1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:
2 Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work. They
shall be for assembling the congregation and for the setting out of the camps.
3 When they blow with them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of
the tent of meeting.
4 And if they blow with one, then the leaders, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall
gather to you.
5 When you sound the alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall then set out.
6 When you sound the alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side
shall set out; they shall sound the alarm for them to set out.
7 And when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but not sound the
8 The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be to you as a
perpetual ordinance throughout your generations.
9 And when you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you
shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before Jehovah your
God, and you shall be delivered from your enemies.
10 Also in the day of your gladness, at your appointed times, and at the beginning of your
months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of
your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your God: I am Jehovah
11 Now it came to pass on the twentieth of the second month, in the second year, that
the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle of the Testimony.
12 And the children of Israel set out from the wilderness of Sinai on their journeys; and
the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran.
13 Thus they first set out at the mouth of Jehovah by the hand of Moses.
14 The standard of the camp of the children of Judah set out first according to their
armies; over their army was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
15 Over the army of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethanel the son of Zuar.
16 And over the army 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
set out, carrying the tabernacle.
18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set out according to their armies; over their
army was Elizur the son of Shedeur.
19 Over the army of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of
20 And over the army of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
21 And the Kohathites set out, carrying the sanctuary. (The tabernacle had been prepared
for them to come.)
22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set out according to their
armies; over their army was Elishama the son of Ammihud.
23 Over the army of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of
24 And over the army of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of
25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan (the rear guard of all the camps)
set out according to their armies; over their army was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
26 Over the army of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran.
27 And over the army 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 armies, when
they set out.
29 And Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, We
are setting out for the place of which Jehovah has said, I will give it to you. Come with us,
and we will treat you well; for Jehovah has promised good to Israel.
30 And he said to him, I will not go, but I will depart to my own land and to my kindred.
31 And he said, Please do not leave, inasmuch as you know how we are to camp in the
wilderness, and you can be our eyes.
32 And it shall be, if you go with us; indeed it shall be; that whatever good Jehovah will
do to us, the same we shall do to you.
33 So they departed from the mountain of Jehovah on a journey of three days; and the
ark of the covenant of Jehovah set out before them for the three days' journey, to search
out a resting place for them.
34 And the cloud of Jehovah was above them by day when they set out from the camp.
35 Thus it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: Rise up, O Jehovah! Let Your
enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You.
36 And when it rested, he said: Return, O Jehovah, to the multitudes of the thousands of