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10 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2 “Make yourself two silver trumpets; you shall make them of chased work; and you shall have them for the summoning of the congregation and for the marching of the camps. 3 And when they are blown all the congregation shall meet with you at the door of the Tent of Meeting; 4 and if they are blown in a single blast the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall meet with you; 5 and when you blow forward-march on them the camps that camp on the east shall march, 6 and when you blow a second forward-march the camps that camp on the south shall march; forward-march shall be blown for their marches, 7 but in convoking the assembly you shall give the blast and not the forward-march. 8 And it shall be Aaron’s sons, the priests, that blow the trumpets. And you shall have them for a permanent usage, generation after generation; 9 and when you come into war in your country against the foe that assails you you shall sound the forward-march with the trumpets and have yourselves remembered by your God Jehovah and saved from your enemies. 10 And on your days of rejoicing and your anniversaries and new-moon feasts you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt-offerings and welfare-sacrifices, and it shall be a reminder of you before your God; I am your God Jehovah.” 11 And in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth of the month, the cloud lifted from the tabernacle of the Lessons 12 and the sons of Israel took up their marches from the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran. 13 And they took up their march for the first time by Jehovah’s direction through Moses; 14 and the division of the camp of the sons of Judah took up the march first, corps by corps; and over his own corps was Nahshon the son of ʽAmminadab, 15 and over the corps of the tribe of the sons of Issacar was Nethanel the son of Sughar, 16 and over the corps of the tribe of the sons of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon. 17 And the tabernacle was taken down, and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, carrying the tabernacle, took up the march. 18 And the division of the camp of Reuben took up the march corps by corps; and over his own corps was Elisur the son of Shedeur, 19 and over the corps of the tribe of the sons of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Surishaddai, 20 and over the corps of the tribe of the sons of Gad was Eljasaph the son of Deʽuel. 21 And the Kehathites, carrying the sanctities, took up the march; and they set up the tabernacle to be ready when they came. 22 And the division of the camp of the sons of Ephraim took up the march corps by corps; and over his own corps was Elishamaʽ the son of ʽAmmihud, 23 and over the corps of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh was Gamliel the son of Pedahsur, 24 and over the corps of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni. 25 And the division of the camp of the sons of Dan, bringing up the rear of all the camps, took up the march corps by corps; and over his own corps was Ahiʽezer the son of ʽAmmishaddai, 26 and over the corps of the tribe of the sons of Asher was Pagʽiel the son of ʽOcran, 27 and over the corps of the tribe of the sons of Naphtali was Ahiraʽ the son of ʽEnan. 28 This was the marching order of the sons of Israel corps by corps. So they took up their march. 29 And Moses said to Hobab the son of Reghuel the Midianite, Moses’s father-in-law, “We are taking up our march to the place of which Jehovah has said ‘I will give it to you.’ Go with us and we will do well by you, because Jehovah has promised good for Israel.” 30 But he said to him “I will not, but will go to my own country and birthplace.” 31 And he said “Do not leave us, seeing that you know the camping-places for us in the wilderness, and you will be eyes for us, 32 and because you go with us we will let you have the same benefits Jehovah bestows on us.” 33 And they marched from Jehovah’s mountain three days’ journey, and the ark of Jehovah’s covenant marched three days ahead of them to look out for a resting-place for them; 34 and Jehovah’s cloud was over them by day when they took up their march from the camp. 35 And when the ark took up its march Moses said “Stand up, Jehovah, and let your enemies be scattered and your haters take flight before you”; 36 and when it rested he said “Come back, Jehovah, to the myriad thousands of Israel.”