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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Numbers 31:3


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    King James Bible - Numbers 31:3

    And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian.

    World English Bible

    Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian, to execute Yahweh's vengeance on Midian.

    Douay-Rheims - Numbers 31:3

    And
    Moses forthwith said: Arm of you men to fight, who may take the revenge of the Lord on the Madianites.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And
    Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves for the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD on Midian.

    Original Hebrew

    וידבר
    1696 משׁה 4872 אל 413 העם 5971 לאמר 559 החלצו 2502 מאתכם 853 אנשׁים 376 לצבא 6635 ויהיו 1961 על 5921 מדין 4080 לתת 5414 נקמת 5360 יהוה 3068 במדין׃ 4080

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    VERSE (3) -
    Ex 17:9-13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 31:3

    Entonces Moisés habló al pueblo, diciendo: Armaos algunos de vosotros para la guerra, e irán contra Madián, y harán la venganza del SEÑOR en Madián.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Numbers 31:3

    Verse 3.
    Avenge the Lord of Midian.] It was God's quarrel, not their own, that they were now to take up. These people were idolaters; idolatry is an offense against GOD; the civil power has no authority to meddle with what belongs to Him, without especial directions, certified in the most unequivocal way. Private revenge, extension of territory, love of plunder, were to have no place in this business; the Lord is to be avenged; and through HIM the children of Israel, (ver. 2,) because their souls as well as their bodies had been well nigh ruined by their idolatry.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 3. And
    Moses spake unto the people, saying , etc.] In obedience to the divine command; this must be supposed to be spoken to the heads or princes of the tribes: arm some of yourselves unto the war : not the whole body of the militia, 600,000 men and upwards, only some of them, and these choice and select men; and, according to the Jewish writers, good men, who, detesting the sins of lewdness and idolatry, would more strictly and severely avenge themselves on the Midianites for drawing their brethren into those sins, whereby they fell; and so Jarchi calls them righteous men: [and] let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the Lord of Midian : what the Lord calls the vengeance of the Israelites, Moses calls the vengeance of the Lord, because they were the Lord’s people, and his cause and theirs the same: and because the sins they were drawn into by the Midianites were not only against themselves, and to their prejudice, but against the Lord and to the dishonour of his name.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-6 - All who, without commission from
    God, dare to execute private revenge and who, from ambition, covetousness, or resentment, wage war an desolate kingdoms, must one day answer for it. But if God, instead of sending an earthquake, a pestilence, or a famine, be pleased to authorize and command any people to avenge his cause, such a commissio surely is just and right. The Israelites could show such a commission though no persons now can do so. Their wars were begun and carried of expressly by Divine direction, and they were enabled to conquer by miracles. Unless it can be proved that the wicked Canaanites did no deserve their doom, objectors only prove their dislike to God, an their love to his enemies. Man makes light of the evil of sin, but God abhors it. This explains the terrible executions of the nations whic had filled the measure of their sins.


    Original Hebrew

    וידבר 1696 משׁה 4872 אל 413 העם 5971 לאמר 559 החלצו 2502 מאתכם 853 אנשׁים 376 לצבא 6635 ויהיו 1961 על 5921 מדין 4080 לתת 5414 נקמת 5360 יהוה 3068 במדין׃ 4080


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