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Numbers 25

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.

14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a [b]chief house among the Simeonites.

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

Footnotes:

a. Numbers 25:11 [Heb. with my zeal: See 2 Cor. 11:2]
b. Numbers 25:14 Heb. house of a father
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