THE FOURTH BOOK OF
N U M B E R S
Numbers 10 ©
The command of making two silver trumpets, with a direction to what end, when, how, by whom, and with what good success they should be used, verses 1, 2, etc. An account of the Israelites removing out of the wilderness of Sinai to that of Paran, 11. In what order they marched, 14. Moses’ endeavors to get Hobab, his father-in-law, to go along with him, 29. The continuation of the journey, 33. The prayer of Moses, which he used, when the ark was removed and set down again, 35.
AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Make thee 1two trumpets of silver; of a 2whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them 3for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.
And when 4they 5shall blow 6with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.
When ye 7blow 8an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.
When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.
But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.
And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance 9for ever throughout your generations.
And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; 10and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
Also in the day of your 11gladness, and in your 12solemn days, and in the 13beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for 14a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.
¶And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the 15second month, in the second year, that the 16cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle 17of the testimony.
And the children of Israel took 18their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud 19rested in the wilderness of 20Paran.
And they first took their journey according to the 21commandment of the LORD by the 22hand of Moses.
¶In the 23first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah accordinga to their armies: andb over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the son of Zuar.
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon.
And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari 24set forward, bearing the tabernacle.
¶And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur.
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
And the Kohathites set forward, bearing thec sanctuary: and the 25other did set up the tabernacle against 26they came.
¶And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud.
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.
¶And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was 27the rereward of all the camps throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran.
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan.
28Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward.
¶And Moses 29said unto 30Hobab, the son of 31Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken 32good concerning Israel.
And he said unto him, 33I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred.
And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of 34eyes.
And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do unto thee.
¶And they departed from the 35mount of the LORD three days' journey: and the ark of the 36covenant of the LORD 37went before them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting place for them.
And the cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.
And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rised up, LORD, and 38let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.
And when it rested, he said, 39Return, O LORD, unto the 40many thousands of Israel.