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covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 17 And when the cloud was saying, taken up from the tabernacle; then 2 Make thee two trumpets of after that, the children of Israel silver; of an whole piece shalt thou journeyed and in the place where make them : that thou mayest use the cloud abode, there the children them for the calling of the assembly, of Israel pitched their tents. and for the journeying of the camps.
18 At the commandment of the 3 And when they shall blow Lord the children of Israeljourney. with them, all the assembly shall ed, and at the commandment of assemble themselves to thee, at the Lord they pitched : as long as the door of the tabernacle of the the cloud abode upon the taber- congregation. nacle, they rested in their tents. 4 And if they blow but with
19 And when the cloud tarried one trumpet, then the princes which Jong upon the tabernacle many are heads of the thousands of Israel, days, then the children of Israel shall gather themselves unto thee. kept the charge of the LORD, and 5 When ye blow an alarm, then journeyed not.
the camps that lie on the east parts 20 And so it was when the cloud shall go forward. was a few days upon the tabernacle; 6 When ye blow an alarm the according to the commandment of second time, then the camps that the LORD they abode in their tents, lie on the south side, shall take and according to the commands their journey: they shall blow an ment of the LORD they journeyed.
alarm for their journeys. 21 And so it was when the cloud 7 But when the congregation is abode from even unto the morning, to be 'gathered together, ye shall and that the cloud was taken up blow, but ye shall not sound an in the morning, then they journey- alarm. ed: whether it was by day or by 8 And the sons of Aaron the night that the cloud was taken up, priests shall blow with the trumthey journeyed *.
pets; and they shall be to you for 22° Or whether it were two days, an ordinance for ever throughout or a month, or a year that the cloud your generations. tarried upon the tabernacle, re- 9 And if ye go to war in your land maining thereon the children of against the enemy that oppresseth Israel abode in their tents, and you, therr ye shall blow an alarm journeyed not: but when it was with the trumpets; and ye shall taken up they journeyed.
be remembered before the LORD 23 At the commandment of the your God, and ye, shall be saved LORD they rested in their tents, and from your enemies. at the commandment of the LORD 10 Also in the day of your gladthey journeyed: they kept the ness, and in your solemn days, charge of the LORD, at the com- and in the beginnings of your mandment of the LORD by the months, ye shall blow with the hand of Moses.
trumpets over your burnt-offerCHAP. X.
ings, and over the sacrifices of 1 The use of the silver trumpets. 11 your peace-offerings; that they
The Israelites remove from Sinai. may be to you for a memorial
It should be rendered thus : “ Or a day and a night whenever the cloud went up, they “journeyed.” I am obliged to correct this translation, as they never set out on their journey at night, as appears from chap. 1. ver. 34. The Hebrew expression signifies a sound like crying or exclaiming.
הֶעָנָן יְכַפְנּוּ וּמַרְאֵה־אֵשׁ לָיְלָה: 17 וּלְפִי הֵעֶלְוֹת הֶעָנָן מֵעַל הָאֹהֶל וְאַחֲרֵי כֵן יִסְעוּ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וּבִמְקוֹם אֲשֶׁר
כָּן־שָׁם הֶעָנָן שָׁם יַחֲנוּ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל : 18 עַל־פִּי יְהוָה יִסְעוּ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְעַל־פִּי יְהוָה יַחֲנוּ כָּל־־יְמֵי אֲשֶׁר יִשְׁכָּן הֶעָנָן עַל־הַמִּשְׁכָּן יַחֲנוּ : 19 וּבְהַאֲרִיךְ הֶעָנָן עַל־ הַמִּשְׁכָּן יָמִים רַבִּים וְשָׁמְרְוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת־מִשְׁמֶרֶת יְהוָה וְלֹא יִסָעוּ: 20 וְיִשׁ אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה הֶעָנָן יָמִים מִסְפָּר על־הַמִּשְׁכָּן עַל־־פִּי יְהוָה יַחֲנוּ וְעַל־־פִּי יְהוָה יִסְעוּ : 21 וְיֵשׁ אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה הֶעָנָן מֵערֶב עַד־בֹּקֶר וְנַעֲלֶה הֶעָנָן בַּבּקֶר וְנָסְעוּ אוֹ יוֹמָם וָלַיְלָה וְנַעֲלֶה הֶעָנָן וְנָסְעוּ : 22 אוֹ־ מַיִם ארחדֶשׁ אָר־יָמִים בְּהַאֲרִיךְ הֶעָנָן עַל־הַמִּשְׁכָּן לִשְׁכָּן עָלָיו יַחֲנוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל וְלֹא יִסְעוּ וּבְהֵעָלֹתוֹ יִסְעוּ : 23 עַל־פִּי יְהוָה יַחֲנוּ וְעַל־פִּי יְהוָה יִסְעוּ אֶת־מִשְׁמֶרֶת יְהוָה שָׁמָרוּ עַל־פִּי יְהוָה בְּיַד־משֶׁה :
וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל-משֶׁה לֵּאמֹר: 2 עֶשֶׂה שְׁתֵּי חֲצָוֹצְרָת כֶּסֶף מִקְשָׁה תַּעֲשֶׂה אֹתָם וְהָיוּ לְךְ לְמִקְרָא הָעֵדָה וּלְמַטַע אֶת־הַמַּחֲנָוֹת: 3 וְתָקְעוּ בָּהֶן וְנָעֲדוּ אֵלֶיךָ כָּל־הָעֲדָה אֶל־פֶּתַח אֹהֶל מוֹעֶד: 4 וְאָס־ בְּאַחַת יִתְקְעוּ וְנִרְעֲדוּ אֵלֶיךָ הַנְשִׂיאִים רָאשֵׁי אַלְפִי יִשְׂרָאֵל : 5 וּתְקַעְתֶּם תְּרוּעָה וְנָסְעוּ הַמַּחֲנוֹת הַחְנִים קִדְמָה: 6 וּתְקַעְתֶּם תְּרוּעָה שֵׁנִית וְנָסְעוּ הַמַּחֲנוֹת הַחֹנִים תֵּימָנָה תְּרוּעָה יִתְקְעוּ לְמַסְעֵיהֶם: ד וּבְהַקְהִיל אֶת־־הַקָּהָל תִּתְקְעוּ וְלֹא תָרִיעוּ : הַכֹּהֲנִים יִתְקְעוּ בַּחֲצִצְרוֹת וְהָיוּ לָכֶם לְחקת עוֹלָם לְדרֹתֵיכֶם: 9 וְכִי־תָבֹאוּ מִלְחָמָה בְּאַרְצְכֶם עַל־־חַצר הצרֵר אֶתְכֶם והרעתֶּם בַּחֲצַצְרת וְנִזְכַּרְתֶּם לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם וְנָשַׁעְתֶּם מֵאֹיְבֵיכֶם: 10 וּבְיוֹם שִׂמְחַתְכֶם וּבְמִוְעָרֵיכֶם וּבְרָאשִׁי חָרְשֵׁכֶם וּתְקַעְתֶּם בַּחֲצִצְרת עַל עלֹתֵיכֶם וְעַל זִבְחֵי שַׁלְמֵיכֶם וְהָיוּ לָכֶם לְזִכָּרוֹן לִפְנֵי
8 וּבְנֵי אַהֲרן
the LORD will command concernCHAP. IX.
9'q And the LORD spake unto 1 The passover enjoined. 15 A Moses, saying, cloud guideth the Israelites.
10 Speak unto the children of
Israel, saying, If any man of you, AND the Lord spake unto Moses or of your posterity shall be unin the wilderness of Sinai, in the clean by reason of a dead body, or first month of the second year, be in a journey afar off, yet he shall after they were come out of the keep the passover unto the LORD. land of Egypt, saying,
11 The fourteenth day of the 2 Let the children of Israel also second month at even they shall keep the passover at his appointed keep it, and eat it with unleavened
bread and bitter herbs. 3 In the fourteenth day of this 12 They shall leave none of it month at eveh, ye shall keep it unto the morning, nor break any in his appointed season : accord-' bone of it: according to all the ing to all the rites of it, and ordinances of the passover, they according to all the ceremonies shall keep it : thereof shall ye keep it.
13 But the man that is clean, 4 And Moses spake unto the and is not in a journey, and forchildren of Israel, that they should beareth to keep the passover, even keep the passover.
the same soul shall be cut off from 5 And they kept the passover his people, because he brought on the fourteenth day of the first not the offering of the Lord in his month at'even, in the wilderness appointed season: that man shall of Sinai: according to all that the bear bis sin. Lord commanded Moses, so did 14 And if a stranger shall som the children of Israel.
journ among you, and will keep the 6 And there were certain passover unto the LORD, accordmen who were defiled by the dead ing to the ordinance of the passbody of a man, that they could over, and according to the manner not keep the passover on that day: thereof, so shall he do: ye shall and they came before Moses and have one ordinance, both for the before Aaron on that day.
stranger, and for him that was 7 And those men said unto him, born in the land. We are defiled by the dead body 15 | And on the day that the of a man: wherefore are we kept tabernacle was reared up, the back, that we may not offer an cloud covered the tabernacle, offering of the Lord in his appoint- namely, the tent of the testimony: ed season, among the children of and at even there was upon the Israel?
tabernacle as it were the appear8 And Moses said unto thein, ance of fire, until the morning, Stand still, and I will hear what 16 So it was alway: the cloud
down, and set up the tabernacle, and bear the vessels, &c. for which they had a sufficient number, even taking them from thirty years old. And the second service was after that rebellion, when another charge was laid upon them, as it plainly appears in chap. xviii. ver. 2 and 3, &c. by which they were to stand guard, that no stranger might come near the tabernacle; which if they neglected, the punishment of such transgression should not be upon such stranger, but on the Levites ; and, as this required an extraordinary number of Levites, they were admitted at twentyfive vears old.
And verse 19 indicates that it refers to that, as it is there said, that he appointed the Levites to make an aronement for the children of Israel when they come near unto the sanctuary. And the expression that there may be no plague, &c, seems to allude to the plague that happened, as expressed in chap. xvii. ver. 11.