English Standard Version
Then the officers who were over the thousands of the army, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, came near to Moses
King James Bible
And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses:
American Standard Version
And the officers that were over the thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses;
And when the commanders of the army, and the tribunes and centurions were come to Moses, they said:
English Revised Version
And the officers which were over the thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses:
Webster's Bible Translation
And the officers who were over thousands of the hosts, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near to Moses:
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The booty, viz., "the rest of the booty, which the men of war had taken," i.e., all the persons taken prisoners that had not been put to death, and all the cattle taken as booty that had not been consumed during the march home, amounted to 675,000 head of small cattle, 72,000 oxen, 61,000 asses, and 32,000 maidens. Each half, therefore, consisted of 337,500 head of small cattle, 36,000 oxen, 30,500 asses, and 16,000 maidens (Numbers 31:36 and Numbers 31:43-46). Of the one half the priests received 675 head of small cattle, 72 oxen, 61 asses, and 32 maidens for Jehovah; and these Moses handed over to Eleazar, in all probability for the maintenance of the priests, in the same manner as the tithes (Numbers 18:26-28, and Leviticus 27:30-33), so that they might put the cattle into their own flocks (Numbers 35:3), and slay oxen or sheep as they required them, whilst they sold the asses, and made slaves of the gifts; and not in the character of a vow, in which case the clean animals would have had to be sacrificed, and the unclean animals, as well as the human beings, to be redeemed (Leviticus 27:2-13). Of the other half, the Levites received the fiftieth part (Numbers 31:43-47), that is to say, 6750 head of small cattle, 720 oxen, 610 asses, and 320 girls. The וגו מחצית ("the half," etc.), in Numbers 31:42, is resumed in Numbers 31:47, and the enumeration of the component parts of this half in Numbers 31:43-46 is to be regarded as parenthetical.
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Numbers 31:47 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.
from the people of Israel's half Moses took one of every 50, both of persons and of beasts, and gave them to the Levites who kept guard over the tabernacle of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.
and said to Moses, "Your servants have counted the men of war who are under our command, and there is not a man missing from us.
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