Numbers 31:18
New International Version
but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

New Living Translation
Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.

English Standard Version
But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him keep alive for yourselves.

Berean Study Bible
but spare for yourselves every girl who has never had relations with a man.

New American Standard Bible
"But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.

King James Bible
But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

Christian Standard Bible
but keep alive for yourselves all the young females who have not gone to bed with a man.

Contemporary English Version
But do not kill the young women who have never had sex. You may keep them for yourselves."

Good News Translation
but keep alive for yourselves all the girls and all the women who are virgins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but keep alive for yourselves all the young females who have not had sexual relations."

International Standard Version
You are to allow the young women who haven't yet had sexual relations with a man to live for yourselves."

NET Bible
But all the young women who have not had sexual intercourse with a man will be yours.

New Heart English Bible
But all the girls, who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But save for yourselves every girl who has never gone to bed with a man.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But all the women children, that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

New American Standard 1977
“But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But all the female children that have not known a man by lying with him keep alive for yourselves.

King James 2000 Bible
But all the young girls, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

American King James Version
But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

American Standard Version
But all the women-children, that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And as for all the captivity of women, who have not known the lying with man, save ye them alive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the girls, and all the women that are virgins save for yourselves:

Darby Bible Translation
but all the children among the women that have not known lying with a man, keep alive for yourselves.

English Revised Version
But all the women children, that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

Webster's Bible Translation
But all the female children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

World English Bible
But all the girls, who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

Young's Literal Translation
and all the infants among the women, who have not known the lying of a male, ye have kept alive for yourselves.
Study Bible
Vengeance on Midian
17So now, kill all the boys, and kill every woman who has had relations with a man, 18but spare for yourselves every girl who has never had relations with a man. 19All of you who have killed a person or touched the dead are to remain outside the camp for seven days. On the third day and the seventh day you are to purify both yourselves and your captives.…
Cross References
Numbers 31:17
So now, kill all the boys, and kill every woman who has had relations with a man,

Numbers 31:19
All of you who have killed a person or touched the dead are to remain outside the camp for seven days. On the third day and the seventh day you are to purify both yourselves and your captives.

Treasury of Scripture

But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

keep alive for yourselves.

Numbers 21:10-14
And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth…

Leviticus 25:44
Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.

Deuteronomy 20:14
But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.







Lexicon
but spare
הַחֲי֖וּ (ha·ḥă·yū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

for yourselves
לָכֶֽם׃ (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

every
וְכֹל֙ (wə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

girl
הַטַּ֣ף (haṭ·ṭap̄)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2945: A family

who
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

has never
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

had relations
יָדְע֖וּ (yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

with a man.
זָכָ֑ר (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2145: Remembered, a male
(18) Keep alive for yourselves.--The Israelites were allowed to make slaves of their captives. Shortly after the capture of these Midianitish women, and, it may be, as arising out of it, the law concerning marriage with captives was enacted. (See Deuteronomy 21:10-14.)

Verse 18. - Keep alive for yourselves, i.e., for domestic slaves in the first instance. Subsequently no doubt many of them became inferior wives of their masters, or were married to their sons. Infants were probably put to death with their mothers. 31:13-18 The sword of war should spare women and children; but the sword of justice should know no distinction, but that of guilty or not guilty. This war was the execution of a righteous sentence upon a guilty nation, in which the women were the worst criminals. The female children were spared, who, being brought up among the Israelites, would not tempt them to idolatry. The whole history shows the hatefulness of sin, and the guilt of tempting others; it teaches us to avoid all occasions of evil, and to give no quarter to inward lusts. The women and children were not kept for sinful purposes, but for slaves, a custom every where practised in former times, as to captives. In the course of providence, when famine and plagues visit a nation for sin, children suffer in the common calamity. In this case parents are punished in their children; and for children dying before actual sin, full provision is made as to their eternal happiness, by the mercy of God in Christ.
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