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The wilderness camp’s arrangement
1The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron: 2The Israelites will camp each under the banner with the symbol of their household. They will camp around the meeting tent some distance from it.
The camp’s east side
3On the east side toward the sunrise will be the banner of Judah’s camp with its military units. The chief of the people of Judah is Nahshon, Amminadab’s son. 4His military unit and those enlisted in it are 74,600. 5Those camping on one side of him are the tribe of Issachar. The chief of the people of Issachar is Nethanel, Zuar’s son. 6His military unit and those enlisted in it are 54,400. 7On the other side, the tribe of Zebulun: the chief of the people of Zebulun is Eliab, Helon’s son. 8His military unit and those enlisted in it are 57,400. 9All those enlisted in Judah’s camp with their military units are 186,400. They will march first.
The camp’s south side
10On the south side will be the banner of Reuben’s camp with its military units. The chief of the people of Reuben is Elizur, Shedeur’s son. 11His military unit and those enlisted in it are 46,500. 12Those camping on one side of him are the tribe of Simeon. The chief of the people of Simeon is Shelumiel, Zurishaddai’s son. 13His military unit and those enlisted in it are 59,300. 14On the other side, the tribe of Gad: the chief of the people of Gad is Eliasaph, Reuel’s son. 15His military unit and those enlisted in it are 45,650. 16All those enlisted in Reuben’s camp with their military units are 151,450. They will march second.
The camp’s center
17The meeting tent and the Levites’ camp will march in the center of the camps. They will march in the same order as they camp: each in position under his banner.
The camp’s west side
18On the west will be the banner of Ephraim’s camp with its military units. The chief of the people of Ephraim is Elishama, Ammihud’s son. 19His military unit and those enlisted in it are 40,500. 20On one side of him is the tribe of Manasseh. The chief of the people of Manasseh is Gamaliel, Pedahzur’s son. 21His military unit and those enlisted in it are 32,200. 22On the other side, the tribe of Benjamin: the chief of the people of Benjamin is Abidan, Gideoni’s son. 23His military unit and those enlisted in it are 35,400. 24All those enlisted in Ephraim’s camp with their military units are 108,100. They will march third.
The camp’s north side
25On the north will be the banner of Dan’s camp with its military units. The chief of the people of Dan is Ahiezer, Ammishaddai’s son. 26His military unit and those enlisted in it are 62,700. 27Those camping on one side of him are the tribe of Asher. The chief of the people of Asher is Pagiel, Ochran’s son. 28His military unit and those enlisted in it are 41,500. 29On the other side, the tribe of Naphtali: the chief of the people of Naphtali is Ahira, Enan’s son. 30His military unit and those enlisted in it are 53,400. 31All those enlisted in the camp of Dan are 157,600. They will march last under their banners.
32These are the enlisted Israelites by their households. The total enlisted in the camps with their military units is 603,550. 33But the Levites weren’t enlisted among the Israelites, as the Lord had commanded Moses. 34The Israelites did everything exactly as the Lord had commanded Moses: they camped under their banners and they marched by their clans and by their households.
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