New International Version
"Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them.
King James Bible
And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?
Darby Bible Translation
and Moses said to them, Have ye saved all the women alive?
World English Bible
Moses said to them, "Have you saved all the women alive?
Young's Literal Translation
And Moses saith unto them, 'Have ye kept alive every female?
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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
Moses was angry with the officers of the army--the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds--who returned from the battle.
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.
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