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20 When the cloud remained[a] a number of days on the tabernacle, on the command of Yahweh[b] they encamped; and on the command of Yahweh[c] they set out. 21 When the cloud remained[d] from evening until morning, and the cloud lifted up in the morning, they would set out, or if it remained in the daytime and at night, when the cloud lifted up they set out. 22 When it was two days, a month, or a year[e] that the cloud prolonged to dwell on the tabernacle, the Israelites[f] encamped, and they did not set out; when it lifted up they set out.

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  1. Numbers 9:20 Literally “it was there”
  2. Numbers 9:20 Literally “mouth of Yahweh”
  3. Numbers 9:20 Literally “mouth of Yahweh”
  4. Numbers 9:21 Literally “it was there”
  5. Numbers 9:22 Literally “or days”
  6. Numbers 9:22 Literally “sons/children of Israel”

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