11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,

Other Translations of Numbers 31:11

King James Version

11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.

English Standard Version

11 and took all the spoil and all the plunder, both of man and of beast.

The Message

11 They looted and plundered everything and everyone - stuff and people and animals.

New King James Version

11 And they took all the spoil and all the booty--of man and beast.

New Living Translation

11 After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 31:11

Commentary on Numbers 31:7-12

(Read Numbers 31:7-12)

The Israelites slew the Kings of Midian. They slew Balaam. God's overruling providence brought him thither, and their just vengeance found him. Had he himself rightly believed what he had said of the happy state of Israel, he would not have thus herded with the enemies of Israel. The Midianites' wicked wiles were Balaam's projects: it was just that he should perish with them, Hosea 4:5. They took the women and children captives. They burnt their cities and castles, and returned to the camp.