New International Version
They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
King James Bible
And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
Darby Bible Translation
And they took all the booty, and all the prey, of man and of cattle;
World English Bible
They took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of man and of animal.
Young's Literal Translation
And they take all the spoil, and all the prey, among man and among beast;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Balaam - they slew with the sword - This man had probably committed what St. John calls the sin unto death - a sin which God punishes with temporal death, while at the same time he extends mercy to the soul. See the remarks at Numbers 24:25 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps.
and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho.
As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies.
All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the LORD and must go into his treasury."
The Israelites carried off for themselves all the plunder and livestock of these cities, but all the people they put to the sword until they completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed.
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