7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.

Other Translations of Numbers 10:7

New International Version

7 To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets, but not with the signal for setting out.

English Standard Version

7 But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow a long blast, but you shall not sound an alarm.

The Message

7 The bugle call that gathers the assembly is different from the signal to march.

New King James Version

7 And when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but not sound the advance.

New Living Translation

7 But when you call the people to an assembly, blow the trumpets with a different signal.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 10:7

Commentary on Numbers 10:1-10

(Read Numbers 10:1-10)

Here are directions concerning the public notices to be given the people by sound of trumpet. Their laws in every case were to be Divine, therefore, even in this matter Moses is directed. These trumpets typify the preached gospel. It sounds an alarm to sinners, calls them to repent, proclaims liberty to the captives and slaves of Satan, and collects the worshippers of God. It directs and encourages their heavenly journey; stirs them up to combat against the world and sin, encouraging them with the assurance of victory. It leads their attention to the sacrifice of Christ, and shows the Lord's presence for their protection. It is also necessary that the gospel trumpet give a distinct sound, according to the persons addressed, or the end proposed; whether to convince, humble, console, exhort, reprove, or teach. The sounding of the trumpet of the gospel is God's ordinance, and demands the attention of all to whom it is sent.