Whoredom before the Lord - Numbers 25

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began  to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. Numbers 25:1 KJV.

Numbers 25:2  And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods:  and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.  

Numbers 25:3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the  anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. 

Numbers 25:4 And  the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the  people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun,  that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from  Israel. 

Numbers 25:5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel,  Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor.  

Numbers 25:6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came  and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the  sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of  the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door  of the tabernacle of the congregation. 

Numbers 25:7 And when  Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest,  saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took  a javelin in his hand; 

Numbers 25:8 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 stayed from the children of Israel. 

Numbers 25:9 And those  that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.  

Numbers 25:10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  

Numbers 25:11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the  priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of  Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I  consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. 

Numbers 25:12  Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of  peace: 

Numbers 25:13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him,  even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he  was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the  children of Israel. 

Numbers 25:14 Now the name of the Israelite  that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish  woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief  house among the Simeonites. 

Numbers 25:15 And the name of the  Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter  of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house  in Midian.  

Numbers 25:16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  

Numbers 25:17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them: 

Numbers 25:18 For  they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled  you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the  daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor’s sake. KJV

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