Now the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day
of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
'Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, every male, head by head
from twenty years old and upward, whoever is able to
go to war in Israel. You and Aaron shall count them by their armies.
With you, moreover, there shall be a man of each tribe, each one head of his father’s household.
These then are the names of the men who shall stand with you: of the tribe of
Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur;
of the tribe of
Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai;
of the tribe of
Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab;
of Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar;
of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon;
of the sons of Joseph: of Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur;
of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni;
of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai;
of Asher, Pagiel the son of Ochran;
of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel;
of Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.
These are the men
who were called from
the congregation, the leaders of their fathers’ tribes; they were the heads of divisions of Israel.'
So Moses and Aaron took these men who had been designated by name,
and they assembled all the congregation on the first day
of the second month. Then they registered by ancestry in their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, head by head,
just as the LORD had commanded Moses. So he counted them in the wilderness of Sinai.