Numbers 2:18
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New International Version
On the west will be the divisions of the camp of Ephraim under their standard. The leader of the people of Ephraim is Elishama son of Ammihud.

New Living Translation
"The divisions of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin are to camp on the west side of the Tabernacle, beneath their family banners. These are the names of the tribes, their leaders, and the numbers of their registered troops: Tribe Leader Number Ephraim Elishama son of Ammihud 40,500

English Standard Version
“On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim by their companies, the chief of the people of Ephraim being Elishama the son of Ammihud,

New American Standard Bible
"On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud,

King James Bible
On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ephraim's military divisions will camp on the west side under their banner. The leader of the Ephraimites is Elishama son of Ammihud.

International Standard Version
"Toward the west is to be the division of the camp of Ephraim under their standard. The leader of Ephraim is to be Ammihud's son Elishama.

NET Bible
"On the west will be the divisions of the camp of Ephraim under their standard. The leader of the people of Ephraim is Elishama son of Amihud.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"On the west side the armies led by [Ephraim] will camp under their flag. The leader for the people of Ephraim is Elishama, son of Ammihud.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The standard of the camp of Ephraim by his hosts, on the west and the prince of the sons of Ephraim, Elishama, the son of Ammihud.

King James 2000 Bible
On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

American King James Version
On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

American Standard Version
On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

Douay-Rheims Bible
On the west side shall be the camp of the sons of Ephraim, whose prince was Elisama, the son of Ammiud.

Darby Bible Translation
The standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their hosts shall be westward; and the prince of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud;

English Revised Version
On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

Webster's Bible Translation
On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim, according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

World English Bible
"On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their divisions: and the prince of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

Young's Literal Translation
The standard of the camp of Ephraim, by their hosts, is westward; and the prince of the sons of Ephraim is Elishama son of Ammihud;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-34 The order of the tribes in their tents. - The tribes were to encamp about the tabernacle, which was to be in the midst of them. It was a token of God's gracious presence. Yet they were to pitch their tents afar off, in reverence to the sanctuary. The children of Israel put themselves in their posts, without murmuring or disputing; and as it was their safety, so it was their beauty. It is our duty and interest to be contented with the place allotted to us, and to endeavour to occupy it in a proper manner, without envying or murmuring; without ambition or covetousness. Thus the gospel church ought to be compact, according to the Scripture model, every one knowing and keeping his place; and then all that wish well to the church rejoice, beholding their order, Col 2:5.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim, according to their armies,.... It was in the rear or behind, consisting of his tribe, and of the tribes of Manasseh and Benjamin, divided into several companies, and extended four miles, as the above Targum. The Jewish writers say (l), that Joseph's stone is the onyx or sardonyx, and his flag was coloured very black, and on it were figured for the two princes, Ephraim and Manasseh, Egypt, because they were born in Egypt; and upon the flag of Ephraim was figured an ox, because of what is said in Deuteronomy 33:17; and on the flag of the tribe of Manasseh was figured an unicorn, because of what is said in the same place. Benjamin's stone was the jasper, and his flag was coloured like to twelve colours, and on it was figured a wolf, because of what is said Genesis 49:27,

and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud; of whom see Numbers 1:10.

(l) Bemidbar Rabba, ut supra. (sect. 2. fol. 178. 2.)



Numbers 2:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Order of the Camps
17"Then the tent of meeting shall set out with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps; just as they camp, so they shall set out, every man in his place by their standards. 18"On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud, 19and his army, even their numbered men, 40,500.…
Cross References
Genesis 48:14
But Israel reached out his right hand and put it on Ephraim's head, though he was the younger, and crossing his arms, he put his left hand on Manasseh's head, even though Manasseh was the firstborn.

Numbers 1:10
from the sons of Joseph: from Ephraim, Elishama son of Ammihud; from Manasseh, Gamaliel son of Pedahzur;

Numbers 2:19
His division numbers 40,500.

Numbers 7:48
On the seventh day Elishama son of Ammihud, the leader of the people of Ephraim, brought his offering.

Numbers 10:22
The divisions of the camp of Ephraim went next, under their standard. Elishama son of Ammihud was in command.

Psalm 80:2
before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh. Awaken your might; come and save us.

Jeremiah 31:9
They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.

Jeremiah 31:18
"I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me like an unruly calf, and I have been disciplined. Restore me, and I will return, because you are the LORD my God.
Treasury of Scripture

On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

camp of Ephraim

Numbers 1:32 Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by …

Numbers 10:22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward …

Genesis 48:5,14-20 And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born to you …

Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are …

Psalm 80:1,2 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; …

Elishama

Numbers 1:10 Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim; Elishama the son of Ammihud: …

Numbers 7:48,53 On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children …

Numbers 10:22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward …

1 Chronicles 7:26,27 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son…

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