the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.
3And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war,
and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian.
4Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.
5So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe,
twelve thousand armed for war.
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.
they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.
8And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that 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.
9And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little
ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.
10And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles,
11And they took all the spoil,
and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
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 Jordan near Jericho.
13And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went
forth to meet them without the camp.
Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from
15And Moses said unto them, Have
ye saved all the women alive?
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.
therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
18But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep
alive for yourselves.
19And do ye abide without
the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your
captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.
purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood.
21And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war which went to the battle, This
is the ordinance of the law which the LORD commanded Moses;
the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,
23Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean:
nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through
24And ye shall wash your clothes
on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean, and afterward ye shall come into the camp.
25And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
26Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest,
and the chief fathers of the congregation:
divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation:
28And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the
men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and
of the sheep:
29Take it of their half, and
give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the LORD.
30And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the
beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of
the tabernacle of the LORD.
31And Moses and
Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five
33And threescore and twelve
34And threescore and one
35And thirty and two thousand
persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.
36And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand
and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep:
the LORD'S tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.
38And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which the LORD'S tribute was threescore and twelve.
39And the asses were thirty thousand and five
hundred; of which the LORD'S tribute was threescore and one.
the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the LORD'S tribute was thirty and two persons.
41And Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD'S heave offering, unto Eleazar
the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses.
of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided from the men that warred,
43(Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand
and seven thousand and five hundred sheep,
thirty and six thousand beeves,
thousand asses and five hundred,
47Even of the children
of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, which kept the
charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
48And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of
hundreds, came near unto Moses:
said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man
50We have therefore brought an oblation
for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make
an atonement for our souls before the LORD.
Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.
52And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the LORD, of the captains of thousands,
and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.
53(For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.)
54And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and
of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the children of Israel before the