Numbers 10:28
New International Version
This was the order of march for the Israelite divisions as they set out.

New Living Translation
This was the order in which the Israelites marched, division by division.

English Standard Version
This was the order of march of the people of Israel by their companies, when they set out.

Berean Study Bible
This was the order of march for the Israelite divisions as they set out.

King James Bible
Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward.

New King James Version
Thus was the order of march of the children of Israel, according to their armies, when they began their journey.

New American Standard Bible
This was the order of marching for the sons of Israel by their armies as they set out.

NASB 1995
This was the order of march of the sons of Israel by their armies as they set out.

NASB 1977
This was the order of march of the sons of Israel by their armies as they set out.

Amplified Bible
This was the order of march of the sons of Israel by their armies as they moved out.

Christian Standard Bible
This was the order of march for the Israelites by their military divisions as they set out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This was the order of march for the Israelites by their military divisions as they set out.

American Standard Version
Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their hosts; and they set forward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
These were the travels of the children of Israel for their hosts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
These are the armies of the children of Israel; and they set forward with their forces.

Contemporary English Version
This was the order in which the Israelites marched each time they moved their camp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This was the order of the camps, and marches of the children of Israel by their troops, when they set forward.

English Revised Version
Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their hosts; and they set forward.

Good News Translation
This, then, was the order of march, company by company, whenever the Israelites broke camp and set out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This was the order in which the Israelite armies broke camp when they went from place to place.

International Standard Version
This was the travel order for the Israelis, whenever their companies traveled.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their hosts.--And they set forward.

Literal Standard Version
These [are] the journeys of the sons of Israel by their hosts when they journey.

NET Bible
These were the traveling arrangements of the Israelites according to their companies when they traveled.

New Heart English Bible
Thus were the travels of the children of Israel according to their armies; and they went forward.

World English Bible
Thus were the travels of the children of Israel according to their armies; and they went forward.

Young's Literal Translation
These are journeyings of the sons of Israel by their hosts -- and they journey.

Additional Translations ...
Context
From Sinai to Paran
27and Ahira son of Enan was over the division of the tribe of Naphtali. 28This was the order of march for the Israelite divisions as they set out. 29Then Moses said to Hobab, the son of Moses’ father-in-law Reuel the Midianite, “We are setting out for the place of which the LORD said: ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us, and we will treat you well, for the LORD has promised good things to Israel.”…

Cross References
Numbers 10:27
and Ahira son of Enan was over the division of the tribe of Naphtali.

Numbers 10:29
Then Moses said to Hobab, the son of Moses' father-in-law Reuel the Midianite, "We are setting out for the place of which the LORD said: 'I will give it to you.' Come with us, and we will treat you well, for the LORD has promised good things to Israel."


Treasury of Scripture

Thus were the journeys of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward.

thus were.

Numbers 10:35,36
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…

Numbers 2:34
And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their fathers.

Numbers 24:4,5
He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: …









(28) When they set forward.--Better, and they set forward.

Verse 28. - Thus were the journeyings. Rather, "these were the journeyings," the marchings of the various hosts of which the nation was composed. The question may here be asked, which is considered more at large in the Introduction, how it was possible for a nation of more than two million souls, containing the usual proportion of aged people, women, and children, to march as here represented, in compact columns closely following one another, without straggling, without confusion, without incalculable suffering and loss of life. That the line of march was intended to be compact and unbroken is plain (amongst other things) from the directions given about the tabernacle. The fabric was sent on in advance with the evident intent that it should be reared up and ready to receive the holy things by the time they arrived. Yet between the fabric and the furniture there marched more than half a million of people (the camp of Reuben), all of whom had to reach the camping ground and turn off to the right before the Kohathites could rejoin their brethren. Now discipline and drill will do wonders in the way of ordering and expediting the movements even of vast multitudes, if they are thoroughly under control; the family organization also of the tribes, and the long leisure which they had enjoyed at Sinai, gave every opportunity of perfecting the necessary discipline. But it is clear that no discipline could make such an arrangement as the one above mentioned feasible under the ordinary circumstances of human life. It would be absolutely necessary to eliminate all the casualties and all the sicknesses which would naturally clog and hinder the march of such a multitude, in order that it might be compressed within the required limits of time and space. Have we any ground for supposing that these casualties and sicknesses were eliminated? In answering this question we must clearly distinguish between the journey from Sinai to Kadesh, on the borders of Palestine, which was a journey of only eleven days (Deuteronomy 1:2), and the subsequent wanderings of the people of Israel. It is the eleven days' journey only with which we are concerned, because it was for this journey only that provision was made and orders were given by the God of Israel. During the subsequent years of wandering and of excommunication, there can be no doubt that the marching orders fell into abeyance as entirely as the sacrificial system and the rite of circumcision itself. During these years the various camps may have scattered themselves abroad, marched, and halted very much as the circumstances of the day demanded. But that this was not and could not be the case during the short journey which should have landed them in Canaan is obvious from the whole tone, as well as from the particular details, of the commandments considered above. It is further to be borne in mind that the Divine promise and undertaking at the exodus was, impliedly if not explicitly, to bring the whole people, one and all, small and great, safely to their promised home. When the Psalmist asserts (Psalm 105:37) that "there was not one feeble person among their tribes," he does not go beyond what is plainly intimated in the narrative. If of their cattle "not an hoof" must be left behind, lest the absolute character of the deliverance be marred, how much more necessary was it that not a soul be abandoned to Egyptian vengeance? And how could all depart unless all were providentially saved from sickness and infirmity? But the same necessity (the necessity of his own goodness) held good when the exodus was accomplished. God could not bring any individual in Israel out of Egypt only to perish in the wilderness, unless it were through his own default, he who had brought them out with so lavish a display of miraculous power was (we may say with reverence) bound also to bring them in; else they had been actual losers by obedience, and his word had not been kept to them. Under a covenant and a dispensation which assuredly did not look one hand's breadth beyond the present life, it must have seemed to be of the essence of the promise which they believed that not one of them should die or have to be left behind. And as the death or loss of one of God's people would have vitiated the temporal promise to thegn, so also it would have vitiated the eternal promise to us. For they were ensamples of us, and confessedly what was done for them was done at least as much for our sakes as for theirs. Now the promise of God is manifest unto every one that is included within his new covenant, viz., to bring him safely at last unto the heavenly Canaan, and that in spite of every danger, if only he do not draw back. The whole analogy, therefore, and the typical meaning of the exodus would be overthrown if any single Israelite who had crossed the Red Sea failed to enter into rest, save as the consequence of his own sin. We conclude, therefore, with some confidence that the ordinary incidents of mortality were providentially excluded from the present march, as from the previous interval; that none fell sick, none became helpless, none died a natural death. We know that the great difficulty of a sufficient supply of food was miraculously met; we know that in numberless respects the passage from Egypt to Canaan was hedged about with supernatural aids. Is there any difficulty in supposing that he who gave them bread to eat and water to drink, who led them by a cloudy and a fiery pillar, could also give them health and strength to "walk and not be weary"? Is it unreasonable to imagine that he who spake in his tender pity of the flight from Judaea to Pella, "Woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days," miraculously restrained for that season the natural increase of his people?

CHAPTER 10:29-32 THE INVITATION TO HOBAB (verses 29-32).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This
אֵ֛לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

was the order of march
מַסְעֵ֥י (mas·‘ê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4550: A pulling up, breaking (camp), setting out, a journey

for the Israelite
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

divisions
לְצִבְאֹתָ֑ם (lə·ṣiḇ·’ō·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

as they set out.
וַיִּסָּֽעוּ׃ (way·yis·sā·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey


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