Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the word which the Lord has commanded.
Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of their fathers’ households, made an offering (they were the leaders of the tribes; they were the ones who were over the numbered men).
Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
With you, moreover, there shall be a man of each tribe, each one head of his father’s household.
“These are the names of the men who shall apportion the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun.
Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.’