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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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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 Nah′shon+ the son of Am·min′a·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 Is′sa·char,+ and the chieftain for the sons of Is′sa·char is Ne·than′el+ the son of Zu′ar.  And his army and his registered ones are fifty-four thousand four hundred.+  And the tribe of Zeb′u·lun; and the chieftain for the sons of Zeb′u·lun is E·li′ab+ the son of He′lon.  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 Reu′ben+ will be toward the south in their armies, and the chieftain for the sons of Reu′ben is E·li′zur+ the son of Shed′e·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 Sim′e·on, and the chieftain for the sons of Sim′e·on is She·lu′mi·el+ the son of Zu·ri·shad′dai. 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·li′a·saph+ the son of Reu′el.* 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 Reu′ben 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 E′phra·im+ in their armies will be toward the west, and the chieftain for the sons of E′phra·im is E·lish′a·ma+ the son of Am·mi′hud. 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·nas′seh,+ and the chieftain for the sons of Ma·nas′seh is Ga·ma′li·el+ the son of Pe·dah′zur. 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 Ab′i·dan+ the son of Gid·e·o′ni. 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 E′phra·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·e′zer+ the son of Am·mi·shad′dai. 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 Ash′er, and the chieftain for the sons of Ash′er is Pa′gi·el+ the son of Och′ran. 28  And his army and the ones registered of them are forty-one thousand five hundred.+ 29  And the tribe of Naph′ta·li;+ and the chieftain for the sons of Naph′ta·li is A·hi′ra+ the son of E′nan. 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·thoth′.
“Reuel,” MSy; SamVg and 109 Heb. mss, “Deuel”; LXX, “Raguel.” See 1:14 ftn.
“Their,” that is, all Israel’s. See vs 17.