Numbers 2 – Arrangement of Encampment and Order of Travel

On the east side of the tabernacle toward the rising of the sun shall be the camp of Judah
Captain of the children of Judah: Nahshon the son of Amminadab

His host were numbered 74,600.

Next to Judah shall be the tribe of Issachar.

Captain of the children of Issachar: Nethaneel the son of Zuar

His host were numbered 54,400.

Then the tribe of Zebulun:

Captain of the children of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon

His host were numbered 57,400.

All that were numbered in the camp of Judah were 186,400 throughout their armies.

When the camp moves, these shall set forth first.

On the south side shall be the camp of Reuben.

Captain of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.

His host were numbered 46,500.

Those which pitch by him shall be the tribe of Simeon

Captain of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

His host were numbered 59,300.

Then the tribe of Gad.

Captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.

And his host were numbered 45,650.

All that were numbered in the camp of Reuben were 151,450.

And they shall set forth in the second rank.

Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the middle of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward.

On the west side shall be the camp of Ephraim.

Captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

His host were numbered 40,500.

By him shall be the tribe of Manasseh.

Captain of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

His host were numbered 32,200.

Then the tribe of Benjamin:

Captain of the sons of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.

His host were numbered 35,400.

All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were 108,100. And they shall go forward in the third rank.



The camp of Dan shall be on the north side.

Captain of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

His host were numbered 62,700.

Those that encamp by him shall be the tribe of Asher.

Captain of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ocran.

His host were numbered 41,500.

Then the tribe of Naphtali.

Captain of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.

His host were numbered 53,400.

All they that were numbered in the camp of Dan were 157,600.

They shall go hindmost.

These are those which were numbered of the children of Israel by the house of their fathers. All those that were numbered of the camps throughout their hosts were 603,550. But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the Lord commanded Moses.

The children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses: so they encamped and set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their fathers.

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