Numbers 2:31

31 All the men assigned to the camp of Dan number 157,600. They will set out last, under their standards.

Numbers 2:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 All they that were numbered in the camp of Dan were an hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall go hindmost with their standards.
ESV
31 All those listed of the camp of Dan were 157,600. They shall set out last, standard by standard."
NLT
31 So the total of all the troops on Dan’s side of the camp is 157,600. These three tribes will be last, marching under their banners whenever the Israelites travel.”
MSG
31 The total number of men assigned to the camp of Dan number 157,600. They will set out, under their flags, last in the line of the march.
CSB
31 The total number who belong to Dan's encampment is 157,600; they are to move out last, with their banners."

Numbers 2:31 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 2:31

All they that were numbered in the camp of Dan [were] an
hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred
157,600 men. Consisting of his own tribe, and those of Asher and Naphtali, which make the largest camp next to Judah:

they shall go hindmost with their standards;
for though, while encamped, they lay to the north, or the left side of the tabernacle, yet, when marching, they brought up the rear, and were the rear guard to the tabernacle; so that it had in its van and rear the two largest camps, which were wisely ordered for its safety: "standards" is put for "standard", the plural for the singular; for there was but one standard to a camp, unless this takes in their ensigns, of which they had many.

Numbers 2:31 In-Context

29 The tribe of Naphtali will be next. The leader of the people of Naphtali is Ahira son of Enan.
30 His division numbers 53,400.
31 All the men assigned to the camp of Dan number 157,600. They will set out last, under their standards.
32 These are the Israelites, counted according to their families. All the men in the camps, by their divisions, number 603,550.
33 The Levites, however, were not counted along with the other Israelites, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Numbers 10:25; Joshua 6:9