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Numbers 25

MSG 1 While Israel was camped at Shittim (Acacia Grove), the men began to have sex with the Moabite women. NIV 1 While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, MSG 2 It started when the women invited the men to their sex-and-religion worship. They ate together and then worshiped their gods. NIV 2 who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods. MSG 3 Israel ended up joining in the worship of the Baal of Peor. God was furious, his anger blazing out against Israel. NIV 3 So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the LORD’s anger burned against them. MSG 4 God said to Moses, "Take all the leaders of Israel and kill them by hanging, leaving them publicly exposed in order to turn God's anger away from Israel." NIV 4 The LORD said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the LORD, so that the LORD’s fierce anger may turn away from Israel.” MSG 5 Moses issued orders to the judges of Israel: "Each of you must execute the men under your jurisdiction who joined in the worship of Baal Peor." NIV 5 So Moses said to Israel’s judges, “Each of you must put to death those of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.” MSG 6 Just then, while everyone was weeping in penitence at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, an Israelite man, flaunting his behavior in front of Moses and the whole assembly, paraded a Midianite woman into his family tent. NIV 6 Then an Israelite man brought into the camp a Midianite woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting. MSG 7 Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw what he was doing, grabbed his spear, NIV 7 When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear in his hand MSG 8 and followed them into the tent. With one thrust he drove the spear through the two of them, the man of Israel and the woman, right through their private parts. That stopped the plague from continuing among the People of Israel. NIV 8 and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear into both of them, right through the Israelite man and into the woman’s stomach. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped; MSG 9 But 24,000 had already died. NIV 9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000. MSG 10 God spoke to Moses: NIV 10 The LORD said to Moses, MSG 11 "Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has stopped my anger against the People of Israel. Because he was as zealous for my honor as I myself am, I didn't kill all the People of Israel in my zeal. NIV 11 “Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites. Since he was as zealous for my honor among them as I am, I did not put an end to them in my zeal. MSG 12 So tell him that I am making a Covenant-of-Peace with him. NIV 12 Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him. MSG 13 He and his descendants are joined in a covenant of eternal priesthood, because he was zealous for his God and made atonement for the People of Israel." NIV 13 He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites.” MSG 14 The name of the man of Israel who was killed with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, the head of the Simeonite family. NIV 14 The name of the Israelite who was killed with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family. MSG 15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family. NIV 15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was put to death was Kozbi daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family. MSG 16 God spoke to Moses: NIV 16 The LORD said to Moses, MSG 17 "From here on make the Midianites your enemies. Fight them tooth and nail. NIV 17 “Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them. MSG 18 They turned out to be your enemies when they seduced you in the business of Peor and that woman Cozbi, daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed at the time of the plague in the matter of Peor." NIV 18 They treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the Peor incident involving their sister Kozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of that incident.”

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