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Numbers 25:1 – 9

Modern English Version (MEV)

Moab Seduces Israel


1 While Israel dwelt in Shittim, the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab. 2 They called the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. 3 Israel joined himself to the Baal of Peor, and the anger of the LORD was inflamed against Israel.

4 The LORD said to Moses, “Take all the chiefs of the people and hang them before the LORD in the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD turn from Israel.”

5 Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Kill each of the men who have aligned themselves with the Baal of Peor.”

6 Behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought to his brothers a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the assembly of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tent of meeting. 7 When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the assembly and took a spear in his hand, 8 and he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stopped from the children of Israel. 9 Those that died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.

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