Arrangement of the Camps

1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 "1The sons of Israel shall camp, each by his own standard, with the banners of their fathers' households; they shall camp around the tent of meeting at a distance *.
3 "Now those who camp on the east side toward the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah, by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Judah: 2Nahshon the son of Amminadab,
4 and his army, even their numbered men, 74,600 * * *.
5 "Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar, and the leader of the sons of Issachar: 3Nethanel the son of Zuar,
6 and his army, even their numbered men, 54,400 * * * *.
7 "Then comes the tribe of Zebulun, and the leader of the sons of Zebulun: 4Eliab the son of Helon,
8 and his army, even his numbered men, 57,400 * * * *.
9 "The total of the numbered men of the camp of Judah: 186,400 * * * * * *, by their armies. 5They shall set out first.
10 "On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Reuben: 6Elizur the son of Shedeur,
11 and his army, even their numbered men, 46,500 * * * *.
12 "Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon, and the leader of the sons of Simeon: 7Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai,
13 and his army, even their numbered men, 59,300 * * * *.
14 "Then comes the tribe of Gad, and the leader of the sons of Gad: 8Eliasaph the son of Deuel,
15 and his army, even their numbered men, 45,650 * * * *.
16 "The total of the numbered men of the camp of Reuben: 151,450 * * * * * * * by their armies. And 9they shall set out second.
17 "10Then the tent of meeting shall set out with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps; just as they camp, so they shall set out, every man in his place by their standards.
18 "On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of 11Ephraim by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Ephraim shall be 12Elishama the son of Ammihud,
19 and his army, even their numbered men, 40,500 * * *.
20 "Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh, and the leader of the sons of Manasseh: 13Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur,
21 and his army, even their numbered men, 32,200 * * *.
22 "Then comes the tribe of 14Benjamin, and the leader of the sons of Benjamin: 15Abidan the son of Gideoni,
23 and his army, even their numbered men, 35,400 * * * *.
24 "The total of the numbered men of the camp of Ephraim: 108,100 * * * *, by their armies. And 16they shall set out third.
25 "On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Dan: 17Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai,
26 and his army, even their numbered men, 62,700 * * * *.
27 "Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher, and the leader of the sons of Asher: 18Pagiel the son of Ochran,
28 and his army, even their numbered men, 41,500 * * * *.
29 "Then comes the tribe of 19Naphtali, and the leader of the sons of Naphtali: 20Ahira the son of Enan,
30 and his army, even their numbered men, 53,400 * * * *.
31 "The total of the numbered men of the camp of Dan was 157,600 * * * * *. 21They shall set out last by their standards."
32 These are the numbered men of the sons of Israel by their fathers' households; the total of the numbered men of the camps by their armies, 22 603,550 * * * * *.
33 23The Levites, however, were not numbered among the sons of Israel, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
34 Thus the sons of Israel did; according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so they camped by their standards, and so they set out, every one by his family according to his father's household.