Numbers 31:7
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English Standard Version
They warred against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every male.

King James Bible
And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.

American Standard Version
And they warred against Midian, as Jehovah commanded Moses; and they slew every male.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had fought against the Madianites and had overcome them, they slew all the men.

English Revised Version
And they warred against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew every male.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Campaign. - After the people of Israel had been mustered as the army of Jehovah, and their future relation to the Lord had been firmly established by the order of sacrifice that was given to them immediately afterwards, the Lord commanded Moses to carry out that hostility to the Midianites which had already been commanded in Numbers 25:16-18. Moses was to revenge (i.e., to execute) the revenge of the children of Israel upon the Midianites, and then to be gathered to his people, i.e., to die, as had already been revealed to him (Numbers 27:13). "The revenge of the children of Israel" was revenge for the wickedness which the tribes of the Midianites who dwelt on the east of Moab (see at Numbers 22:4) had practised upon the Israelites, by seducing them to the idolatrous worship of Baal Peor. This revenge is called the "revenge of Jehovah" in Numbers 31:3, because the seduction had violated the divinity and honour of Jehovah. The daughters of Moab had also taken part in the seduction (Numbers 25:1-2); but they had done so at the instigation of the Midianites, and not of their own accord, and therefore the Midianites only were to atone for the wickedness.

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Deuteronomy 20:13,14 And when the LORD your God has delivered it into your hands, you shall smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword...

Judges 21:11 And this is the thing that you shall do, You shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman that has lain by man.

1 Samuel 27:9 And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the donkeys, and the camels...

1 Kings 11:15,16 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain...

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Judges 6:1,2,33 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:13
And when the LORD your God gives it into your hand, you shall put all its males to the sword,

Judges 21:11
This is what you shall do: every male and every woman that has lain with a male you shall devote to destruction."

1 Kings 11:15
For when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army went up to bury the slain, he struck down every male in Edom

1 Kings 11:16
(for Joab and all Israel remained there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom).

Habakkuk 3:7
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

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