Numbers 10



The Silver Trumpets

1 The LORD spoke further to Moses, saying,

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

1 The LORD also told Moses,

1 And the Lord said to Moses,

2 "Make yourself two trumpets of silver, of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for having the camps set out.

2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

2 "Make two trumpets, crafting them from beaten silver, for use in calling the congregation together and for notifying the camps to set out for travel.

2 Make two trumpets of silver; of hammered or turned work you shall make them, that you may use them to call the congregation and for breaking camp.

3 "When both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

3 Sound them when the whole assembly is to gather together at the entrance to the appointed place of meeting.

3 When they both are blown, all the congregation shall assemble before you at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

4 "Yet if only one is blown, then the leaders, the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall assemble before you.

4 And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.

4 When one trumpet is blown, the elders and the heads of the thousands of the Israelis are to gather to you.

4 And if one blast on a single trumpet is blown, then the princes or leaders, heads of the tribes of Israel, shall gather themselves to you.

5 "But when you blow an alarm, the camps that are pitched on the east side shall set out.

5 When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.

5 When you sound an alarm, the ones encamped on the east side are to begin to travel.

5 When you blow an alarm, the camps on the east side [of the tabernacle] shall set out.

6 "When you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that are pitched on the south side shall set out; an alarm is to be blown for them to set out.

6 When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.

6 When you sound the alarm the second time, those encamped on the south are to begin to travel. Alarms are to be sounded for their travels.

6 When you blow an alarm the second time, then the camps on the south side shall set out. An alarm shall be blown whenever they are to set out on their journeys.

7 "When convening the assembly, however, you shall blow without sounding an alarm.

7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.

7 But when you blow the trumpet to assemble the whole congregation, don't use the same sound as you do for sounding an alarm.

7 When the congregation is to be assembled, you shall blow [the trumpets in short, sharp tones], but not the blast of an alarm.

8 "The priestly sons of Aaron, moreover, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be for you a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.

8 The descendants of Aaron the priest are to blow the trumpets. Have them do this for you permanently throughout your generations to come."

8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets, and the trumpets shall be to you for a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

9 "When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.

9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.

9 "When you wage war in your land against an enemy who is hostile to you, you are to sound an alarm with the trumpets. Then you will be remembered before the face of the LORD your God and you will be delivered from your enemies.

9 When you go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresses you, then blow an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the Lord your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies.

10 "Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointed feasts, and on the first days of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be as a reminder of you before your God. I am the LORD your God."

10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.

10 At the beginning of the month, during your time of rejoicing at the appointed place, sound the trumpet over your burnt offering, then sacrifice your peace offering, since they are to be your memorial before the LORD your God. I am the LORD your God."

10 Also in the day of rejoicing, and in your set feasts, and at the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and your peace offerings; thus they may be a remembrance before your God. I am the Lord your God.

The Israelites Depart From Sinai

11 Now in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth of the month, the cloud was lifted from over the tabernacle of the testimony;

11 And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony.

11 On the twentieth day of the second month in the second year, the cloud was lifted up from the Tent of Meeting,

11 On the twentieth day of the second month in the second year [since leaving Egypt], the cloud [of the Lord's presence] was taken up from over the tabernacle of the Testimony,

12 and the sons of Israel set out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai Then the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran.

12 And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.

12 so the Israelis set out from the Sinai Wilderness until the cloud settled in the Paran Wilderness,

12 And the Israelites took their journey by stages out of the Wilderness of Sinai, and the [guiding] cloud rested in the Wilderness of Paran.

Judah Begins The Journey

13 So they moved out for the first time according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.

13 And they first took their journey according to the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

13 doing what the LORD had said through Moses.

13 When the journey was to begin, at the command of the Lord through Moses,

14 The standard of the camp of the sons of Judah, according to their armies, set out first, with Nahshon the son of Amminadab, over its army,

14 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

14 The standard of the camp of Judah was the first to travel, accompanied by its army with Amminadab's son Nahshon in charge.

14 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the sons of Judah by their companies; and over their host was Nahshon son of Amminadab.

15 and Nethanel the son of Zuar, over the tribal army of the sons of Issachar;

15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

15 Zuar's son Nethanel was in charge of the camp of Issachar.

15 And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Issachar was Nethanel son of Zuar.

16 and Eliab the son of Helon over the tribal army of the sons of Zebulun.

16 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon.

16 Helon's son Eliab was in charge of the camp of Zebulun.

16 And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Zebulun was Eliab son of Helon.

17 Then the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who were carrying the tabernacle, set out.

17 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle.

17 The tent was taken down, and the descendants of Gershon and Merari carried the tent.

17 When the tabernacle was taken down, the sons of Gershon and Merari, bearing [it] on their shoulders, set out.

Journey Arrangements For The Tribes

18 Next the standard of the camp of Reuben, according to their armies, set out with Elizur the son of Shedeur, over its army,

18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur.

18 Then the standard of the camp of Reuben set out, accompanied by its army with Shedeur's son Elizur in charge.

18 The standard of the camp of Reuben set forward by their companies; and over Reuben's host was Elizur son of Shedeur.

19 and Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai over the tribal army of the sons of Simeon,

19 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

19 Zurishaddai's son Shelumiel was in charge of the tribe of Simeon.

19 And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Simeon was Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.

20 and Eliasaph the son of Deuel was over the tribal army of the sons of Gad.

20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

20 Deuel's son Eliasaph was in charge of the tribe of Gad.

20 And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Gad was Eliasaph son of Deuel.

21 Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy objects; and the tabernacle was set up before their arrival.

21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.

21 Then the descendants of Kohath, carrying the sanctuary, set out, since the tent was to be set up before they arrive.

21 Then the Kohathites set forward, bearing the holy things, and the tabernacle was set up before they arrived.

22 Next the standard of the camp of the sons of Ephraim, according to their armies, was set out, with Elishama the son of Ammihud over its army,

22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud.

22 After this, the standard of the camp of Ephraim set out, accompanied by its army with Ammihud's son Elishama in charge.

22 And the standard of the camp of the sons of Ephraim set forward according to their companies; and over Ephraim's host was Elishama son of Ammihud.

23 and Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur over the tribal army of the sons of Manasseh;

23 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

23 Pedazzur's son Gamaliel was in charge of the tribe of Manasseh.

23 Over the host of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh was Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.

24 and Abidan the son of Gideoni over the tribal army of the sons of Benjamin.

24 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.

24 Gideoni's son Abidan was in charge of the army of the tribe of Benjamin.

24 And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin was Abidan son of Gideoni.

25 Then the standard of the camp of the sons of Dan, according to their armies, which formed the rear guard for all the camps, set out, with Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai over its army,

25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was the rereward of all the camps throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

25 Then the standard of the camp of Dan set out, functioning as the rear guard for all the encampments, accompanied by its army with Ammishaddai's son Ahiezer.

25 Then the standard of the camp of the sons of Dan, which was the rear guard of all the camps, set forward according to their companies; and over Dan's host was Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.

26 and Pagiel the son of Ochran over the tribal army of the sons of Asher;

26 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran.

26 Ochran's son Pagiel was in charge of the tribe of Asher.

26 And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Asher was Pagiel son of Ochran.

27 and Ahira the son of Enan over the tribal army of the sons of Naphtali.

27 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan.

27 Enan's son Ahira was in charge of the tribe of Naphtali.

27 And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali was Ahira son of Enan.

28 This was the order of march of the sons of Israel by their armies as they set out.

28 Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward.

28 This was the travel order for the Israelis, whenever their companies traveled.

28 This was the Israelites' order of march by their hosts when they set out.

The Appeal To Hobab

29 Then Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We are setting out to the place of which the LORD said, 'I will give it to you'; come with us and we will do you good, for the LORD has promised good concerning Israel."

29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.

29 Then Moses told Reuel's son Hobab, Moses' relative by marriage from Midian, "We are traveling to the place about which the LORD said "I will give it to you.' So come with us and we'll be good to you, because the LORD has spoken good things about Israel."

29 And Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, We are journeying to the place of which the Lord said, I will give it to you. Come with us, and we will do you good, for the Lord has promised good concerning Israel.

30 But he said to him, "I will not come, but rather will go to my own land and relatives."

30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred.

30 But he said, "I won't go with you because I'm returning to my land and to my own family."

30 And Hobab said to him, I will not go; I will depart to my own land and to my family.

31 Then he said, "Please do not leave us, inasmuch as you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you will be as eyes for us.

31 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.

31 Then Moses responded, "Please don't leave us now, since you know where we can camp in the wilderness. You could be our guide.

31 And Moses said, Do not leave us, I pray you; for you know how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you will serve as eyes for us.

32 "So it will be, if you go with us, that whatever good the LORD does for us, we will do for you."

32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do unto thee.

32 And when you come with us, the good things that the LORD will grant us, we'll give you as well."

32 And if you will go with us, it shall be that whatever good the Lord does to us, the same we will do to you.

The People Set Out

33 Thus they set out from the mount of the LORD three days' journey, with the ark of the covenant of the LORD journeying in front of them for the three days, to seek out a resting place for them.

33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting place for them.

33 So they traveled from the mountain of the LORD, a three-day trip, with the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD traveling in front of them a three day trip to explore a place for them to rest.

33 They departed from the mountain of the Lord [Mount Sinai] three days' journey; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them during the three days' journey to seek out a resting-place for them.

34 The cloud of the LORD was over them by day when they set out from the camp.

34 And the cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.

34 Moreover, the cloud of the LORD protected them during the day when they left their camp.

34 The cloud of the Lord was over them by day when they went forward from the camp.

35 Then it came about when the ark set out that Moses said, "Rise up, O LORD! And let Your enemies be scattered, And let those who hate You flee before You."

35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.

35 Whenever the ark was ready to travel, Moses would say: "Arise, LORD, to scatter your enemies, so that whoever hates you will flee from your presence."

35 Whenever the ark set out, Moses said, Rise up, Lord; let Your enemies be scattered; and let those who hate You flee before You.

36 When it came to rest, he said, "Return, O LORD, To the myriad thousands of Israel."

36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel.

36 Whenever the ark was being readied to rest, he would say: "Return, LORD, to the countless thousands of Israel."

36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O Lord, to the ten thousand thousands in Israel.



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