Numbers 31:2
New International Version
"Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."

New Living Translation
"On behalf of the people of Israel, take revenge on the Midianites for leading them into idolatry. After that, you will die and join your ancestors."

English Standard Version
“Avenge the people of Israel on the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people.”

Berean Study Bible
“Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.”

New American Standard Bible
"Take full vengeance for the sons of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people."

King James Bible
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.

Christian Standard Bible
"Execute vengeance for the Israelites against the Midianites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."

Contemporary English Version
"Before you die, make sure that the Midianites are punished for what they did to Israel."

Good News Translation
"Punish the Midianites for what they did to the people of Israel. After you have done that, you will die."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Execute vengeance for the Israelites against the Midianites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."

International Standard Version
"Be sure to exact vengeance on behalf of the Israelis from the Midianites, after which you'll be taken home to your people."

NET Bible
"Exact vengeance for the Israelites on the Midianites--after that you will be gathered to your people."

New Heart English Bible
"Avenge the children of Israel for the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Get even with the Midianites for what they did to the Israelites. After that you will join your ancestors [in death]."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites; afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.'

New American Standard 1977
“Take full vengeance for the sons of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Avenge the sons of Israel upon the Midianites; afterward thou shalt be gathered unto thy peoples.

King James 2000 Bible
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shall you be gathered unto your people.

American King James Version
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shall you be gathered to your people.

American Standard Version
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Avenge the wrongs of the children of Israel on the Madianites, and afterwards thou shalt be added to thy people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Revenge first the children of Israel on the Madianites, and so thou shalt be gathered to thy people.

Darby Bible Translation
Avenge the children of Israel upon the Midianites; afterwards shalt thou be gathered unto thy peoples.

English Revised Version
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.

Webster's Bible Translation
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered to thy people.

World English Bible
"Avenge the children of Israel for the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people."

Young's Literal Translation
'Execute the vengeance of the sons of Israel against the Midianites -- afterwards thou art gathered unto thy people.'
Study Bible
Vengeance on Midian
1And the LORD said to Moses, 2“Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.” 3So Moses told the people, “Arm some of your men for war, that they may go against the Midianites and execute the LORD’s vengeance on them.…
Cross References
Numbers 20:24
"Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will not enter the land I have given the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against My command at the waters of Meribah.

Numbers 20:26
Remove Aaron's priestly garments and put them on his son Eleazar. Aaron will be gathered to his people and will die there."

Numbers 25:1
While Israel was staying in Acacia Grove, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with the daughters of Moab,

Numbers 25:16
And the LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 27:13
After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was;

Numbers 31:1
And the LORD said to Moses,

Treasury of Scripture

Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shall you be gathered to your people.

Avenge

Numbers 31:3
And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian.

Numbers 25:17,18
Vex the Midianites, and smite them: …

Deuteronomy 32:35
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

the Midianites

Numbers 25:6,14-18
And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation…

Genesis 25:1-4
Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah…

Exodus 2:16
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

gathered

Numbers 27:13
And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.

Genesis 15:15
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

Genesis 25:8,17
Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people…







Lexicon
“Take vengeance
נְקֹ֗ם (nə·qōm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5358: To grudge, avenge, punish

on
מֵאֵ֖ת (mê·’êṯ)
Preposition-m | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the Midianites
הַמִּדְיָנִ֑ים (ham·miḏ·yā·nîm)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4084: Midianite -- a descendant of Midian

for the Israelites.
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

After that,
אַחַ֖ר (’a·ḥar)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

you will be gathered
תֵּאָסֵ֥ף (tê·’ā·sêp̄)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

your people.”
עַמֶּֽיךָ׃ (‘am·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
Verse 2. - Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites. The war was to be distinctly one of vengeance on the part of Israel. On the grave moral question which arises out of this war, and of the manner in which it was carried on, see the note at the end of the chapter. Afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people. It is quite possible that Moses himself had been reluctant to order the expedition against Midian, either because it involved so much bloodshed, or, more probably, because he foresaw the difficulty which actually arose about the women of Midian. If so, he was here reminded that his place was to obey, and that his work on earth was not done so long as the Midianites remained unpunished. 31:1-6 All who, without commission from God, dare to execute private revenge, and who, from ambition, covetousness, or resentment, wage war and desolate kingdoms, must one day answer for it. But if God, instead of sending an earthquake, a pestilence, or a famine, be pleased to authorize and command any people to avenge his cause, such a commission surely is just and right. The Israelites could show such a commission, though no persons now can do so. Their wars were begun and carried on expressly by Divine direction, and they were enabled to conquer by miracles. Unless it can be proved that the wicked Canaanites did not deserve their doom, objectors only prove their dislike to God, and their love to his enemies. Man makes light of the evil of sin, but God abhors it. This explains the terrible executions of the nations which had filled the measure of their sins.
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