King James Version (KJV)
30Â And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded.
2Â If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
3Â If a woman also vow a vow unto the Lord, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father’s house in her youth;
4Â And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
5Â But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and the Lord shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her.
6Â And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;
7Â And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her in the day that he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.
8Â But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and the Lord shall forgive her.
9Â But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.
10Â And if she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath;
11Â And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.
12Â But if her husband hath utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and the Lord shall forgive her.
13Â Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.
14Â But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day; then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirmeth them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them.
15Â But if he shall any ways make them void after that he hath heard them; then he shall bear her iniquity.
16Â These are the statutes, which the Lord commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his daughter, being yet in her youth in her father’s house.
31Â And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2Â Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.
3Â And 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.
4Â Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.
5Â So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.
6Â And Moses 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.
7Â And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.
8Â And 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.
9Â And 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.
10Â And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.
11Â And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
12Â And 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.
13Â And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.
14Â And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.
15Â And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?
16Â Behold, these 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.
17Â Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
18Â But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
19Â And 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.
20Â And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats’ hair, and all things made of wood.
21Â And 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;
22Â Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,
23Â Every 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 the water.
24Â And ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean, and afterward ye shall come into the camp.
25Â And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
26Â Take 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:
27Â And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation:
28Â And 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:
29Â Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the Lord.
30Â And 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.
31Â And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord commanded Moses.
32Â And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,
33Â And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,
34Â And threescore and one thousand asses,
35Â And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.
36Â And 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:
37Â And the Lord‘S tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.
38Â And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which the Lord‘S tribute was threescore and twelve.
39Â And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which the Lord‘S tribute was threescore and one.
40Â And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the Lord‘S tribute was thirty and two persons.
41Â And Moses gave the tribute, which was the Lord‘S heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as the Lord commanded Moses.
42Â And of the children of Israel’s half, which Moses divided from the men that warred,
43Â (Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep,
44Â And thirty and six thousand beeves,
45Â And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,
46Â And sixteen thousand persons;)
47Â Even 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.
48Â And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses:
49Â And they 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 of us.
50Â We 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.
51Â And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.
52Â And 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.
53Â (For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.)
54Â And 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 Lord.