Numbers 25:10-18New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Zeal of Phinehas
10 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath from the sons of Israel in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel in My jealousy.12 Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give him My covenant of peace;13 and it shall be for him and his [a]descendants after him, a covenant of a perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the sons of Israel.’”
14 Now the name of the [b]slain man of Israel who was [c]slain with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father’s household among the Simeonites.15 The name of the Midianite woman who was [d]slain was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, [e]who was head of the people of a father’s household in Midian.
16 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,17 “Be hostile to the Midianites and strike them;18 for they have been hostile to you with their tricks, with which they have deceived you in the affair of Peor and in the affair of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian, their sister who was slain on the day of the plague because of Peor.”
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