One day in midspring, a during the second year after Israel's departure from Egypt, the LORD spoke to Moses in the Tabernacle b in the wilderness of Sinai. He said,
"Take a census of the whole community of Israel by their clans and families. List the names of all the men
twenty years old or older who are able to go to war. You and Aaron are to direct the project,
assisted by one family leader from each tribe."
These are the tribes and the names of the leaders chosen for the task: Tribe - Leader Reuben - Elizur son of Shedeur
Simeon - Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)