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1 Now the LORD said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses:
2 "Make two trumpets of beaten silver to be used for summoning the people to assemble and for signaling the breaking of camp. 2 "Make two trumpets of hammered silver, and use them for calling the community together and for having the camps set out.
3 When both trumpets are blown, the people will know that they are to gather before you at the entrance of the Tabernacle. 3 When both are sounded, the whole community is to assemble before you at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
4 But if only one is blown, then only the leaders of the tribes of Israel will come to you." 4 If only one is sounded, the leaders--the heads of the clans of Israel--are to assemble before you.
5 "When you sound the signal to move on, the tribes on the east side of the Tabernacle will break camp and move forward. 5 When a trumpet blast is sounded, the tribes camping on the east are to set out.
6 When you sound the signal a second time, the tribes on the south will follow. You must sound short blasts to signal moving on. 6 At the sounding of a second blast, the camps on the south are to set out. The blast will be the signal for setting out.
7 But when you call the people to an assembly, blow the trumpets using a different signal. 7 To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets, but not with the same signal.
8 Only the priests, Aaron's descendants, are allowed to blow the trumpets. This is a permanent law to be followed from generation to generation." 8 "The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to blow the trumpets. This is to be a lasting ordinance for you and the generations to come.
9 "When you arrive in your own land and go to war against your enemies, you must sound the alarm with these trumpets so the LORD your God will remember you and rescue you from your enemies. 9 When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the LORD your God and rescued from your enemies.
10 Blow the trumpets in times of gladness, too, sounding them at your annual festivals and at the beginning of each month to rejoice over your burnt offerings and peace offerings. The trumpets will remind the LORD your God of his covenant with you. I am the LORD your God." 10 Also at your times of rejoicing--your appointed feasts and New Moon festivals--you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the LORD your God."
11 One day in midspring, during the second year after Israel's departure from Egypt, the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle of the Covenant. 11 On the twentieth day of the second month of the second year, the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle of the Testimony.
12 So the Israelites set out from the wilderness of Sinai and traveled on in stages until the cloud stopped in the wilderness of Paran. 12 Then the Israelites set out from the Desert of Sinai and traveled from place to place until the cloud came to rest in the Desert of Paran.
13 When the time to move arrived, the LORD gave the order through Moses. 13 They set out, this first time, at the LORD's command through Moses.
14 The tribes that camped with Judah headed the march with their banner, under the leadership of Nahshon son of Amminadab. 14 The divisions of the camp of Judah went first, under their standard. Nahshon son of Amminadab was in command.
15 The tribe of Issachar was led by Nethanel son of Zuar. 15 Nethanel son of Zuar was over the division of the tribe of Issachar,
16 The tribe of Zebulun was led by Eliab son of Helon. 16 and Eliab son of Helon was over the division of the tribe of Zebulun.
17 Then the Tabernacle was taken down, and the Gershonite and Merarite divisions of the Levites were next in the line of march, carrying the Tabernacle with them. 17 Then the tabernacle was taken down, and the Gershonites and Merarites, who carried it, set out.
18 Then the tribes that camped with Reuben set out with their banner, under the leadership of Elizur son of Shedeur. 18 The divisions of the camp of Reuben went next, under their standard. Elizur son of Shedeur was in command.
19 The tribe of Simeon was led by Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai. 19 Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai was over the division of the tribe of Simeon,
20 The tribe of Gad was led by Eliasaph son of Deuel. 20 and Eliasaph son of Deuel was over the division of the tribe of Gad.
21 Next came the Kohathite division of the Levites, carrying the sacred objects from the Tabernacle. When they arrived at the next camp, the Tabernacle would already be set up at its new location. 21 Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy things. The tabernacle was to be set up before they arrived.
22 Then the tribes that camped with Ephraim set out with their banner, under the leadership of Elishama son of Ammihud. 22 The divisions of the camp of Ephraim went next, under their standard. Elishama son of Ammihud was in command.
23 The tribe of Manasseh was led by Gamaliel son of Pedahzur. 23 Gamaliel son of Pedahzur was over the division of the tribe of Manasseh,
24 The tribe of Benjamin was led by Abidan son of Gideoni. 24 and Abidan son of Gideoni was over the division of the tribe of Benjamin.
25 Last of all, the tribes that camped with Dan set out under their banner. They served as the rear guard for all the tribal camps. The tribe of Dan headed this group, under the leadership of Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai. 25 Finally, as the rear guard for all the units, the divisions of the camp of Dan set out, under their standard. Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai was in command.
26 The tribe of Asher was led by Pagiel son of Ocran. 26 Pagiel son of Ocran was over the division of the tribe of Asher,
27 The tribe of Naphtali was led by Ahira son of Enan. 27 and Ahira son of Enan was over the division of the tribe of Naphtali.
28 This was the order in which the tribes marched, division by division. 28 This was the order of march for the Israelite divisions as they set out.
29 One day Moses said to his brother-in-law, Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, "We are on our way to the Promised Land. Come with us and we will treat you well, for the LORD has given wonderful promises to Israel!" 29 Now Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We are setting out for the place about which the LORD said, 'I will give it to you.' Come with us and we will treat you well, for the LORD has promised good things to Israel."
30 But Hobab replied, "No, I will not go. I must return to my own land and family." 30 He answered, "No, I will not go; I am going back to my own land and my own people."
31 "Please don't leave us," Moses pleaded. "You know the places in the wilderness where we should camp. 31 But Moses said, "Please do not leave us. You know where we should camp in the desert, and you can be our eyes.
32 Come, be our guide and we will share with you all the good things that the LORD does for us." 32 If you come with us, we will share with you whatever good things the LORD gives us."
33 They marched for three days after leaving the mountain of the LORD, with the Ark of the LORD's covenant moving ahead of them to show them where to stop and rest. 33 So they set out from the mountain of the LORD and traveled for three days. The ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them during those three days to find them a place to rest.
34 As they moved on each day, the cloud of the LORD hovered over them. 34 The cloud of the LORD was over them by day when they set out from the camp.
35 And whenever the Ark set out, Moses would cry, "Arise, O LORD, and let your enemies be scattered! Let them flee before you!" 35 Whenever the ark set out, Moses said, "Rise up, O LORD! May your enemies be scattered; may your foes flee before you."
36 And when the Ark was set down, he would say, "Return, O LORD, to the countless thousands of Israel!" 36 Whenever it came to rest, he said, "Return, O LORD, to the countless thousands of Israel."