Numbers 2:1

“And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Numbers 2:1

And the Lord spake vnto Moses, and vnto Aaron, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron,
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
- Darby Bible

And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
- World English Bible

And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, and unto Aaron, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Numbers 2:1

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 2:1

2:2 His own standard - It is manifest there were four great standards or ensigns, which here follow, distinguished by their colours or figures; also there were other particular ensigns belonging to each of their fathers houses or families. Far off - Partly out of reverence to God and his worship, and the portion, allotted to it, and partly for caution, lest their vicinity to it might tempt them to make too near approaches to it. It is supposed they Were at 2000 cubits distance from it, which was the space between the people and the ark; and it is not improbable, because the Levites encamped round about it, between them and the tabernacle. It is observable, those tribes were placed together, that were nearest of kin to each other. Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun were the three youngest sons of Leah, and Issachar and Zebulun would not grudge to be under Judah, their elder brother. Reuben and Simeon would not be content with their place. Therefore Reuben, Jacob's eldest son, is chief of the next squadron. Simeon doubtless is willing to be under him. And Gad, the son of Leah's handmaid, is fitly added to him, in Levi's room. Ephraim Manasseh, and Benjamin are all the posterity of Rachel. Dan the eldest son of Bilhah leads the rest; to them are added the two younger sons of the handmaids. So much of the wisdom of God appears even in these smaller circumstances!

2:3 Judah - This tribe was in the first post, and in their marches led the van, not only because it was the most numerous, but chiefly because Christ, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, was to descend from it: Yea, from the loins of Nahshon, who is here appointed the chief captain of it.

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