1Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron and said:
2'The Israelites must pitch their tents, each man by his own standard, under their family emblems. Theymust pitch their tents round the Dwelling where the Testimony is, some distance away.
3'Encamped on the east side: 'Furthest towards the east, the standard of the camp of Judah, unit byunit. Leader of the Judahites: Nahshon son of Amminadab.
4His company: seventy-four thousand six hundred men.
5'Next to him: 'The tribe of Issachar. Leader of the Issacharites: Nethanel son of Zuar.
6His company: fifty-four thousand four hundred men.
7'The tribe of Zebulun. Leader of the Zebulunites: Eliab son of Helon.
8His company: fifty-seven thousand four hundred men.
9'The tribal forces in the camp of Judah number in al a hundred and eighty-six thousand four hundred.These will be the first to break camp.
10'On the south side, the standard of the camp of Reuben, unit by unit. Leader of the Reubenites: Elizurson of Shedeur.
11His company: forty-six thousand five hundred men.
12'Next to him: 'The tribe of Simeon. Leader of the Simeonites: Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.
13His company: fifty-nine thousand three hundred men.
14'The tribe of Gad. Leader of the Gadites: Eliasaph son of Reuel.
15His company: forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty men.
16'The tribal forces in the camp of Reuben number in al a hundred and fifty-one thousand four hundredand fifty. They will be second to break camp.
17'Next, the Tent of Meeting wil move, since the camp of the Levites is situated in the middle of the other camps. The order of movement wil be the order of encampment, each man under his own standard.
18'On the west side, the standard of the camp of Ephraim, unit by unit. Leader of the Ephraimites:Elishama son of Ammihud.
19His company: forty thousand five hundred men.
20'Next to him: 'The tribe of Manasseh. Leader of the Manassehites: Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.
21His company: thirty-two thousand two hundred men.
22'The tribe of Benjamin. Leader of the Benjaminites: Abidan son of Gideoni.
23His company: thirty-five thousand four hundred men.
24'The tribal forces in the camp of Ephraim number in all a hundred and eight thousand one hundred.They wil be third to break camp.
25'On the north side, the standard of the camp of Dan, unit by unit. Leader of the Danites: Ahiezer sonof Ammishaddai.
26His company: sixty-two thousand seven hundred men.
27'Next to him: 'The tribe of Asher. Leader of the Asherites: Pagiel son of Ochran.
28His company: forty-one thousand five hundred men.
29'The tribe of Naphtali. Leader of the Naphtalites: Ahira son of Enan.
30His company: fifty-three thousand four hundred men.
31'The tribal forces in the camp of Dan number in all a hundred and fifty-seven thousand six hundred.They wil be the last to break camp. 'Al under their appropriate standards.'
32Such was the tally of the Israelites when the census was taken by families. The ful count of the entirecamp, unit by unit, came to six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.
33But, as Yahweh had ordered Moses, the Levites were not included in the census of the Israelites.
34The Israelites did exactly as Yahweh had ordered Moses. This was how they pitched camp, groupedby standards. This was how they broke camp, each man in his own clan, each man with his own family.
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