Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword?(A) Our wives and children(B) will be taken as plunder.(C) Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?(D)

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The Israelites captured the Midianite women(A) and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.(B)

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53 Each soldier had taken plunder(A) for himself.

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35 But the livestock(A) and the plunder(B) from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.

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21 When I saw in the plunder(A) a beautiful robe from Babylonia,[a] two hundred shekels[b] of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels,[c] I coveted(B) them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 7:21 Hebrew Shinar
  2. Joshua 7:21 That is, about 5 pounds or about 2.3 kilograms
  3. Joshua 7:21 That is, about 1 1/4 pounds or about 575 grams
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