He put the servants and their children in front, with Leah and her children behind them, and Rachel and Joseph behind them. 1
While she was giving birth, one child 1 put out his hand, and the midwife took a scarlet thread and tied it on his hand, saying, “This one came out first.”
All those numbered of the camp of Judah, according to their divisions, are 186,400. They will travel 1 at the front.
Elijah told the prophets of Baal, “Choose one of the bulls for yourselves and go first, for you are the majority. Invoke the name of your god, but do not light a fire.” 1
Those who were closest to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan. These men were the seven officials of Persia and Media who saw the king on a regular basis 1 and had the most prominent offices 2 in the kingdom.
for your sins and your ancestors’ sins,” 1 says the Lord. “Because they burned incense on the mountains and offended 2 me on the hills, I will punish them in full measure.” 3