Numbers 25:7-17 NIV

7 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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8 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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9 but those who died in the plague4 numbered 24,000.5

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10 The LORD said to Moses,
11 "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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12 Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace8 with him.

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13 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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14 The name of the Israelite who was killed with the Midianite woman14 was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family.15

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      15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was put to death was Cozbi16 daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family.17

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      16 The LORD said to Moses,18

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      17 "Treat the Midianites19 as enemies20 and kill them,21

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