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10:17 The Tabernacle was then dismantled, and the descendants of Gershon and Merari, who carried the Tabernacle, began the march.
Vehurad haMishkan venas'u veney-Gershon uvney Merari nos'ey haMishkan.
10:18 The divisions in the banner camp of Reuben then began to march. Heading that division was Elitzur son of Shedey-ur.
Venasa degel machaneh Re'uven letsiv'otam ve'al-tseva'o Elitsur ben-Shdey'ur.
10:19 Heading the tribal division of Simeon's descendants was Shelumiel son of Tzuri-Shaddai,
Ve'al-tseva mateh beney Shim'on Shlumi'el ben-Tsurishaday.


began the march
  (Lekach Tov; Ralbag; cf. Ramban). This is a detail not mentioned in Numbers 2:17. Or, 'they would prepare to march' but not march until after Reuben's division (Bareitha deMelekheth HaMishkan 13; quoted in Ramban).

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