are 62,700 men in his company.
27The tribe of Asher will camp next to them. The leader of the tribe of Asher is Pagiel, the son of Ocran. 28There are 41,500 men in his company.
29The tribe of Naphtali will be next. The leader of the tribe of Naphtali is Ahira, the son of Enan. 30There are 53,400 men in his company.
31So a total of 157,600 men will be set apart for the camp of Dan. They will start out last. They will march under their flags.
32Those are the men of Israel. They were counted in keeping with their families. The total number of all of the men who were in the camps is 603,550, company by company. 33But the Levites weren't counted along with the other men of Israel. That's what the Lord had commanded Moses.
34So the people of Israel did everything the Lord had commanded Moses. That's the way they set up camp under their flags. And that's the way they started out. Each man marched out with his own tribe and family.
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