Numbers 1:4

4 and you will be assisted by one family leader from each tribe.

Numbers 1:4 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 1:4

And with you there shall be a man of every tribe
Excepting Levi, of which Moses and Aaron were, to assist in taking the account, and to see that it was an exact and perfect one:

everyone head of the house of his fathers;
and prince of the tribe he belonged to, as appears from ( Numbers 1:16 ) and ( Numbers 7:2 ) , where an account is given of the same persons as princes of the tribes that offered at the dedication of the altar, who here assisted in the taking this account; the Targum of Jonathan calls them each a prince, as Prince Elizur

Numbers 1:4 In-Context

2 “From the whole community of Israel, record the names of all the warriors by their clans and families. List all the men
3 twenty years old or older who are able to go to war. You and Aaron must register the troops,
4 and you will be assisted by one family leader from each tribe.
5 “These are the tribes and the names of the leaders who will assist you: Tribe Leader Reuben Elizur son of Shedeur
6 Simeon Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai