1 And LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Make thee two trumpets of silver, of beaten work thou shall make them. And thou shall use them for the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps.
3 And when they shall blow them, all the congregation shall gather themselves to thee at the door of the tent of meeting.
4 And if they blow but one, then the rulers, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves to thee.
5 And when ye blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall take their journey.
6 And when ye blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey. They shall blow an alarm for their journeys.
7 But when the assembly is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.
8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets, and they shall be to you for a statute forever throughout your generations.
9 And when ye go to war in your land against the adversary that oppresses you, then ye shall sound an alarm with the trumpets. And ye shall be remembered before LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow the trumpets over your burnt-offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace-offerings. And they shall be to you for a m
11 And it came to pass in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, that the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony.
12 And the sons of Israel set forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai, and the cloud abode in the wilderness of Paran.
13 And they first took their journey according to the commandment of LORD by Moses.
14 And in the first [place] the standard of the camp of the sons of Judah set forward according to their armies, and over his army was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
15 And over the army of the tribe of the sons of Issachar was Nethanel the son of Zuar.
16 And over the army of the tribe of the sons of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon.
17 And the tabernacle was taken down, and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bore the tabernacle, set forward.
18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies, and over his army was Elizur the son of Shedeur.
19 And over the army of the tribe of the sons of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
20 And over the army of the tribe of the sons of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary, and [the others] set up the tabernacle until their coming.
22 And the standard of the camp of the sons of Ephraim set forward according to their armies, and over his army was Elishama the son of Ammihud.
23 And over the army of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
24 And over the army of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.
25 And the standard of the camp of the sons of Dan, which was the rearward of all the camps, set forward according to their armies, and over his army was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
26 And over the army of the tribe of the sons of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ochran.
27 And over the army of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan.
28 Thus were the journeys of the sons of Israel according to their armies, and they set forward.
29 And Moses said to Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, We are journeying to the place of which LORD said, I will give it to you. Come thou with us, and we will do thee good, for LORD has spoken good concerni
30 And he said to him, I will not go, but I will depart to my own land, and to my kindred.
31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee, inasmuch as thou know how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou shall be to us instead of eyes.
32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that whatever good LORD shall do to us, the same we will do to thee.
33 And they set forward from the mount of LORD three days' journey. And the ark of the covenant of LORD went before them three days' journey, to seek out a resting-place for them.
34 And the cloud of LORD was over them by day when they set forward from the camp.
35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, O LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered, and let those who hate thee flee before thee.
36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, to the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel.