The LORDspoke further to Moses, saying,
2"Make yourself twotrumpets of silver, of hammeredwork you shall make them; and you shall use them for 1summoning the congregation and for having the campsset out.
"2When both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
"Yet if only one is blown, then the 3leaders, the heads of the adivisions of Israel, shall assemblebefore you.
"But when you blow an alarm, the camps that are pitched4on the eastside shall set out.
"When you blow an alarm the secondtime, the camps that are pitched on 5the southside shall set out; an alarm is to be blown for them to set out.
"When convening the assembly, however, you shall blowwithout6sounding an alarm.
"7The priestlysons of Aaron, moreover, shall blow the trumpets; and bthis shall be for you a perpetualstatute throughout your generations.
9"When you go to war in your landagainst the adversary who 8attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be 9rememberedbefore the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.
"Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointedcfeasts, and on the first days of your months, 10you shall blow the trumpetsover your burntofferings, and over the sacrifices of your peaceofferings; and they shall be as a reminder of you before your God. I am the LORD your God."
Now in 11the secondyear, in the secondmonth, on the twentieth of the month, the cloud was lifted from over the dtabernacle of the testimony;
and the sons of Israelset out on 12their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai. Then the cloudsettleddown in the 13wilderness of Paran.
1314So they moved out for the firsttimeaccording to the ecommandment of the LORDthroughMoses.
The standard of the camp of the sons of Judah, according to their armies, 15set out first, with Nahshon the son of Amminadab, over its army,
and Nethanel the son of Zuar, over the tribalarmy of the sons of Issachar;
and Eliab the son of Helonover the tribalarmy of the sons of Zebulun.
1716Then the tabernacle was takendown; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who were carrying the tabernacle, set out.
Next 17the standard of the camp of Reuben, according to their armies, set out with Elizur the son of Shedeur, over its army,
and Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddaiover the tribalarmy of the sons of Simeon,
and Eliasaph the son of Deuel was over the tribalarmy of the sons of Gad.
2118Then the Kohathitesset out, carrying the holy objects; and 19the tabernacle was set up before their arrival.
2220Next the standard of the camp of the sons of Ephraim, according to their armies, was set out, with Elishama the son of Ammihudover its army,
and Gamaliel the son of Pedahzurover the tribalarmy of the sons of Manasseh;
and Abidan the son of Gideoniover the tribalarmy of the sons of Benjamin.
2521Then the standard of the camp of the sons of Dan, according to their armies, which formed the 22rearguard for all the camps, set out, with Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddaiover its army,
and Pagiel the son of Ochranover the tribalarmy of the sons of Asher;
and Ahira the son of Enanover the tribalarmy of the sons of Naphtali.
28fThis was the order of march of the sons of Israel by their armies as they set out.
Then Mosessaid to 23Hobab the son of 24Reuel the Midianite, Moses'father-in-law, "We are setting out to the place of which the LORDsaid, '25I will give it to you'; 26come with us and we will do you good, for the LORD27has gpromisedgoodconcerningIsrael."
But he said to him, "28I will not come, but rather will go to my own land and relatives."
Then he said, "Please do not leave us, inasmuch as you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you 29will be as eyes for us.
"So it will be, if you go with us, that h30whatevergood the LORDidoes for us, 31we will jdo for you."
3332Thus they set out from the mount of the LORDthreedays'journey, with 33the ark of the covenant of the LORDjourneying in front of them for the kthreedays, to seek out 34a restingplace for them.
3435The cloud of the LORD was over them by day when they set out from the camp.
Then it came about when the arkset out that Mosessaid, "36Rise up, O LORD! And let Your enemies be scattered, And let those 37who hate You fleelbefore You."
When it came to rest, he said, "38Return, O LORD, To the myriad39thousands of Israel."