Numbers 25:17

Overview - Numbers 25
Israel at Shittim commit whoredom and idolatry.
Phinehas kills Zimri and Cozbi.
10 God therefore gives him an everlasting priesthood.
16 The Midianites are to be vexed.
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Numbers 25:17  (King James Version)
Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

Balaam's counsel seems to have been first given to Balak, king of Moab; but probably the Midianitish women, especially of the higher ranks, as Cozbi was, were the principal tempters; and the nation of Midian seems to have come into the execrable measure more generally and heartily than that of Moab: they were therefore first selected to be made examples of, for a warning to the Moabites, who were spared at this time.
31:2 Revelation 18:6
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