Numbers 31:3
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1696 [e]וַיְדַבֵּ֤ר
way-ḏab-bêr
So spokeConj-w | V-Piel-ConsecImperf-3ms
4872 [e]מֹשֶׁה֙
mō-šeh
MosesN-proper-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
5971 [e]הָעָ֣ם
hā-‘ām
the peopleArt | N-ms
559 [e]לֵאמֹ֔ר
lê-mōr,
sayingPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
2502 [e]הֵחָלְצ֧וּ
hê-ḥā-lə-ṣū
ArmV-Nifal-Imp-mp
853 [e]מֵאִתְּכֶ֛ם
mê-’it-tə-ḵem
of yourselvesPrep-m | DirObjM | 2mp
376 [e]אֲנָשִׁ֖ים
’ă-nā-šîm
someN-mp
6635 [e]לַצָּבָ֑א
laṣ-ṣā-ḇā;
for warPrep-l, Art | N-cs
1961 [e]וְיִהְיוּ֙
wə-yih-yū
and let them goConj-w | V-Qal-ConjImperf-3mp
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
againstPrep
4080 [e]מִדְיָ֔ן
miḏ-yān,
the MidianitesN-proper-ms
5414 [e]לָתֵ֥ת
lā-ṯêṯ
toPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
5360 [e]נִקְמַת־
niq-maṯ-
take vengeance forN-fsc
3068 [e]יְהוָ֖ה
Yah-weh
YahwehN-proper-ms
4080 [e]בְּמִדְיָֽן׃
bə-miḏ-yān.
on MidianPrep-b | N-proper-ms









Hebrew Texts
במדבר 31:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיְדַבֵּ֤ר מֹשֶׁה֙ אֶל־הָעָ֣ם לֵאמֹ֔ר הֵחָלְצ֧וּ מֵאִתְּכֶ֛ם אֲנָשִׁ֖ים לַצָּבָ֑א וְיִהְיוּ֙ עַל־מִדְיָ֔ן לָתֵ֥ת נִקְמַת־יְהוָ֖ה בְּמִדְיָֽן׃

במדבר 31:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וידבר משה אל־העם לאמר החלצו מאתכם אנשים לצבא ויהיו על־מדין לתת נקמת־יהוה במדין׃

במדבר 31:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וידבר משה אל־העם לאמר החלצו מאתכם אנשים לצבא ויהיו על־מדין לתת נקמת־יהוה במדין׃

במדבר 31:3 Hebrew Bible
וידבר משה אל העם לאמר החלצו מאתכם אנשים לצבא ויהיו על מדין לתת נקמת יהוה במדין׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the LORD'S vengeance on Midian.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Moses spoke to the people, "Equip some of your men for war. They will go against Midian to inflict the LORD's vengeance on them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

arm some

Exodus 17:9-13 And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek…

avenge the Lord. It was God's quarrel, not their own, that they were now to take up. These people were idolaters, and had seduced the Israelites to practise the same abominations. Idolatry is an offence against God; and the civil power has no authority to meddle with what belongs to him, without especial directions, certified, as in this case, in the most unequivocal manner. Private revenge, ambition, or avarice were to have no place in this business: Jehovah is to be avenged; and through Him, the children of Israel, because they were nearly ruined by their idolatries. If Jehovah, instead of punishing sinners by earthquakes, pestilence, or famine,is please expressly to command any person or people to avenge his cause, this commission justified, nay sanctifies, war, massacre, or devastation. Though none at present shew such a commission, yet the Israelites could; and it is therefore absurd to censure Moses, Joshua, and Israel, for the dreadful slaughter made by them. God himself passed sentence of condemnation, and employed them merely as ministers of his vengeance; and unless it could be proved that the criminals did not deserve their doom, or that God had no right to punish his rebellious creatures, such objectors only shew their enmity to God by becoming the unsolicited advocates of his enemies.

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