1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said,
2 'Exact the full vengeance for the Israelites on the Midianites. Afterwards you will be gathered to your people.'
Num 27:13 1Thess 4:6 Acts 13:36 Deut 32:35 Exod 2:16 Gen 15:15 Gen 25:1-4
3 Moses said to the people, 'Some of you are to take up arms for Yahweh's campaign against Midian, to carry out the vengeance of Yahweh on Midian.
Lev 26:25 2Kgs 9:7 2Kgs 10:30 Exod 17:9-13 Exod 17:16 Jer 46:10 Judg 5:2
4 You will put a thousand men in the field from each of the tribes of Israel.'
1Sam 14:6 Judg 7:2 Lev 26:8
5 In this way Israel's thousands provided twelve thousand men equipped for war, one thousand from each tribe:
6 Moses put them in the field, one thousand from each tribe, with Phinehas, son of the priest Eleazar, to go with them carrying the sacred objects and the trumpets for the battle cry.
Num 14:44 Num 10:8-9 1Sam 4:4-5 1Sam 4:17 1Sam 14:18 1Sam 23:9 2Chr 13:12-15
7 They made war on Midian, as Yahweh had ordered Moses, and put every male to death.
1Kgs 11:15-16 Judg 21:11 1Sam 27:9 Deut 20:13-14 Judg 6:1-2 Judg 6:33
8 What is more, they killed the kings of Midian, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba, the five Midianite kings; they also put Balaam son of Beor to the sword.
Josh 13:21-22 Num 25:15 1Tim 6:9-10 2Pet 2:15 Jude 1:11 Num 22:4 Num 22:10
9 The Israelites took the Midianite women and their little ones captive and carried off all their cattle, all their flocks and all their goods as booty.
2Chr 28:5 2Chr 28:8-10 Deut 20:14 Num 31:15-16
10 They set fire to the towns where they lived and to all their encampments.
1Kgs 9:16 1Sam 30:1 Gen 25:16 Isa 1:7 Josh 6:24 Rev 18:8
11 Then, taking all their booty, everything they had captured, human and animal,
Deut 20:14 Josh 8:2
12 they brought the captives, spoil and booty to Moses, the priest Eleazar and the whole community of Israelites at the camp on the Plains of Moab, near the Jordan by Jericho.
13 Moses, the priest Eleazar and all the leaders of the community went out of the camp to meet them.
1Sam 15:12 1Sam 30:21 Gen 14:17 Num 5:2 Num 19:11 Num 31:12 Num 31:22-24
14 Moses was enraged with the officers of the army, the commanders of the thousands and commanders of the hundreds, who had come back from this military expedition.
1Kgs 20:42 1Sam 15:13-14 2Kgs 13:19 Eph 4:26 Exod 32:19 Exod 32:22 Lev 10:16
15 He said, 'Why have you spared the life of all the women?
1Sam 15:3 Jer 48:10 Deut 2:34 Deut 20:13 Deut 20:16-18 Ezek 9:6 Josh 6:21
16 They were the very ones who, on Balaam's advice, caused the Israelites to be unfaithful to Yahweh in the affair at Peor: hence the plague which struck Yahweh's community.
2Pet 2:15 Num 25:1-9 Rev 2:14 Deut 4:3 Josh 22:17 Num 24:14 Num 25:18
17 So kill all the male children and kill all the women who have ever slept with a man;
Deut 7:2 Deut 20:16-18 Judg 21:11-12
18 but spare the lives of the young girls who have never slept with a man, and keep them for yourselves.
Deut 21:10-14 2Chr 28:8-10 Deut 20:14 Isa 14:2 Lev 25:44
19 As for you, bivouac outside the camp for seven days, everyone who has killed anyone or touched a corpse. Purify yourselves and your prisoners on the third and seventh days,
Num 5:2 Num 19:11-22 1Chr 22:8
20 and purify all clothing, everything made of skin, everything woven of goat's hair and everything made of wood.'
Exod 19:10 Gen 35:2 Num 19:14-16 Num 19:22
21 The priest Eleazar said to the soldiers who had come back from the campaign, 'This is an article of the Law which Yahweh prescribed to Moses:
22 although gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin and lead,
23 everything that can withstand fire can be cleaned by being passed through fire, it must still be purified with water for purification. Whatever cannot resist fire you must pass through water.
Num 19:9 Num 19:17 1Cor 3:13 1Pet 1:7 1Pet 3:21 1Pet 4:12 Eph 5:26
24 'Wash your clothes on the seventh day and you will then be clean. You may then re-enter the camp.'
Lev 11:25 Lev 14:9 Lev 15:13 Num 19:19
25 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:
26 'With the priest Eleazar and the heads of families in the community, take a count of the spoils and captives, human and animal.
27 You will then share out the spoil, half and half, between those who fought the campaign and the rest of the community.
Josh 22:8 1Sam 30:4 1Sam 30:24-25 Ps 68:12
28 From the share of the combatants who took part in the campaign, you will set aside one out of every five hundred persons, oxen, donkeys and sheep as Yahweh's portion.
Num 18:26 Num 31:30 Num 31:47 1Chr 18:11 1Chr 26:26-27 2Sam 8:11-12 Gen 14:20
29 You will take this from the half share coming to them and give it to the priest Eleazar as the portion set aside for Yahweh.
Deut 12:12 Deut 12:19 Exod 29:27 Num 18:26
30 From the half coming to the Israelites, you will take one out of every fifty persons, oxen, donkeys, sheep, and all other animals, and give them to the Levites who are responsible for Yahweh's Dwelling.'
Num 3:7-8 Num 3:25 Num 3:31 1Chr 9:27-29 1Chr 23:32 1Chr 26:20-27 1Cor 4:2
31 Moses and the priest Eleazar did as Yahweh had ordered Moses.
32 The spoils, the remainder of the booty captured by the soldiers, came to six hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep and goats,
33 seventy-two thousand head of cattle,
34 sixty-one thousand donkeys,
35 and in persons, women who had never slept with a man, thirty-two thousand in all.
36 Half was assigned to those who had taken part in the war, namely three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep and goats,
37 of which Yahweh's portion was six hundred and seventy-five,
38 thirty-six thousand head of cattle, of which Yahweh's portion was seventy-two,
39 thirty thousand five hundred donkeys, of which Yahweh's portion was sixty-one,
40 and sixteen thousand persons, of which Yahweh's portion was thirty-two.
41 Moses gave the priest Eleazar the portion set aside for Yahweh, as Yahweh had ordered Moses.
Num 18:8 Num 18:19 1Cor 9:10-14 1Tim 5:17 Gal 6:6 Heb 7:4-6 Heb 7:9-12
42 As for the half coming to the Israelites which Moses had separated from that of the combatants,
43 this half, the community's share, came to three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep and goats,
44 thirty-six thousand head of cattle,
45 thirty thousand five hundred donkeys
46 and sixteen thousand persons.
47 From this half, the Israelites' share, Moses took one out of every fifty, human and animal, and gave them to the Levites who were responsible for Yahweh's Dwelling, as Yahweh had ordered Moses.
Num 31:30 1Thess 5:12-13 Deut 12:17-19 Isa 56:10-11 Luke 10:1-8 Num 18:21-24 Ps 134:1
48 The officers of the thousands who had fought the campaign, the commanders of the thousands and commanders of the hundreds, came to Moses
49 and said, 'Your servants have numbered the soldiers under their command: none of our men is missing.
1Sam 30:18-19 John 18:9 Ps 72:14
50 So, as an offering for Yahweh, we have brought what each of us has found in the way of gold ornaments, armlets and bracelets, rings, earrings and breastplates, to make expiation for ourselves before Yahweh.'
Exod 30:12 Exod 30:15-16 Lev 17:11 Ps 107:15 Ps 107:21-22 Ps 116:12 Ps 116:17
51 Moses and the priest Eleazar accepted this gold from them, all this jewellery.
52 This portion of gold given to Yahweh by the commanders of the thousands and commanders of the hundreds amounted to sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.
53 Each of the soldiers took his own booty.
Deut 20:14 Num 31:32
54 But Moses and the priest Eleazar, having accepted the gold from the commanders of the thousands and commanders of the hundreds, brought it into the Tent of Meeting, to be a reminder of the Israelites before Yahweh.
Exod 30:16 Acts 10:4 Josh 4:7 Luke 22:19 Num 16:40 Ps 18:49 Ps 103:1-2