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1 The Lord spoke to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Execute vengeance for the Israelites against the Midianites. 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 So Moses spoke to the people, "Equip some of your men for war. They will go against Midian to inflict the Lord's vengeance on them. 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 Send 1,000 men to war from each Israelite tribe." 4 Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel."
5 So 1,000 were recruited from each Israelite tribe out of the thousands in Israel-12,000 equipped for war. 5 So twelve thousand men armed for battle, a thousand from each tribe, were supplied from the clans of Israel.
6 Moses sent 1,000 from each tribe to war. They went with Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest, in whose care were the holy objects and signal trumpets. 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 waged war against Midian, as the Lord had commanded Moses, and killed every male. 7 They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man.
8 Along with the others slain by them, they killed the Midianite kings-Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor 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 the Midianite women and their children captive, and they plundered all their cattle, flocks, and property. 9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
10 Then they burned all the cities where the Midianites lived, as well as all their encampments, 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps.
11 and took away all the spoils of war and the captives, both human and animal. 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
12 They brought the prisoners, animals, and 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 all the leaders 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 But Moses became furious with the officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, who were returning from the military campaign. 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army--the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds--who returned from the battle.
15 "Have you let every female live?" he asked them. 15 "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them.
16 "Yet they are the ones who, at Balaam's advice, incited the Israelites to unfaithfulness against the Lord in the Peor incident, so that the plague came against 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 So now, kill all the male children and kill every woman who has had sexual relations with a man, 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,
18 but keep alive for yourselves all the young females who have not had sexual relations. 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
19 "You are to remain outside the camp for seven days. All of you and your prisoners who have killed a person or touched the dead are to purify yourselves on the third day and the seventh day. 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 everything: garments, leather goods, things made of goat hair, and every article of wood." 20 Purify every garment as well as everything made of leather, goat hair or wood."
21 Then Eleazar the priest said to the soldiers who had gone to battle, "This is the legal statute 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 Only the gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, and lead- 22 Gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, lead
23 everything that can withstand fire-put through fire, and it will be clean. It must still be purified with the purification water. Anything that cannot withstand fire, put 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 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 The Lord told Moses, 25 The LORD said to Moses,
26 "You, Eleazar the priest, and the family leaders of the community are to take a count of what was captured, human and animal. 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 Then divide the captives between the troops who went out to war and the entire community. 27 Divide the spoils between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest of the community.
28 Set aside a tribute for the Lord from what belongs to the fighting men who went out to war: one out of [every] 500 humans, cattle, donkeys, sheep, and goats. 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 [the tribute] from their half and give [it] to Eleazar the priest as a contribution to the Lord. 29 Take this tribute from their half share and give it to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part.
30 From the Israelites' half, take one out of every 50 from the people, cattle, donkeys, sheep, and goats, all the livestock, and give them to the Levites who perform the duties of the Lord's tabernacle." 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 So 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 captives remaining from the plunder the army had taken totaled: 675,000 sheep and goats, 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 people, all the females who had not had sexual relations with a man. 35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
36 The half portion for those who went out to war numbered: 337,500 sheep and goats, 36 The half share of those who fought in the battle was:
37 and the tribute to the Lord was 675 from the sheep and goats; 37 of which the tribute for the LORD was 675;
38 from the 36,000 cattle, the tribute to the Lord was 72; 38 36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the LORD was 72;
39 from the 30,500 donkeys, the tribute to the Lord was 61; 39 30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the LORD was 61;
40 and from the 16,000 people, the tribute to the Lord was 32 people. 40 16,000 people, of which the tribute for the LORD was 32.
41 Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the priest as a contribution for the Lord, 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 From the Israelites' half, which Moses separated from the men who fought, 42 The half belonging to the Israelites, which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men--
43 the community's half was: 337,500 sheep and goats, 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 people. 46 and 16,000 people.
47 Moses took one out of [every] 50, selected from the people and the livestock from the Israelites' half. He gave them to the Levites who perform the duties of the Lord's tabernacle, as the Lord had commanded him. 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 who were over the thousands of the army, the commanders of thousands and of 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 told him, "Your servants have taken a census of the fighting men 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 So we have presented to the Lord an offering of the gold articles each man found-armlets, bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces-to make atonement 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 received from them all the articles made out of gold. 51 Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted from them the gold--all the crafted articles.
52 All the gold of the contribution they offered to the Lord, from the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, was 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 Each of the soldiers had taken plunder for himself. 53 Each soldier had taken plunder for himself.
54 Moses and Eleazar the priest received the gold from the commanders of thousands and of hundreds and brought it into the tent of meeting 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.