New Living Translation
They attacked Midian as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men.
King James Bible
And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.
Darby Bible Translation
And they warred against Midian, as Jehovah had commanded Moses, and slew all the males.
World English Bible
They warred against Midian, as Yahweh commanded Moses; and they killed every male.
Young's Literal Translation
And they war against Midian, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses, and slay every male;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:7 All the males - Namely all who lived in those parts, for colonies of them, were sent forth to remoter places, which therefore had no hand either in their former sin, or in this present ruling. And herein they did according to God's own order concerning such people, Deu 20:13, only their fault was, that they did not consider the special reason which they had to involve the women in the destruction.
When the LORD your God hands the town over to you, use your swords to kill every man in the town.
"This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin."
1 Kings 11:15
Years before, David had defeated Edom. Joab, his army commander, had stayed to bury some of the Israelite soldiers who had died in battle. While there, they killed every male in Edom.
1 Kings 11:16
Joab and the army of Israel had stayed there for six months, killing them.
I see the people of Cushan in distress, and the nation of Midian trembling in terror.
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