ESV — Numbers 31:1-5

Vengeance on Midian

31 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, n“Avenge the people of Israel on the Midianites. Afterward you shall obe gathered to your people.” So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the Lord's vengeance on Midian. You shall send a thousand from each of the tribes of Israel to the war.” So there were provided, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand parmed for war.