Numbers 10:8
New International Version
"The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to blow the trumpets. This is to be a lasting ordinance for you and the generations to come.

New Living Translation
Only the priests, Aaron’s descendants, are allowed to blow the trumpets. This is a permanent law for you, to be observed from generation to generation.

English Standard Version
And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. The trumpets shall be to you for a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

Berean Study Bible
The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to sound the trumpets. This shall be a permanent statute for you and the generations to come.

King James Bible
And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.

New King James Version
The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and these shall be to you as an ordinance forever throughout your generations.

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Aaron, moreover, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be a permanent statute for you throughout your generations.

NASB 1995
"The priestly sons of Aaron, moreover, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be for you a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

NASB 1977
“The priestly sons of Aaron, moreover, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be for you a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

Amplified Bible
The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and the trumpets shall be for you a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

Christian Standard Bible
The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to sound the trumpets. Your use of these is a permanent statute throughout your generations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to sound the trumpets. Your use of these is a permanent statute throughout your generations."

American Standard Version
And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and they shall be to you for a statute for ever throughout your generations.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Ahron the Priest shall sound with the trumpets and they shall be the law to you for eternity with your generations.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the priests the sons of Aaron shall sound with the trumpets; and it shall be a perpetual ordinance for you throughout your generations.

Contemporary English Version
The priests of Aaron's family will be the ones to blow the trumpets, and this law will never change.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sons of Aaron the priest shall sound the trumpets: and this shall be an ordinance for ever in your generations.

English Revised Version
And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for a statute for ever throughout your generations.

Good News Translation
The trumpets are to be blown by Aaron's sons, the priests. "The following rule is to be observed for all time to come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sons of Aaron, the priests, will blow the trumpets. This will be a permanent law for you and your descendants.

International Standard Version
The descendants of Aaron the priest are to blow the trumpets. Have them do this for you permanently throughout your generations to come."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for a statute for ever throughout your generations.

Literal Standard Version
and sons of Aaron, the priests, blow with the trumpets; and they have been for a continuous statute to you throughout your generations.

NET Bible
The sons of Aaron, the priests, must blow the trumpets; and they will be to you for an eternal ordinance throughout your generations.

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. This shall be to you for a statute forever throughout your generations.

World English Bible
"The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. This shall be to you for a statute forever throughout your generations.

Young's Literal Translation
and sons of Aaron, the priests, blow with the trumpets; and they have been to you for a statute age-during to your generations.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Two Silver Trumpets
7To convene the assembly, you are to sound long blasts, not short ones. 8The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to sound the trumpets. This shall be a permanent statute for you and the generations to come. 9When you enter into battle in your land against an adversary who attacks you, sound short blasts on the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the LORD your God and saved from your enemies.…

Cross References
Numbers 31:6
And Moses sent the thousand from each tribe into battle, along with Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest, who took with him the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for signaling.

Joshua 6:4
Have seven priests carry seven rams' horns in front of the ark. Then on the seventh day, march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the horns.

2 Chronicles 13:12
Now behold, God Himself is with us as our head, and His priests with their trumpets sound the battle call against you. O children of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you will not succeed."


Treasury of Scripture

And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.

Numbers 31:6
And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.

Joshua 6:4-16
And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets…

1 Chronicles 15:24
And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.









(8) And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets.--As Aaron had only two sons at this time, there was need only of two trumpets. In most of the places in which the word hazozerah (trumpet) occurs (as, e.g., Numbers 31:6; 1Chronicles 15:24), this instrument appears to have been used by the priests. There are cases, however, in the later history (as 2Kings 11:14; 1Chronicles 16:42), in which the trumpets appear to have been used by the Levites, and perhaps by those who were neither priests nor Levites. The number of these trumpets was increased in the time of David and Solomon. We read in 1Chronicles 15:24 of seven priests blowing with them before the ark of God, and in 2Chronicles 5:12 of one hundred and twenty priests blowing with them. Josephus says that Solomon made 200,000 trumpets, according to the command of Moses (Antiq., Book 8, chap. 3).

Verse 8. - The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow. It was natural that they should be made responsible for the custody and use of these trumpets, not because their sound represented the voice of God, but because they were used for religious purposes, and could only be safely kept in the sanctuary. An ordinance forever. The accustomed formula for some sacred institution which was to have a permanent character and an eternal meaning (cf. Exodus 12:24). The truth of these words cannot be exhausted by an actual use of 1500 years, followed by complete disuse for 1800 years. The "ordinance" of the silver trumpets must be perpetuated "forever" in the gospel, or else the Divine word has failed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The sons
וּבְנֵ֤י (ū·ḇə·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Aaron,
אַהֲרֹן֙ (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

the priests,
הַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

are to sound
יִתְקְע֖וּ (yiṯ·qə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8628: To clatter, slap, clang, to drive, to become bondsman

the trumpets.
בַּֽחֲצֹצְר֑וֹת (ba·ḥă·ṣō·ṣə·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 2689: (an ancient) trumpet

This shall be
וְהָי֥וּ (wə·hā·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a perpetual
עוֹלָ֖ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

statute
לְחֻקַּ֥ת (lə·ḥuq·qaṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2708: Something prescribed, an enactment, statute

for you
לָכֶ֛ם (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

[and] the generations to come.
לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶֽם׃ (lə·ḏō·rō·ṯê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling


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