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Numbers 31:1-31

Numbers 31:1-4


“The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Avenge the people of Israel on the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people.” So 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. You shall send a thousand from each of the tribes of Israel to the war.”

Numbers 31:1-4


Numbers 21:8 And the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live."21:9 So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.


Midianites H4084: Patronymic or patrial from מִדְיָן H4080; a Midjanite or descendant (native) of Midjan. H4080: The same as מִדְיָן H4079; Midjan, a son of Abraham; also his country and (collectively) his descendants. H4079: A variation for מָדוֹן H4066: - brawling, contention (-ous). H4066: From דִּין H1777; a contest or quarrel: - brawling, contention (-ous), discord, strife. H1777: A primitive root (compare אָדוֹן H113); to rule ; by implication to judge (as umpire); also to strive (as at law). H113: From an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, that is, controller (human or divine).


Genesis 45:24 Then he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, "Do not quarrel on the way."


Matthew 12:18 "Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.12:19 He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;


James 4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?


James 1:15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.


Isaiah 14:13 You said in your heart,'I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north;14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'


Genesis 3:5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.



Avenge the people of Israel on the Midianites.


Numbers 25:6 And behold, one of the people of Israel came and brought a Midianite woman to his family, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of the whole congregation of the people of Israel, while they were weeping in the entrance of the tent of meeting.25:9 Nevertheless, those who died by the plague were twenty-four thousand.25:15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, who was the tribal head of a father's house in Midian.25:16 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,25:17 "Harass the Midianites and strike them down,25:18 for they have harassed you with their wiles, with which they beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the chief of Midian, their sister, who was killed on the day of the plague on account of Peor."


Numbers 22:3 And Moab was in great dread of the people, because they were many. Moab was overcome with fear of the people of Israel.22:4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, "This horde will now lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." So Balak the son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time,22:5 sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the people of Amaw, to call him, saying, "Behold, a people has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and they are dwelling opposite me.22:6 Come now, curse this people for me, since they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall be able to defeat them and drive them from the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."22:7 So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for divination in their hand. And they came to Balaam and gave him Balak's message.



Afterward you shall be gathered to your people.


Numbers 27:12 The LORD said to Moses, "Go up into this mountain of Abarim and see the land that I have given to the people of Israel.27:13 When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,27:14 because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin when the congregation quarreled, failing to uphold me as holy at the waters before their eyes." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)



So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian


Arm H2502: A primitive root; to pull off; hence (intensively) to strip, (reflexively) to depart ; by implication to deliver, equip (for fight); present, strengthen.


from among you H582: From אָנַשׁ H605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified אָדָם H120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.


war H6635: From צָבָא H6633; a mass of persons (or figurative things), especially regularly organized for war (an army); by implication a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically hardship, worship). H6633: A primitive root; to mass (an army or servants).


Isaiah 13:3 I myself have commanded my consecrated ones, and have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger, my proudly exulting ones.13:4 The sound of a tumult is on the mountains as of a great multitude! The sound of an uproar of kingdoms, of nations gathering together! The LORD of hosts is mustering a host for battle.13:5 They come from a distant land, from the end of the heavens, the LORD and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.



to execute the LORD’s vengeance on Midian.


1 Samuel 2:10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; against them he will thunder in heaven. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed."


Hebrews 10:30 For we know him who said, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." And again, "The LORD will judge his people."


Habakkuk 3:6 He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered; the everlasting hills sank low. His were the everlasting ways.3:7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.


You shall send a thousand from each of the tribes of Israel to the war.


Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the LORD God, the Holy One of Israel,"In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength." But you were unwilling,30:16 and you said,"No! We will flee upon horses"; therefore you shall flee away; and, "We will ride upon swift steeds"; therefore your pursuers shall be swift.30:17 A thousand shall flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you shall flee, till you are left like a flagstaff on the top of a mountain, like a signal on a hill.30:18 Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.




Numbers 31:5-7


“So there were provided, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand from each tribe, together with Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand. They warred against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every male.”

Numbers 31:5-7


So there were provided, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.


Provided H4560: A primitive root; to sunder, that is, (transitively) set apart, or (reflexively) apostatize: - commit, deliver.



And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand from each tribe, together with Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest,


Phinehas H6372: Apparently from פֶּה H6310 and a variation of נָחָשׁ H5175; mouth of a serpent ; Pinechas, the name of three Israelites. H6310: mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side ; adverbially (with preposition) according to. H5175: From נָחַשׁ H5172; a snake (from its hiss).


with the vessels of the sanctuary


Habakkuk 3:11 The sun and moon stood still in their place at the light of your arrows as they sped, at the flash of your glittering spear.



and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand.


Zechariah 9:13 For I have bent Judah as my bow; I have made Ephraim its arrow. I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and wield you like a warrior's sword.9:14 Then the Lord will appear over them, and his arrow will go forth like lightning; the Lord God will sound the trumpet and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.



They warred against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every male.


Male H2145: From זָכַר H2142; properly remembered, that is, a male (of man or animals, as being the most noteworthy sex). H2142: A primitive root; properly to mark (so as to be recognized), that is, to remember ; by implication to mention ; also (as denominative from זָכָר H2145) to be male.


Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said to him, "Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it."




Numbers 31:8


“They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. And they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.”

Numbers 31:8


They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain,…the five kings of Midian.


“they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while.”

Revelation 17:10


Evi H189: Probably from אָוָה H183; desirous ; Evi, a Midianitish chief. H183: A primitive root; to wish for: - covet, (greatly) desire, be desirous, long, lust (after).


James 1:15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.


1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.



Rekem H7552: From רָקַם H7551; versicolor ; Rekem, the name of a place in Palestine, also of a Midianite and an Israelite. H7551: A primitive root; to variegate color, that is, embroider ; by implication to fabricate.


Genesis 11:3 And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.


Matthew 23:27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness.



Zur H6698: The same as צוּר H6697; rock ; Tsur, the name of a Midianite and of an Israelite. H6697: From צוּר H6696; properly a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally a rock or boulder ; figuratively a refuge ; also an edge (as precipitous).


“For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the field and all creeping things that creep on the ground, and all the people who are on the face of the earth, shall quake at my presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground.”

Ezekiel 38:19-20


“On the rock he dwells and makes his home, on the rocky crag and stronghold. From there he spies out the prey; his eyes behold it from far away. His young ones suck up blood, and where the slain are, there is he.”

Job 39:28-30


“The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.”

Psalm 104:18


Leviticus 11:5 And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you.


Proverbs 30:26 the rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs;



Hur H2354: The same as חוּר H2353 or חוּר H2352; Chur, the name of four Israelites and one Midianite. H2353: From חָוַר H2357; white linen. H2352: From an unused root probably meaning to bore ; the crevice of a serpent; the cell of a prison: - hole. H2357: A primitive root; to blanch (as with shame).


Job 41:15 His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal.41:16 One is so near to another that no air can come between them.41:17 They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated.41:26 Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail, nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.41:34 He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride."



Reba H7254: The same as רֶבַע H7253; Reba, a Midianite. H7253: From רָבַע H7251; a fourth (part or side). H7251: A primitive root (rather identical with רָבַע H7250 through the idea of sprawling at all fours (or possibly the reverse is the order of derivation); compare אַרְבַּע H702); properly to be four (sided); used only as denominative of רֶבַע H7253; to be quadrate: - (four-) square (-d). H7250: A primitive root; to squat or lie out flat, that is, (specifically) in copulation.


Daniel 7:23 "Thus he said: 'As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces.



And they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.


Balaam H1109:Probably from בַּל H1077 and עַם H5971; not (of the) people, that is, foreigner ; Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet; also a place in Palestine. H1077: From בָּלָה H1086; properly a failure ; by implication nothing ; usually (adverbially) not at all; also lest. H5971: From עָמַם H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants ; figuratively a flock.


Beor H1160: From בָּעַר H1197 (in the sense of burning); a lamp ; Beor, the name of the father of an Edomitish king; also of that of Balaam. H1197: A primitive root; to kindle, that is, consume (by fire or by eating); also (as denominative from בַּעַר H1198) to be (become) brutish.


Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality.2:16 Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.




Numbers 31:9-12


“And the people of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones, and they took as plunder all their cattle, their flocks, and all their goods. All their cities in the places where they lived, and all their encampments, they burned with fire, and took all the spoil and all the plunder, both of man and of beast. Then they brought the captives and the plunder and the spoil to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the people of Israel, at the camp on the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.”

Numbers 31:9-12


“If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to dwell there, that certain worthless fellows have gone out among you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently. And behold, if it be true and certain that such an abomination has been done among you, you shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, devoting it to destruction, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword. You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its open square and burn the city and all its spoil with fire, as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. It shall be a heap forever. It shall not be built again. None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he swore to your fathers, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God, keeping all his commandments that I am commanding you today, and doing what is right in the sight of the LORD your God.”

Deuteronomy 13:12-18


If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to dwell there, that certain worthless fellows have gone out among you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, …None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand.


“When you draw near to a city to fight against it, offer terms of peace to it. And if it responds to you peaceably and it opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall do forced labor for you and shall serve you. But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it. And when the LORD your God gives it into your hand, you shall put all its males to the sword, but the women and the little ones, the livestock, and everything else in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as plunder for yourselves. And you shall enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the LORD your God has given you. Thus you shall do to all the cities that are very far from you, which are not cities of the nations here.”

Deuteronomy 20:10-15


When you draw near to a city to fight against it, …you shall enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the LORD your God has given you.




Numbers 31:13-18


“Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the chiefs of the congregation went to meet them outside the camp. And Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, who had come from service in the war. Moses said to them, “Have you let all the women live? Behold, these, on Balaam’s advice, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the LORD in the incident of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the LORD. Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him. But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him keep alive for yourselves.”

Numbers 31:13-18


Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the chiefs of the congregation went to meet them outside the camp.


Hebrews 13:13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.



And Moses was angry with


James 1:20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.



the officers of the army, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, who had come from service in the war.


“So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

1 Corinthians 9:26-27


“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Ephesians 6:12



Moses said to them, “Have you let all the women live?


2 Kings 13:18-19 And he said, “Take the arrows,” and he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground with them.” And he struck three times and stopped. Then the man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck down Syria until you had made an end of it, but now you will strike down Syria only three times.”


1 Samuel 15:18-19 “And the LORD sent you on a mission and said, ‘Go, devote to destruction the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’ Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD? Why did you pounce on the spoil and do what was evil in the sight of the LORD?”



Behold, these, on Balaam’s advice, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the LORD in the incident of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the LORD.



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


1 Kings 11:2 from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love.


“And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation that I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I detested them.”

Leviticus 20:23



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


1 Corinthians 7:34 and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband.




Numbers 31:19-20


“Encamp outside the camp seven days. Whoever of you has killed any person and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves and your captives on the third day and on the seventh day. You shall purify every garment, every article of skin, all work of goats’ hair, and every article of wood.”

Numbers 31:19-20


Encamp outside the camp


2 Corinthians 5:6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.5:8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.5:9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.


seven days.


Isaiah 30:26 Moreover, the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day when the LORD binds up the brokenness of his people, and heals the wounds inflicted by his blow.



Whoever of you has killed any person and whoever has touched any slain,


Matthew 5:21 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.'5:22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire.



purify yourselves


1 John 3:3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.



and your captives


Ephesians 2:11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called "the uncircumcision" by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—2:12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.



on the third day


Acts 10:40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear,


Mark 14:58 "We heard him say, 'I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'"



and on the seventh day.


Hebrews 4:4 For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works."



You shall purify


every garment, H899: From בָּגַד H898; a covering, that is, clothing; also treachery or pillage. H898: A primitive root; to cover (with a garment); figuratively to act covertly ; by implication to pillage.


Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.4:13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.



every article of skin, H5785: From עוּר H5783; skin (as naked); by implication hide, leather. H5783: A primitive root; to (be) bare: - be made naked.


Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,5:20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,5:21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.



all work of goats’ hair, H5795: From עָזַז H5810; a she goat (as strong), but masculine in plural (which also is used elliptically for goats' hair). H5810: A primitive root; to be stout (literally or figuratively): - harden, impudent, prevail, strengthen (self), be strong.


Psalm 147:10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,


1 Corinthians 11:6 For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head.



and every article of wood. H6086: From עָצָה H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks). H6095: A primitive root; properly to fasten (or make firm), that is, to close (the eyes): - shut.


2 Timothy 2:20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.


1 Corinthians 3:12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—3:13 each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.




Numbers 31:21-24


“Then Eleazar the priest said to the men in the army who had gone to battle: ‘This is the statute of the law that the LORD has commanded Moses: only the gold, the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin, and the lead, everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean. Nevertheless, it shall also be purified with the water for impurity. And whatever cannot stand the fire, you shall pass through the water. You must wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean. And afterward you may come into the camp.’”

Numbers 31:21-24


Then Eleazar the priest said to the men in the army who had gone to battle:


Joel 3:9 Proclaim this among the nations: Consecrate for war; stir up the mighty men. Let all the men of war draw near; let them come up.


Joshua 6:18 But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it.6:19 But all silver and gold, and every vessel of bronze and iron, are holy to the LORD; they shall go into the treasury of the LORD."



The gold H2091: From an unused root meaning to shimmer ; gold ; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.


1 Peter 1:6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,1:7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.


Proverbs 16:16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.



The silver H3701: From כָּסַף H3700; silver (from its pale color); by implication money. H3700: A primitive root; properly to become pale, that is, (by implication) to pine after; also to fear.


Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction.


Job 28:15 It cannot be bought for gold, and silver cannot be weighed as its price.


Psalm 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.


Proverbs 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel;



The bronze H5178: For נְחוּשָׁה H5154; copper ; hence, something made of that metal, that is, coin, a fetter ; figuratively base (as compared with gold or silver). H5154: Feminine of נָחוּשׁ H5153; copper.


Revelation 1:15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.


Exodus 30:18 "You shall also make a basin of bronze, with its stand of bronze, for washing. You shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it,30:19 with which Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet.


Numbers 21:9 So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.


Job 20:24 He will flee from an iron weapon; a bronze arrow will strike him through.


Ezekiel 40:3 When he brought me there, behold, there was a man whose appearance was like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring reed in his hand. And he was standing in the gateway.



The iron H1270: Perhaps from the root of בִּרְזוֹת H1269; iron (as cutting); by extension an iron implement. Probably feminine plural from an unused root (apparently meaning to pierce); holes.


Numbers 35:16 "But if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death.


Deuteronomy 27:5 And there you shall build an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones. You shall wield no iron tool on them;


Joshua 8:30 At that time Joshua built an altar to the LORD, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal,8:31 just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the people of Israel, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, "an altar of uncut stones, upon which no man has wielded an iron tool." And they offered on it burnt offerings to the LORD and sacrificed peace offerings.



The tin H913: From בָּדַל H914; alloy (because removed by smelting); by analogy tin. H914: A primitive root; to divide (in various senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.).


Isaiah 1:24 Therefore the LORD declares, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel:"Ah, I will get relief from my enemies and avenge myself on my foes.”


Ezekiel 22:18 "Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to me; all of them are bronze and tin and iron and lead in the furnace; they are dross of silver.



The lead H5777: Feminine participle active of עָפַר H6080; lead (from its dusty color). H6080: A primitive root; meaning either to be gray or perhaps rather to pulverize ; used only as denominative from עָפָר H6083, to be dust: - cast [dust].


Zechariah 5:7 And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket!5:8 And he said, "This is Wickedness." And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening.


Exodus 15:10 You blew with your wind; the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters.



everything that can stand the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean.


Zechariah 13:9 And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people'; and they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"


Matthew 3:11 …He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.



Nevertheless, it shall also be purified with the water for impurity.


Ephesians 5:26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,



And whatever cannot stand the fire, you shall pass through the water.


Jude 1:23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.


Matthew 3:10 Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.3:11 "I baptize you with water for repentance, …”



on the seventh day


Revelation 22:10 And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.22:12 "Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.



You must wash your clothes…, and you shall be clean. And afterward you may come into the camp.


Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.




Numbers 31:25-31


“The LORD said to Moses, “Take the count of the plunder that was taken, both of man and of beast, you and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the congregation, and divide the plunder into two parts between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation. And levy for the LORD a tribute from the men of war who went out to battle, one out of five hundred, of the people and of the oxen and of the donkeys and of the flocks. Take it from their half and give it to Eleazar the priest as a contribution to the LORD. And from the people of Israel’s half you shall take one drawn out of every fifty, of the people, of the oxen, of the donkeys, and of the flocks, of all the cattle, and give them to the Levites who keep guard over the tabernacle of the LORD.” And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.”

Numbers 31:25-31


The LORD said to Moses, “Take the count of the plunder that was taken, both of man and of beast, you and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the congregation,


Jeremiah 33:13 In the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the Shephelah, and in the cities of the Negeb, in the land of Benjamin, the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, flocks shall again pass under the hands of the one who counts them, says the LORD.


Psalm 147:4 He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.



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


1 Samuel 30:23 But David said, "You shall not do so, my brothers, with what the LORD has given us. He has preserved us and given into our hand the band that came against us.30:24 Who would listen to you in this matter? For as his share is who goes down into the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage. They shall share alike."



And levy for the LORD a tribute from the men of war who went out to battle,

one (soul) out of five hundred,

of the people and of the oxen and of the donkeys and of the flocks.

Take it from their half and give it to Eleazar the priest as a contribution to the LORD.



And from the people of Israel’s half you shall take

one drawn (portion) out of every fifty,

of the people, of the oxen, of the donkeys, and of the flocks, of all the cattle,

and give them to the Levites who keep guard over the tabernacle of the LORD.


One (soul) H5315: From נָפַשׁ H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality ; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental). H5314: A primitive root; to breathe ; passively, to be breathed upon, that is, (figuratively) refreshed (as if by a current of air).


One drawn (portion) H270: A primitive root; to seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession).


“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.”

Psalm 139:6


Ecclesiastes 2:26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.


Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God.28:6 Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.28:7 "The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.28:8 The LORD will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake. And he will bless you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.


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