Bible: Num 10

10:1

The Blowing of Trumpets

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The Lord spoke to Moses: 10:2 Make 2  two trumpets of silver; you are to make 3  them from a single hammered piece. 4  You will use them 5  for assembling the community and for directing the traveling of the camps. 10:3 When 6  they blow 7  them both, all the community must come 8  to you to the entrance of the tent of meeting.

10:4But if they blow with one trumpet, then the leaders, the heads of the thousands of Israel, must come to you. 9  10:5 When you blow an alarm, 10  then the camps that are located 11  on the east side must begin to travel. 12  10:6 And when you blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that are located on the south side must begin to travel. 13  An alarm must be sounded 14  for their journeys. 10:7 But when you assemble the community, 15  you must blow, but you must not sound an alarm. 16  10:8 The sons of Aaron, the priests, must blow the trumpets; and they will be to you for an eternal ordinance throughout your generations. 10:9 If you go to war in your land against an adversary who opposes 17  you, then you must sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved 18  from your enemies.

10:10Also in the time when you rejoice, such as 19  on your appointed festivals or 20  at the beginnings of your months, you must blow with your trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings, so that they may 21  become 22  a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God.”

10:11

The Journey From Sinai to Kadesh

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On the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle of the testimony. 24  10:12 So the Israelites set out 25  on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud settled in the wilderness of Paran.

Judah Begins the Journey

10:13 This was the first time they set out on their journey according to the commandment 26  of the Lord, by the authority 27  of Moses.

10:14 The standard 28  of the camp of the Judahites set out first according to their companies, and over his company was Nahshon son of Amminadab.

10:15 Over the company of the tribe of Issacharites was Nathanel son of Zuar, 10:16 and over the company of the tribe of the Zebulunites was Elion son of Helon. 10:17 Then the tabernacle was dismantled, and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set out, carrying the tabernacle.

Journey Arrangements for the Tribes

10:18 The standard of the camp of Reuben set out according to their companies; over his company was Elizur son of Shedeur. 10:19 Over the company of the tribe of the Simeonites was Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai, 10:20 and over the company of the tribe of the Gadites was Eliasaph son of Deuel. 10:21 And the Kohathites set out, carrying the articles for the sanctuary; 29  the tabernacle was to be set up 30  before they arrived. 31  10:22 And the standard of the camp of the Ephraimites set out according to their companies; over his company was Elishama son of Ammihud. 10:23 Over the company of the tribe of the Manassehites was Gamaliel son of Pedahzur, 10:24 and over the company of the tribe of Benjaminites was Abidan son of Gideoni.

10:25 The standard of the camp of the Danites set out, which was the rear guard 32  of all the camps by their companies; over his company was Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai. 10:26 Over the company of the tribe of the Asherites was Pagiel son of Ocran, 10:27 and over the company of the tribe of the Naphtalites was Ahira son of Enan. 10:28 These were the traveling arrangements 33  of the Israelites according to their companies when they traveled. 34 

10:29

The Appeal to Hobab

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Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel, the Midianite, Mosesfather-in-law, 36 We are journeying to the place about which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us and we will treat you well, 37  for the Lord has promised good things 38  for Israel.” 10:30 But Hobab 39  said to him, “I will not go, but I will go instead to my own land and to my kindred.” 10:31 Moses 40  said, “Do not leave us, 41  because you know places for us to camp in the wilderness, and you could be our guide. 42  10:32 And if you come with us, it is certain 43  that whatever good things the Lord will favor us with, we will share with you as well.”

10:33 So they traveled from the mountain of the Lord three daysjourney; 44  and the ark of the covenant of the Lord was traveling before them during the three daysjourney, to find a resting place for them. 10:34 45  And the cloud of the Lord was over them by day, when they traveled 46  from the camp. 10:35 And when the ark traveled, Moses would say, “Rise up, O Lord! May your enemies be scattered, and may those who hate you flee before you! 10:36 And when it came to rest he would say, “Return, O Lord, to the many thousands of Israel! 47 

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