“But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
31:20 Your raiment - Namely, your spoil and prey. All work - All which had contracted some ceremonial uncleanness either from the dead bodies which wore them, or the tents or houses where they were, in which such dead bodies lay, or from the touch of the Israelitish soldiers, who were legally defiled by the slaughters they made.
But all the women children that haue not knowen a man by lying with him, keepe aliue for your selues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
But all the women-children, that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)
But all the female children who have had no sex relations with men, you may keep for yourselves.
- Basic English Bible
but all the children among the women that have not known lying with a man, keep alive for yourselves.
- Darby Bible
But all the female children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
- Webster's Bible
But all the girls, who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
- World English Bible
and all the infants among the women, who have not known the lying of a male, ye have kept alive for yourselves.
- Youngs Literal Bible
But all the women children, that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible