Israel’s Sin with the Moabite Women
25:11 When2 Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to commit sexual immorality3 with the daughters of Moab.
25:2 These women invited4 the people to the sacrifices of their gods; then the people ate and bowed down to their gods.5
25:3 When Israel joined themselves to Baal-peor,6 the anger of the
25:6 Just then11 one of the Israelites came and brought to his brothers12 a Midianite woman in the plain view of Moses and of13 the whole community of the Israelites, while they14 were weeping at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 25:7 When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it,15 he got up from among the assembly, took a javelin in his hand, 25:8 and went after the Israelite man into the tent16 and thrust through the Israelite man and into the woman’s abdomen.17 So the plague was stopped from the Israelites.18 25:9 Those that died in the plague were 24,000.
25:14 Now the name of the Israelite who was stabbed – the one who was stabbed with the Midianite woman – was Zimri son of Salu, a leader of a clan26 of the Simeonites. 25:15 The name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi daughter of Zur. He was a leader27 over the people of a clan of Midian.28
25:16 Then the