These were the names of the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
These were the names of the Gershonite clans: Libni and Shimei.
The Kohathite clans: Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.
The Merarite clans: Mahli and Mushi. These were the Levite clans, according to their families.
To Gershon belonged the clans of the Libnites and Shimeites; these were the Gershonite clans.
The number of all the males a month old or more who were counted was 7,500.
The Gershonite clans were to camp on the west, behind the tabernacle.
The leader of the families of the Gershonites was Eliasaph son of Lael.
At the tent of meeting the Gershonites were responsible for the care of the tabernacle and tent, its coverings, the curtain at the entrance to the tent of meeting,
the curtains of the courtyard, the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard surrounding the tabernacle and altar, and the ropes—and everything related to their use.