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1 The LORD spoke to Moses: 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 Take just reparations for the Israelites from the Midianites. Afterward you will join your ancestors. 2 "Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."
3 Moses spoke to the people: "Equip some of your men for battle so that they may go against Midian and execute the LORD's just punishment against Midian. 3 So Moses said to the people, "Arm some of your men to go to war against the Midianites and to carry out the LORD's vengeance on them.
4 You will send out for battle one thousand from each of the tribes of Israel." 4 Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel."
5 From the thousands of Israel, one thousand from each tribe were selected. Twelve thousand were equipped for battle. 5 So twelve thousand men armed for battle, a thousand from each tribe, were supplied from the clans of Israel.
6 Moses sent them to battle, one thousand from each tribe, along with Phinehas, Eleazar the priest's son, who carried the sanctuary equipment and the trumpets for sounding the alarm in his hand. 6 Moses sent them into battle, a thousand from each tribe, along with Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, who took with him articles from the sanctuary and the trumpets for signaling.
7 They battled against Midian as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed every male. 7 They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man.
8 They killed the kings of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian, along with others slain. They also killed Balaam, Beor's son, with the sword. 8 Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba--the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.
9 The Israelites took captive the Midianite women, their little ones, all their cattle, their herds, and their possessions. 9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
10 They burned all the cities where they lived and their encampments. 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps.
11 They took all the spoils of war and the valuable property, both human and animal, 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
12 and they brought the captives, the valuable property, and the spoils of war to Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the Israelite community, at the camp on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho. 12 and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho.
13 Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the chiefs of the community went to meet them outside the camp. 13 Moses, Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet them outside the camp.
14 Moses became angry with the commanders of the army, the officers of thousands and the officers of hundreds, who came back from the battle. 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army--the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds--who returned from the battle.
15 Moses said to them, "Have you let all the women live? 15 "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them.
16 These very women, on Balaam's advice, made the Israelites break faith with the LORD in the affair at Peor, so there was a plague among the LORD's community. 16 "They were the ones who followed Balaam's advice and were the means of turning the Israelites away from the LORD in what happened at Peor, so that a plague struck the LORD's people.
17 Now kill every male child and every female who has known a man intimately by sleeping with him. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,
18 But all the young girls who have not known a man intimately by sleeping with him, spare for yourselves. 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
19 You will remain outside the camp for seven days. Everyone among you or your captives who has killed a person or touched a corpse must purify themselves on the third and seventh days. 19 "All of you who have killed anyone or touched anyone who was killed must stay outside the camp seven days. On the third and seventh days you must purify yourselves and your captives.
20 You must also purify every garment, and everything made of leather, goats' hair, or wood." 20 Purify every garment as well as everything made of leather, goat hair or wood."
21 Eleazar the priest said to the men of battle who had gone out to war, "This is the regulation in the Instruction that the LORD commanded Moses: 21 Then Eleazar the priest said to the soldiers who had gone into battle, "This is the requirement of the law that the LORD gave Moses:
22 Gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, and lead— 22 Gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, lead
23 anything that can withstand fire—you will put through the fire and it will be clean. It will also be purified with the water of purification. Anything that isn't able to withstand fire, you will immerse in water. 23 and anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean. But it must also be purified with the water of cleansing. And whatever cannot withstand fire must be put through that water.
24 You must wash your clothes on the seventh day and you will be clean. Afterward you may enter the camp." 24 On the seventh day wash your clothes and you will be clean. Then you may come into the camp."
25 The LORD said to Moses: 25 The LORD said to Moses,
26 You, Eleazar the priest, and the leaders of the community's households must take an inventory of the valuable property and the captives, both human and animals, 26 "You and Eleazar the priest and the family heads of the community are to count all the people and animals that were captured.
27 and divide the valuable property between the warriors who went into battle and the entire community. 27 Divide the spoils between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest of the community.
28 You will offer as tribute to the LORD from each warrior who went into battle one living being in five hundred, whether human, oxen, donkeys, or flocks. 28 From the soldiers who fought in the battle, set apart as tribute for the LORD one out of every five hundred, whether persons, cattle, donkeys, sheep or goats.
29 Take it from the warriors' half and give it to Eleazar the priest as a gift offering to the LORD. 29 Take this tribute from their half share and give it to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part.
30 But from the Israelites' half you will take one out of every fifty, whether from human, oxen, donkeys, or flock—all the animals. You will give them to the Levites who carry out the duties of the LORD's dwelling. 30 From the Israelites' half, select one out of every fifty, whether persons, cattle, donkeys, sheep, goats or other animals. Give them to the Levites, who are responsible for the care of the LORD's tabernacle."
31 Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses. 31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
32 The valuable property remaining from the spoils of war that the people of the army had taken was 675,000 sheep, 32 The plunder remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep,
33 72,000 oxen, 33 72,000 cattle,
34 61,000 donkeys, 34 61,000 donkeys
35 and 32,000 women who hadn't known a man intimately by sleeping with him. 35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
36 The half-share of those who had gone out to battle numbered 337,500 sheep, 36 The half share of those who fought in the battle was:
37 of which the LORD's tribute was 675. 37 of which the tribute for the LORD was 675;
38 The oxen were 36,000, of which the LORD's tribute was 72. 38 36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the LORD was 72;
39 The donkeys were 30,500, of which the LORD's tribute was 61. 39 30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the LORD was 61;
40 Humans were 16,000, of which the LORD's tribute was 32 persons. 40 16,000 people, of which the tribute for the LORD was 32.
41 Moses gave the tribute, a gift offering for the LORD, to Eleazar the priest as the LORD had commanded Moses. 41 Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part, as the LORD commanded Moses.
42 As for the half-share of the Israelites that Moses divided from those who had gone out to battle: 42 The half belonging to the Israelites, which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men--
43 the community's half-share was 337,500 sheep, 43 the community's half--was 337,500 sheep,
44 36,000 oxen, 44 36,000 cattle,
45 30,500 donkeys, 45 30,500 donkeys
46 and 16,000 humans. 46 and 16,000 people.
47 Moses took from the Israelites' half one out of every fifty, from humans and animals. He gave them to the Levites who carry out the duties of the LORD's dwelling, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 47 From the Israelites' half, Moses selected one out of every fifty persons and animals, as the LORD commanded him, and gave them to the Levites, who were responsible for the care of the LORD's tabernacle.
48 The commanders over the thousands of the army, officers over thousands and officers over hundreds, approached Moses 48 Then the officers who were over the units of the army--the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds--went to Moses
49 and said to Moses, "Your servants have counted the warriors in our charge and not one of us is missing. 49 and said to him, "Your servants have counted the soldiers under our command, and not one is missing.
50 We have brought the LORD's offering that each found, gold articles—anklets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and necklaces—to seek reconciliation for ourselves before the LORD." 50 So we have brought as an offering to the LORD the gold articles each of us acquired--armlets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings and necklaces--to make atonement for ourselves before the LORD."
51 Moses and Eleazar the priest took all the gold articles from them. 51 Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted from them the gold--all the crafted articles.
52 All the gold for the gift offering that was presented to the LORD from the officers of thousands and the officers of hundreds was sixteen thousand seven hundred fifty shekels. 52 All the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds that Moses and Eleazar presented as a gift to the LORD weighed 16,750 shekels.
53 Each of the men of battle took spoils of war for himself. 53 Each soldier had taken plunder for himself.
54 Yet Moses and Eleazar the priest also received the gold from the officers of thousands and of hundreds, and they brought it to the meeting tent as a memorial for the Israelites before the LORD. 54 Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds and brought it into the Tent of Meeting as a memorial for the Israelites before the LORD.