Numbers Chapter 9 and Chapter 10

Chapter 9: The Second Passover

1 Now Yah spoke to Moshe in the Wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt saying: 2 “Let the children of Ysrayl keep the Passover at its appointed time. 3 One the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you shall keep it at its appointed time. According to all its rites and ceremonies you shall keep it. 4 So Moshe told the children of Ysrayl that they should keep the Passover. 5 And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month, at twilight, in the Wilderness of Sinai, according to all that Yah commanded Moshe, so the children of Ysrayl did. 6 Now there were certain men who were defiled by a human corpse, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day and they came before Moshe and Aharon that day. 7 And those men said to him, we became defiled by a human corpse. Why are we kept from presenting the offering of Yah at its appointed time among the children of Ysrayl? 8 And Moshe said to them, stand still, that I may hear what Yah will command concerning you. 9 Then Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 10 Speak to the children of Ysrayl saying: If anyone of you or your posterity is unclean because of a corpse or is far away on a journey, he may still keep Yah’s Passover. 11 On the fourteenth day of the second month, at twilight, they may keep it. They shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 12 They shall leave none of it until morning nor break one of its bones. According to all the ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it. 13 But the man who is clean and is not on a journey and ceases to keep the Passover, that same person shall be cut off from among his people because he did not bring the offering of Yah at its appointed time, that man shall bear his sin. 14 And if a stranger dwells among you and would keep Yah’s Passover, he must do so according to the rite of the Passover and according to its ceremony. You shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger and the native of the land”.

The Cloud and the Fire

15 Now on the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the Testimony from evening until morning it was above the tabernacle like the appearance of fire. 16 So it was always: the cloud covered it by day and the appearance of fire by night. 17 Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, after that the children of Ysrayl would journey and in the place where the cloud settled, there the children of Ysrayl would pitch their tents. 18 At the command of Yah the children of Ysrayl would journey and at the command of Yah they would camp. As long as the cloud stayed above the tabernacle they remained encamped. 19 Even when the cloud continued long, many days above the tabernacle, the children of Ysrayl kept the charge of Yah and id not journey. 20 So it was, when the cloud was above the tabernacle a few days: according to the command of Yah they would remain encamped and according to the command of Yah they would journey. 21 So it was, when the cloud remained only from evening until morning: when the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they would journey, whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud was taken up, they would journey. 22 Whether it was two days, a month or a year that the cloud remained above the tabernacle, the children of Ysrayl would remain encamped and not journey. But when it was taken up, they would journey. 23 At the command of Yah they remained encamped and at the command of Yah they journeyed. They kept the charge of Yah, at the command of Yah by the hand of Moshe.

Chapter 10: Two Silver Trumpets (When to Sound the Trumpets or Shofars)

1 And Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 2 “Make two silver trumpets for yourself. You shall use them for calling the congregation and for directing the movement of the camps. 3 When they blow both of them, all the congregation shall gather before you at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 4 But if they blow only one, then the leaders, the heads of the divisions of Ysrayl, shall gather to you. 5 When you sound the advance, the camps that lie on the east side shall begin their journey. 6 When you sound the advance the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall begin their journey. They shall sound the call for them to begin their journeys. 7 And when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but not sound the advance. 8 The sons of Aharon, the priests, shall blow the trumpets and these shall be to you as an ordinance forever throughout your generations. 9 When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets and you will be remembered before Yah your Almighty and you will saved from your enemies. 10 Also in the day of your gladness, in your appointed feasts and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings and they shall be a remembrance for you before your Almighty: I am Yah your Power.

The Israylites Leave Sinai According to Tribe

11 Now it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle of the Testimony. 12 And the children of Ysrayl set out from the Wilderness of Sinai on their journeys. Then the cloud settled down in the Wilderness of Paran. 13 So they started out for the first time according to the command of Yah by the hand of Moshe.

Yahudah, Issachar and Zebulon

14 The standard of the camp of the children of Yahudah set out first according to their armies. Over their army was Nahshon the son of Amminadab. 15 Over the army of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethanyl the son of Zuar. 16 And over the army of the tribe of the children of Zebulon was Yliab the son of Helon.

Levites: Gershon and Merari

17 Then the tabernacle was taken down and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set out, carrying the tabernacle.

Reuben, Simeon and Gad

18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set out according to their armies. Over their army was Ylizur the son of Shedeur. 19 Over the army of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiyah the son of Zurishaddai (My foundation or shelter is the Almighty). 20 And over the army of the tribe of the children of Gad was Yliasaph the son of Deuyl.

Levites: Kohath

21 Then the Kohathites set out carrying the qodesh things. (The tabernacle would be prepared for their arrival).

Ephraim, Manasseh (Yoseph) and Benyamin

22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set out according to their armies. Over the army was Ylishama the son of Ammihud. 23 Over the army of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliyah the son of Pedahzur. 24  And over the army of the tribe of the children of Benyamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.

Dan, Asher and Naphtali

25 Then the standard of the camp of the children of Dan (the rear guard of all the camps) set out according to their armies. Over their army was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 26 Over the army of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiyah the son of Ocran. 27 And over the army of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan. 28 Thus was the order of march of the children of Ysrayl, according to their armies (tribes), when they began their journey.

29 Now Moshe said to Hobab the son of Reuyl (reads Raguyl compare to Exodus 2:18) the Midianite, Moshe’s father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place of which Yah said, ‘I will give it to you’. Come with us and we will treat you well for Yah has promised good things to Ysrayl. 30 And he said to him, I will not go but I will depart to my own land and to my relatives. 31 So Moshe said, Please do not leave, inasmuch as you know how we are to camp in the wilderness and you can be our eyes. 32 And it shall be, if you go with us, indeed it shall be, that whatever good Yah will do to us, the same we will do to you. 33 So they departed from the mountain of Yah on a journey of three days and the ark of the covenant of Yah went before them for the three day’s journey, to search out a resting place for them. 34 And the cloud of Yah was above them by day when they went out from the camp. 35 So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moshe said: ‘Rise up, O Yah! Let Your enemies be scattered and let those who hate You flee before You’. 36 And when it rested he said: ‘Return O Yah, to the many thousands of Ysrayl’.”

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