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Jehovah’s Witnesses

English

Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Numbers 2:1-34

2  Jehovah now spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:  “The sons of Israel should encamp, each man by his [three-tribe] division,+ by the signs* for the house of their fathers. Round about in front of the tent of meeting they should encamp.  “And those camping eastward toward the sunrising will be the [three-tribe] division of the camp of Judah in their armies, and the chieftain for the sons of Judah is Nahʹshon+ the son of Am·minʹa·dab.  And his army and the ones registered of them are seventy-four thousand six hundred.+  And those camping alongside him will be the tribe of Isʹsa·char,+ and the chieftain for the sons of Isʹsa·char is Ne·thanʹel+ the son of Zuʹar.  And his army and his registered ones are fifty-four thousand four hundred.+  And the tribe of Zebʹu·lun; and the chieftain for the sons of Zebʹu·lun is E·liʹab+ the son of Heʹlon.  And his army and his registered ones are fifty-seven thousand four hundred.+  “All the registered ones of the camp of Judah are one hundred eighty-six thousand four hundred in their armies. They should set out first.+ 10  “The [three-tribe] division of the camp of Reuʹben+ will be toward the south in their armies, and the chieftain for the sons of Reuʹben is E·liʹzur+ the son of Shedʹe·ur. 11  And his army and his registered ones are forty-six thousand five hundred.+ 12  And those camping alongside him will be the tribe of Simʹe·on, and the chieftain for the sons of Simʹe·on is She·luʹmi·el+ the son of Zu·ri·shadʹdai. 13  And his army and the ones registered of them are fifty-nine thousand three hundred.+ 14  And the tribe of Gad; and the chieftain for the sons of Gad is E·liʹa·saph+ the son of Reuʹel.* 15  And his army and the ones registered of them are forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty.+ 16  “All the registered ones of the camp of Reuʹben are one hundred and fifty-one thousand four hundred and fifty in their armies, and they should set out second.+ 17  “When the tent of meeting+ must set out, the camp of the Levites+ will be in the middle of the camps. “Just as they should encamp, so they should set out,+ each one at his place, according to their [three-tribe] divisions. 18  “The [three-tribe] division of the camp of Eʹphra·im+ in their armies will be toward the west, and the chieftain for the sons of Eʹphra·im is E·lishʹa·ma+ the son of Am·miʹhud. 19  And his army and the ones registered of them are forty thousand five hundred.+ 20  And alongside him will be the tribe of Ma·nasʹseh,+ and the chieftain for the sons of Ma·nasʹseh is Ga·maʹli·el+ the son of Pe·dahʹzur. 21  And his army and the ones registered of them are thirty-two thousand two hundred.+ 22  And the tribe of Benjamin;+ and the chieftain for the sons of Benjamin is Abʹi·dan+ the son of Gid·e·oʹni. 23  And his army and the ones registered of them are thirty-five thousand four hundred.+ 24  “All the registered ones of the camp of Eʹphra·im are one hundred and eight thousand one hundred in their armies, and they should set out third.+ 25  “The [three-tribe] division of the camp of Dan will be toward the north in their armies, and the chieftain for the sons of Dan is A·hi·eʹzer+ the son of Am·mi·shadʹdai. 26  And his army and the ones registered of them are sixty-two thousand seven hundred.+ 27  And the ones camping alongside him will be the tribe of Ashʹer, and the chieftain for the sons of Ashʹer is Paʹgi·el+ the son of Ochʹran. 28  And his army and the ones registered of them are forty-one thousand five hundred.+ 29  And the tribe of Naphʹta·li;+ and the chieftain for the sons of Naphʹta·li is A·hiʹra+ the son of Eʹnan. 30  And his army and the ones registered of them are fifty-three thousand four hundred.+ 31  “All the registered ones of the camp of Dan are one hundred fifty-seven thousand six hundred. They should set out last+—according to their* [three-tribe] divisions.” 32  These were the registered ones of the sons of Israel according to the house of their fathers; all the registered ones of the camps in their armies were six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.+ 33  But the Levites did not get registered+ in among the sons of Israel, just as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 34  And the sons of Israel proceeded to do according to all that Jehovah had commanded Moses.+ That is the way they encamped in their [three-tribe] divisions,+ and that is the way they set out,+ each one in his families with regard to the house of his fathers.

Footnotes

“By the signs.” Heb., veʼo·thothʹ.
“Reuel,” MSy; SamVg and 109 Heb. mss, “Deuel”; LXX, “Raguel.” See 1:14 ftn.
“Their,” that is, all Israel’s. See vs 17.