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Numbers 25 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Israel’s Harlotry in Moab
The Zeal of Phinehas
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:1 - Now Israel remained in Acacia Grove,[fn] and the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:2 - 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 was joined to Baal of Peor, and the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:4 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and hang the offenders before the LORD, out in the sun, 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, “Every one of you kill his men who were joined to Baal of Peor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:6 - And indeed, one of the children of Israel came and presented to his brethren a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:7 - Now when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:8 - 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 body. So the plague was stopped among the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:9 - And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
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 turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:12 - “Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:13 - ‘and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:14 - Now the name of the Israelite who was killed, who was killed with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father’s house among the Simeonites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:15 - And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi the daughter of Zur; he was head of the people of a father’s house in Midian.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:16 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:17 - “Harass the Midianites, and attack them;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - “for they harassed you with their schemes by which they seduced you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a leader of Midian, their sister, who was killed in the day of the plague because of Peor.”
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