From the descendants of Naphtali: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, according to the records of their clans and families.
The number from the tribe of Naphtali was 53,400.
These were the men counted by Moses and Aaron and the twelve leaders of Israel, each one representing his family.
All the Israelites twenty years old or more who were able to serve in Israel’s army were counted according to their families.
The total number was 603,550.
The ancestral tribe of the Levites, however, was not counted along with the others.
The LORD had said to Moses:
“You must not count the tribe of Levi or include them in the census of the other Israelites.
Instead, appoint the Levites to be in charge of the tabernacle of the covenant law—over all its furnishings and everything belonging to it. They are to carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they are to take care of it and encamp around it.
Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites are to take it down, and whenever the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall do it. Anyone else who approaches it is to be put to death.
The Israelites are to set up their tents by divisions, each of them in their own camp under their standard.