The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 9:15–23

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15  And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the tent of the testimony; and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until morning.

15  And in the day in which the tabernacle was pitched the cloud covered the tabernacle, the place of the testimony; and in the evening there was upon the tabernacle as the appearance of fire till the morning.

15  And so, on the day when the tabernacle was raised, a cloud covered it. But over the tabernacle, from evening until morning, there was, as it seemed, the appearance of fire.

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16  So it was alway: the cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night.

16  This was so continually: throughout the day a cloud covered it, and throughout the night, the appearance of fire.

17  And whenever the cloud was taken up from over the Tent, then after that the children of Israel journeyed; and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel encamped.

17  And when the cloud that was protecting the tabernacle had been taken up, then the sons of Israel advanced forward, and in the place where the cloud had remained standing, there they made camp.

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18  At the commandment of YHWH the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the YHWH they encamped: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they remained encamped.

18  The children of Israel shall encamp by the command of the Lord, and by the command of the Lord they shall remove: all the days in which the cloud overshadows the tabernacle, the children of Israel shall encamp.

18  Upon the order of the Lord they advanced, and upon his order they fixed the tabernacle. All the days during which the cloud was standing over the tabernacle, they remained in the same place.

19  And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of YHWH, and journeyed not.

19  And whenever the cloud shall be drawn over the tabernacle for many days, then the children of Israel shall keep the charge of God, and they shall not remove.

19  And if it happened that it remained for a long time over it, the sons of Israel kept the night watches of the Lord, and they did not advance,

20  And sometimes the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of YHWH they remained encamped, and according to the commandment of the YHWH they journeyed.

20  And it shall be, whenever the cloud overshadows the tabernacle a number of days, they shall encamp by the word of the Lord, and shall remove by the command of the Lord.

20  during as many days as the cloud remained over the tabernacle. At the command of the Lord they raised their tents, and at his command they took them down.

21  And sometimes the cloud was from evening until morning; and when the cloud was taken up in the morning, they journeyed; or if it continued by day and by night, when the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.

21  And it shall come to pass, whenever the cloud shall remain from the evening till the morning, and in the morning the cloud shall go up, then shall they remove by day or by night.

21  If the cloud remained from evening until morning, and immediately, at first light, it left the tabernacle, they set out. And if it withdrew after a day and a night, they dismantled their tents.

22  Whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, abiding thereon, the children of Israel remained encamped, and journeyed not; but when it was taken up, they journeyed.

22  When the cloud continues a full month overshadowing the tabernacle, the children of Israel shall encamp, and shall not depart.

22  Yet truly, whether it remained over the tabernacle for two days, or one month, or a longer time, the sons of Israel remained in the same place, and they did not set out. Then, as soon as it withdrew, they moved the camp.

23  At the commandment of YHWH they encamped, and at the commandment of the YHWH they journeyed; they kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

23  For they shall depart by the command of the Lord:—they kept the charge of the Lord by the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

23  By the word of the Lord they fixed their tents, and by his word they advanced. And they kept the night watches of the Lord, according to his command by the hand of Moses.