Numbers 3:23
New International Version
The Gershonite clans were to camp on the west, behind the tabernacle.

New Living Translation
They were assigned the area to the west of the Tabernacle for their camp.

English Standard Version
The clans of the Gershonites were to camp behind the tabernacle on the west,

Berean Study Bible
The Gershonite clans were to camp on the west, behind the tabernacle,

New American Standard Bible
The families of the Gershonites were to camp behind the tabernacle westward,

King James Bible
The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

Christian Standard Bible
The Gershonite clans camped behind the tabernacle on the west side,

Good News Translation
This clan was to camp on the west behind the Tent,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Gershonite clans camped behind the tabernacle on the west side,

International Standard Version
The families of the descendants of Gershon encamped behind the tent toward the west.

NET Bible
The families of the Gershonites were to camp behind the tabernacle toward the west.

New Heart English Bible
The families of the Gershonites shall camp behind the tabernacle westward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The families descended from Gershon put up their tents on the west side behind the tent of meeting.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The families of the Gershonites were to pitch behind the tabernacle westward;

New American Standard 1977
The families of the Gershonites were to camp behind the tabernacle westward,

Jubilee Bible 2000
The families of Gershon shall pitch behind the tabernacle to the west;

King James 2000 Bible
The families of the Gershonites shall encamp behind the tabernacle on the west.

American King James Version
The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

American Standard Version
The families of the Gershonites shall encamp behind the tabernacle westward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Gedson shall encamp westward behind the tabernacle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These shall pitch behind the tabernacle on the west,

Darby Bible Translation
The families of the Gershonites encamped behind the tabernacle westward.

English Revised Version
The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

Webster's Bible Translation
The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

World English Bible
The families of the Gershonites shall encamp behind the tabernacle westward.

Young's Literal Translation
The families of the Gershonite, behind the tabernacle, do encamp westward.
Study Bible
The Gershonites
22The number of all the males a month old or more was 7,500. 23The Gershonite clans were to camp on the west, behind the tabernacle, 24and the leader of the families of the Gershonites was Eliasaph son of Lael.…
Cross References
Numbers 1:53
But the Levites are to camp around the tabernacle of the Testimony and watch over it, so that no wrath shall fall on the Israelite congregation. So the Levites are responsible for the tabernacle of the Testimony."

Numbers 3:22
The number of all the males a month old or more was 7,500.

Numbers 3:24
and the leader of the families of the Gershonites was Eliasaph son of Lael.

Treasury of Scripture

The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

Numbers 1:53
But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.

Numbers 2:17
Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards.







Lexicon
The Gershonite
הַגֵּרְשֻׁנִּ֑י (hag·gê·rə·šun·nî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1649: Gershonites -- descendant of Gershon

clans
מִשְׁפְּחֹ֖ת (miš·pə·ḥōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

were to camp
יַחֲנ֖וּ (ya·ḥă·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2583: To incline, to decline, to pitch a, tent, gen, to encamp

on the west,
יָֽמָּה׃ (yām·māh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

behind
אַחֲרֵ֧י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

the tabernacle,
הַמִּשְׁכָּ֛ן (ham·miš·kān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle
(23) Behind the tabernacle westward.--As the position of the twelve tribes in respect of the tent of meeting had been already determined, so in this and the following verses the position of the priests and Levites is fixed. On the east side of the tent Moses and Aaron and Aaron's sons were to encamp, on the south the Kohathites, on the west the Gershonites, on the north the Merarites.

Verse 23. - Shall pitch. These directions as to the position and duties of the Levitical families retain the form in which they were originally given. The way in which they are mixed up with direct narrative affords a striking proof of the inartificial character of these sacred writings. Behind the tabernacle westward. The tabernacle opened or looked eastward towards the sunrise. 3:14-39 The Levites were in three classes, according to the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari; and these were subdivided into families. The posterity of Moses were not at all honoured or privileged, but stood upon the level with other Levites; thus it was plain, that Moses did not seek the advancement of his own family, or to secure any honours to it. The tribe of Levi was by much the least of all the tribes. God's chosen are but a little flock in comparison with the world.
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