Day 5

Written on 05/27/2021


Numbers 10:11-28

11 On the twentieth day of the second month of the second year, the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony; 

12 and the people of Isra’el moved out in stages from the Sinai Desert. The cloud stopped in the Pa’ran Desert.

13 So they set out on their first journey, in keeping with Adonai’s order through Moshe. 

14 In the lead was the banner of the camp of the descendants of Y’hudah, whose companies moved forward; over his company was Nachshon the son of ‘Amminadav. 

15 Over the company of the tribe of the descendants of Yissakhar was N’tan’el the son of Tzu‘ar. 

16 Over the company of the descendants of Z’vulun was Eli’av the son of Helon.

17 Then the tabernacle was taken down; and the descendants of Gershon and the descendants of M’rari set out, carrying the tabernacle.

18 Next, the banner of the camp of Re’uven moved forward by companies; over his company was Elitzur the son of Sh’de’ur. 

19 Over the company of the tribe of the descendants of Shim‘on was Shlumi’el the son of Tzurishaddai. 

20 Over the company of the descendants of Gad was Elyasaf the son of De‘u’el.

21 Then the descendants of K’hat set out, carrying the sanctuary, so that [at the next camp] the tabernacle could be set up before they arrived.

22 The banner of the camp of the descendants of Efrayim moved forward by companies; over his company was Elishama the son of ‘Ammihud. 

23 Over the company of the tribe of the descendants of M’nasheh was Gamli’el the son of P’dahtzur. 

24 Over the company of the descendants of Binyamin was Avidan the son of Gid‘oni.

25 The banner of the camp of the descendants of Dan, forming the rearguard for all the camps, moved forward by companies; over his company was Achi‘ezer the son of ‘Ammishaddai. 

26 Over the company of the tribe of the descendants of Asher was Pag‘i’el the son of ‘Okhran. 

27 Over the company of the descendants of Naftali was Achira the son of ‘Enan.

28 This is how the people of Isra’el traveled by companies; thus they moved forward.