| 1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Make thee two trumpets
of silver; of beaten work shalt thou make them: and thou shalt use them for
the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps.
3 And when they shall blow them, all the congregation shall gather
themselves unto thee at the door of the tent of meeting. 4 And if they
blow but one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall
gather themselves unto thee. 5 And when ye blow an alarm, the camps that
lie on the east side shall take their journey. 6 And when ye blow an alarm
the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall take their
journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys. 7 But when the
assembly is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an
alarm. 8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and
they shall be to you for a statute for ever throughout your generations.
9 And when ye go to war in your land against the adversary that oppresseth
you, then ye shall sound an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be
remembered before Jehovah your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the
beginnings of your months, ye shall blow the trumpets over your
burnt-offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and they
shall be to you for a memorial before your God: I am Jehovah your God.|
11 And it came to pass in the second year, in the second month, on the
twentieth day of the month, that the cloud was taken up from over the
tabernacle of the testimony. 12 And the children of Israel set forward
according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud
abode in the wilderness of Paran. 13 And they first took their journey
according to the commandment of Jehovah by Moses. 14 And in the first
place the standard of the camp of the children of Judah set forward
according to their hosts: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethanel
the son of Zuar. 16 And over the host of the tribe of the children of
Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon. 17 And the tabernacle was taken down;
and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bare the tabernacle, set
forward. 18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according
to their hosts: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur. 19 And
over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of
Zurishaddai. 20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was
Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the
others did set up the tabernacle against their coming. 22 And the
standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to
their hosts: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud. 23 And
over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son
of Pedahzur. 24 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin
was Abidan the son of Gideoni.
25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan, which was the
rearward of all the camps, set forward according to their hosts: and over his
host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 26 And over the host of the tribe
of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ochran. 27 And over the
host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan.
28 Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their
hosts; and they set forward.
29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses'
father-in-law, We are journeying unto the place of which Jehovah said, I will
give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good; for Jehovah hath
spoken good concerning Israel. 30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but
I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. 31 And he said, Leave
us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the
wilderness, and thou shalt be to us instead of eyes. 32 And it shall be,
if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what good soever Jehovah shall do
unto us, the same will we do unto thee.
33 And they set forward from the mount of Jehovah three days' journey; and
the ark of the covenant of Jehovah went before them three days' journey, to
seek out a resting-place for them. 34 And the cloud of Jehovah was over
them by day, when they set forward from the camp. 35 And it came to pass,
when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, O Jehovah, and let thine
enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. 36 And
when it rested, he said, Return, O Jehovah, unto the ten thousands of the
thousands of Israel.
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