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

New Living Translation
Then divide the plunder into two parts, and give half to the men who fought the battle and half to the rest of the people.

English Standard Version
and divide the plunder into two parts between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.

Berean Study Bible
Then divide the captives between the troops who went out to battle and the rest of the congregation.

New American Standard Bible
and divide the booty between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.

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:

Christian Standard Bible
Then divide the captives between the troops who went out to war and the entire community.

Good News Translation
Divide what was taken into two equal parts, one part for the soldiers and the other part for the rest of the community.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then divide the captives between the troops who went out to war and the entire community.

International Standard Version
are to divide the booty between the warriors who went to war and the rest of the community.

NET Bible
Divide the plunder into two parts, one for those who took part in the war--who went out to battle--and the other for all the community.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Divide the loot between the soldiers who served in the war and the rest of the community.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, that went out to battle, and all the congregation;

New American Standard 1977
and divide the booty between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and divide the prey into two parts between those that took the part in the war, who went out to battle, and all the congregation.

King James 2000 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:

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

American Standard Version
and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, that went out to battle, and all the congregation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt divide the spoil equally, between them that fought and went out to the war, and between the rest of the multitude.

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.

English Revised Version
and divide the prey into two parts; between the men skilled in war, that went out to battle, and all the congregation:

Webster's Bible Translation
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:

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;
Study Bible
Division of the Spoils
26“You and Eleazar the priest and the family heads of the congregation are to take a count of what was captured, both of man and beast. 27Then divide the captives between the troops who went out to battle and the rest of the congregation. 28Set aside a tribute for the LORD from what belongs to the soldiers who went into battle: one out of every five hundred, whether persons, cattle, donkeys, or sheep.…
Cross References
Numbers 31:26
"You and Eleazar the priest and the family heads of the congregation are to take a count of what was captured, both of man and beast.

Joshua 22:8
saying, "Return to your homes with your great wealth, with immense herds of livestock, with silver, gold, bronze, iron, and very many clothes. Divide with your brothers the spoil of your enemies."

1 Samuel 30:24
Who will listen to your proposal? The share of the one who went to battle will match the share of the one who stayed with the supplies. They will share alike."

Treasury of Scripture

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

two parts

Joshua 22:8 And he spoke to them, saying, Return with much riches to your tents, …

1 Samuel 30:4,24,25 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice …

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







Lexicon
Then divide
וְחָצִ֙יתָ֙ (wə·ḥā·ṣî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2673: To cut, split in two, to halve

the captives
הַמַּלְק֔וֹחַ (ham·mal·qō·w·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4455: The jaws, in, spoil

between
בֵּ֚ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between

the troops
תֹּפְשֵׂ֣י (tō·p̄ə·śê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8610: To manipulate, seize, chiefly to capture, wield, to overlay, to use unwarrantably

who went out
הַיֹּצְאִ֖ים (hay·yō·ṣə·’îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

to battle
לַצָּבָ֑א (laṣ·ṣā·ḇā)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

and the rest of
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the congregation.
הָעֵדָֽה׃ (hā·‘ê·ḏāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5712: A stated assemblage
(27) And divide the prey into two parts . . . --It was reasonable that those who had encountered the perils and hardships of the war should receive a larger share of the spoil than those who had remained in the camp. It was equally reasonable that the latter should not be left without some substantial benefit from the victory miraculously achieved over the enemies of the Lord and of His people. A similar direction is found in Joshua 22:8 in regard to the division of spoil taken from enemies, but no general ordinance appears to have been made in regard to the division of the spoils of war until the time of David. (See 1Samuel 30:24-25.)

Verse 27. - Divide the prey into two parts. This division was founded roughly upon the equity of the case; on the one hand, all Israel had suffered from Midian; on the other, only the twelve thousand had risked their lives to smite Midian. For the application of a like principle to other cases see Joshua 22:8; 1 Samuel 30:24; 2 Macc. 8:28, 30. 31:25-47 Whatever we have, God justly claims a part. Out of the people's share God required one in fifty, but out of the soldiers' share only one in five hundred. The less opportunity we have of honouring God with personal services, the more should we give in money or value.
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