Numbers 2

1The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: 2“The people of Israel should make their camps around the Meeting Tent. Each group will have its own special flag, and each person will camp near his group’s flag. 3“The flag of the camp of Judah will be on the east side, where the sun rises. The people of Judah will camp near its flag. The leader of the people of Judah is Nahshon son of Amminadab. 4There are 74,600 men in his group. 5“Issachar’s family group will camp next to Judah’s family group. The leader of the people of Issachar is Nethanel son of Zuar. 6There are 54,400 men in his group. 7“Zebulun’s family group will also camp next to Judah’s family group. The leader of the people of Zebulun is Eliab son of Helon. 8There are 57,400 men in his group. 9“There is a total of 186,400 men in Judah’s camp. All these men are divided into their different family groups. Judah will be the first group to move when the people travel from one place to another. 10“The flag of Reuben’s camp will be south of the Holy Tent. Each group will camp near its flag. The leader of the people of Reuben is Elizur son of Shedeur. 11There are 46,500 men in this group. 12“Simeon’s family group will camp next to Reuben’s family group. The leader of the people of Simeon is Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai. 13There are 59,300 men in this group. 14“Gad’s family group will also camp next to the people of Reuben. The leader of the people of Gad is Eliasaph son of Deuel. 15There are 45,650 men in this group. 16“There are 151,450 men in all the groups in Reuben’s camp. Reuben’s camp will be the second group to move when the people travel from place to place. 17“When the people travel, Levi’s camp will move next. The Meeting Tent will be with them between the other camps. The people will make their camps in the same order that they move. Each person will be with his family flag. 18“The flag of the camp of Ephraim will be on the west side. The family groups of Ephraim will camp there. The leader of the people of Ephraim is Elishama son of Ammihud. 19There are 40,500 men in this group. 20“Manasseh’s family group will camp next to Ephraim’s family. The leader of the people of Manasseh is Gamaliel son of Pedahzur. 21There are 32,200 men in this group. 22“Benjamin’s family group will also camp next to Ephraim’s family. The leader of the people of Benjamin is Abidan son of Gideoni. 23There are 35,400 men in this group. 24“There are 108,100 men in Ephraim’s camp. They will be the third family to move when the people travel from one place to another. 25“The flag of Dan’s camp will be on the north side. The family groups of Dan will camp there. The leader of the people of Dan is Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai. 26There are 62,700 men in this group. 27“The people from Asher’s family group will camp next to Dan’s family group. The leader of the people of Asher is Pagiel son of Ocran. 28There are 41,500 men in this group. 29“Naphtali’s family group will also camp next to Dan’s family group. The leader of the people of Naphtali is Ahira son of Enan. 30There are 53,400 men in this group. 31“There are 157,600 men in Dan’s camp. They will be the last family to move when the people travel from place to place. Each person will be with his family’s flag.” 32So those were the people of Israel. They were counted by families. The total number of Israelite men in the camps, counted by groups, is 603,550. 33Moses obeyed the Lord and did not count the Levites with the other people of Israel. 34So the people of Israel did everything the Lord told Moses. Each group camped under its own flag. And each person stayed with his own family and family group.

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