The use of the silver trumpets.
Numbers 10:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Numbers 10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of beaten work shalt thou make them: and thou shalt use them for the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps. Numbers 10:3 And when they shall blow with them, all the congregation shall gather themselves unto thee at the door of the tent of meeting. Numbers 10:4 And if they blow but with one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee. Numbers 10:5 And when ye blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall take their journey. Numbers 10:6 And when ye blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys. Numbers 10:7 But when the assembly is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm. Numbers 10:8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for a statute for ever throughout your generations. Numbers 10:9 And when ye go to war in your land against the adversary that oppresseth you, then ye shall sound an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies. Numbers 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, 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; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD 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 day of the month, that the cloud was taken up from over 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 abode in the wilderness of Paran. Numbers 10:13 And they first took their journey according to the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
The order of their march.
Numbers 10:14 And in the first [place] the standard of the camp of the children of Judah set forward 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 Nethanel 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, who bare the tabernacle, set forward.
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 other] did set up the tabernacle against 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, which was the rearward of all the camps, set forward 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 Ochran. Numbers 10:27 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan. Numbers 10:28 Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their hosts; and they set forward.
Hobab is intreated by Moses not to leave them.
Numbers 10:29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Reuel 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. Numbers 10:30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. Numbers 10:31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou shalt be to us instead of eyes. Numbers 10:32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what good soever the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do unto thee.
The blessing of Moses at the removing and resting of the Ark.
Numbers 10:33 And they set forward from the mount of the LORD three days' journey; and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them three days' journey, to seek out a resting place for them. Numbers 10:34 And the cloud of the LORD was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp. Numbers 10:35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, O LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. Numbers 10:36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel.