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Numbers 25 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Sin of Peor

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:1 - While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to commit infidelity with the daughters of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:2 - For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:3 - So Israel [fn]became followers of [fn]Baal of Peor, and the LORD was angry with Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:4 - And the LORD said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and [fn]execute them [fn]in broad daylight before the LORD, so that the fierce anger of the LORD may turn away from Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:5 - So Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you kill his men who have [fn]become followers of [fn]Baal of Peor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:6 - Then behold, one of the sons of Israel came and brought to his relatives a Midianite woman, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, while they were weeping at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:7 - When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the midst of the congregation and took a spear in his hand,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:8 - and he went after the man of Israel into the inner room of the tent and pierced both of them, the man of Israel and the woman, through the abdomen. So the plague on the sons of Israel was brought to a halt.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:9 - But those who died from the plague were twenty-four thousand in number.

The Zeal of Phinehas

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:10 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:11 - “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has averted My wrath from the sons of Israel in that he was [fn]jealous with My [fn]jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel in My [fn]jealousy.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:12 - “Therefore say, ‘Behold, I am giving him My covenant of peace;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:13 - and it shall be for him and for his [fn]descendants after him, a covenant of a permanent priesthood, because he was [fn]jealous for his God and made atonement for the sons of Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:14 - Now the name of the [fn]dead man of Israel who was killed with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father’s household among the Simeonites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:15 - And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, [fn]who was head of the people of a father’s household in Midian.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:16 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:17 - “Be hostile to the Midianites and attack them;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - for they have been hostile to you with their tricks, with which they have deceived you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian, their sister who was killed on the day of the plague because of Peor.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit bound themselves to
Or Baal-peor
Lit display them (dead) with broken limbs
Lit in front of the sun
Lit bound themselves to
Or Baal-peor
Or possibly zealous; i.e., impassioned
Or possibly anger
Or possibly anger
Lit seed
Or possibly zealous; i.e., impassioned
Lit killed
Lit he

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