SEV Biblia, Chapter 31:50 Por lo cual hemos ofrecido al SEÑOR ofrenda, cada uno de lo que ha hallado, vasos de oro, brazaletes, manillas, anillos, zarcillos, y cadenas, para reconciliar nuestras personas delante del SEÑOR.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Numbers 31:50 Verse 50. We have-brought an oblation for the Lord] So it appears there was a great deal of booty taken which did not come into the general account; and of this the soldiers, of their own will, made a very extensive offering to God, because he had preserved them from falling in battle. That not one man should have been slain is a most extraordinary circumstance, and powerfully marks the peculiar superintendence of God's especial providence. The Midianites must certainly have made some resistance; but that was ineffectual, because it was against the Lord. When any nation undertakes a crusade against those whom they are pleased to call the Lord's enemies, let them bring from the contest this proof of their Divine mission, viz., that not one man of them is either lost or missing; and then, and not till then, shall we believe that God hath sent them.
To make an atonement for our souls] That is, to make an acknowledgment to God for the preservation of their lives. The gold offered on this occasion amounted to 16, 750 shekels, equal to 37, 869, 16s. 5d. of our money. See the note on "Exodus xxv. 39", where the true value of the shekel is given, and a rule laid down to reduce it to English money.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 50. We have therefore brought an oblation to the Lord , etc.] A freewill offering, out of the spoil, over and above the tribute levied out of the half that came unto them; what every man hath gotten : or “found” f458 , in the houses, and upon the bodies of the slain, or of such that were taken captives: of jewels of gold either such as were set in gold; or rather, as the words may be rendered, vessels of gold f459 , as dishes, cups, spoons, and the like: chains ; which were wore about the neck, or upon the arm, as Aben Ezra: and bracelets ; for the hand, as the same writer, (see Genesis 24:22,30), rings ; for the finger: ear rings ; for the ear, as we render it, the word signifies something round: and tablets ; which, according to the Targum of Jonathan, were ornaments that hung down between the breasts: to make an atonement for our souls before the Lord ; not only this offering was brought as a token of gratitude and thankfulness, for sparing of everyone of their lives, and giving them such success and victory, and so large a spoil of the enemy; but also to expiate any sins they had been guilty of in going out, and coming in, and particularly for sparing the women they should have put to death, for which Moses was wroth with them, ( Numbers 31:14).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 48-54 - The success of the Israelites had been very remarkable, so small company overcoming such multitudes, but it was still more wonderfu that not one was slain or missing. They presented the gold they foun among the spoils, as an offering to the Lord. Thus they confessed, tha instead of claiming a reward for their service, they needed forgivenes of much that had been amiss, and desired to be thankful for the preservation of their lives, which might justly have been taken away __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ונקרב 7126 את 853 קרבן 7133 יהוה 3068 אישׁ 376 אשׁר 834 מצא 4672 כלי 3627 זהב 2091 אצעדה 685 וצמיד 6781 טבעת 2885 עגיל 5694 וכומז 3558 לכפר 3722 על 5921 נפשׁתינו 5315 לפני 6440 יהוה׃ 3068