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Numbers 25 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Moab Seduces Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:1 - While the Israelites were camped at Acacia Grove,[fn] some of the men defiled themselves by having[fn] sexual relations with local Moabite women.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:2 - These women invited them to attend sacrifices to their gods, so the Israelites feasted with them and worshiped the gods of Moab.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:3 - In this way, Israel joined in the worship of Baal of Peor, causing the LORD’s anger to blaze against his people.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:4 - The LORD issued the following command to Moses: “Seize all the ringleaders and execute them before the LORD in broad daylight, so his fierce anger will turn away from the people of Israel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:5 - So Moses ordered Israel’s judges, “Each of you must put to death the men under your authority who have joined in worshiping Baal of Peor.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:6 - Just then one of the Israelite men brought a Midianite woman into his tent, right before the eyes of Moses and all the people, as everyone was weeping at the entrance of the Tabernacle.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:7 - When Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest saw this, he jumped up and left the assembly. He took a spear

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:8 - and rushed after the man into his tent. Phinehas thrust the spear all the way through the man’s body and into the woman’s stomach. So the plague against the Israelites was stopped,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:9 - but not before 24,000 people had died.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:10 - Then the LORD said to Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:11 - “Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest has turned my anger away from the Israelites by being as zealous among them as I was. So I stopped destroying all Israel as I had intended to do in my zealous anger.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:12 - Now tell him that I am making my special covenant of peace with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:13 - In this covenant, I give him and his descendants a permanent right to the priesthood, for in his zeal for me, his God, he purified the people of Israel, making them right with me.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:14 - The Israelite man killed with the Midianite woman was named Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a family from the tribe of Simeon.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:15 - The woman’s name was Cozbi; she was the daughter of Zur, the leader of a Midianite clan.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:16 - Then the LORD said to Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:17 - “Attack the Midianites and destroy them,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - because they assaulted you with deceit and tricked you into worshiping Baal of Peor, and because of Cozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, who was killed at the time of the plague because of what happened at Peor.”
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew Shittim.
As in Greek version; Hebrew reads some of the men began having.
Hebrew the Tent of Meeting.
Or he made atonement for the people of Israel.
BLB Footnotes for the NLT
The WLC puts "ויה֖י אחר֣י המגפ֑ה פ ", which reads "and it became, that after the plague" as v.19, where other Bibles have it in Num 26:1  
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