Numbers 14:3; Numbers 14:31; Numbers 31:9; Numbers 31:17-18; Numbers 32:17; Numbers 32:24; Numbers 32:26
Why is the LORD bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?”
As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.
The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,
but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
But we will arm ourselves for battle and go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them to their place. Meanwhile our women and children will live in fortified cities, for protection from the inhabitants of the land.
Build cities for your women and children, and pens for your flocks, but do what you have promised.”
Our children and wives, our flocks and herds will remain here in the cities of Gilead.