On the first day of the second month in the second year after the people of Israel left Egypt, the LORD spoke to Moses there in the Tent of his presence in the Sinai Desert. He said, 2“You and Aaron are to take a census of the people of Israel by clans and families. List the names of all the men 3twenty years old or older who are fit for military service. 4Ask one clan chief from each tribe to help you.” 5-16These are the men, leaders within their tribes, who were chosen from the community for this work:
|Reuben||Elizur son of Shedeur|
|Simeon||Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai|
|Judah||Nahshon son of Amminadab|
|Issachar||Nethanel son of Zuar|
|Zebulun||Eliab son of Helon|
|Ephraim||Elishama son of Ammihud|
|Manasseh||Gamaliel son of Pedahzur|
|Benjamin||Abidan son of Gideoni|
|Dan||Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai|
|Asher||Pagiel son of Ochran|
|Gad||Eliasaph son of Deuel|
|Naphtali||Ahira son of Enan|
47The Levites were not registered with the other tribes, 48because the LORD had said to Moses, 49“When you take a census of the men fit for military service, do not include the tribe of Levi. 50Instead, put the Levites in charge of the Tent of my presence and all its equipment. They shall carry it and its equipment, serve in it, and set up their camp round it. 51Whenever you move your camp, the Levites shall take the Tent down and set it up again at each new camping place. Anyone else who comes near the Tent shall be put to death. 52The rest of the Israelites shall set up camp, company by company, each man with his own group and under his own banner. 53But the Levites shall camp round the Tent to guard it, so that no one may come near and cause my anger to strike the community of Israel.” 54So the people of Israel did everything that the LORD had commanded Moses.
21The LORD gave Moses and Aaron the following instructions. 2When the Israelites set up camp, each man will camp under the banner of his division and the flag of his own clan. The camp is to be set up all round the Tent.
3-9On the east side, those under the banner of the division of Judah shall camp in their groups, under their leaders, as follows:
|Judah||Nahshon son of Amminadab||74,600|
|Issachar||Nethanel son of Zuar||54,400|
|Zebulun||Eliab son of Helon||57,400|
10-16On the south, those under the banner of the division of Reuben shall camp in their groups, under their leaders, as follows:
|Reuben||Elizur son of Shedeur||46,500|
|Simeon||Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai||59,300|
|Gad||Eliasaph son of Deuel||45,650|
17Then, between the first two divisions and the last two the Levites are to march carrying the Tent. Each division shall march in the same order as they camp, each in position under its banner.
18-24On the west, those under the banner of the division of Ephraim shall camp in their groups, under their leaders, as follows:
|Ephraim||Elishama son of Ammihud||40,500|
|Manasseh||Gamaliel son of Pedahzur||32,200|
|Benjamin||Abidan son of Gideoni||35,400|
25-31On the north, those under the banner of the division of Dan shall camp in their groups, under their leaders, as follows:
|Dan||Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai||62,700|
|Asher||Pagiel son of Ochran||41,500|
|Naphtali||Ahira son of Enan||53,400|
32The total number of the people of Israel enrolled in the divisions, group by group, was 603,550. 33As the LORD had commanded Moses, the Levites were not registered with the rest of the Israelites.
34So the people of Israel did everything the LORD had commanded Moses. They camped, each under his own banner, and they marched, each with his own clan.