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Numbers 25 - NIV

Moab Seduces Israel

1 While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women,

2 who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods.

3 So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the Lord’s anger burned against them.

4 The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the Lord, so that the Lord’s fierce anger may turn away from Israel.”

5 So Moses said to Israel’s judges, “Each of you must put to death those of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.”

6 Then an Israelite man brought into the camp a Midianite woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

7 When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear in his hand

8 and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear into both of them, right through the Israelite man and into the woman’s stomach. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped;

9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.

10 The Lord said to Moses,

11 “Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites. Since he was as zealous for my honor among them as I am, I did not put an end to them in my zeal.

12 Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him.

13 He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites.”

14 The name of the Israelite who was killed with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family.

15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was put to death was Kozbi daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family.

16 The Lord said to Moses,

17 “Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them.

18 They treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the Peor incident involving their sister Kozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of that incident.”

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ZIMRI attitude
Shared by: bala samson on Apr, 2015
Summary: Carelessly indulging in sin is something but deliberately sinning against God is horrible!
Scripture: Numbers 25:1-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 499
Perry Greene avatar
The Point of Phineas
Shared by: Perry Greene on Jul, 2013
Summary: Phineas (Pinchas in Hebrew) made a significant "point" in his jealousy for God. He took initiative to honor Him.
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Silver Bullet 2
Shared by: Jason Jones on Jun, 2011
Summary: Exposition of Numbers 25 regarding two more motivations and ammunitions for Romans 8:13.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 25:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,091
Peter Loughman avatar
Spiritual Immorality
Shared by: Peter Loughman on Aug, 2008
Summary: The ignorance of the Hebrews leads them to unfaithfulness. They are naive and think culture will not effect them spiritually. Let us overcome our ignorance and protect our faith.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 25:1-18
Views: 4,151
Brian Harvison avatar
Hero Status
Shared by: Brian Harvison on Jul, 2008
Summary: What makes a Hero?
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 25:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,655
Dean Rhine avatar
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Dec, 2003
Summary: Lessons from the life of Balaam
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-25:9
Views: 4,790
Steve Malone avatar
Soldiers Of Christ Arise
Shared by: Steve Malone on Jul, 2003
Summary: Today, as we study the account in Numbers chapter 25 of God’s faithful soldier Phinehas we will see that Phinehas was a man who LOVED GOD! AND HATED SIN!
based on 58 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 25:1-14
Views: 7,237
Vic Folkert avatar
When Life Isn't Perfect
Shared by: Vic Folkert on Apr, 2002
Summary: God loves imperfect people, protecting them from greater evil and offering them salvation
Series: Deuteronomy
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,441
Steve Hereford avatar
Exploring Numbers
Shared by: Steve Hereford on Jan, 2002
Summary: This message is an overview of the book of Numbers.
based on 134 ratings
Views: 4,041