The Silver Trumpets
1And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2Make 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. 3And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 4And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee. 5When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward. 6When 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. 7But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm. 8And 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. 9And 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. 10Also 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.
The Israelites Depart from Sinai
11And 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. 12And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Si´nai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran. 13And they first took their journey according to the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses. 14In 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 Ammin´adab. 15And over the host of the tribe of the children of Is´sachar was Nethan´e-el the son of Zu´ar. 16And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zeb´ulun was Eli´ab the son of Helon.
17And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Mera´ri set forward, bearing the tabernacle. 18And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Eli´zur the son of Shede´ur. 19And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelu´mi-el the son of Zurishad´dai. 20And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eli´asaph the son of Deu´el.
21And the Ko´hathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came. 22And the standard of the camp of the children of E´phra-im set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elish´ama the son of Ammi´hud. 23And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manas´seh was Gama´li-el the son of Pedah´zur. 24And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Ab´idan the son of Gide-o´ni.
25And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was the rearward of all the camps throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahi-e´zer the son of Ammishad´dai. 26And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pag´i-el the son of Ocran. 27And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naph´tali was Ahi´ra the son of Enan. 28Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward.
29And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Ragu´el the Mid´i-anite, 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. 30#Exod 18.27. And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. 31And 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. 32And 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.
33And 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. 34And the cloud of the Lord was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.
35 # Ps 68.1. 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. 36And when it rested, he said, Return, O Lord, unto the many thousands of Israel.