“To make atonement for our souls before JEHOVAH”

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31,42 And of the children of Israel’s half, which Moses divided off from the men that warred– 31,43 now the congregation’s half was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep, 31,44 and thirty and six thousand beeves, 31,45 and thirty thousand and five hundred asses, 31,46 and sixteen thousand persons– 31,47 even of the children of Israel’s half, Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, that kept the charge of the tabernacle of JEHOVAH; as JEHOVAH commanded Moses. 31,48 And the officers that were over the thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses; 31,49 and they said unto Moses: ‘Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war that are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us. 31,50 And we have brought JEHOVAH’S offering, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, armlets, and bracelets, signet-rings, ear-rings, and girdles, to make atonement for our souls before JEHOVAH.’ 31,51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels. 31,52 And all the gold of the gift that they set apart for JEHOVAH, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.– 31,53 For the men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.– 31,54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tent of meeting, for a memorial for the children of Israel before JEHOVAH. {P}

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