86 ALL OVER TWENTY DIE IN THE WILDERNESS
All over twenty years of age at the time of Leaving Egypt die at the Expiration of Forty Years. Yisrael is Numbered. The Midianites are destroyed, and their Spoil is Divided among the People.
1 At that time after the pestilence, YAHWEH said to Mosheh, and to Elazer the son of Aaron the priest, saying,
2 Number the heads of the whole community of the children of Yisrael, from twenty years old and upward, all that went forth in the army.
3 And Mosheh and Elazer numbered the children of Yisrael after their families, and the number of all Yisrael was seven hundred thousand, seven hundred and thirty.
4 And the number of the children of Levi, from one month old and upward, was twenty-three thousand, and among these there was not a man of those numbered by Mosheh and Aaron in the wilderness of Sinai.
5 For YAHWEH had told them that they would die in the wilderness, so they all died, and not one had been left of them excepting Caleb the son of Jephuneh, and Yahshua the son of Nun.
6 And it was after this that YAHWEH said to Mosheh, Say unto the children of Yisrael to avenge upon Midian the cause of their brethren the children of Yisrael.
7 And Mosheh did so, and the children of Yisrael chose from among them twelve thousand men, being one thousand to a tribe, and they went to Midian.
8 And the children of Yisrael warred against Midian, and they slew every male, also the five princes of Midian, and Balaam the son of Beor did they slay with the sword.
9 And the children of Yisrael took the wives of Midian captive, with their little ones and their cattle, and all belonging to them.
10 And they took all the spoil and all the prey, and they brought it to Mosheh and to Elazer to the plains of Moab.
11 And Mosheh and Elazer and all the princes of the congregation went forth to meet them with joy.
12 And they divided all the spoil of Midian, and the children of Yisrael had been revenged upon Midian for the cause of their brethren the children of Yisrael.