Numbers 10:1-13 NIV

The Silver Trumpets

1 The LORD said to Moses:

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      2 "Make two trumpets1 of hammered silver, and use them for calling the community2 together and for having the camps set out.3

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      3 When both are sounded, the whole community is to assemble before you at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
      4 If only one is sounded, the leaders4--the heads of the clans of Israel--are to assemble before you.

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      5 When a trumpet blast is sounded, the tribes camping on the east are to set out.5

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          6 At the sounding of a second blast, the camps on the south are to set out.6 The blast will be the signal for setting out.

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              7 To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets,7 but not with the same signal.8

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              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

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              9 When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you,10 sound a blast on the trumpets.11 Then you will be remembered12 by the LORD your God and rescued from your enemies.13

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              10 Also at your times of rejoicing--your appointed feasts and New Moon festivals14--you are to sound the trumpets15 over your burnt offerings16 and fellowship offerings,a17 and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the LORD your God.18"

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              The Israelites Leave Sinai

              11 On the twentieth day of the second month of the second year,19 the cloud lifted20 from above the tabernacle of the Testimony.21

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              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.22

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              13 They set out, this first time, at the LORD's command through Moses.23

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