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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Numbers 2:14–3:13

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14 “Then comes the tribe of Gad, and the leader of the sons of Gad: aEliasaph the son of 1Deuel,

15 and his army, even their numbered men, 45,650.

16 “The total of the numbered men of the camp of Reuben: 151,450 by their armies. And athey shall set out second.

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

18 “On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of aEphraim by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Ephraim shall be bElishama the son of Ammihud,

19 and his army, even their numbered men, 40,500.

20 “Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh, and the leader of the sons of Manasseh: aGamaliel the son of Pedahzur,

21 and his army, even their numbered men, 32,200.

22 “Then comes the tribe of aBenjamin, and the leader of the sons of Benjamin: bAbidan the son of Gideoni,

23 and his army, even their numbered men, 35,400.

24 “The total of the numbered men of the camp of Ephraim: 108,100, by their armies. And athey shall set out third.

25 “On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Dan: aAhiezer the son of Ammishaddai,

26 and his army, even their numbered men, 62,700.

27 “Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher, and the leader of the sons of Asher: aPagiel the son of Ochran,

28 and his army, even their numbered men, 41,500.

29 “Then comes the tribe of aNaphtali, and the leader of the sons of Naphtali: bAhira the son of Enan,

30 and his army, even their numbered men, 53,400.

31 “The total of the numbered men of the camp of Dan was 157,600. aThey shall set out last by their standards.”

32 These are the numbered men of the sons of Israel by their fathers’ households; the total of the numbered men of the camps by their armies, a603,550.

33 aThe Levites, however, were not numbered among the sons of Israel, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

34 Thus the sons of Israel did; according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so they camped by their standards, and so they set out, every one by his family according to his father’s household.

Chapter 3

Levites to Be Priesthood

1 aNow these are the records of the generations of Aaron and Moses at the time when the Lord spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai.

2 aThese then are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the aanointed priests, whom he 1ordained to serve as priests.

4 aBut Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord when they offered strange fire before the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai; and they had no children. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests 1in the lifetime of their father Aaron.

5 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

6 “aBring the tribe of Levi near and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.

7 “They shall perform the duties for 1him and for the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the aservice of the tabernacle.

8 “They shall also keep all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, along with the duties of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

9 “You shall thus agive the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the sons of Israel.

10 “So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that athey may keep their priesthood, but bthe 1layman who comes near shall be put to death.”

11 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

12 “Now, behold, I ahave taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every bfirstborn, the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine.

13 “For aall the firstborn are Mine; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel, from man to beast. They shall be Mine; I am the Lord.”

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