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Numbers 2 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Arrangement of the Camps

1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 "The {Israelites}a will encamp each with his standard, with a banner according to {their families};b they will encamp around the tent of assembly. 3 The 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, 4 and his division and {the ones counted}c [are] seventy-four thousand six hundred. 5 And 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, 6 and his division [are] fifty-four thousand four hundred. 7 For the tribe of Zebulun: the leader of the descendants of Zebulun [will be] Eliab son of Helon, 8 and his division and the {ones counted}d [are] fifty-seven thousand four hundred. 9 All 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. 11 And his division and the {ones counted}e [are] forty-six thousand five hundred. 12 Those encamped next to him [will be] the tribe of Simeon. The leader of the descendants of Simeon [will be] Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai. 13 And his division and the {ones counted}f [are] fifty-nine thousand three hundred. 14 For the tribe of Gad: the leader of the descendants of Gad [will be] Eliasaph son of Reuel. 15 And his division and the {ones counted}g [are] forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty. 16 All {those counted}h 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}.i 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. 19 And his division and the {ones counted}j [are] forty thousand five hundred. 20 The tribe of Manasseh [will be] next to him. The leader of the descendants of the tribe of Manasseh [will be] Camaliel son of Pedahzur. 21 And his division and the {ones counted}k [are] thirty-two thousand two hundred. 22 For the tribe of Benjamin: the leader of the descendants of Benjamin [will be] Abidan son of Gideoni. 23 And his division and the {ones counted}l [are] thirty-five thousand four hundred. 24 All {those counted}m 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. 26 And his division and the {ones counted}n [are] sixty-two thousand seven hundred. 27 Those encamped next to him [will be] the tribe of Asher. The leader of the descendants of Asher [will be] Pagiel son of Ocran. 28 And his division and the {ones counted}o [are] forty-one thousand five hundred. 29 For the tribe of Naphtali: the leader of the descendants of Naphtali [will be] Ahira son of Enan. 30 And his division and the {ones counted}p [are] fifty-three thousand four hundred. 31 All the {ones counted}q from the camp of Dan [are] one hundred and fifty-seven thousand six hundred. They will set out {last}r according to their divisions." 32 These [were] the ones counted of the {Israelites}s according to {their families};t all those counted from the camps according to their divisions [were] six hundred and three thousand five hundred. 33 The Levites were not counted in the midst of the {Israelites},u just as Yahweh commanded Moses. 34 And the {Israelites}v did everything that Yahweh commanded Moses. They encamped according to their standards, and theyw set out each one according to their clansx among {their families}.y
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