Num 31:25-47

Disposition of Captives and Booty 25The Lord spoke to Moses, saying,26“You and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the ancestral houses of the congregation make an inventory of the booty captured, both human and animal.27Divide the booty into two parts, between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.28From the share of the warriors who went out to battle, set aside as tribute for the Lord, one item out of every five hundred, whether persons, oxen, donkeys, sheep, or goats.29Take it from their half and give it to Eleazar the priest as an offering to the Lord.30But from the Israelites' half you shall take one out of every fifty, whether persons, oxen, donkeys, sheep, or goats—all the animals—and give them to the Levites who have charge of the tabernacle of the Lord.”31Then Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord had commanded Moses:32The booty remaining from the spoil that the troops had taken totaled six hundred seventy-five thousand sheep,33seventy-two thousand oxen,34sixty-one thousand donkeys,35and thirty-two thousand persons in all, women who had not known a man by sleeping with him.36The half-share, the portion of those who had gone out to war, was in number three hundred thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep and goats,37and the Lord's tribute of sheep and goats was six hundred seventy-five.38The oxen were thirty-six thousand, of which the Lord's tribute was seventy-two.39The donkeys were thirty thousand five hundred, of which the Lord's tribute was sixty-one.40The persons were sixteen thousand, of which the Lord's tribute was thirty-two persons.41Moses gave the tribute, the offering for the Lord, to Eleazar the priest, as the Lord had commanded Moses.42As for the Israelites' half, which Moses separated from that of the troops,43the congregation's half was three hundred thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep and goats,44thirty-six thousand oxen,45thirty thousand five hundred donkeys,46and sixteen thousand persons.47From the Israelites' half Moses took one of every fifty, both of persons and of animals, and gave them to the Levites who had charge of the tabernacle of the Lord; as the Lord had commanded Moses.