Numbers 31:27
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New International Version
Divide the spoils equally between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest of the community.

King James Bible
And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation:

Darby Bible Translation
and divide the prey into halves, between them that conducted the war, who went out to the battle, and the whole assembly.

World English Bible
and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, who went out to battle, and all the congregation.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast halved the prey between those handling the battle who go out to the host and all the company;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The water of separation - The water in which the ashes of the red heifer were mingled; See Numbers 8:7 (note), Numbers 19:2 (note), etc. 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.

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Joshua 22:8 And he spoke to them, saying, Return with much riches to your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold...

1 Samuel 30:4,24,25 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep...

Psalm 68:12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

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Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called,[1] rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 31:26
"You and Eleazar the priest and the family heads of the community are to count all the people and animals that were captured.

Joshua 22:8
saying, "Return to your homes with your great wealth--with large herds of livestock, with silver, gold, bronze and iron, and a great quantity of clothing--and divide the plunder from your enemies with your fellow Israelites."

1 Samuel 30:24
Who will listen to what you say? The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike."

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