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52 The gold that the commanders[a] and captains[b] gave to the Lord weighed about 424 pounds.[c] 53 The soldiers kept the rest of their share of the things they took in war. 54 Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the commanders and captains and then put that gold in the Meeting Tent. This present was a memorial[d] before the Lord for the Israelites.

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  1. Numbers 31:52 commanders Literally, “leaders of 1000 men.”
  2. Numbers 31:52 captains Literally, “leaders of 100 men.”
  3. Numbers 31:52 424 pounds Literally, “16,750 shekels” (190 kg).
  4. Numbers 31:54 memorial Something that helps people remember things that happened in the past.

52 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.[a] 53 Each soldier had taken plunder(A) for himself. 54 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(B) as a memorial(C) for the Israelites before the Lord.

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  1. Numbers 31:52 That is, about 420 pounds or about 190 kilograms

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