And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
'Make to thee two trumpets of silver; beaten work thou dost
make them, and they have been to thee for the convocation of the company, and
for the journeying of the camps;
and they have blown with them, and all the company have met
together unto thee, unto the opening of the tent of meeting.
And if with one they blow, then have the princes, heads of
the thousands of Israel, met together unto thee;
'And ye have blown -- a shout, and the camps which are
encamping eastward have journeyed.
'And ye have blown -- a second shout, and the camps which
are encamping southward have journeyed; a shout they blow for their journeys.
'And in the assembling of the assembly ye blow, and do not
and sons of Aaron, the priests, blow with the trumpets; and
they have been to you for a statute age-during to your generations.
'And when ye go into battle in your land against the
adversary who is distressing you, then ye have shouted with the trumpets, and
ye have been remembered before Jehovah your God, and ye have been saved from
'And in the day of your gladness, and in your appointed
seasons, and in the beginnings of your months, ye have blown also with the
trumpets over your burnt-offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace-offerings,
and they have been to you for a memorial before your God; I, Jehovah, am
And it cometh to pass -- in the second year, in the second
month, in the twentieth of the month -- the cloud hath gone up from off the tabernacle
of the testimony,
and the sons of Israel journey in their journeyings from the
wilderness of Sinai, and the cloud doth tabernacle in the wilderness of Paran;
and they journey at first, by the command of Jehovah, in the
hand of Moses.
And the standard of the camp of the sons of Judah journeyeth
in the first place, by their hosts, and over its host is Nahshon
son of Amminadab.
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Issachar is
Nathaneel son of Zuar.
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Zebulun is
Eliab son of Helon;
And the tabernacle hath been taken down, and the sons of
Gershon and the sons of Merari have journeyed, bearing the tabernacle.
And the standard of the camp of Reuben hath journeyed, by
their hosts, and over its host is Elizur son of Shedeur.
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Simeon is
Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Gad is
Eliasaph son of Deuel;
And the Kohathites have journeyed, bearing the tabernacle,
and the others have raised up the tabernacle until their coming in.
And the standard of the camp of the sons of Ephraim hath
journeyed, by their hosts, and over its host is Elishama son of Ammihud.
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh is
Gamalial son of Pedahzur.
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin is
Abidan son of Gideoni.
And the standard of the camp of the sons of Dan hath
journeyed (rearward to all the camps), by their hosts, and over its host is
Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Asher is
Pagiel son of Ocran.
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali is
Ahira son of Enan.
These are journeyings of the sons of Israel by their
hosts -- and they journey.
And Moses saith to Hobab son of Raguel the Midianite,
father-in-law of Moses, 'We are journeying unto the place of which Jehovah hath
said, I give it to you; go with us, and we have done good to thee; for Jehovah
hath spoken good concerning Israel.'
And he saith unto him, 'I do not go; but unto my land and
unto my kindred do I go.'
And he saith, 'I pray thee, forsake us not, because thou
hast known our encamping in the wilderness, and thou hast been to us for eyes;
and it hath come to pass when thou goest with us, yea, it
hath come to pass -- that good which Jehovah doth kindly with us -- it we have
done kindly to thee.'
And they journey from the mount of Jehovah a journey of
three days; and the ark of the covenant of Jehovah is journeying before them
the journey of three days, to spy out for them a resting-place;
and the cloud of Jehovah is on them by day, in their
journeying from the camp.
And it cometh to pass in the journeying of the ark, that
Moses saith, 'Rise, O Jehovah, and Thine enemies are scattered, and those hating
Thee flee from Thy presence.'
And in its resting he saith, 'Return, O Jehovah, to
the myriads, the thousands of Israel.'