1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
2Make to yourself two silver trumpets: you shall make them of beaten work; and they shall be to you for the purpose of calling the assembly, and of removing the camps.
3And you shall sound with them, and all the congregation shall be gathered to the door of the tabernacle of witness.
4And if they shall sound with one, all the rulers even the princes of Israel shall come to you.
5And you° shall sound an alarm, and the camps pitched eastward shall begin to move.
6And you° shall sound a second alarm, and the camps pitched southward shall move; and you° shall sound a third alarm, and the camps pitched westward shall move forward; and you° shall sound a fourth alarm, and they that encamp towards the north shall move forward: they shall sound an alarm at their departure.
7And whenever you° shall gather the assembly, you° shall sound, but not an alarm.
8And the priests the sons of Aaron shall sound with the trumpets; and it shall be a perpetual ordinance for you throughout your generations.
9And if you° shall go forth to war in your land against your enemies that are opposed to you, then shall you° sound with the trumpets; and you° shall be had in remembrance before the Lord, and you° shall be saved from your enemies.
10And in the days of your gladness, and in your feasts, and in your new moons, you° shall sound with the trumpets at your whole burnt offerings, and at the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and there shall be a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God.
11And it came to pass in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud went up from the tabernacle of witness.
12And the children of Israel set forward with their baggage in the wilderness of Sina; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Pharan.
13And the first rank departed by the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses.
14And they first set in motion the order of the camp of the children of Juda with their host; and over their host was Naasson, son of Aminadab.
15And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Issachar, was Nathanael son of Sogar.
16And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Zabulon, was Eliab the son of Chaelon.
17And they shall take down the tabernacle, and the sons of Gedson shall set forward, and the sons of Merari, who bear the tabernacle.
18And the order of the camp of Ruben set forward with their host; and over their host was Elisur the son of Sediur.
19And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Symeon, was Salamiel son of Surisadai.
20And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad, was Elisaph the son of Raguel.
21And the sons of Caath shall set forward bearing the holy things, and the others shall set up the tabernacle until they arrive.
22And the order of the camp of Ephraim shall set forward with their forces; and over their forces was Elisama the son of Semiud.
23And over the forces of the tribes of the sons of Manasse, was Gamaliel the son of Phadassur.
24And over the forces of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, was Abidan the son of Gadeoni.
25And the order of the camp of the sons of Dan shall set forward the last of all the camps, with their forces: and over their forces was Achiezer the son of Amisadai.
26And over the forces of the tribe of the sons of Aser, was Phageel the son of Echran.
27And over the forces of the tribe of the sons of Nephthali, was Achire the son of Aenan.
28These are the armies of the children of Israel; and they set forward with their forces.
29And Moses said to Obab the son of Raguel the Madianite, the father-in-law of Moses, We are going forward to the place concerning which the Lord said, This will I give to you: Come with us, and we will do you good, for the Lord has spoken good concerning Israel.
30And he said to him, I will not go, but I will go to my land and to my kindred.
31And he said, Leave us not, because you have been with us in the wilderness, and you shall be an elder amongst us.
32And it shall come to pass if you will go with us, it shall even come to pass that in whatever things the Lord shall do us good, we will also do you good.
33And they departed from the mount of the Lord a three days' journey; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them a three days' journey to provide rest for them.
34And the cloud overshadowed them by day, when they departed from the camp.
35And it came to pass when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Arise, O Lord, and let your enemies be scattered: let all that hate you flee.
36And in the resting he said, Turn again, O Lord, the thousands and tens of thousands in Israel.