On the twentieth day of the second month of the second year,1 the cloud lifted2 from above the tabernacle of the Testimony.3
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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.4
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They set out, this first time, at the LORD's command through Moses.5
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The divisions of the camp of Judah went first, under their standard.6 Nahshon son of Amminadab7 was in command.
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Nethanel son of Zuar was over the division of the tribe8 of Issachar,9
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and Eliab son of Helon10 was over the division of the tribe of Zebulun.11
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Then the tabernacle was taken down, and the Gershonites and Merarites, who carried it, set out.12
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The divisions of the camp of Reuben13 went next, under their standard.14 Elizur son of Shedeur15 was in command.
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Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai was over the division of the tribe of Simeon,16
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and Eliasaph son of Deuel was over the division of the tribe of Gad.17
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Then the Kohathites18 set out, carrying the holy things.19 The tabernacle was to be set up before they arrived.20
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The divisions of the camp of Ephraim21 went next, under their standard. Elishama son of Ammihud22 was in command.
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Gamaliel son of Pedahzur was over the division of the tribe of Manasseh,23
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and Abidan son of Gideoni was over the division of the tribe of Benjamin.24
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Finally, as the rear guard25 for all the units, the divisions of the camp of Dan set out, under their standard. Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai26 was in command.
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Pagiel son of Ocran was over the division of the tribe of Asher,27
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and Ahira son of Enan was over the division of the tribe of Naphtali.28
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This was the order of march for the Israelite divisions as they set out.