And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.
And they slew the kings of Midian besides the rest of those who were slain, namely: Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian. Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captive, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods.
And they burned all their cities wherein they dwelt and all their goodly strongholds with fire.
And they took all the spoil and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
And they brought the captives and the prey and the spoil unto Moses and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan near Jericho.
And Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the princes of the congregation went forth to meet them outside the camp.
And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands and captains over hundreds, who came from the battle.
And Moses said unto them, "Have ye saved all the women alive?
Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who hath known a man by lying with him.