The divisions of the camp of Ephraim1 went next, under their standard. Elishama son of Ammihud2 was in command.
Gamaliel son of Pedahzur was over the division of the tribe of Manasseh,324
and Abidan son of Gideoni was over the division of the tribe of Benjamin.425
Finally, as the rear guard5 for all the units, the divisions of the camp of Dan set out, under their standard. Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai6 was in command.
Pagiel son of Ocran was over the division of the tribe of Asher,727
and Ahira son of Enan was over the division of the tribe of Naphtali.828
This was the order of march for the Israelite divisions as they set out.
Now Moses said to Hobab9 son of Reuel10 the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law,11 "We are setting out for the place about which the LORD said, 'I will give it to you.'12 Come with us and we will treat you well, for the LORD has promised good things to Israel."
He answered, "No, I will not go;13 I am going back to my own land and my own people.14"
But Moses said, "Please do not leave us. You know where we should camp in the desert, and you can be our eyes.1532
If you come with us, we will share with you16 whatever good things the LORD gives us.17"