The half share of those who fought in the battle was: 337,500 sheep,
of which the tribute for the Lord was 675;
36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the Lord was 72;
30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the Lord was 61;
16,000 people, of whom the tribute for the Lord was 32.
Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the priest as the Lord039;s part, as the Lord commanded Moses.
The half belonging to the Israelites, which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men-
the community039;s half-was 337,500 sheep,
and 16,000 people.
From the Israelites039; half, Moses selected one out of every fifty people and animals, as the Lord commanded him, and gave them to the Levites, who were responsible for the care of the Lord039;s tabernacle.
Then the officers who were over the units of the army-the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds-went to Moses
and said to him, "Your servants have counted the soldiers under our command, and not one is missing.
So we have brought as an offering to the Lord the gold articles each of us acquired-armlets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings and necklaces-to make atonement for ourselves before the Lord."
Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted from them the gold-all the crafted articles.
All the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds that Moses and Eleazar presented as a gift to the Lord weighed 16,750 shekels.
Each soldier had taken plunder for himself.
Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds and brought it into the tent of meeting as a memorial for the Israelites before the Lord.
The Reubenites and Gadites, who had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock.
So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said,
"Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon-
the land the Lord subdued before the people of Israel-are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock.
If we have found favor in your eyes," they said, "let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan."
Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Should your fellow Israelites go to war while you sit here?