Numbers 31


31:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
31:2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward
 shalt thou be gathered to thy people.
31:3 And Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm some of
 yourselves for the war, and let them go against the Midianites,
 and avenge the LORD on Midian.
31:4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of
 Israel, shall ye 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, besides 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 in which 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 wroth with the officers of the host, [with]
 the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, who
 came from the battle.
31:15 And Moses said to them, Have ye 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 the LORD.
31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and
 kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
31:18 But all the female children, that have not known a man by
 lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
31:19 And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whoever hath
 killed any person, and whoever hath touched any slain, purify
 [both] yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on
 the seventh day.
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
 wood.
31:21 And Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who 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, ye 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 abideth
 not the fire ye shall make go through the water.
31:24 And ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye
 shall be clean, and afterward ye shall come into the camp.
31:25 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
31:26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, [both] of man and
 of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers
 of the congregation:
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
 congregation:
31:28 And levy a tribute to the LORD of the men of war who 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] a heave-offering of the LORD.
31:30 And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt 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, who keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.
31:31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded
 Moses.
31:32 And the booty, [being] the rest of the prey which the men
 of war had taken, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand
 and five thousand sheep,
31:33 And seventy two thousand beeves,
31:34 And sixty 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
 seventy five.
31:38 And the beeves [were] thirty and six thousand; of which
 the LORD'S tribute [was] seventy two.
31:39 And the asses [were] thirty thousand and five hundred; of
 which the LORD'S tribute [was] sixty 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 to] 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, who kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD;
 as the LORD commanded Moses.
31:48 And the officers who [were] over thousands of the hosts,
 the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near
 to Moses:
31:49 And they said to Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of
 the men of war who [are] under our charge, and there lacketh
 not one man of us.
31:50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what
 every man hath obtained of jewels of gold, chains, and
 bracelets, rings, ear-rings, 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 wrought jewels.
31:52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered 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
 himself.)
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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