Numbers 31:15
New International Version
“Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them.

New Living Translation
“Why have you let all the women live?” he demanded.

English Standard Version
Moses said to them, “Have you let all the women live?

Berean Study Bible
“Have you spared all the women?” he asked them.

King James Bible
And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?

New King James Version
And Moses said to them: “Have you kept all the women alive?

New American Standard Bible
And Moses said to them, “Have you spared all the women?

NASB 1995
And Moses said to them, “Have you spared all the women?

NASB 1977
And Moses said to them, “Have you spared all the women?

Amplified Bible
And Moses said to them, “Have you let all the women live?

Christian Standard Bible
“Have you let every female live? ” he asked them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you let every female live?” he asked them. “

American Standard Version
And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe said to them, “Why have you saved all the females?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses said to them, Why have ye saved every female alive?

Contemporary English Version
and said, "I can't believe you let the women live!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Said: Why have you saved the women?

English Revised Version
And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?

Good News Translation
He asked them, "Why have you kept all the women alive?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Why did you let all the women live?" he asked them.

International Standard Version
"Did you keep all the women alive?" Moses asked them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses said unto them: 'Have ye saved all the women alive?

Literal Standard Version
And Moses says to them, “Have you kept every female alive?

NET Bible
Moses said to them, "Have you allowed all the women to live?

New Heart English Bible
Moses said to them, "Have you 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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Vengeance on Midian
14But Moses was angry with the officers of the army—the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds—who were returning from the battle. 15“Have you spared all the women?” he asked them. 16“Look, these women caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to turn unfaithfully against the LORD at Peor, so that the plague struck the congregation of the LORD.…

Cross References
Numbers 31:14
But Moses was angry with the officers of the army--the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds--who were returning from the battle.

Deuteronomy 20:14
But the women, children, livestock, and whatever else is in the city--all its spoil--you may take as plunder, and you shall use the spoil of your enemies that the LORD your God gives you.


Treasury of Scripture

And Moses said to them, Have you saved all the women alive?

Deuteronomy 2:34
And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:

Deuteronomy 20:13,16-18
And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: …

Joshua 6:21
And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.









(15) Have ye saved all the women alive?--It was the women, as is expressed in the following verse, who had been the cause, at the instigation of Balaam, of the apostacy of the Israelites; and consequently the command to "avenge the Lord of Midiani" implied the punishment of those who had been the instruments employed in the seduction of the Israelites.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Have you spared
הַֽחִיִּיתֶ֖ם (ha·ḥî·yî·ṯem)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the women?”
נְקֵבָֽה׃ (nə·qê·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5347: A female

he
מֹשֶׁ֑ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

asked them.
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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