Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the "tent of meeting."1 Anyone inquiring2 of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.
And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents,3 watching Moses until he entered the tent.
As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud4 would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke5 with Moses.
Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to his tent.611
The LORD would speak to Moses face to face,7 as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua8 son of Nun did not leave the tent.