1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
2Make to thyself two silver trumpets: thou shalt make them of beaten work; and they shall be to thee for the purpose of calling the assembly, and of removing the camps.
3And thou shalt 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 thee.
5And ye shall sound an alarm, and the camps pitched eastward shall begin to move.
6And ye shall sound a second alarm, and the camps pitched southward shall move; and ye shall sound a third alarm, and the camps pitched westward shall move forward; and ye shall sound a fourth alarm, and they that encamp toward the north shall move forward: they shall sound an alarm at their departure.
7And whenever ye shall gather the assembly, ye 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 ye shall go forth to war in your land against your enemies that are opposed to you, then shall ye sound with the trumpets; and ye shall be had in remembrance before the Lord, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
10And in the days of your gladness, and in your feasts, and in your new moons, ye 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 Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.
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 Judah with their host; and over their host was Nahshon, son of Amminadab.
15And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Issachar, was Nethanel son of Zuar.
16And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Zebulun, was Eliab the son of Helon.
17And they shall take down the tabernacle, and the sons of Gershon shall set forward, and the sons of Merari, who bear the tabernacle.
18And the order of the camp of Reuben set forward with their host; and over their host was Elizur the son of Shedeur.
19And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, was Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.
20And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad, was Eliasaph the son of Reuel.
21And the sons of Kohath 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 Elishama the son of Ammihud.
23And over the forces of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh, was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
24And over the forces of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, was Abidan the son of Gideoni.
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 Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
26And over the forces of the tribe of the sons of Asher, was Pagiel the son of Ochran.
27And over the forces of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali, was Ahira the son of Enan.
28These are the armies of the children of Israel; and they set forward with their forces.
29And Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, 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 thee 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 thou hast been with us in the wilderness, and thou shalt be an elder among us.
32And it shall come to pass if thou wilt go with us, it shall even come to pass that in whatsoever things the Lord shall do us good, we will also do thee 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 it came to pass when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Arise, O Lord, and let thine enemies be scattered: let all that hate thee flee.
35And in the resting he said, Turn again, O Lord, the thousands and tens of thousands in Israel.
36And the cloud overshadowed them by day, when they departed from the camp.