Numbers 31:31

“And Moses and Eleazar the Priest did as the Lord commanded Moses.”

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And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
- King James Version

Moses and Eleazar the priest did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as Jehovah commanded Moses.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Eleazar and Moses did as the Lord had given orders to Moses.
- Basic English Bible

And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as Jehovah had commanded Moses.
- Darby Bible

And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
- Webster's Bible

Moses and Eleazar the priest did as Yahweh commanded Moses.
- World English Bible

And Moses doth -- Eleazar the priest also -- as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Numbers 31

  • Gene
    This chaper was informative. This was to cleanse the area of the sin the Midianit's had caused upon the israelites and the area. The women and girls that had been with men were killed because they were unclean. They saved only the innocent.
  • Marcus Lawson for verse 50
    The people were killed to stop evil from spreading through the Jewish chosen nation.
  • Geraldine wilson for verse 38
    Did not understand why some women and children were killed, though not questioning God,s actions
  • Samantha
    I am having a hard time with this chapter. I 'd it possible that we are all looking for a meaning behind this chapter when there may not really be one? It is simply telling us what was going on at that time. However I dint understand why God would tell Moses to have all these people killed especially the children.
  • Hiram Hills
    Diana re verse 28. It is inconceivable to me that God would condone that which He detested in the heathen cultures. ie human sacrifice. Therefore, the only conclusion is that they were used in His service by the priests. Also note the 32 virgins in verse 40. Another thought, to my knowledge asses were never used for sacrifices, and so the list in verse 28 does not mean these things were used for that only that they were used in the Lords service.. my2cts.
  • Hans Terlouw for verse 18
    And IS do also in 2014 !!!!!!

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