39 and the asses 'are' thirty thousand and five hundred, and their tribute to Jehovah 'is' one and sixty;

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 31:39

Commentary on Numbers 31:25-47

(Read Numbers 31:25-47)

Whatever we have, God justly claims a part. Out of the people's share God required one in fifty, but out of the soldiers' share only one in five hundred. The less opportunity we have of honouring God with personal services, the more should we give in money or value.