11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
11 and took all the spoil and all the plunder, both of man and of beast.
11 They looted and plundered everything and everyone - stuff and people and animals.
11 And they took all the spoil and all the booty--of man and beast.
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.