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31:3 Moses spoke to the people, saying, 'Detach men for armed service against Midian, so that God's revenge can be taken against the Midianites.
Vayedaber Moshe el-ha'am lemor hechaltsu me'itchem anashim latsava veyihyu al-Midyan latet nikmat-Adonay beMidyan.
31:4 One thousand from each of Israel's tribes shall be sent into armed service.'
Elef lamateh elef lamateh lechol matot Yisra'el tishlechu latsava.



Commentary:

Detach
  (Radak, Sherashim; Hirsch). Chalatz in Hebrew. Or, 'alert' (Targum; Saadia); 'arm' (Ibn Ezra; Ibn Janach; Septuagint); 'draft' (Yevamoth 102b); or 'mount a special force' (Malbim)





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