50 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."

Other Translations of Numbers 31:50

King James Version

50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the Lord, what every man hath gotten, gotten: Heb. found of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the Lord.

English Standard Version

50 And we have brought the Lord's offering, what each man found, articles of gold, armlets and bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and beads, to make atonement for ourselves before the Lord."

The Message

50 We've brought offerings to God from the gold jewelry we got - armlets, bracelets, rings, earrings, ornaments - to make atonement for our lives before God."

New King James Version

50 Therefore we have brought an offering for the Lord, what every man found of ornaments of gold: armlets and bracelets and signet rings and earrings and necklaces, to make atonement for ourselves before the Lord."

New Living Translation

50 So we are presenting the items of gold we captured as an offering to the Lord from our share of the plunder-armbands, bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces. This will purify our lives before the Lord and make us right with him. "

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 31:50

Commentary on Numbers 31:48-54

(Read Numbers 31:48-54)

The success of the Israelites had been very remarkable, so small a company overcoming such multitudes, but it was still more wonderful that not one was slain or missing. They presented the gold they found among the spoils, as an offering to the Lord. Thus they confessed, that instead of claiming a reward for their service, they needed forgiveness of much that had been amiss, and desired to be thankful for the preservation of their lives, which might justly have been taken away.