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Numbers 31 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Get even with the Midianites for what they did to the Israelites. After that you will join your ancestors [in death]." 2 "Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."
3 Moses said to the people, "Some of your men must get ready to go to war against the Midianites. The LORD will use them to get even with 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 Send 1,000 men from each of the tribes of Israel." 4 Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel."
5 So 1,000 men from each tribe were supplied from the divisions of Israel--12,000 men ready for war. 5 So twelve thousand men armed for battle, a thousand from each tribe, were supplied from the clans of Israel.
6 Then Moses sent them off to war, 1,000 men from each tribe along with Phinehas, son of the priest Eleazar. Phinehas took with him the holy articles and the trumpets for the fanfare. 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 went to war against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man. 7 They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man.
8 Among those killed were the five kings of Midian--Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba. They also killed Balaam, son of Beor, in battle. 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 children as prisoners of war. They also took all their animals, their livestock, and their valuables as loot. 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 the Midianites lived and all their settlements. 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps.
11 Then they took everything as loot, including all the people and animals, 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
12 and brought the prisoners of war, the loot, and everything to Moses, the priest Eleazar, and the community of Israel at the camp on the plains of Moab near the Jordan River 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, the priest Eleazar, and all the leaders of the community went outside the camp to meet them. 13 Moses, Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet them outside the camp.
14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the commanders of the companies and battalions, who were returning from 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 "Why did you let all the women live?" he asked them. 15 "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them.
16 "Remember, they were the ones who followed Balaam's advice and caused the Israelites to be unfaithful to the LORD in the incident that took place at Peor. The LORD's community experienced a plague at that time. 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 kill all the Midianite boys and every Midianite woman who has gone to bed with a man. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,
18 But save for yourselves every girl who has never gone to bed with a man. 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
19 "Everyone who killed a person or touched a dead body must stay outside the camp seven days. You and your prisoners of war must use the ritual water on the third and seventh days in order to take away your sin. 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 Do the same for all the clothes 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 Then the priest Eleazar said to the soldiers who had gone into battle, "This is what the LORD's teachings told Moses to do: 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 Any gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, or lead-- 22 Gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, lead
23 anything that won't burn--must be put through fire in order to make it clean. Then it must also be put through the ritual water in order to take away its sin. Whatever might burn must [only] be put through the ritual 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. Then you may come into 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, the priest Eleazar, and the heads of the families of the community need to count all the loot, including the people and animals you captured. 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 Divide the loot between the soldiers who served in the war and 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 Collect a tax for the LORD. From the soldiers who served in the war collect one out of every 500 things. This includes people, 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 Collect all these things from the soldiers' half of the loot, and give them to the priest Eleazar 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 of the loot, collect one out of every 50 things. This includes people, cattle, donkeys, sheep, goats, and every other kind of animal. Give them to the Levites who are in charge of the work done at the LORD's tent." 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 the priest Eleazar did as the LORD commanded Moses. 31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
32 This is the loot that was left from everything that the troops took: 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, and 34 61,000 donkeys
35 32,000 women who had never gone to bed with a man. 35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
36 Half of it went to the soldiers who served in the war. Of the 337,500 sheep and goats they received, 36 The half share of those who fought in the battle was:
37 675 went to the LORD as taxes. 37 of which the tribute for the LORD was 675;
38 Of the 36,000 cattle they received, 72 went to the LORD as taxes. 38 36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the LORD was 72;
39 Of the 30,500 donkeys they received, 61 went to the LORD as taxes. 39 30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the LORD was 61;
40 Of the 16,000 people they received, 32 went to the LORD as taxes. 40 16,000 people, of which the tribute for the LORD was 32.
41 Moses gave the LORD's taxes to the priest Eleazar, as the LORD had commanded him. 41 Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part, as the LORD commanded Moses.
42 Moses took the Israelites' half of the loot from the soldiers. 42 The half belonging to the Israelites, which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men--
43 The community received 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 From the Israelites' half Moses collected one out of every 50 things, including people and animals, as the LORD commanded him. Then he gave all this to the Levites who were in charge of the work done at the LORD's tent. 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 Then the officers from the military divisions, the commanders of the companies and battalions of men, came to 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 They said to him, "Sir, we have counted all the soldiers under our command, and not one of them 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 brought as gifts to the LORD the gold jewelry that each of us found--arm bands, bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and pendants. We offer them to make peace with 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 the priest Eleazar took all the hand-crafted gold articles from them. 51 Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted from them the gold--all the crafted articles.
52 All the gold contributed to the LORD by the commanders weighed about 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 soldier kept his own loot. 53 Each soldier had taken plunder for himself.
54 Moses and the priest Eleazar took the gold from the commanders and brought it into the LORD's presence at the tent of meeting as a reminder to the Israelites. 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.