Numbers 31:2
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English Standard Version
“Avenge the people of Israel on the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people.”

King James Bible
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.

American Standard Version
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Revenge first the children of Israel on the Madianites, and so thou shalt be gathered to thy people.

English Revised Version
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.

Webster's Bible Translation
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered to thy people.

Numbers 31:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Numbers 30:3-15 contain the rules relating to positive and negative vows made by a woman, and four different examples are given. The first case (Numbers 30:3-5) is that of a woman in her youth, while still unmarried, and living in her father's house. If she made a vow of performance or abstinence, and her father heard of it and remained silent, it was to stand, i.e., to remain in force. But if her father held her back when he heard of it, i.e., forbade her fulfilling it, it was not to stand or remain in force, and Jehovah would forgive her because of her father's refusal. Obedience to a father stood higher than a self-imposed religious service. - The second case (Numbers 30:6-8) was that of a vow of performance or abstinence, made by a woman before her marriage, and brought along with her (עליה, "upon herself") into her marriage. In such a case the husband had to decide as to its validity, in the same way as the father before her marriage. In the day when he heard of it he could hold back his wife, i.e., dissolve her vow; but if he did not do this at once, he could not hinder its fulfilment afterwards. שׂפתיה מבטא, gossip of her lips, that which is uttered thoughtlessly or without reflection (cf. Leviticus 5:4). This expression implies that vows of abstinence were often made by unmarried women without thought or reflection. - The third case (Numbers 30:9) was that of a vow made by a widow or divorced woman. Such a vow had full force, because the woman was not dependent upon a husband. - The fourth case (Numbers 30:10-12) was that of a vow made by a wife in her married state. Such a vow was to remain in force if her husband remained silent when he heard of it, and did not restrain her. On the other hand, it was to have no force if her husband dissolved it at once. After this there follows the general statement (Numbers 30:13-16), that a husband could establish or dissolve every vow of performance or abstinence made by his wife. If, however, he remained silent "from day to day," he confirmed it by his silence; and if afterwards he should declare it void, he was to bear his wife's iniquity. עונה, the sin which the wife would have had to bear if she had broken the vow of her own accord. This consisted either in a sin-offering to expiate her sin (Leviticus 5:4.); or if this was omitted, in the punishment which God suspended over the sin (Leviticus 5:1).

Numbers 31:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Avenge

Numbers 31:3 And Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves to the war, and let them go against the Midianites...

Numbers 25:17,18 Vex the Midianites, and smite them...

Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand...

Judges 16:24,28-30 And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god has delivered into our hands our enemy...

Psalm 94:1-3 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself...

Isaiah 1:24 Therefore said the LORD, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of my adversaries...

Nahum 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries...

Luke 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay...

Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain...

1 Thessalonians 4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such...

Hebrews 10:30 For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs to me, I will recompense, said the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true...

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her.

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication...

the Midianites

Numbers 25:6,14-18 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought to his brothers a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses...

Genesis 25:1-4 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah...

Exodus 2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

gathered

Numbers 27:13 And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered.

Genesis 15:15 And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.

Genesis 25:8,17 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people...

Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered to their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD...

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw corruption:

Cross References
Numbers 20:24
"Let Aaron be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter the land that I have given to the people of Israel, because you rebelled against my command at the waters of Meribah.

Numbers 20:26
And strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son. And Aaron shall be gathered to his people and shall die there."

Numbers 25:1
While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab.

Numbers 25:16
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 27:13
When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,

Numbers 31:1
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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