When Phinehas1 son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear2 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;3
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but those who died in the plague4 numbered 24,000.5
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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;6 for he was as zealous as I am for my honor7 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 peace8 with him.
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He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood,9 because he was zealous10 for the honor11 of his God and made atonement12 for the Israelites."13
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