1 The LordI spokeII to MosesIII and Aaron,IV saying,
2 “The IsraelitesV shall campVI eachVII
in their respective regiments,VIII under ensignsIX by their ancestralX houses;XI
they shall camp facing the tentXII of meetingXIII onXIV every side.XV
3 Those to camp on the east sideXVI toward the sunriseXVII shall be of the regimental encampmentXVIII of JudahXIX by companies.XX
The leaderXXI of the peopleXXII of Judah shall be NahshonXXIII sonXXIV of Amminadab,XXV
4 with a company as enrolledXXVI of seventyXXVII-fourXXVIII thousandXXIX sixXXX hundred.XXXI
5 Those to camp next to him shall be the tribeXXXII of Issachar.XXXIII The leader of the IssacharitesXXXIV
shall be NethanelXXXV son of Zuar,XXXVI 6 with a company as enrolled of fiftyXXXVII-four thousand four hundred.
7 Then the tribe of Zebulun.XXXVIII The leader of the ZebulunitesXXXIX
shall be EliabXL son of Helon,XLI 8 with a company as enrolled of fifty-sevenXLII thousand four hundred.
9 The totalXLIII enrollment of the camp of Judah, by companies, is one hundred eightyXLIV-six thousand four hundred. They shall set outXLV first.XLVI
10 “On the south sideXLVII shall be the regimental encampment of ReubenXLVIII by companies. The leader of the ReubenitesXLIX shall be
ElizurL son of Shedeur,LI 11 with a company as enrolled of fortyLII-six thousand fiveLIII hundred.
12 And those to camp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon.LIV The leader of the SimeonitesLV shall be ShelumielLVI
son of Zurishaddai,LVII 13 with a company as enrolled of fifty-nineLVIII thousand threeLIX hundred.
14 Then the tribe of Gad.LX The leader of the GaditesLXI shall be EliasaphLXII son of Deuel,LXIII 15 with a company as enrolled of forty-five thousand six hundred fifty. 16 The total enrollment of the camp of Reuben, by companies, is oneLXIV hundred fifty-one thousand four hundred fifty. They shall set out second.LXV
17 “The tent of meeting, with the camp of the Levites,LXVI shall set out in the center ofLXVII the camps;LXVIII they shall set out just as they camp, each in position,LXIX by their regiments.
18 “On the west sideLXX shall be the regimental encampment of EphraimLXXI by companies. The leader of the people of Ephraim shall be ElishamaLXXII son of Ammihud,LXXIII 19 with a company as enrolled of forty thousand five hundred.
20 Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh.LXXIV The leader of the people of Manasseh shall be GamalielLXXV son of Pedahzur,LXXVI 21 with a company as enrolled of thirtyLXXVII-twoLXXVIII thousand two hundred.
22 Then the tribe of Benjamin.LXXIX The leader of the BenjaminitesLXXX shall be AbidanLXXXI son of Gideoni,LXXXII 23 with a company as enrolled of thirty-five thousand four hundred. 24 The total enrollment of the camp of Ephraim, by companies, is one hundred eightLXXXIII thousand one hundred. They shall set out third.LXXXIV
25 “On the north sideLXXXV shall be the regimental encampment of DanLXXXVI by companies. The leader of the DanitesLXXXVII shall be
AhiezerLXXXVIII son of Ammishaddai,LXXXIX 26 with a company as enrolled of sixtyXC-two thousand seven hundred.
27 Those to camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher.XCI The leader of the AsheritesXCII shall be PagielXCIII son of Ochran,XCIV 28 with a company as enrolled of forty-one thousand five hundred.
29 Then the tribe of Naphtali.XCV The leader of the NaphtalitesXCVI shall be AhiraXCVII son of Enan,XCVIII 30 with a company as enrolled of fifty-three thousand four hundred.
31 The total enrollment of the camp of Dan is one hundred fifty-seven thousand six hundred. They shall set out last,XCIX by their regiments.”
32 This was the enrollment of the Israelites by their ancestral houses; the total enrollment in the camps by their companies was six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty. 33 Just as the Lord had commandedC Moses, the Levites were not enrolled amongCI the other Israelites.
34 The Israelites didCII just asCIII the Lord had commanded Moses:
CIVthey camped by regiments, andCV they set out the same way, everyoneCVI by clans,CVII according to ancestral houses.
Image credit: “The Tabernacle” from The Bible Primer of the Old Testament by Adolf Hult, 1919.