The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 10:11–28

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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.

11  In the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was lifted up from the tabernacle of the covenant.

12  And the children of Israel set forward by their stages out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud abode in the wilderness of Paran.--

12  And the sons of Israel set out by their companies from the desert of Sinai, and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.

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13  And they took their first journey, according to the commandment of YHWH by the hand of Moses.

13  And the first rank departed by the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

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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.

14  were the sons of Judah by their companies, whose leader was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

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15  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethanel the son of Zuar.

15  In the tribe of the sons of Issachar, the leader was Nathanael the son of Zuar.

16  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon.

16  In the tribe of Zebulon, the leader was Eliab the son of Helon.

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17  And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bore the tabernacle, set forward.

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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.

18  And the sons of Ruben also set out, by their companies and ranks, whose leader was Elizur the son of Shedeur.

19  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

19  And in the tribe of Simeon, the leader was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

20  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

20  And in the tribe of Gad, the leader was Eliasaph the son of Reuel.

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21  And the Kohathites the bearers of the sanctuary set forward, that the tabernacle might be set up against their coming.

21  Then the Kohathites also set out, carrying the Sanctuary. The tabernacle was carried, all the while, until they arrived at the place for setting it up.

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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.

22  And the order of the camp of Ephraim shall set forward with their forces; and over their forces was Elisama the son of Semiud.

22  The sons of Ephraim also moved their camp by their companies, and the leader of their army was Elishama the son of Ammihud.

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23  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

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24  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.

24  And in the tribe of Benjamin, the leader was Abidan the son of Gideoni.

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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.

25  And the order of the camp of the sons of Dan shall set forward the last of all the camps, with their forces: and over their forces was Achiezer the son of Amisadai.

25  The last of all the camp to set out were the sons of Dan by their companies, and the leader of their army was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

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26  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ochran.

27  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan.

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28  Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their hosts.--And they set forward.

28  These are the armies of the children of Israel; and they set forward with their forces.

28  These were the camps and departures of the sons of Israel by their companies, when they went forth.