Numbers 31:17

“Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Numbers 31:17

Now therefore kill euery male among the little ones, and kill euery woman that hath knowen man, by lying with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So now put every male child to death, and every woman who has had sex relations with a man.
- Basic English Bible

And now slay every male among the little ones, and slay every woman that hath known man by lying with him,
- Darby Bible

Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
- Webster's Bible

Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.
- World English Bible

`And now, slay ye every male among the infants, yea, every woman known of man by the lying of a male ye have slain;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Numbers 31:17

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 31:17


31:17 The little ones - Which they were forbidden to do to other people, #Deu 20:14|, except the Canaanites, to whom this people had equaled themselves by their horrid crimes, and therefore it is not strange, nor unjust, that God, the supreme Lord of all mens lives, who as he gives them, so may take them away when he pleaseth, did equal them in the punishment. Every woman - Partly for punishment, because the guilt was general, and though some of them only did prostitute themselves to the Israelites, yet the rest made themselves accessary by their consent or approbation; and partly, for prevention of the like mischief from such an adulterous generation.


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