31:1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
31:1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

31:2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.
31:2 "Take full vengeance for the sons of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people."

31:3 And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm ye men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian, to execute Jehovah's vengeance on Midian.
31:3 And Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian, to execute the Lord's vengeance on Midian.

31:4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.
31:4 "A thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel you shall send to the war."

31:5 So there were delivered, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.
31:5 So there were furnished from the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

31:6 And Moses sent them, a thousand of every tribe, to the war, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand.
31:6 And Moses sent them, a thousand from each tribe, to the war, and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war with them, and the holy vessels and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand.

31:7 And they warred against Midian, as Jehovah commanded Moses; and they slew every male.
31:7 So they made war against Midian, just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed every male.

31:8 And they slew the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain: Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
31:8 And they killed the kings of Midian along with the [rest of] their slain: Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian; they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.

31:9 And the children of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods, they took for a prey.
31:9 And the sons of Israel captured the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods, they plundered.

31:10 And all their cities in the places wherein they dwelt, and all their encampments, they burnt with fire.
31:10 Then they burned all their cities where they lived and all their camps with fire.

31:11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of man and of beast.
31:11 And they took all the spoil and all the prey, both of man and of beast.

31:12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and unto 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 at Jericho.
31:12 And they brought the captives and the prey and the spoil to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest and to the congregation of the sons of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan opposite Jericho.

31:13 And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.
31:13 And Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the congregation went out to meet them outside the camp.

31:14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who came from the service of the war.
31:14 And Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who had come from service in the war.

31:15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?
31:15 And Moses said to them, "Have you spared all the women?

31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against Jehovah in the matter of Peor, and so the plague was among the congregation of Jehovah.
31:16 "Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the LORD.

31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
31:17 "Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately.

31:18 But all the women-children, that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
31:18 "But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.

31:19 And encamp ye without the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify yourselves on the third day and on the seventh day, ye and your captives.
31:19 "And you, camp outside the camp seven days; whoever has killed any person, and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves, you and your captives, on the third day and on the seventh day.

31:20 And as to every garment, and all that is made of skin, and all work of goats' (hair), and all things made of wood, ye shall purify yourselves.
31:20 "And you shall purify for yourselves every garment and every article of leather and all the work of goats' [hair,] and all articles of wood."

31:21 And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war that went to the battle, This is the statute of the law which Jehovah hath commanded Moses:
31:21 Then Eleazar 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:

31:22 howbeit the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,
31:22 only the gold and the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin and the lead,

31:23 everything that may abide the fire, ye shall make to go through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless it shall be purified with the water for impurity: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make to go through the water.
31:23 everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, but it shall be purified with water for impurity. But whatever cannot stand the fire you shall pass through the water.

31:24 And ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean; and afterward ye shall come into the camp.
31:24 "And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day and be clean, and afterward you may enter the camp."

31:25 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
31:25 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

31:26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the heads of the fathers' (houses) of the congregation;
31:26 "You and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the fathers' [households] of the congregation, take a count of the booty that was captured, both of man and of animal;

31:27 and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, that went out to battle, and all the congregation.
31:27 and divide the booty between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.

31:28 And levy a tribute unto Jehovah of the men of war that went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, (both) of the persons, and of the oxen, and of the asses, and of the flocks:
31:28 "And levy a tax for the LORD from the men of war who went out to battle, one in five hundred of the persons and of the cattle and of the donkeys and of the sheep;

31:29 take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for Jehovah's heave-offering.
31:29 take it from their half and give it to Eleazar the priest, as an offering to the LORD.

31:30 And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one drawn out of every fifty, of the persons, of the oxen, of the asses, and of the flocks, (even) of all the cattle, and give them unto the Levites, that keep the charge of the tabernacle of Jehovah.
31:30 "And from the sons of Israel's half, you shall take one drawn out of every fifty of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys and of the sheep, from all the animals, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of the LORD."

31:31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as Jehovah commanded Moses.
31:31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

31:32 Now the prey, over and above the booty which the men of war took, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,
31:32 Now the booty that remained from the spoil which the men of war had plundered was 6750000 sheep,

31:33 and threescore and twelve thousand oxen,
31:33 and 720000 cattle,

31:34 and threescore and one thousand asses,
31:34 and 610000 donkeys,

31:35 and thirty and two thousand persons in all, of the women that had not known man by lying with him.
31:35 and of human beings, of the women who had not known man intimately, all the persons were 320000.

31:36 And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep:
31:36 And the half, the portion of those who went out to war, was [as follows:] the number of sheep was 3375000,

31:37 and Jehovah's tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.
31:37 and the Lord's levy of the sheep was 675,

31:38 And the oxen were thirty and six thousand; of which Jehovah's tribute was threescore and twelve.
31:38 and the cattle were 360000, from which the Lord's levy was 72.

31:39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which Jehovah's tribute was threescore and one.
31:39 And the donkeys were 305000, from which the Lord's levy was 61.

31:40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of whom Jehovah's tribute was thirty and two persons.
31:40 And the human beings were 160000, from whom the Lord's levy was 32 persons.

31:41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was Jehovah's heave-offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as Jehovah commanded Moses.
31:41 And Moses gave the levy [which was] the Lord's offering to Eleazar the priest, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

31:42 And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided off from the men that warred
31:42 As for the sons of Israel's half, which Moses separated from the men who had gone to war--

31:43 (now the congregation's half was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand, seven thousand and five hundred sheep,
31:43 now the congregation's half was 3375000 sheep,

31:44 and thirty and six thousand oxen,
31:44 and 360000 cattle,

31:45 and thirty thousand and five hundred asses,
31:45 and 305000 donkeys,

31:46 and sixteen thousand persons),
31:46 and the human beings were 160000--

31:47 even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, that kept the charge of the tabernacle of Jehovah; as Jehovah commanded Moses.
31:47 and from the sons of Israel's half, Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of animals, and gave them to the Levites, who kept charge of the tabernacle of the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

31:48 And the officers that were over the thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses;
31:48 Then the officers who were over the thousands of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, approached Moses;

31:49 and they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war that are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us.
31:49 and they said to Moses, "Your servants have taken a census of men of war who are in our charge, and no man of us is missing.

31:50 And we have brought Jehovah's oblation, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, ankle-chains, and bracelets, signet-rings, ear-rings, and armlets, to make atonement for our souls before Jehovah.
31:50 "So we have brought as an offering to the LORD what each man found, articles of gold, armlets and bracelets, signet rings, earrings and necklaces, to make atonement for ourselves before the LORD."

31:51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.
31:51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them, all kinds of wrought articles.

31:52 And all the gold of the heave-offering that they offered up to Jehovah, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.
31:52 And all the gold of the offering which they offered up to the LORD, from the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, was 167500 shekels.

31:53 (For) the men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.)
31:53 The men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.

31:54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tent of meeting, for a memorial for the children of Israel before Jehovah.
31:54 So Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it to the tent of meeting as a memorial for the sons of Israel before the LORD.