Numbers 31:4
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
You shall send a thousand from each of the tribes of Israel to the war.”

King James Bible
Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.

American Standard Version
Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let a thousand men be chosen out of every tribe of Israel to be sent to the war.

English Revised Version
Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.

Numbers 31:4 Parallel
Commentary
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 31:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Of every tribe a thousand. Heb. A thousand of a tribe

Leviticus 26:8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight...

Judges 7:2 And the LORD said to Gideon, The people that are with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands...

1 Samuel 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised...

Cross References
Numbers 31:3
So Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the LORD's vengeance on Midian.

Numbers 31:5
So there were provided, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

Jump to Previous
Battle Host Israel Thousand Throughout Tribe Tribes War
Jump to Next
Battle Host Israel Thousand Throughout Tribe Tribes War
Links
Numbers 31:4 NIV
Numbers 31:4 NLT
Numbers 31:4 ESV
Numbers 31:4 NASB
Numbers 31:4 KJV

Numbers 31:4 Bible Apps
Numbers 31:4 Biblia Paralela
Numbers 31:4 Chinese Bible
Numbers 31:4 French Bible
Numbers 31:4 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Numbers 31:3
Top of Page
Top of Page