4 His division numbers 74,600.

Other Translations of Numbers 2:4

King James Version

4 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

English Standard Version

4 his company as listed being 74,600.

The Message

4 His troops number 74,600.

New King James Version

4 And his army was numbered at seventy-four thousand six hundred.

New Living Translation


Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 2:4

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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, Colossians 2:5.