1 The Lord spoke further to Moses, saying,
2 “Make yourself two trumpets of silver, of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for asummoning the congregation and for having the camps set out.
3 “aWhen both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
5 “But when you blow an alarm, the camps that are pitched aon the east side shall set out.
6 “When you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that are pitched on athe south side shall set out; an alarm is to be blown for them to set out.
7 “When convening the assembly, however, you shall blow without asounding an alarm.
9 “When you go to war in your land against the adversary who aattacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be bremembered before the Lord your God, and be saved from your enemies.
10 “Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointed 1feasts, and on the first days of your months, ayou shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be as a reminder of you before your God. I am the Lord your God.”
14 The standard of the camp of the sons of Judah, according to their armies, aset out first, with Nahshon the son of Amminadab, over its army,
17 aThen the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who were carrying the tabernacle, set out.
18 Next athe standard of the camp of Reuben, according to their armies, set out with Elizur the son of Shedeur, over its army,
22 aNext the standard of the camp of the sons of Ephraim, according to their armies, was set out, with Elishama the son of Ammihud over its army,
28 1This was the order of march of the sons of Israel by their armies as they set out.
29 Then Moses said to aHobab the son of bReuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out to the place of which the Lord said, ‘cI will give it to you’; dcome with us and we will do you good, for the Lord ehas 1promised good concerning Israel.”
30 But he said to him, “aI will not come, but rather will go to my own land and relatives.”
31 Then he said, “Please do not leave us, inasmuch as you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you awill be as eyes for us.
34 aThe cloud of the Lord was over them by day when they set out from the camp.
“aRise up, O Lord!
And let Your enemies be scattered,
“aReturn, O Lord,
To the myriad bthousands of Israel.”
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