Numbers 31:4

“Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Numbers 31:4

Of euery tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the warre.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel you shall send to the war."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From every tribe of Israel send a thousand to the war.
- Basic English Bible

Of every tribe a thousand, of all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.
- Darby Bible

Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.
- Webster's Bible

Of every tribe one thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, you shall send to the war."
- World English Bible

a thousand for a tribe -- a thousand for a tribe, to all the tribes of Israel -- ye do send to the host.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Numbers 31:4

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 31:4


31:3 Avenge ye the Lord - For the affront which they offered to God, by their own idolatry and lewdness, and by seducing God's people into rebellion against him. God's great care was to avenge the Israelites, #Nu 31:2|, and Moses's chief desire was to avenge God rather than himself or the people.

31:5 Twelve thousand - God would send no more, though it is apparent the Midianites were numerous and strong, because he would exercise their trust in him, and give them an earnest of their Canaanitish conquests.

31:6 Them and Phinehas - Who had the charge not of the army, as general, (an office never committed to a priest in all the Old Testament) but of the holy instruments, and was sent to encourage, and quicken, them in their enterprize. The holy instruments - The holy breast - plate, wherein was the Urim and Thummim, which was easily carried, and very useful in war upon many emergent occasions.


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