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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Numbers 2:1-34

2  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, 2  saying “The sons of Israel shall encamp each by his own division by family ensigns; they shall encamp off and around the Tent of Meeting. 3  “And those who camp in front, on the east, shall be the division of the camp of Judah, corps by corps; and Nahshon the son of ʽAmminadab shall be prince of the sons of Judah, 4  and his corps and its muster are seventy-four thousand and six hundred. 5  And those who camp by him shall be the tribe of Issacar—and Nethanel the son of Sughar shall be prince of the sons of Issacar, 6  and his corps and its muster are fifty-four thousand and four hundred— 7  and the tribe of Zebulun, and Eliab the son of Helon shall be prince of the sons of Zebulun, 8  and his corps and its muster are fifty-seven thousand and four hundred. 9  All the muster of the camp of Judah is a hundred and eighty-six thousand and four hundred, corps by corps; they shall take up the march first. 10  “The division of the camp of Reuben is to be on the south, corps by corps; and Elisur the son of Shedeur shall be prince of the sons of Reuben, 11  and his corps and its muster are forty-six thousand and five hundred. 12  And those who camp by him shall be the tribe of Simeon—and Shelumiel the son of Surishaddai shall be prince of the sons of Simeon, 13  and his corps and its muster are fifty-nine thousand and three hundred— 14  and the tribe of Gad, and Eljasaph the son of Deʽuel shall be prince of the sons of Gad, 15  and his corps and its muster are forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty. 16  All the muster of the camp of Reuben is a hundred and fifty-one thousand four hundred and fifty, corps by corps; they shall take up the march second. 17*  “And the Tent of Meeting and the camp of the Levites shall take up the march midmost of the camps; as they encamp, so they shall take up the march, each on his side, division by division. 18  “The division of the camp of Ephraim, corps by corps, is to be on the west; and Elishamaʽ the son of ʽAmmihud shall be prince of the sons of Ephraim, 19  and his corps and its muster are forty thousand and five hundred; 20  and by him the tribe of Manasseh—and Gamliel the son of Pedahsur shall be prince of the sons of Manasseh, 21  and his corps and its muster are thirty-two thousand and two hundred— 22  and the tribe of Benjamin, and Abidan the son of Gideoni shall be prince of the sons of Benjamin, 23  and his corps and its muster are thirty-five thousand and four hundred. 24  All the muster of the camp of Ephraim is a hundred and eight thousand and one hundred, corps by corps; they shall take up the march third. 25  “The division of the camp of Dan is to be on the north, corps by corps; and Ahiʽezer the son of ʽAmmishaddai shall be prince of the sons of Dan, 26  and his corps and its muster are sixty-two thousand and seven hundred. 27  And those who camp by him shall be the tribe of Asher—and Pagʽiel the son of ʽOcran shall be prince of the sons of Asher, 28  and his corps and its muster are forty-one thousand and five hundred— 29  and the tribe of Naphtali, and Ahiraʽ the son of ʽEnan shall be prince of the sons of Naphtali, 30  and his corps and its muster are fifty-three thousand and four hundred. 31  All the muster of the camp of Dan is a hundred and fifty-seven thousand and six hundred; they shall take up the march last, division by division.” 32  This was the muster of the sons of Israel, family by family; all the muster of their camps, corps by corps, was six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty, 33  and the Levites were not mustered among the sons of Israel, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 34  And the sons of Israel did just as Jehovah had commanded Moses; thus they encamped, division by division, and thus they took up their march, each to his clan, by his family.

Footnotes

2:17 Var. of Meeting, the camp of the Levites, shall