The Sin of Peor
1 While Israel° remained° at aShittim°, the people° began° bto play° the harlot° with the daughters° of Moab°. 2 For athey invited° the people° to the sacrifices° of their gods°, and the people° ate° and bowed° down° to their gods°. 3 So aIsrael° joined° themselves to IBaal° of Peor°, and the LORD° was angry°° against Israel°. 4 The LORD° said° to Moses°, “Take° all° the leaders° of the people° and execute° them Iin broad° daylight° before the LORD°, aso that the fierce° anger° of the LORD° may turn° away° from Israel°.” 5 So Moses° said° to the judges° of Israel°, “Each° of you aslay° his men° who have joined° themselves to IBaal° of Peor°.”
 aNu 33:49; Jsh 2:1 bNu 31:16; 1Co 10:8; Rv 2:14
 aEx 34:15; Dt 32:38
 IOr Baal-peor aPs 106:28, 29; Ho 9:10
 ILit in front of the sun aDt 13:17
 IOr Baal-peor aEx 32:27
6 ¶ Then behold°, one° of the sons° of Israel° came° and brought° to his Irelatives° a aMidianite° woman°, in the sight° of Moses° and in the sight° of all° the congregation° of the sons° of Israel°, bwhile they were weeping° at the doorway° of the tent° of meeting°. 7 aWhen Phinehas° the son° of Eleazar°, the son° of Aaron° the priest°, saw° it, he arose° from the midst° of the congregation° and took° a spear° in his hand°, 8 and he went° after° the man° of Israel° into the Itent° and pierced° both° of them through°, the man° of Israel° and the woman°, through° the IIbody°. aSo the plague° on the sons° of Israel° was checked°. 9 aThose who died° by the plague° were 24,000°°°.
 ILit brothers aNu 22:4 bJol 2:17
 aPs 106:30
 IOr inner rooms IIOr belly aNu 16:46-48
 aNu 14:37; 16:48-50; 31:16
The Zeal of Phinehas
10 ¶ Then the LORD° spoke° to Moses°, saying°, 11 “aPhinehas° the son° of Eleazar°, the son° of Aaron° the priest°, has turned° away° My wrath° from the sons° of Israel° in that he was jealous° with My jealousy° among° them, so that I did not destroy° the sons° of Israel° bin My jealousy°. 12 Therefore° say°, ‘aBehold°, I give° him My bcovenant° of peace°; 13 and it shall be for him and his Idescendants° after° him, a covenant° of a aperpetual° priesthood°, because°° he was jealous° for his God° and bmade° atonement° for the sons° of Israel°.’”
 aPs 106:30 bEx 20:5
 aPs 106:30, 31 bIs 54:10; Ezk 34:25; 37:26
 ILit seed aEx 29:9 bNu 16:46
14 ¶ Now the name° of the Islain° man° of Israel° who° was Islain° with the Midianite° woman°, was Zimri° the son° of Salu°, a leader° of a father’s° household° among the Simeonites°. 15 The name° of the Midianite° woman° who was Islain° was aCozbi° the daughter° of bZur°, IIwho° was head° of the people° of a father’s° household° in Midian°.
16 ¶ Then the LORD° spoke° to Moses°, saying°, 17 “aBe hostile° to the Midianites° and strike° them; 18 for they have been° hostile° to you with their tricks°, with which° they have deceived° you in the affair° of Peor° and in the affair° of Cozbi°, the daughter° of the leader° of Midian°, their sister° who was slain° on the day° of the plague° because°° of Peor°.”
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Israel at Shittim commit whoredom and idolatry.
1 ¶ And Israelº abodeºª in Shittim,º and the peopleº beganºª to commit whoredomºª with² the daughtersº of Moab.º 2 And they calledºª the peopleº unto the sacrificesº of their gods:º and the peopleº did eat,ºª and bowed downºª to their gods.º 3 And Israelº joined¹ª himself² unto Baalpeor:º and the angerº of the LORDº was kindledºª against Israel.º 4 And the LORDº saidºª unto² Moses,º Takeºª² all² the headsº of the people,º and hang them upºª² before¹ the LORDº against² the sun,º that the fierceº angerº of the LORDº may be turned awayºª from Israel.º² 5 And Mosesº saidºª unto² the judgesºª of Israel,º Slayºª ye every¹ oneº his menº that were joinedºª unto Baalpeor.º
 Nu 31:15; 33:49; Jsh 2:1; 3:1; Ec 7:26; Mi 6:5; 1Co 10:8.
 Ex 20:5; 23:24; 34:15; Jsh 22:17; 23:7, 16; 1K 11:1; 19:18; Ps 106:28; Ho 9:10; 1Co 10:20, 27; 2Co 6:16; Rv 2:14.
 Nu 25:5; Dt 4:3; Jsh 22:17; Jg 2:14, 20; Ps 90:11; 106:28; Jr 17:4; Ho 9:10.
 Ex 18:25; Nu 25:11, 14, 18; Dt 4:3; 13:6, 13, 15, 17; 21:23; Jsh 7:25; 22:17; 23:2; 2S 21:6, 9; Es 7:9; Ps 85:3; Jna 3:9.
 Ex 18:21, 25; 22:20; 32:27; Dt 13:6, 9, 13, 15; 17:3; 1K 18:40.
Phinehas killeth Zimri and Cozbi.
6 ¶ And, behold,² oneº of the childrenº² of Israelº cameºª and broughtºª unto² his brethrenº² a Midianitish womanº in the sightº of Moses,º and in the sightº of all² the congregationº of the childrenº of Israel,º who² [were] weepingºª [before] the doorº of the tabernacleº of the congregation.º 7 And when Phinehas,º the sonº of Eleazar,º the sonº of Aaronº the priest,º sawºª [it], he rose upºª from amongº² the congregation,º and tookºª a javelinº in his hand;º 8 And he wentºª afterº the manº of Israelº into² the tent,º and thrustºª² bothº of them through,² the manº of Israel,º and the womanº throughº her belly.º So the plagueº was stayedºª from²² the childrenº of Israel.º 9 And those that diedºª in the plagueº were² twentyº and fourº thousand.º
 Nu 15:30; 22:4; 25:14; 31:2, 9; Dt 29:19; Jg 2:4; Ezr 9:1; 10:6; Is 22:12; Jr 3:3; 8:12; 36:23; 42:15; 43:4; 44:16; Ezk 9:4; Jol 2:17; 2P 2:13; Jde 1:13.
 Ex 6:25; Jsh 22:30; Jg 20:28; 1S 18:10; 19:9.
 Nu 16:46; 25:5, 11; 2S 24:25; 1Ch 21:22; Ps 106:29.
 Nu 16:49; 25:4; Dt 4:3; 1Co 10:8.
God therfore giveth him an everlasting priesthood.
10 ¶ And the LORDº spakeºª unto² Moses,º saying,ºª 11 Phinehas,º the sonº of Eleazar,º the sonº of Aaronº the priest,º hath turned¹ª my wrath¹ awayºª²² from²² the childrenº of Israel,º while he was zealousºª for my sakeº² amongº them, that I consumedºª not²² the childrenº of Israelº in my jealousy.º 12 Wherefore² say,ºª Behold,² I giveºª unto him² my covenantº of peace:º 13 And he shall have² it, and his seedº afterº him, [even] the covenantº of an everlastingº priesthood;º becauseº² he was zealousºª for his God,º and made an atonementºª for² the childrenº of Israel.º 14 Now the nameº of the Israeliteº² that was slain,ºª [even] that² was slainºª with² the Midianitish woman,º [was] Zimri,º the sonº of Salu,º a princeº of a chiefº houseº among the Simeonites.º 15 And the nameº of the Midianitishº womanº that was slainºª [was] Cozbi,º the daughterº of Zur;º he² [was] headº over a people,º [and] of a chiefº houseº in Midian.º
 Ex 22:5; 34:14; Dt 4:24; 29:20; 32:16, 21; Jsh 7:25; 24:19; 2S 21:14; 1K 14:22; Ps 78:58; 106:23; Ezk 16:38; Na 1:2; Zp 1:18; 3:8; Jn 3:36; 1Co 10:22; 2Co 11:2.
 Nu 13:29; Mal 2:4; 3:1.
 Ex 32:30; 40:15; Jsh 7:12; 1S 2:30; 2S 21:3; 1K 2:27; 19:10, 14; 1Ch 6:4, 50; Ps 69:9; 106:31; 119:139; Is 61:6; Jr 33:18, 22; Jn 2:17; Ac 22:3; Ro 10:2; He 2:17; 7:11, 17; 1P 2:5, 9; 1Jn 2:2; Rv 1:6.
 Nu 1:23; 25:4; 26:14; 2Ch 19:7.
 Nu 31:8; Jsh 13:21.
The Midianites are to be vexed.
16 ¶ And the LORDº spakeºª unto² Moses,º saying,ºª 17 Vexºª² the Midianites,º and smiteºª them: 18 For² they² vexºª you with their wiles,º wherewith² they have beguiledºª you in² the matterº of Peor,º and in² the matterº of Cozbi,º the daughterº of a princeº of Midian,º their sister,º which was slainºª in the dayº of the plagueº for Peor's¹ sake.º²²
 Nu 31:2; Rv 18:6.
 Gn 3:13; 26:10; Ex 32:21, 35; Nu 25:8; 31:15; 2Co 11:3; 2P 2:14, 18; Rv 2:14.
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