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52 All the gold of the offering they offered up to the Lord from the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds weighed 16,750 shekels.[a] 53 Each soldier had taken plunder for himself. 54 So Moses and Eleazar the priest received the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders[b] of hundreds and brought it into the tent of meeting as a memorial[c] for the Israelites before the Lord.

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  1. Numbers 31:52 sn Or about 420 imperial pounds.
  2. Numbers 31:54 tn The Hebrew text does not repeat the word “commanders” here, but it is implied.
  3. Numbers 31:54 tn The purpose of the offering was to remind the Lord to remember Israel. But it would also be an encouragement for Israel as they remembered the great victory.