“Levy a tribute unto JEHOVAH of the men of war”


31,25 And JEHOVAH spoke unto Moses, saying: 31,26 ‘Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the congregation; 31,27 and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, that went out to battle, and all the congregation; 31,28 and levy a tribute unto JEHOVAH of the men of war that went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the flocks; 31,29 take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, as a portion set apart for JEHOVAH. 31,30 And of the children of Israel’s half, thou shalt take one drawn out of every fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, even of all the cattle, and give them unto the Levites, that keep the charge of the tabernacle of JEHOVAH.’ 31,31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as JEHOVAH commanded Moses.

31,32 Now the prey, over and above the booty which the men of war took, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep, 31,33 and threescore and twelve thousand beeves, 31,34 and threescore and one thousand asses, 31,35 and thirty and two thousand persons in all, of the women that had not known man by lying with him. 31,36 And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep. 31,37 And JEHOVAH’S tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen. 31,38 And the beeves were thirty and six thousand, of which JEHOVAH’S tribute was threescore and twelve. 31,39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred, of which JEHOVAH’S tribute was threescore and one. 31,40 And the persons were sixteen thousand, of whom JEHOVAH’S tribute was thirty and two persons. 31,41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was set apart for JEHOVAH, unto Eleazar the priest, as JEHOVAH commanded Moses.