SEV Biblia, Chapter 31:13 Â¶ Y salieron Moisés y Eleazar el sacerdote, y todos los príncipes de la congregación, a recibirlos fuera del campamento.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 13. And Moses and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation , etc.] Attended, no doubt, with a proper retinue: went forth to meet them without the camp ; partly to do honour to them, and to congratulate them on their victory, and partly to hinder them going into the camp directly, until they were purified; (see Genesis 14:17,18).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 13-18 - The sword of war should spare women and children; but the sword of justice should know no distinction, but that of guilty or not guilty This war was the execution of a righteous sentence upon a guilt nation, in which the women were the worst criminals. The femal children were spared, who, being brought up among the Israelites, woul not tempt them to idolatry. The whole history shows the hatefulness of sin, and the guilt of tempting others; it teaches us to avoid all occasions of evil, and to give no quarter to inward lusts. The wome and children were not kept for sinful purposes, but for slaves, custom every where practised in former times, as to captives. In the course of providence, when famine and plagues visit a nation for sin children suffer in the common calamity. In this case parents ar punished in their children; and for children dying before actual sin full provision is made as to their eternal happiness, by the mercy of God in Christ.
Original Hebrew ויצאו 3318 משׁה 4872 ואלעזר 499 הכהן 3548 וכל 3605 נשׂיאי 5387 העדה 5712 לקראתם 7125 אל 413 מחוץ 2351 למחנה׃ 4264