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Numbers 10 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:1 - The LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:2 - "Make two silver trumpets; of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for summoning the congregation, and for breaking camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:3 - And when both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:4 - But if they blow only one, then the leaders, the heads of the tribes of Israel, shall gather themselves to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:5 - When you blow an alarm, the camps that are on the east side shall set out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:6 - And when you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that are on the south side shall set out. An alarm is to be blown whenever they are to set out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:7 - But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:8 - And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. The trumpets shall be to you for a perpetual statute throughout your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:9 - And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:10 - On the day of your gladness also, and at your appointed feasts, and at the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; they shall serve you for remembrance before your God: I am the LORD your God."

The Tribes Leave Sinai

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:11 - In the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:12 - and the people of Israel set out by stages from the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:13 - They set out for the first time at the command of the LORD by Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:14 - The standard of the camp of the men of Judah set out first by their companies; and over their host was Nahshon the son of Ammin'adab.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:15 - And over the host of the tribe of the men of Is'sachar was Nethan'el the son of Zu'ar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:16 - And over the host of the tribe of the men of Zeb'ulun was Eli'ab the son of Helon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:17 - And when the tabernacle was taken down, the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merar'i, who carried the tabernacle, set out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:18 - And the standard of the camp of Reuben set out by their companies; and over their host was Eli'zur the son of Shed'eur.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:19 - And over the host of the tribe of the men of Simeon was Shelu'mi-el the son of Zurishad'dai.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:20 - And over the host of the tribe of the men of Gad was Eli'asaph the son of Deu'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:21 - Then the Ko'hathites set out, carrying the holy things, and the tabernacle was set up before their arrival.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:22 - And the standard of the camp of the men of E'phraim set out by their companies; and over their host was Eli'shama the son of Ammi'hud.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:23 - And over the host of the tribe of the men of Manas'seh was Gama'liel the son of Pedah'zur.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:24 - And over the host of the tribe of the men of Benjamin was Abi'dan the son of Gideo'ni.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:25 - Then the standard of the camp of the men of Dan, acting as the rear guard of all the camps, set out by their companies; and over their host was Ahie'zer the son of Ammishad'dai.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:26 - And over the host of the tribe of the men of Asher was Pa'giel the son of Ochran.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:27 - And over the host of the tribe of the men of Naph'tali was Ahi'ra the son of Enan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:28 - This was the order of march of the people of Israel according to their hosts, when they set out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:29 - And Moses said to Hobab the son of Reu'el the Mid'ianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We are setting out for 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 to Israel."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:30 - But he said to him, "I will not go; I will depart to my own land and to my kindred."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:31 - And he 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:32 - And if you go with us, whatever good the LORD will do to us, the same will we do to you."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:33 - So they set out 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:34 - And the cloud of the LORD was over them by day, whenever they set out from the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:35 - And whenever the ark set out, Moses said, "Arise, O LORD, and let thy enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:36 - And when it rested, he said, "Return, O LORD, to the ten thousand thousands of Israel."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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