Numbers 31:35

“And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thirtie and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not knowen man by lying with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and of human beings, of the women who had not known man intimately, all the persons were 32,000.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and thirty and two thousand persons in all, of the women that had not known man by lying with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And thirty-two thousand persons, that is, women who had never had sex relations with a man.
- Basic English Bible

and of human persons, of the women that had not known lying with a man, all the persons were thirty-two thousand.
- Darby Bible

And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.
- Webster's Bible

and thirty-two thousand persons in all, of the women who had not known man by lying with him.
- World English Bible

and of human beings -- of the women who have not known the lying of a male -- all the persons [are] two and thirty thousand.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and thirty and two thousand persons in all, of the women that had not known man by lying with him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Numbers 31:35

  • Ted Grant for verse 35
    These little ones were saved from slaughter, unlike all the other Midianites. We don't know why they were saved; we can only guess at God's purpose here and I'm puzzled as to the procedure for identifying these lucky ones. Exactly how it was done defies imagination - 32000 is a lot to examine.

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