Numbers 31:49

“And they said vnto Moses, Thy seruants haue taken the summe of the men of warre which are vnder our charge, and there lacketh not one man of vs.”

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Other Translations

And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war which [are] under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us.
- King James Version

and they said to Moses, "Your servants have taken a census of men of war who are in our charge, and no man of us is missing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war that are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And said to him, Your servants have taken note of the number of all the fighting-men under our orders, and every one is present;
- Basic English Bible

and they said to Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war who were under our hand, and there is not one man of us lacking.
- Darby Bible

And they said to Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war who are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us.
- Webster's Bible

and they said to Moses, "Your servants have taken the sum of the men of war who are under our command, and there lacks not one man of us.
- World English Bible

and they say unto Moses, `Thy servants have taken up the sum of the men of war who [are] with us, and not a man of us hath been missed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

and they said unto Moses: 'Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war that are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us.
- 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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