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1 ADONAI said to Moshe, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "On behalf of the people of Isra'el, take vengeance on the Midyanim. After that, you will be gathered to your people." 2 "Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."
3 Moshe said to the people, "Equip men from among yourselves for war. They are to go and fight Midyan, in order to carry out ADONAI's vengeance on Midyan. 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 are to send to the war a thousand men from every one of Isra'el's tribes." 4 Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel."
5 So out of the thousands of people in Isra'el, a thousand armed men from each tribe, 12,000 altogether, were mustered for war. 5 So twelve thousand men armed for battle, a thousand from each tribe, were supplied from the clans of Israel.
6 Moshe sent them, a thousand from each tribe, to the war; he sent them and Pinchas the son of El'azar the cohen to the war, with the holy utensils and the trumpets for sounding the alarm in his care. 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 fought against Midyan, as ADONAI had ordered Moshe, and killed every male. 7 They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man.
8 They killed the kings of Midyan along with the others who were slain - Evi, Rekem, Tzur, Hur and Reva, the five kings of Midyan. They also killed Bil'am the son of B'or 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 people of Isra'el took captive the women of Midyan and their little ones, and they took as booty all their cattle, flocks and other goods. 9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
10 They set fire to all their cities in the areas where they lived and all their camps. 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps.
11 They took all the booty, all the people and animals they had captured, 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
12 and brought the captives, booty and spoil to Moshe, El'azar the cohen and the community of Isra'el in the camp on the plains of Mo'av by the Yarden across from Yericho. 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 Moshe, El'azar the cohen and all the community leaders 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 But Moshe was angry with the army officers, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds coming in from the battlefield. 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army--the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds--who returned from the battle.
15 Moshe asked them, "You let the women live? 15 "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them.
16 Why, these are the ones who - because of Bil'am's advice -caused the people of Isra'el to rebel, breaking faith with ADONAI in the P'or incident, so that the plague broke out among ADONAI'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 among the little ones, and kill every woman who has ever slept with a man. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,
18 But the young girls who have never slept with a man, keep alive for yourselves. 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
19 Pitch your tents outside the camp for seven days. Whoever has killed a person or touched the corpse of someone slain, purify yourselves on the third and seventh days, you and your captives. 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 Also purify every garment, whether of skin or goat's hair, and everything made of wood." 20 Purify every garment as well as everything made of leather, goat hair or wood."
21 El'azar the cohen said to the soldiers who had gone to the front, "This is the regulation from the Torah which ADONAI has ordered Moshe. 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 Even though gold, silver, brass, iron, tin and lead 22 Gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, lead
23 can all withstand fire, so that you are indeed to purify everything made of these materials by having them pass through fire; nevertheless they must also be purified with the water for purification. Everything that can't withstand fire you are to have go through the 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 On the seventh day you are to wash your clothes, and you will be clean; after that 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 ADONAI said to Moshe, 25 The LORD said to Moses,
26 "Take all the booty, both people and animals, you, El'azar the cohen and the leaders of clans in the community; 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 booty into two parts: half for the experienced soldiers who went out to battle, and half for the rest of the community. 27 Divide the spoils between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest of the community.
28 From the portion of the soldiers who went out to battle, levy a tax for ADONAI consisting of one-five-hundredth of the persons, cattle, donkeys and sheep; 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 their half and give it to El'azar the cohen as a portion set apart for ADONAI. 29 Take this tribute from their half share and give it to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part.
30 From the half that goes to the people of Isra'el, you are to take one-fiftieth of the persons, and of the cattle, donkeys and sheep, that is, of all the livestock; and give them to the L'vi'im taking care of the tabernacle of ADONAI." 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 Moshe and El'azar the cohen did as ADONAI had ordered Moshe. 31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
32 The booty, over and above the portion which the soldiers took, came to 675,000 sheep, 32 The plunder remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep,
33 72,000 cattle, 33 72,000 cattle,
34 61,000 donkeys, 34 61,000 donkeys
35 and 32,000 persons in all, consisting of the women who had never slept with a man. 35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
36 The half which was the portion of the soldiers who went out to fight, numbered 337,500 sheep, 36 The half share of those who fought in the battle was:
37 of which ADONAI's tribute was 675; 37 of which the tribute for the LORD was 675;
38 36,000 cattle, of which ADONAI's tribute was seventy-two; 38 36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the LORD was 72;
39 30,500 donkeys, of which ADONAI's tribute was sixty-one; 39 30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the LORD was 61;
40 and 16,000 persons, of whom ADONAI's tribute was thirty-two persons. 40 16,000 people, of which the tribute for the LORD was 32.
41 Moshe gave the tribute set apart for ADONAI to El'azar the cohen, as ADONAI had ordered Moshe. 41 Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part, as the LORD commanded Moses.
42 From the half that went to people of Isra'el, which Moshe separated from that of the men who had gone to fight - 42 The half belonging to the Israelites, which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men--
43 now the community's half consisted of 337,500 sheep, 43 the community's half--was 337,500 sheep,
44 36,000 cattle, 44 36,000 cattle,
45 30,500 donkeys 45 30,500 donkeys
46 and 16,000 persons - 46 and 16,000 people.
47 from the people of Isra'el's half, Moshe took one-fiftieth of the persons and animals and gave them to the L'vi'im taking care of the tabernacle of ADONAI, as ADONAI had ordered Moshe. 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 officers in charge of the thousands who fought, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, approached Moshe 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 him, "Your servants have counted all the soldiers under our command, 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 an offering for ADONAI, what every man has obtained in the way of gold jewelry -armlets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings and belts -to make atonement for ourselves before ADONAI." 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 Moshe and El'azar the cohen accepted their gold, all the jewelry. 51 Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted from them the gold--all the crafted articles.
52 All the gold in this gift which the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds set apart for ADONAI weighed 420 pounds. 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 For the soldiers had taken booty, every man for himself. 53 Each soldier had taken plunder for himself.
54 Moshe and El'azar the cohen took the gold from the commanders of thousands and of hundreds and brought it into the tent of meeting as a reminder for the people of Isra'el before ADONAI. 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.