1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou
make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the
assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.
3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall
assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of
4 And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which
are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves
5 When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east
parts shall go forward.
6 When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that
lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow
an alarm for their journeys.
7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall
blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.
8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets;
and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout
9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth
you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall
be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved
from your enemies.
10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days,
and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the
trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices
of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial
before your God: I am the LORD your God.
11 And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month,
in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the
tabernacle of the testimony.
12 And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the
wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness
13 And they first took their journey according to the commandment
of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
14 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children
of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon
the son of Amminadab.
15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar
was Nethaneel the son of Zuar.
16 And over the host of the tribe of the children 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 set forward, bearing the tabernacle.
18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according
to their armies: and over his host 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.
20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was
Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and
the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.
22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set
forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elishama
the son of Ammihud.
23 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh
was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
24 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin
was Abidan the son of Gideoni.
25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward,
which was the rereward of all the camps throughout their hosts:
and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
26 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was
Pagiel the son of Ocran.
27 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali
was Ahira the son of Enan.
28 Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according
to their armies, when they set forward.
29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite,
Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which
the LORD said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we
will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning
30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to
mine own land, and to my kindred.
31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou
knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest
be to us instead of eyes.
32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that
what goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do
33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days'
journey: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before
them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting place
34 And the cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they
went out of the camp.
35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses
said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and
let them that hate thee flee before thee.
36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many
thousands of Israel.
1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.
3 And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.
4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
7 And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
8 And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.
9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.
10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.
11 And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?
12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?
13 Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.
18 And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.
19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;
20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
21 And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.
22 Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?
23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD's hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD's people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!
30 And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
31 And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.
32 And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.
33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.
34 And he called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.
35 And the people journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.
1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.
3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.
5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.
6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed.
10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.
12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.
13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.
15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.
16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.