Numbers 31:8
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English Standard Version
They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. And they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.

King James Bible
And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

American Standard Version
And they slew the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain: Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their kings Evi, and Recem, and Sur, and Hur, and Rebe, five princes of the nation: Balaam also the son of Beer they killed with the sword.

English Revised Version
And they slew the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain; Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they slew the kings of Midian, besides the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Campaign. - After the people of Israel had been mustered as the army of Jehovah, and their future relation to the Lord had been firmly established by the order of sacrifice that was given to them immediately afterwards, the Lord commanded Moses to carry out that hostility to the Midianites which had already been commanded in Numbers 25:16-18. Moses was to revenge (i.e., to execute) the revenge of the children of Israel upon the Midianites, and then to be gathered to his people, i.e., to die, as had already been revealed to him (Numbers 27:13). "The revenge of the children of Israel" was revenge for the wickedness which the tribes of the Midianites who dwelt on the east of Moab (see at Numbers 22:4) had practised upon the Israelites, by seducing them to the idolatrous worship of Baal Peor. This revenge is called the "revenge of Jehovah" in Numbers 31:3, because the seduction had violated the divinity and honour of Jehovah. The daughters of Moab had also taken part in the seduction (Numbers 25:1-2); but they had done so at the instigation of the Midianites, and not of their own accord, and therefore the Midianites only were to atone for the wickedness.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the kings

Numbers 22:4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us...

Joshua 13:21,22 And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon...

Zur

Numbers 25:15,18 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people...

Balaam

Numbers 22:10 And Balaam said to God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying,

Numbers 24:25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.

Joshua 13:22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Psalm 10:2 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor...

Jude 1:11 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward...

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam...

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

Cross References
Numbers 24:14
And now, behold, I am going to my people. Come, I will let you know what this people will do to your people in the latter days."

Numbers 25:15
And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, who was the tribal head of a father's house in Midian.

Numbers 31:9
And the people of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones, and they took as plunder all their cattle, their flocks, and all their goods.

Numbers 31:16
Behold, these, on Balaam's advice, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the LORD in the incident of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the LORD.

Joshua 13:21
that is, all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses defeated with the leaders of Midian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land.

Joshua 13:22
Balaam also, the son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword by the people of Israel among the rest of their slain.

Habakkuk 3:7
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

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