The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 2:1–34

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And YHWH spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

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'The children of Israel shall pitch by their fathers' houses; every man with his own standard, according to the ensigns; a good way off shall they pitch round about the tent of meeting.

“Each one shall make camp, by their troops, as well as by their insignia and standards, and by the houses of their kinships, all around the tabernacle of the covenant.”

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Now those that pitch on the east side toward the sunrising shall be they of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their hosts; the prince of the children of Judah being Nahshon the son of Amminadab,

And they that encamp first toward the east shall be the order of the camp of Juda with their host, and the prince of the sons of Juda, Naasson the son of Aminadab.

To the east, Judah shall fix his tents, by the companies of his army. And the leader of his sons shall be Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

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and his host, and those that were numbered of them, threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred;

His forces that were numbered, were seventy-four thousand and six hundred.

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and those that pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of Issachar; the prince of the children of Issachar being Nethanel the son of Zuar,

And they that encamp next shall be of the tribe of Issachar, and the prince of the sons of Issachar shall be Nathanael the son of Sogar.

Beside him, those of the tribe of Issachar were encamped, whose leader was Nathanael the son of Zuar.

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and his host, even those that were numbered thereof, fifty and four thousand and four hundred;

His forces that were numbered, were fifty-four thousand and four hundred.

And the entire number of his fighting men was fifty-four thousand four hundred.

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and the tribe of Zebulun; the prince of the children of Zebulun being Eliab the son of Helon,

And they that encamp next shall be of the tribe of Zabulon, and the prince of the sons of Zabulon shall be Eliab the son of Chaelon.

In the tribe of Zebulon, the leader was Eliab the son of Helon.

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and his host, and those that were numbered thereof, fifty and seven thousand and four hundred;

His forces that were numbered, were fifty-seven thousand and four hundred.

All the army of fighting men from his stock were fifty-seven thousand four hundred.

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all that were numbered of the camp of Judah being a hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, according to their hosts; they shall set forth first.

All who were numbered in the camp of Judah were one hundred eighty-six thousand four hundred. And these, by their companies, shall go forth first.

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10  On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their hosts; the prince of the children of Reuben being Elizur the son of Shedeur,

10  This is the order of the camp of Ruben; their forces shall be toward the south, and the prince of the children of Ruben shall be Elisur the son of Sediur.

10  In the camp of the sons of Ruben, toward the south side, the leader shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.

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11  and his host, and those that were numbered thereof, forty and six thousand and five hundred;

11  His forces that were numbered, were forty-six thousand and five hundred.

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12  and those that pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of Simeon; the prince of the children of Simeon being Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai,

12  And they that encamp next to him shall be of the tribe of Symeon, and the prince of the sons of Symeon shall be Salamiel the son of Surisadai.

12  Beside him, those of the tribe of Simeon were encamped, whose leader was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

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13  and his host, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and nine thousand and three hundred;

13  His forces that were numbered, were fifty-nine thousand and three hundred.

13  And the entire army of his fighting men, who were numbered, were fifty-nine thousand three hundred.

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14  and the tribe of Gad; the prince of the children of Gad being Eliasaph the son of Reuel,

14  In the tribe of Gad, the leader was Eliasaph the son of Reuel.

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15  and his host, even those that were numbered of them, forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty;

15  His forces that were numbered, were forty-five thousand and six hundred and fifty.

15  And the entire army of his fighting men, who were numbered, were forty-five thousand six hundred fifty.

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16  all that were numbered of the camp of Reuben being a hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, according to their hosts; and they shall set forth second.

16  All who were numbered of the camp of Ruben, were a hundred and fifty-one thousand and four hundred and fifty: they with their forces shall proceed in the second place.

16  The total number of the camp of Reuben was one hundred and fifty-one thousand four hundred and fifty, throughout their armies. They shall march in the second place.

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17  Then the tent of meeting, with the camp of the Levites, shall set forward in the midst of the camps; as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place, by their standards.

17  And then the tabernacle of witness shall be set forward, and the camp of the Levites shall be between the camps; as they shall encamp, so also shall they commence their march, each one next in order to his fellow according to their companies.

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18  On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their hosts; the prince of the children of Ephraim being Elishama the son of Ammihud,

18  The station of the camp of Ephraim shall be westward with their forces, and the head of the children of Ephraim shall be Elisama the son of Emiud.

18  On the west side, there shall be the camp of the sons of Ephraim, whose leader was Elishama the son of Ammihud.

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19  and his host, and those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred;

19  His forces that were numbered, are forty thousand and five hundred.

19  The entire army of his fighting men, who were numbered, were forty thousand five hundred.

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20  and next unto him shall be the tribe of Manasseh; the prince of the children of Manasseh being Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur,

20  And with them was the tribe of the sons of Manasseh, whose leader was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

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21  and his host, and those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and two hundred;

21  His forces that were numbered, were thirty-two thousand and two hundred.

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22  and the tribe of Benjamin; the prince of the children of Benjamin being Abidan the son of Gideoni,

22  In the tribe of the sons of Benjamin, the leader was Abidan the son of Gideoni.

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23  and his host, and those that were numbered of them, thirty and five thousand and four hundred;

23  His forces that were numbered, were thirty-five thousand and four hundred.

23  And the entire army of his fighting men, who were counted, were thirty-five thousand four hundred.

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24  all that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim being a hundred thousand and eight thousand and a hundred, according to their hosts; and they shall set forth third.

24  All who were numbered in the camp of Ephraim were one hundred eight thousand one hundred, by their companies. These shall advance third.

24  The total number of the camp of Ephraim was an hundred and eight thousand and one hundred, throughout their armies. They shall march in the third place.

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25  On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan according to their hosts; the prince of the children of Dan being Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai,

25  The order of the camp of Dan shall be northward with their forces; and the prince of the sons of Dan, Achiezer the son of Amisadai.

25  Toward the north side, the sons of Dan were encamped, whose leader was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

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26  and his host, and those that were numbered of them, threescore and two thousand and seven hundred;

26  His forces that were numbered, were sixty-two thousand and seven hundred.

26  The entire army of his fighting men, who were numbered, were sixty-two thousand seven hundred.

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27  and those that pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of Asher; the prince of the children of Asher being Pagiel the son of Ochran,

27  Beside him, those of the tribe of Asher fixed their tents, whose leader was Pagiel the son of Ochran.

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28  and his host, and those that were numbered of them, forty and one thousand and five hundred;

28  His forces that were numbered, were forty-one thousand and five hundred.

28  The entire army of his fighting men, who were numbered, were forty thousand and one thousand five hundred.

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29  and the tribe of Naphtali; the prince of the children of Naphtali being Ahira the son of Enan,

29  From the tribe of the sons of Naphtali, the leader was Ahira the son of Enan.

29  Then shall encamp the tribe of Naphtali; and the chief of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahida the son of Enan.

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30  and his host, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and three thousand and four hundred;

30  His forces that were numbered were fifty-three thousand and four hundred.

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31  all that were numbered of the camp of Dan being a hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred; they shall set forth hindmost by their standards.'

31  All who were numbered in the camp of Dan were one hundred fifty-seven thousand six hundred; and these shall advance at the very end.

31  The total number of the camp of Dan was a hundred and fifty-seven thousand and six hundred. They shall march last with their standards.

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32  These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers' houses; all that were numbered of the camps according to their hosts were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

32  This is the numbering of the children of Israel according to the houses of their families: all the numbering of the camps with their forces, was six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.

32  This is the number of the sons of Israel, of their army divided by the houses of their kinships and their companies: six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty.

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33  But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as YHWH commanded Moses.

33  But the Levites and the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses.

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34  Thus did the children of Israel: according to all that YHWH commanded Moses, so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, each one according to its families, and according to its fathers' houses.

34  And the children of Israel did all things that the Lord commanded Moses; thus they encamped in their order, and thus they began their march in succession each according to their divisions, according to the houses of their families.

34  And the sons of Israel acted according to all the things that the Lord had commanded. They were encamped by their companies, and they advanced by the families and houses of their fathers.