And the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi. These are
the families of the Levites according to the house of their fathers.
Of Gershon was
the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimites: these are
the families of the Gershonites.
Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even
those that were numbered of them were
seven thousand and five hundred.
The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.
And the chief of the house of the father of the Gershonites shall be
Eliasaph the son of Lael.
And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be
the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,