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1 The LORD said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Avenge the people of Israel on the Mid'ianites; afterward you shall be gathered to your people." 2 "Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."
3 And Moses said to the people, "Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Mid'ian, to execute the LORD's vengeance on Mid'ian. 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 shall send a thousand from each of the tribes of Israel to the war." 4 Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel."
5 So there were provided, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. 5 So twelve thousand men armed for battle, a thousand from each tribe, were supplied from the clans of Israel.
6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand from each tribe, together with Phin'ehas the son of Elea'zar the priest, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for 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 warred against Mid'ian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and slew every male. 7 They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man.
8 They slew the kings of Mid'ian with the rest of their slain, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Mid'ian; and they also slew Balaam the son of Be'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 And the people of Israel took captive the women of Mid'ian and their little ones; and they took as booty all their cattle, their flocks, and all their goods. 9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
10 All their cities in the places where they dwelt, and all their encampments, they burned with fire, 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps.
11 and took all the spoil and all the booty, both of man and of beast. 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
12 Then they brought the captives and the booty and the spoil to Moses, and to Elea'zar the priest, and to the congregation of the people of Israel, at the camp on the plains of Moab by the Jordan at 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, and Elea'zar the priest, and all the leaders of the congregation, went forth 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 And Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, who had come from service in 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 Moses said to them, "Have you let all the women live? 15 "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them.
16 Behold, these caused the people of Israel, by the counsel of Balaam, to act treacherously against the LORD in the matter of Pe'or, and so the plague came among the congregation of the LORD. 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 therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying 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 man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
19 Encamp outside the camp seven days; whoever of you has killed any person, and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves and your captives on the third day and on 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 You shall purify every garment, every article of skin, all work of goats' hair, and every article of wood." 20 Purify every garment as well as everything made of leather, goat hair or wood."
21 And Elea'zar the priest said to the men of war who had gone to battle: "This is the statute of the law which the LORD has 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, the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin, and the lead, 22 Gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, lead
23 everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean. Nevertheless it shall also be purified with the water of impurity; and whatever cannot stand the fire, you shall pass 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 You must wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean; and afterward you shall 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 "Take the count of the booty that was taken, both of man and of beast, you and Elea'zar the priest and the heads of the fathers' houses of the congregation; 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, between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation. 27 Divide the spoils between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest of the community.
28 And levy for the LORD a tribute from the men of war who went out to battle, one out of five hundred, of the persons and of the oxen and of the asses and of the 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 their half, and give it to Elea'zar the priest as an 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 And from the people of Israel's half you shall take one drawn out of every fifty, of the persons, of the oxen, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all the cattle, and give them to the Levites who have charge of the tabernacle of the LORD." 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 And Moses and Elea'zar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses. 31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
32 Now the booty remaining of the spoil that the men of war took was: six hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep, 32 The plunder remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep,
33 seventy-two thousand cattle, 33 72,000 cattle,
34 sixty-one thousand asses, 34 61,000 donkeys
35 and thirty-two thousand persons in all, women who had not known man by lying with him. 35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
36 And the half, the portion of those who had gone out to war, was in number three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep, 36 The half share of those who fought in the battle was:
37 and the LORD's tribute of sheep was six hundred and seventy-five. 37 of which the tribute for the LORD was 675;
38 The cattle were thirty-six thousand, of which the LORD's tribute was seventy-two. 38 36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the LORD was 72;
39 The asses were thirty thousand five hundred, of which the LORD's tribute was sixty-one. 39 30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the LORD was 61;
40 The persons were sixteen thousand, of which the LORD's tribute was thirty-two persons. 40 16,000 people, of which the tribute for the LORD was 32.
41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the offering for the LORD, to Elea'zar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses. 41 Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part, as the LORD commanded Moses.
42 From the people of Israel's half, which Moses separated from that of the men who had gone to war-- 42 The half belonging to the Israelites, which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men--
43 now the congregation's half was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep, 43 the community's half--was 337,500 sheep,
44 thirty-six thousand cattle, 44 36,000 cattle,
45 and thirty thousand five hundred asses, 45 30,500 donkeys
46 and sixteen thousand persons-- 46 and 16,000 people.
47 from the people of Israel's half Moses took one of every fifty, both of persons and of beasts, and gave them to the Levites who had charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD 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 Then the officers who were over the thousands of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, came near 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 and said to Moses, "Your servants have counted the men of war who are under our command, and there is not a man missing from us. 49 and said to him, "Your servants have counted the soldiers under our command, and not one is missing.
50 And we have brought the LORD's offering, what each man found, articles of gold, armlets and bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and beads, 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 And Moses and Elea'zar the priest received from them the gold, all wrought articles. 51 Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted from them the gold--all the crafted articles.
52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered to the LORD, from the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and 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 (The men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.) 53 Each soldier had taken plunder for himself.
54 And Moses and Elea'zar 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 people of Israel 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.