The Sin of Peor

1 While Israel remained at 1Shittim, the people began 2to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.
2 For 3they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.

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3 So 4Israel joined themselves to Baal of Peor, and the LORD was angry * against Israel.

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4 The LORD said to Moses, "Take all the leaders of the people and execute them in broad daylight before the LORD, 5so that the fierce anger of the LORD may turn away from Israel."

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    • b 25:4 - Lit "in front of the sun"
      5 So Moses said to the judges of Israel, "Each of you 6slay his men who have joined themselves to Baal of Peor."

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        • c 25:5 - Or "Baal-peor"
          6 Then behold, one of the sons of Israel came and brought to his relatives a 7Midianite woman, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, 8while they were weeping at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

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            • d 25:6 - Lit "brothers"
              7 9When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he arose from the midst of the congregation and took a spear in his hand,

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              8 and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and pierced both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman, through the body. 10So the plague on the sons of Israel was checked.

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                • e 25:8 - Or "inner rooms"
                • f 25:8 - Or "belly"
                  9 11Those who died by the plague were 24,000 * *.

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                  The Zeal of Phinehas

                  10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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                      11 "12Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath from the sons of Israel in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel 13in My jealousy.

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                      12 "Therefore say, '14Behold, I give him My 15covenant of peace;

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                      13 and it shall be for him and his descendants after him, a covenant of a 16perpetual priesthood, because * he was jealous for his God and 17made atonement for the sons of Israel.' "

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                      14 Now the name of the slain man of Israel who was slain with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father's household among the Simeonites.

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                          15 The name of the Midianite woman who was slain was 18Cozbi the daughter of 19Zur, who was head of the people of a father's household in Midian.

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                              16 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
                              17 "20Be hostile to the Midianites and strike them;

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                              18 for they have been hostile to you with their tricks, with which they have deceived you in the affair of Peor and in the affair of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian, their sister who was slain on the day of the plague because * of Peor."