1Yahweh spoke to Moses and said: 2'Make yourself two trumpets; make them of beaten silver, so that you can use them for summoningthe community, and for sounding the order to break camp. 3Whenever they are sounded, the whole community must gather round you, at the entrance to theTent of Meeting. 4But if only one trumpet is sounded, then only the leaders, the heads of Israel's thousands, mustgather round you. 5'When the trumpet blast is accompanied by a battle cry, the encampments pitched to the east wil setout. 6At the second blast accompanied by a battle cry, the encampments pitched to the south wil set out.For breaking camp, the trumpet blast wil be accompanied by a battle cry, 7but for assembling the community the trumpets will be sounded without battle cry. 8The Aaronite priests wil sound the trumpets; this is a perpetual decree for you and your descendants. 9'When in your country you go to war against an enemy who is oppressing you, you will soundtrumpets with a battle cry, and Yahweh your God wil remember you, and you wil be delivered from yourenemies. 10At your festivals, solemnities and new-moon feasts, you will sound the trumpets over your burntofferings and communion sacrifices, so that they recal you to the remembrance of your God. I am Yahweh yourGod.' 11In the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud rose fromwhere the Dwel ing of the Testimony was, 12and the Israelites set out, in marching order, from the desert of Sinai. The cloud came to rest in thedesert of Paran. 13These were the men who set out in the vanguard, at Yahweh's order through Moses: 14first went the standard of the camp of the Judahites and their units, with Nahshon son ofAmminadab commanding that contingent; 15Nethanel son of Zuar commanding the tribal contingent of the Issacharites; 16and Eliab son of Helon commanding the tribal contingent of the Zebulunites. 17The Dwel ing was then dismantled and the Gershonites and Merarites set out, carrying the Dwel ing. 18Then came the standard of the camp of the Reubenites and their units, with Elizur son of Shedeurcommanding that contingent; 19Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai commanding the tribal contingent of the Simeonites; 20and Eliasaph son of Reuel commanding the tribal contingent of the Gadites. 21Then came the Kohathites carrying the sanctuary (the Dwel ing was erected before they arrived). 22Then came the standard of the camp of the Ephraimites and their units, with Elishama son ofAmmihud commanding that contingent; 23Gamaliel son of Pedahzur commanding the tribal contingent of the Manassehites; 24and Abidan son of Gideoni commanding the tribal contingent of the Benjaminites. 25Last of al , the rearguard of al the camps, came the standard of the camp of the Danites and theirunits, with Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai commanding that contingent; 26Pagiel son of Ochran commanding the tribal contingent of the Asherites; 27and Ahira son of Enan commanding the tribal contingent of the Naphtalites. 28Such was the order of march for the Israelites, unit by unit. So they set out. 29Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, his father-in-law, 'We are setting out for the countryof which Yahweh has said: I shall give it to you. Come with us, and we wil treat you wel , for Yahweh haspromised good things for Israel.' 30'I wil not come with you,' he replied, 'but shal go to my own country and kin.' 31'Do not leave us,' Moses said, 'for you know where we can camp in the desert, and so you will beour eyes. 32If you come with us, we shal share with you whatever blessings Yahweh gives us.' 33They set out from Yahweh's mountain and travel ed for three days, while the ark of the covenant ofYahweh preceded them on the three-day journey, searching out a place for them to halt. 34In the daytime, Yahweh's cloud was over them, once they had broken camp. 35Whenever the ark set out, Moses would say: Rise, Yahweh, may your enemies be scattered andthose who hate you flee at your approach! 36And when it halted, he would say: Come back, Yahweh, to the countless thousands of Israel!
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