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Numbers 2:10-15

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The Tribes on the South

2:10 “On the south will be the divisions of the camp of Reuben under their standard. 1  The leader of the people of Reuben is Elizur son of Shedeur. 2:11 Those numbered in his division are 46,500. 2:12 Those who will be camping next to them are the tribe of Simeon. The leader of the people of Simeon is Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai. 2:13 Those numbered in his division are 59,300. 2:14 Next will be 2  the tribe of Gad. The leader of the people of Gad is Eliasaph son of Deuel. 3  2:15 Those numbered in his division are 45,650.

1 tn Here and throughout the line is literally “[under] the standard of the camp of Reuben…according to their divisions.”

2 tn The Hebrew text simply has “and the tribe of Gad.”

3 tc The Leningrad codex, upon which BHS is based, has “Reuel” here. In reading “Deuel” the translation presented above follows many medieval Hebrew manuscripts, Smr, and the Latin Vulgate. Cf. Num 1:14.



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