Numbers 10:1–10

  1. The LORD spoke to Moses:
  2. “Make two trumpets of hammered silver. You will use them for assembling the community and for directing the traveling of the camps.
  3. When both are sounded in long blasts, the entire community is to gather before you at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
  4. However, if one is sounded, only the leaders, the heads of Israel’s clans, are to gather before you.
  5. “When you sound short blasts, the camps pitched on the east are to set out.
  6. When you sound short blasts a second time, the camps pitched on the south are to set out. Short blasts are to be sounded for them to set out.
  7. When calling the assembly together, you are to sound long blasts, not short ones.
  8. The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to sound the trumpets. Your use of these is a permanent statute throughout your generations.
  9. “When you enter into battle in your land against an adversary who is attacking you, sound short blasts on the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the LORD your God and be saved from your enemies.
  10. “Also in the time when you rejoice, such as on your appointed festivals or at the beginnings of each of your months, you must blow with your trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings, so that they may serve as a reminder for you before your God: I am the LORD your God.”

CSB with some changes by AMF