SEV Biblia, Chapter 31:23 todo lo que resiste el fuego, por fuego lo haréis pasar, y será limpio, bien que en las aguas de expiación habrá de purificarse; mas haréis pasar por agua todo lo que no aguanta el fuego.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Numbers 31:23 Verse 23. The water of separation] The water in which the ashes of the red heifer were mingled; See "chap. viii. 7"; See "chap. xix. 2", &c.
Garments, whether of cloth or skins, were to be washed. Gold, silver, brass, iron, tin, and lead, to pass through the fire, probably to be melted down.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 23. Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire , etc.] Either through the smoke of the fire, and so be purified by suffumigation; or be put into the fire itself, where though they might be melted as the above things, yet not consumed as raiment, and vessels of skins, goats’ hair, and wood, would be: and it shall be clean ; accounted so: nevertheless, it shall be purified with the water of separation ; with the water mixed with the ashes of the red heifer burnt, and sprinkled on it; (see Numbers 19:9) and all that abideth not the fire ; without being consumed, as whatsoever is of wood, etc. ye shall make go through the water ; dip them in it, and rinse them there with a quantity sufficient; which the Targum of Jonathan says is forty seahs of water.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 19-24 - The Israelites had to purify themselves according to the law, and to abide without the camp seven days, though they had not contracted an moral guilt, the war being just and lawful, and commanded by God. Thu God would preserve in their minds a dread and detestation of sheddin blood. The spoil had been used by Midianites, and being now come int the possession of Israelites, it was fit that it should be purified.
Original Hebrew כל 3605 דבר 1697 אשׁר 834 יבא 935 באשׁ 784 תעבירו 5674 באשׁ 784 וטהר 2891 אך 389 במי 4325 נדה 5079 יתחטא 2398 וכל 3605 אשׁר 834 לא 3808 יבא 935 באשׁ 784 תעבירו 5674 במים׃ 4325