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Vengeance on the Midianites...
And YHWH spoke to Mosheh, saying,
'Take vengeance for the children of Yisra'el on the Midyanites. After that you are to be gathered to your people.'
And Mosheh spoke to the people, saying, 'Arm some of yourselves for the campaign, and let them go against the Midyanites to take vengeance for YHWH on Midyan.
'Send a thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Yisra'el for the campaign.'
So there were supplied from the tribes of Yisra'el one thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed ones for the campaign.
And Mosheh sent them on the campaign, one thousand from each tribe, them and Pinehas son of El'azar the priest on the campaign, with the set-apart utensils and the trumpets for sounding in his hand.
And they fought against the Midyanites, as YHWH commanded Mosheh, and slew all the males.
And they slew the sovereigns of Midyan with the rest of those who were pierced: Ewi, and Reqem, and Tsur, and Hur, and Reba, the five sovereigns of Midyan. And they slew Bil'am son of Be'or with the sword.
And the sons of Yisra'el took all the women of Midyan captive, with their little ones, and took as spoil all their livestock, and all their possessions.
And they burned with fire all the cities where they dwelt, and all their settlements.
And they took all the spoil and all the booty, both of man and beast.
And they brought the captives, and the booty, and the spoil to Mosheh, and to El'azar the priest, and to the congregation of the children of Yisra'el, to the camp in the desert plains of Mo'ab by the Yarden of Yeriho.
And Mosheh, and El'azar the priest, and all the leaders of the congregation, went to meet them outside the camp.
But Mosheh was wroth with the officers of the army, with the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, who had come from the campaign.
And Mosheh said to them, 'Have you kept all the women alive?
'Look, they are the ones who caused the children of Yisra'el, through the word of Bil'am, to trespass against YHWH in the matter of Pe'or, and there was a plague among the congregation of YHWH.
'And now, slay every male among the little ones. And every woman who has known a man by lying with a man you shall slay.
'But keep alive for yourselves all the female children who have not known a man by lying with a man.
'And you, camp outside the camp seven days. Whoever has slain any being, and whoever has touched any slain, cleanse yourselves and your captives on the third day and on the seventh day.
'And cleanse every garment, and every object of leather and all the work of goats' hair, and every object of wood.'
And El'azar the priest said to the men of the campaign who went to the battle, 'This is the law of the Torah which YHWH commanded Mosheh:
'Only the gold, and the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin, and the lead,
every object that passes through fire, you put through the fire, and it shall be clean; only, let it be cleansed with the water for uncleanness. And whatever does not pass through fire you pass through water.
'And you shall wash your garments on the seventh day and be clean, and afterwards come into the camp.'
Dividing the Spoils...
And YHWH spoke to Mosheh, saying,
'Count up the plunder that was taken, of man and of beast, you and El'azar the priest and the heads of the fathers of the congregation.
'And you shall divide the plunder into two parts, between those who took part in the battle, who went out on the campaign, and all the congregation.
'And set aside a levy for YHWH on the men of battle who went out on the campaign: one out of every five hundred, of man, and of the cattle, and of the donkeys, and of the sheep.
'Take it from their half, and give it to El'azar the priest as a contribution to YHWH.
'And from the children of Yisra'el's half you shall take one of every fifty, of man, of the cattle, of the donkeys, and of the sheep, of all the livestock, and give them to the Lewites guarding the duty of the Dwelling Place of YHWH.'
And Mosheh and El'azar the priest did as YHWH commanded Mosheh.
And the booty remaining from the plunder, which the people of the campaign had taken, was six hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep,
and seventy-two thousand cattle,
and sixty-one thousand donkeys,
and thirty-two thousand human beings in all, of women who had not known a man by lying with a man.
And the half, the portion for those who went out on the campaign, was in number three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep,
and the levy unto YHWH of the sheep was six hundred and seventy-five.
And the cattle were thirty-six thousand, of which the levy unto YHWH was seventy-two.
And the donkeys were thirty thousand five hundred, of which the levy unto YHWH was sixty-one.
And the human beings were sixteen thousand, of which the levy unto YHWH was thirty-two beings.
So Mosheh gave the levy which was the contribution unto YHWH to El'azar the priest, as YHWH commanded Mosheh.
And from the children of Yisra'el's half, which Mosheh divided from the men who campaigned:
now the half belonging to the congregation was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep,
and thirty-six thousand cattle,
and thirty thousand five hundred donkeys,
and sixteen thousand human beings.
Then Mosheh took from the children of Yisra'el's half: one out of every fifty, drawn from man and beast, and gave them to the Lewites, who guarded the duty of the Dwelling Place of YHWH, as YHWH commanded Mosheh.
And the officers who were over thousands of the campaign, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, came near to Mosheh,
and they said to Mosheh, 'Your servants have taken a count of the fighting men under our command, and not a man of us is missing.
'So we have brought an offering for YHWH, what every man found of ornaments of gold: armlets and bracelets and signet rings and earrings and necklaces, to make atonement for ourselves before YHWH.'
And Mosheh and El'azar the priest received the gold from them, all the fashioned ornaments.
And all the gold of the offering that they presented to YHWH, from the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty sheqels.
The men of the campaign had taken spoil, every man for himself.
And Mosheh and El'azar the priest received the gold from the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the Tent of Meeting as a remembrance for the children of Yisra'el before YHWH.