Numbers 31:17
New International Version
Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,

New Living Translation
So kill all the boys and all the women who have had intercourse with a man.

English Standard Version
Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.

Berean Study Bible
So now, kill all the boys, as well as every woman who has had relations with a man,

King James Bible
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

New King James Version
Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man intimately.

New American Standard Bible
Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man intimately.

NASB 1995
"Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately.

NASB 1977
“Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately.

Amplified Bible
Now therefore, kill every male among the children, and kill every woman who is not a virgin.

Christian Standard Bible
So now, kill every male among the dependents and kill every woman who has gone to bed with a man,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So now, kill all the male children and kill every woman who has had sexual relations with a man,

American Standard Version
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now kill all of the boys of the males and kill every woman who has known sexual relations of males.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now then slay every male in all the spoil, slay every woman, who has known the lying with man.

Contemporary English Version
You must put to death every boy and all the women who have ever had sex.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore kill all that are of the male sex, even of the children: and put to death the women, that have carnally known men.

English Revised Version
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

Good News Translation
So now kill every boy and kill every woman who has had sexual intercourse,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So kill all the Midianite boys and every Midianite woman who has gone to bed with a man.

International Standard Version
You are to kill every male child and every woman who has had sexual relations with a man.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

Literal Standard Version
And now, slay every male among the infants, indeed, slay every woman knowing a man by the lying of a male;

NET Bible
Now therefore kill every boy, and kill every woman who has had sexual intercourse with a man.

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.

World English Bible
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.

Young's Literal Translation
'And now, slay ye every male among the infants, yea, every woman known of man by the lying of a male ye have slain;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Vengeance on Midian
16“Look, these women caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to turn unfaithfully against the LORD at Peor, so that the plague struck the congregation of the LORD. 17So now, kill all the boys, as well as every woman who has had relations with a man, 18but spare for yourselves every girl who has never had relations with a man.…

Cross References
Numbers 31:18
but spare for yourselves every girl who has never had relations with a man.

Deuteronomy 7:2
and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you to defeat them, then you must devote them to complete destruction. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.

Deuteronomy 20:16
However, in the cities of the nations that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not leave alive anything that breathes.

Judges 21:10
So the congregation sent 12,000 of their most valiant men and commanded them: "Go and put to the sword those living in Jabesh-gilead, including women and children.

Judges 21:11
This is what you are to do: Devote to destruction every male, as well as every female who has had relations with a man."


Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that has known man by lying with him.

kill every male.

Judges 21:11,12
And this is the thing that ye shall do, Ye shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman that hath lain by man…

him.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So now,
וְעַתָּ֕ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

kill
הִרְג֥וּ (hir·ḡū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 2026: To smite with deadly intent

all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the boys,
זָכָ֖ר (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2145: Remembered, a male

and kill
הֲרֹֽגוּ׃ (hă·rō·ḡū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 2026: To smite with deadly intent

every
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

woman
אִשָּׁ֗ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

who has had relations with
יֹדַ֥עַת (yō·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

a man,
זָכָ֖ר (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2145: Remembered, a male


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