1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
5 So there were 1furnished from the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.
7 So they made war against Midian, just as the Lord had commanded Moses, and athey killed every male.
11 aThey took all the spoil and all the prey, both of man and of beast.
12 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.
19 “aAnd 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.
20 “You shall purify for yourselves every garment and every article of 1leather and all the work of goats’ hair, and all articles of wood.”
23 everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, but it shall be purified with awater for impurity. But whatever cannot stand the fire you shall pass through the water.
25 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
26 “You and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the fathers’ households of the congregation take a count of the booty 1that was captured, both of man and of animal;
27 and adivide the booty between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.
29 take it from their half and give it to Eleazar the priest, as an 1offering to the Lord.
30 “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 akeep charge of the tabernacle of the Lord.”
32 Now the booty that remained from the spoil which the 1men of war had plundered was 675,000 sheep,
35 and of human beings, of the women who had not known man 1intimately, all the persons were 32,000.
41 Moses gave the levy which was the Lord’s offering to Eleazar the priest, just aas the Lord had commanded Moses.
42 As for the sons of Israel’s half, which Moses 1separated from the men who had gone to war—
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.
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, ato make atonement for ourselves before the Lord.”
53 aThe men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.
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 aa memorial for the sons of Israel before the Lord.
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