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Numbers 25:1-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Israel Worships Baal

25 While Israel was staying in the Acacia Grove,[a] the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab. The women invited them to the sacrifices for their gods, and the people ate and bowed in worship to their gods. So Israel aligned itself with Baal of Peor, and the Lord’s anger burned against Israel. The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and execute[b] them in broad daylight before the Lord so that His burning anger may turn away from Israel.”

So Moses told Israel’s judges, “Kill each of the men who aligned themselves with Baal of Peor.”

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 25:1 Or in Shittim
  2. Numbers 25:4 Or impale, or hang, or expose; Hb obscure

Numbers 31:16 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 “Yet they are the ones who, at Balaam’s advice, incited the Israelites to unfaithfulness against the Lord in the Peor incident, so that the plague came against the Lord’s community.

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