Then an Israelite man brought to his family a Midianite1 woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping2 at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
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When Phinehas3 son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear4 in his hand
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and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear through both of them--through the Israelite and into the woman's body. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped;5
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but those who died in the plague6 numbered 24,000.7
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The LORD said to Moses,
"Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites;8 for he was as zealous as I am for my honor9 among them, so that in my zeal I did not put an end to them.
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Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace10 with him.
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He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood,11 because he was zealous12 for the honor13 of his God and made atonement14 for the Israelites."15
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The name of the Israelite who was killed with the Midianite woman16 was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family.17
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