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1 The Lord said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Punish the Midianites for what they did to the people of Israel. After you have done that, you will die." 2 "Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."
3 So Moses said to the people, "Get ready for war, so that you can attack Midian and punish them for what they did to the Lord. 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 From each tribe of Israel send a thousand men to war." 4 Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel."
5 So a thousand men were chosen from each tribe, a total of twelve thousand men ready 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 war under the command of Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest, who took charge of the sacred objects and the trumpets for giving signals. 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 attacked Midian, as the Lord had commanded Moses, and killed all the men, 7 They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man.
8 including the five kings of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba. They also killed Balaam son of Beor. 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 Israel captured the Midianite women and children, took their cattle and their flocks, plundered all their wealth, 9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
10 and burned all their cities and camps. 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps.
11 They took all the loot that they had captured, including the prisoners and the animals, 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
12 and brought them to Moses and Eleazar and to the community of the people of Israel, who were at the camp on the plains of Moab across the Jordan 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, and all the other leaders of the community went out of the camp to meet the army. 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 officers, the commanders of battalions and companies, who had returned from the war. 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army--the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds--who returned from the battle.
15 He asked them, "Why have you kept all the women alive? 15 "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them.
16 Remember that it was the women who followed Balaam's instructions and at Peor led the people to be unfaithful to the Lord. That was what brought the epidemic on the Lord's people. 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 every boy and kill every woman who has had sexual intercourse, 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,
18 but keep alive for yourselves all the girls and all the women who are virgins. 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
19 Now all of you who have killed anyone or have touched a corpse must stay outside the camp for seven days. On the third day and on the seventh day purify yourselves and the women you have captured. 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 piece of clothing 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 who had returned from battle, "These are the regulations that the Lord has given to 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 Everything that will not burn, such as gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, or lead, is to be purified by passing it through fire. Everything else is to be purified by the water for purification. 22 Gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, lead
24 On the seventh day you must wash your clothes; then you will be ritually clean and will be permitted to enter the camp." 24 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.
25 The Lord said to Moses, 25 On the seventh day wash your clothes and you will be clean. Then you may come into the camp."
26 "You and Eleazar, together with the other leaders of the community, are to count everything that has been captured, including the prisoners and the animals. 26 The LORD said to Moses,
27 Divide what was taken into two equal parts, one part for the soldiers and the other part for the rest of the community. 27 "You and Eleazar the priest and the family heads of the community are to count all the people and animals that were captured.
28 From the part that belongs to the soldiers, withhold as a tax for the Lord one out of every five hundred prisoners and the same proportion of the cattle, donkeys, sheep, and goats. 28 Divide the spoils between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest of the community.
29 Give them to Eleazar the priest as a special contribution to the Lord. 29 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.
30 From the part given to the rest of the people, take one out of every fifty prisoners and the same proportion of the cattle, donkeys, sheep, and goats. Give them to the Levites who are in charge of the Lord's Tent." 30 Take this tribute from their half share and give it to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part.
31 Moses and Eleazar did what the Lord commanded. 31 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."
32 The following is a list of what was captured by the soldiers, in addition to what they kept for themselves: 675,000 sheep and goats, 72,000 cattle, 61,000 donkeys, and 32,000 virgins. 32 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
36 The half share of the soldiers was 337,500 sheep and goats, of which 675 were the tax for the Lord; 36,000 cattle for the soldiers, of which 72 were the tax for the Lord; 30,500 donkeys for the soldiers, of which 61 were the tax for the Lord; and 16,000 virgins for the soldiers, of which 32 were the tax for the Lord. 36 The plunder remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep,
41 So Moses gave Eleazar the tax as a special contribution to the Lord, as the Lord had commanded. 41 72,000 cattle,
42 The share of the community was the same as that for the soldiers: 337,500 sheep and goats, 36,000 cattle, 30,500 donkeys, and 16,000 virgins. 42 61,000 donkeys
47 From this share Moses took one out of every fifty prisoners and animals, and as the Lord had commanded, gave them to the Levites who were in charge of the Lord's Tent. 47 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
48 Then the officers who had commanded the army went to Moses 48 The half share of those who fought in the battle was:
49 and reported, "Sir, we have counted the soldiers under our command and not one of them is missing. 49 of which the tribute for the LORD was 675;
50 So we are bringing the gold ornaments, armlets, bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces that each of us has taken. We offer them to the Lord as a payment for our lives, so that he will protect us." 50 36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the LORD was 72;
51 Moses and Eleazar received the gold, all of which was in the form of ornaments. 51 30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the LORD was 61;
52 The total contribution of the officers weighed over four hundred pounds. 52 16,000 people, of which the tribute for the LORD was 32.
53 Those who were not officers kept the loot they had taken. 53 Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part, as the LORD commanded Moses.
54 So Moses and Eleazar took the gold to the Tent, so that the Lord would protect the people of Israel. 54 The half belonging to the Israelites, which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men--
43 43 the community's half--was 337,500 sheep,
44 44 36,000 cattle,
45 45 30,500 donkeys
46 46 and 16,000 people.
47 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 48 Then the officers who were over the units of the army--the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds--went to Moses
49 49 and said to him, "Your servants have counted the soldiers under our command, and not one is missing.
50 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 51 Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted from them the gold--all the crafted articles.
52 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 53 Each soldier had taken plunder for himself.
54 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.