The use of the silver trumpets.
Numbers 10:1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, Numbers 10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of beaten work shalt thou make them; and they shall serve for the calling together of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. Numbers 10:3 And when they shall blow with them, the whole assembly shall gather to thee at the entrance of the tent of meeting. Numbers 10:4 And if they blow with one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather unto thee. Numbers 10:5 And when ye blow an alarm, the camps that lie eastward shall set forward. Numbers 10:6 And when ye blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie southward shall set forward; they shall blow an alarm on their setting forward. Numbers 10:7 And when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not blow an alarm: Numbers 10:8 the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an everlasting statute throughout your generations. Numbers 10:9 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 Jehovah your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies. Numbers 10:10 And in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in your new moons, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt-offerings and over your sacrifices of peace-offering; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God: I am Jehovah your God.
The Israelites remove from Sinai to Paran.
Numbers 10:11 And it came to pass in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth of the month, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony. Numbers 10:12 And the children of Israel set forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud stood still in the wilderness of Paran. Numbers 10:13 And they first took their journey, according to the commandment of Jehovah through Moses.
The order of their march.
Numbers 10:14 The standard of the camp of the children of Judah set forward first according to their hosts, and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab; Numbers 10:15 and over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the son of Zuar; Numbers 10:16 and over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon. Numbers 10:17 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward bearing the tabernacle.
Numbers 10:18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their hosts, and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur; Numbers 10:19 and over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai; Numbers 10:20 and over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel. Numbers 10:21 And the Kohathites set forward bearing the sanctuary: and [the others] set up the tabernacle whilst they came.
Numbers 10:22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their hosts, and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud; Numbers 10:23 and over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur; Numbers 10:24 and over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.
Numbers 10:25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, the rear-guard of all the camps according to their hosts, and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai; Numbers 10:26 and over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran; Numbers 10:27 and over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan. Numbers 10:28 These were the settings forward of the children of Israel according to their hosts: so did they set forward.
Hobab is intreated by Moses not to leave them.
Numbers 10:29 And Moses said to Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, We are journeying to the place of which Jehovah said, I will give it unto you: come with us, and we will do thee good; for Jehovah has spoken good concerning Israel. Numbers 10:30 And he said to him, I will not go; but to mine own land, and to my kindred will I go. Numbers 10:31 And he said, Leave me not, I pray thee, because thou knowest where we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou wilt be to us for eyes. Numbers 10:32 And it shall be, if thou come with us, that whatever good Jehovah doeth unto us, so will we do to thee.
The blessing of Moses at the removing and resting of the Ark.
Numbers 10:33 And they set forward from the mountain of Jehovah [and went] three days' journey; and the ark of the covenant of Jehovah went before them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting-place for them. Numbers 10:34 And the cloud of Jehovah was over them by day when they set forward out of the camp. Numbers 10:35 And it came to pass when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, Jehovah, and let thine enemies be scattered; And let them that hate thee flee before thy face. Numbers 10:36 And when it rested, he said, Return, Jehovah, unto the myriads of the thousands of Israel.