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The Arrangement of the Camps
1Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2“The Israelites#Literally “sons/children of Israel” will encamp each with his standard, with a banner according to their families;#Literally “the house of their fathers” they will encamp around the tent of assembly. 3The ones who encamp on the eastern side, toward the sunrise, will be of the standard of the camp of Judah according to their divisions; and the leader of the descendants of Judah will be Nahshon son of Amminadab, 4and his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” are seventy-four thousand six hundred. 5And the ones who encamp next to him will be the tribe of Issachar. And the leader of the descendants of Issachar will be Nethanel son of Zuar, 6and his division are fifty-four thousand four hundred. 7For the tribe of Zebulun: the leader of the descendants of Zebulun will be Eliab son of Helon, 8and his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of him,” or “the ones mustered of him” are fifty-seven thousand four hundred. 9All those counted from the camp of Judah are one hundred and eighty-six thousand four hundred. They will set out first according to their divisions.
10“The standard of the camp of Reuben will be to the south according to their divisions. The leader of the descendants will be Elizur son of Shedeur. 11And his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of him,” or “the ones mustered of him” are forty-six thousand five hundred. 12Those encamped next to him will be the tribe of Simeon. The leader of the descendants of Simeon will be Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai. 13And his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” are fifty-nine thousand three hundred. 14For the tribe of Gad: the leader of the descendants of Gad will be Eliasaph son of Reuel. 15And his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” are forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty. 16All those counted#Or “those mustered” from the camp of Reuben are one hundred and fifty-one thousand four hundred and fifty. They will set out second according to their divisions.
17“The tent of assembly the camp of the Levites will set out in the midst of the camps; they will set out just as they encamped, each according to their standards.#Literally “each man on his hand according to their standards”
18“The standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their divisions will be to the west. The leader of the descendants of Ephraim will be Elishama son of Ammihud. 19And his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” are forty thousand five hundred. 20The tribe of Manasseh will be next to him. The leader of the descendants of the tribe of Manasseh will be Camaliel son of Pedahzur. 21And his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” are thirty-two thousand two hundred. 22For the tribe of Benjamin: the leader of the descendants of Benjamin will be Abidan son of Gideoni. 23And his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” are thirty-five thousand four hundred. 24All those counted#Or “those mustered” from the camp of Ephraim are one hundred and eighty thousand one hundred. They will set out third according to their divisions.
25“The standard of the camp of Dan according to their divisions will be to the west. The leader of the descendants of Dan will be Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai. 26And his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” are sixty-two thousand seven hundred. 27Those encamped next to him will be the tribe of Asher. The leader of the descendants of Asher will be Pagiel son of Ocran. 28And his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” are forty-one thousand five hundred. 29For the tribe of Naphtali: the leader of the descendants of Naphtali will be Ahira son of Enan. 30And his division and the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” are fifty-three thousand four hundred. 31All the ones counted#Literally “the ones counted of them,” or “the ones mustered of them” from the camp of Dan are one hundred and fifty-seven thousand six hundred. They will set out last#Literally “from behind” according to their divisions.”
32These were the ones counted of the Israelites#Literally “sons/children of Israel” according to their families;#Literally “the house of their fathers” all those counted from the camps according to their divisions were six hundred and three thousand five hundred. 33The Levites were not counted in the midst of the Israelites,#Literally “sons/children of Israel” just as Yahweh commanded Moses.
34And the Israelites#Literally “sons/children of Israel” did everything that Yahweh commanded Moses. They encamped according to their standards, and they#Hebrew “each one,” or “each man” set out each one according to their clans#Hebrew “his clans” among their families.#Literally “the house of his fathers”
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