The Madianites conquered
31:1 And the LORD spake to Moses, saying,
31:2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites afterward
will you be gathered to your people.
31:3 And Moses spake to the people, saying, Arm some of
yourselves to the war, and let them go against the Midianites,
and avenge the LORD of Midian.
31:4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of
Israel, shall ya'll send to the war.
31:5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a
thousand of [every] tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.
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.
31:7 And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD
commanded Moses ; and they slew all the males.
31:8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them
that were slain ; [namely], Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and
Reba, five kings of Midian Balaam also the son of Beor they slew
with the sword.
31:9 And the children of Israel took [all] the women of Midian
captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their
cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.
31:10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all
their goodly castles, with fire.
31:11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, [both] of
men and of beasts.
31:12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, to Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of
the children of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab,
which [are] by Jordan [near] Jericho.
31:13 And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of
the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.
31:14 And Moses was angry with the officers of the host, [with]
the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which
came from the battle.
31:15 And Moses said to them, Have ya'll saved all the women alive
31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the
counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the
matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of
31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and
kill every woman that has known man by lying with him.
31:18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by
lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
Purification of soldiers
31:19 And do ya'll abide without the camp seven days whom ever has
killed any person, and whom ever has touched any slain, purify
[both] yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the
31:20 And purify all [your] raiment, and all that is made of
skins, and all work of goats' [hair], and all things made of
31:21 And Eleazar the priest said to the men of war which went
to the battle, This [is] the ordinance of the law which the LORD
commanded Moses ;
31:22 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the
tin, and the lead,
31:23 Every thing that may abide the fire, ya'll shall make [it] go
through the fire, and it shall be clean nevertheless it shall be
purified with the water of separation and all that abides not
the fire ya'll shall make go through the water.
31:24 And ya'll shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ya'll
shall be clean, and afterward ya'll shall come into the camp.
Division of spoils
31:25 And the LORD spake to Moses, saying,
31:26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, [both] of man and
of beast, you, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of
31:27 And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took
the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the
31:28 And levy a tribute to the LORD of the men of war which
went out to battle one soul of five hundred, [both] of the
persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep
31:29 Take [it] of their half, and give it to Eleazar the
priest, [for] an heave offering of the LORD.
31:30 And of the children of Israel's half, you will take one
portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses,
and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them to the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.
31:31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded
31:32 And the booty, [being] the rest of the prey which the men
of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand
and five thousand sheep,
31:33 And sixty and twelve thousand beeves,
31:34 And sixty and one thousand asses,
31:35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that
had not known man by lying with him.
31:36 And the half, [which was] the portion of them that went out
to war, was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty
thousand and five hundred sheep
31:37 And the LORD'S tribute of the sheep was six hundred and
sixty and fifteen.
31:38 And the beeves [were] thirty and six thousand; of which
the LORD'S tribute [was] sixty and twelve.
31:39 And the asses [were] thirty thousand and five hundred ; of
which the LORD'S tribute [was] sixty and one.
31:40 And the persons [were] sixteen thousand; of which the
LORD'S tribute [was] thirty and two persons.
31:41 And Moses gave the tribute, [which was] the LORD'S heave
offering, to Eleazar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses.
31:42 And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided
from the men that warred,
31:43(Now the half [that pertained unto] the congregation was
three hundred thousand and thirty thousand [and] seven thousand
and five hundred sheep,
31:44 And thirty and six thousand beeves,
31:45 And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,
31:46 And sixteen thousand persons;)
31:47 Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one
portion of fifty, [both] of man and of beast, and gave them to the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD
; as the LORD commanded Moses.
31:48 And the officers which [were] over thousands of the host,
the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near to Moses
31:49 And they said to Moses, Your servants have taken the sum
of the men of war which [are] under our charge, and there lacks
not one man of us.
31:50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what
every man has gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets,
rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls
before the LORD.
31:51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them,
[even] all worked jewels.
31:52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to
the LORD, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of
hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.
31:53([For] the men of war had taken spoil, every man for
31:54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the
captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the
tabernacle of the congregation, [for] a memorial for the children
of Israel before the LORD.
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