New International Version
From the Israelites' half, select one out of every fifty, whether people, cattle, donkeys, sheep or other animals. Give them to the Levites, who are responsible for the care of the LORD's tabernacle."
King James Bible
And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the oxen, of the asses, and of the small cattle, of every [kind of] beasts, and thou shalt give them unto the Levites, who keep the charge of the tabernacle of Jehovah.
World English Bible
Of the children of Israel's half, you shall take one drawn out of every fifty, of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys, and of the flocks, [even] of all the livestock, and give them to the Levites, who perform the duty of the tabernacle of Yahweh."
Young's Literal Translation
'And from the sons of Israel's half thou dost take one possession out of fifty, of man, of the herd, of the asses, and of the flock, of all the cattle, and thou hast given them to the Levites keeping the charge of the tabernacle of Jehovah.'
Numbers 31:30 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And levy a tribute unto the Lord - one soul of five hundred, etc. - The person to be employed in the Lord's service, under the Levites - the cattle either for sacrifice, or for the use of the Levites, Numbers 31:30. Some monsters have supposed that one out of every five hundred of the captives was offered in sacrifice to the Lord! but this is abominable. When God chose to have the life of a man, he took it in the way of justice, as in the case of Midianites above, but never in the way of sacrifice.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
flocks, or goats. and give
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, 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
They are to perform duties for him and for the whole community at the tent of meeting by doing the work of the tabernacle.
They are to take care of all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, fulfilling the obligations of the Israelites by doing the work of the tabernacle.
They are to be responsible to you and are to perform all the duties of the tent, but they must not go near the furnishings of the sanctuary or the altar. Otherwise both they and you will die.
They are to join you and be responsible for the care of the tent of meeting--all the work at the tent--and no one else may come near where you are.
Take this tribute from their half share and give it to Eleazar the priest as the LORD's part.
So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
Jump to PreviousAsses Beasts Beeves Cattle Charge Children Donkeys Drawn Duty Half Israel's Livestock Manner Perform Persons Portion Tabernacle
Jump to NextAsses Beasts Beeves Cattle Charge Children Donkeys Drawn Duty Half Israel's Livestock Manner Perform Persons Portion Tabernacle
LinksNumbers 31:30 NIV
Numbers 31:30 NLT
Numbers 31:30 ESV
Numbers 31:30 NASB
Numbers 31:30 KJV
Numbers 31:30 Bible Apps
Numbers 31:30 Biblia Paralela
Numbers 31:30 Chinese Bible
Numbers 31:30 French Bible
Numbers 31:30 German Bible
Numbers 31:30 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.