Numbers 311And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2Avenge the wrongs of the children of Israel on the Midianites, and afterwards you shall be added to your people. 3And Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves for war, and set yourselves in array before the Lord against Midian, to inflict vengeance on Midian from the Lord. 4Send a thousand of each tribe from all the tribes of the children of Israel to set themselves in array. 5And they numbered of the thousands of Israel a thousand of each tribe, twelve thousand; these were armed for war. 6And Moses sent them away, a thousand of every tribe with their forces, and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest. And the holy instruments, and the signal trumpets were in their hands. 7And they set themselves in array against Midian, as the Lord commanded Moses; and they killed every male. 8And they killed the kings of Midian together with their slain subjects; even Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian; and they killed with the sword Balaam the son of Beor with their other slain. 9And they made a prey of the women of Midian, and their store, and their cattle, and all their possessions; and they spoiled their forces. 10And they burned with fire all their cities in the places of their habitation, and they burned their villages with fire. 11And they took all their plunder, and all their spoils, both man and beast. 12And they brought to Moses and to Eleazar the priest, and to all the children of Israel, the captives, and the spoils, and the plunder, to the camp to Araboth Moab, which is at the Jordan by Jericho. 13And Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the rulers of the synagogue went forth out of the camp to meet them. 14And Moses was angry with the captains of the army, the heads of thousands and the heads of hundreds who came from the battle array. 15And Moses said to them, Why have you saved every female alive? 16For they were the occasion to the children of Israel by the word of Balaam of their revolting and despising the word of the Lord, because of Peor. And there was a plague in the congregation of the Lord. 17Now then kill every male in all the spoil, kill every woman, who has known a man intimately. 18And as for all the captivity of women, who have not known a man intimately, keep them alive. 19And you shall remain outside the camp for seven days; whoever has killed, and whoever has touched a dead body, shall be purified on the third day, and you and your captivity shall purify yourselves on the seventh day. 20And you shall purify every garment and every leather utensil, and all furniture of goat skin, and every wooden vessel. 21And Eleazar the priest said to the men of the army that came from the battle array, This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord has commanded Moses. 22Beside the gold, the silver, the brass, the iron, the lead, and the tin, 23everything that shall pass through the fire shall so be clean, nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of sanctification; and whatsoever will not pass through the fire shall pass through water. 24And on the seventh day you shall wash your garments and be clean; and afterwards you shall come into the camp. 25And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 26Take the sum of the spoils of the captivity both of man and beast, you and Eleazar the priest, and the heads of the families of the congregation. 27And you shall divide the spoils between the warriors that went out to battle, and the whole congregation. 28And you shall take a tribute for the Lord from the warriors that went out to battle; one soul out of five hundred, from the men and from the cattle, even from the oxen, and from the sheep, and from the donkeys; and you shall take from their half. 29And you shall give them to Eleazar the priest as the firstfruits of the Lord. 30And from the half belonging to the children of Israel you shall take one in fifty from the men, and from the oxen, and from the sheep, and from the donkeys, and from all the cattle; and you shall give them to the Levites that keep the charges in the tabernacle of the Lord. 31And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord commanded Moses. 32And that which remained of the spoil which the warriors took was six hundred and seventy-five thousand, among the sheep. 33And oxen, seventy-two thousand; 34and donkeys, sixty-one thousand; 35and of women who had not known a man intimately were thirty-two thousand. 36And the half, even the portion of them that went out to war, from the number of the sheep, was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred. 37And the tribute to the Lord from the sheep was six hundred and seventy-five. 38And the oxen, thirty-six thousand, and the tribute to the Lord seventy-two. 39And donkeys, thirty thousand five hundred, and the tribute to the Lord was sixty-one. 40And the persons were sixteen thousand, and the tribute of them to the Lord was thirty-two souls. 41And Moses gave the tribute to the Lord, the heave offering of God, to Eleazar the priest, as the Lord commanded Moses; 42from the half belonging to the children of Israel, whom Moses separated from the men of war. 43And the half taken from the sheep, belonging to the congregation, was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred. 44And the oxen, thirty-six thousand; 45and the donkeys, thirty thousand five hundred; 46and persons, sixteen thousand. 47And Moses took of the half belonging to the children of Israel the fiftieth part, of men and of cattle, and he gave them to the Levites who keep the charges of the tabernacle of the Lord, as the Lord commanded Moses. 48And all those who were appointed to be officers of thousands of the army, captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, approached Moses, and said to Moses, 49Your servants have taken the sum of the men of war with us, and not one is missing. 50And we have brought our gift to the Lord, every man who has found an article of gold, whether an armlet, or a chain, or a ring, or a bracelet, or a clasp for hair, to make atonement for us before the Lord. 51And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them, even every wrought article. 52And all the wrought gold, even the offering that they offered to the Lord, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels from the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds. 53For the men of war took plunder, every man for himself. 54And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, and brought the vessels into the tabernacle of witness, a memorial of the children of Israel before the Lord.
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