1 Israel's idolatry in Shittim
1 And Israel abode in ch. 33:49;Josh. 2:1Shittim, and 1 Cor. 10:8the people begun to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
2 And Josh. 22:17;Hos. 9:10they called the people unto Ex. 34:15the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and Ex. 20:5bowed down to their gods.
3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and Ps. 106:29the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.
4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Deut. 4:3Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun, ver. 11;Deut. 13:17that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.
5 And Moses said unto Ex. 18:21the judges of Israel, Deut. 13:6,9Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor.
6 And behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, Joel 2:17who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
7 And Ps. 106:30when Phinehas, Ex. 6:25the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from amongst the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;
8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So Ps. 106:30the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
9 And Deut. 4:3;1 Cor. 10:8those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.
10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
11 Ps. 106:30Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous [a]for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in Ex. 20:5;Ps. 78:58;Ezek. 16:38my jealousy.
12 Wherefore say, Mal. 2:4,5Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:
13 And he shall have it, and See 1 Chr. 6:4his seed after him, even the covenant of Ex. 40:15an everlasting priesthood; because he was Acts 22:3;Rom. 10:2zealous for his God, and Heb. 2:17made an atonement for the children of Israel.
15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of ch. 31:8;Josh. 13:21Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.
16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
17 ch. 31:2Vex the Midianites, and smite them:
18 For they vex you with their ch. 31:16;Rev. 2:14wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.
19 Israel's second census