26 'With the priestEleazar and the heads of families in the community, take a count of the spoils and captives, human and animal.
27 You will then share out the spoil, half and half, between those who fought the campaign and the rest of the community.
28 From the share of the combatants who took part in the campaign, you will set aside one out of every five hundred persons, oxen, donkeys and sheep as Yahweh's portion.
29 You will take this from the half share coming to them and give it to the priestEleazar as the portion set aside for Yahweh.
30 From the half coming to the Israelites, you will take one out of every fifty persons, oxen, donkeys, sheep, and all other animals, and give them to the Levites who are responsible for Yahweh's Dwelling.'
42 As for the half coming to the Israelites which Moses had separated from that of the combatants,
43 this half, the community's share, came to three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep and goats,
44 thirty-six thousand head of cattle,
45 thirty thousand five hundred donkeys
46 and sixteen thousand persons.
47 From this half, the Israelites' share, Moses took one out of every fifty, human and animal, and gave them to the Levites who were responsible for Yahweh's Dwelling, as Yahweh had ordered Moses.
48 The officers of the thousands who had fought the campaign, the commanders of the thousands and commanders of the hundreds, came to Moses
49 and said, 'Your servants have numbered the soldiers under their command: none of our men is missing.
50 So, as an offering for Yahweh, we have brought what each of us has found in the way of gold ornaments, armlets and bracelets, rings, earrings and breastplates, to make expiation for ourselves before Yahweh.'
51 Moses and the priestEleazar accepted this gold from them, all this jewellery.
52 This portion of gold given to Yahweh by the commanders of the thousands and commanders of the hundreds amounted to sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.
53 Each of the soldiers took his own booty.
54 But Moses and the priest Eleazar, having accepted the gold from the commanders of the thousands and commanders of the hundreds, brought it into the Tent of Meeting, to be a reminder of the Israelites before Yahweh.
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