Numbers 10:31

Overview - Numbers 10
The use of the silver trumpets.
11 The Israelites remove from Sinai to Paran.
14 The order of their march.
29 Hobab is entreated by Moses not to leave them.
33 The blessing of Moses at the removing and resting of the ark.
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Numbers 10:31  (King James Version)
And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of eyes.

As the Israelites were under the immediate direction of God himself, and were guided by the pillar of cloud and fire, it might be supposed that they had no need of Hobab. But it should be remembered, that the cloud directed only their general journeys, not their particular excursions. Parties took several journeys while the grand army lay still
(ch. 13; 20; 31; 32.)

instead of eyes
Job 29:15 ; Psalms 32:8 ; 1 Corinthians 12:14-21 ; Galatians 6:2