25:1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit
lewdness with the daughters of Moab.
25:2 And they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods:
and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.
25:3 And Israel joined himself to Baal-peor: and the anger of
the LORD was kindled against Israel.
25:4 And the LORD said to 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.
25:5 And Moses said to the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one
his men that were joined to Baal-peor.
25:6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought
to 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
25:7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the
priest, saw [it], he rose from among the congregation, and took
a javelin in his hand;
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
25:9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four
25:10 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
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.
25:12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace.
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.
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.
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.
25:16 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
25:17 Distress the Midianites, and smite them:
25:18 For they distress you with their wiles, with which they
have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of
Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian their sister, who was
slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.