Numbers 31:6

Overview - Numbers 31
The Midianites are spoiled, and Balaam slain.
13 Moses is wroth with the officers, for saving the women alive.
19 How the soldiers, with their captives and spoil, are to be purified.
25 The proportion in which the prey is to be divided.
48 The voluntary oblation unto the treasury of the Lord.
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Numbers 31:6  (King James Version)
And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.

a thousand
Twelve thousand in all--a small number in proportion to all Israel, or to the forces which they had to encounter. As they were under the conduct of captains of thousands and hundreds, they probably had no general; for Phinehas seems to have accompanied them simply to take charge of "the holy instruments;" probably the ark and silver trumpets.


the holy instruments
14:44 33:20-22 Exodus 25:9 ; Joshua 6:4-6 Joshua 6:13-15 ; 1 Samuel 4:4 1 Samuel 4:5 1 Samuel 4:17 ; 14:18
1 Samuel 23:9 ; 2 Samuel 11:11

to blow
Numbers 10:8 Numbers 10:9 2 Chronicles 13:12-15