1 Israel settled at Shittim. The people gave themselves over to prostitution with Moabite women.
Josh 2:1 1Cor 10:8 Mic 6:5 Num 33:49 Josh 3:1 Num 31:15-16 Eccl 7:26
2 These invited them to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down before their gods.
1Cor 10:20 Exod 20:5 Exod 34:15-16 1Kgs 11:1-8 Hos 9:10 Josh 22:17 Ps 106:28
3 With Israel thus committed to the Baal of Peor, Yahweh's anger was aroused against them.
Hos 9:10 Josh 22:17 Ps 106:28-29 Deut 4:3-4 Jer 17:4 Judg 2:14 Judg 2:20
4 Yahweh said to Moses, 'Take all the leaders of the people. Impale them facing the sun, for Yahweh, to deflect his burning anger from Israel.'
Deut 13:17 Deut 4:3 2Sam 21:6 Deut 21:23 Num 25:11 2Sam 21:9 Deut 13:6-9
5 Moses said to the judges of Israel, 'Each of you will put to death those of his people who have committed themselves to the Baal of Peor.'
Exod 18:21 1Kgs 18:40 Deut 13:6 Deut 13:9 Deut 13:13 Deut 13:15 Deut 17:3-5
6 One of the Israelites came along, bringing the Midianite woman into his family, under the very eyes of Moses and the whole community of Israelites as they were weeping at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
Joel 2:17 Num 22:4 2Pet 2:13-15 Deut 29:19-21 Ezek 9:4-6 Ezra 9:1-4 Ezra 10:6-9
7 The priest Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron, on seeing this, stood up, left the assembly, seized a lance,
Exod 6:25 1Sam 18:10-11 1Sam 19:9 Josh 22:30-31 Judg 20:28 Ps 106:30
8 followed the Israelite into the alcove, and there ran them both through, the Israelite and the woman, through the stomach. Thus the plague which had struck the Israelites was arrested.
Num 16:46-48 1Chr 21:22 2Sam 24:25 Num 25:5 Num 25:11 Ps 106:29-31
9 In the plague twenty-four thousand of them had died.
1Cor 10:8 Num 16:49-50 Deut 4:3-4 Num 14:37 Num 25:4-5 Num 31:16
10 Yahweh then spoke and said,
11 'The priest Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron has deflected my wrath from the Israelites, he being the only one of them to have the same zeal as I have; for which reason, I did not make an end of the Israelites in my zeal.
Deut 32:16 Deut 32:21 Ps 78:58 1Cor 10:22 1Kgs 14:22 2Cor 11:2 Exod 20:5
12 For this reason I say: To him I grant my covenant of peace.
Mal 2:4-5 Ezek 34:25 Isa 54:10 Mal 3:1 Num 13:29
13 To him and his descendants after him, this covenant will assure the priesthood for ever. In reward for his zeal for his God, he will have the right to perform the ritual of expiation for the Israelites.'
1Chr 6:4-15 Exod 40:15 Jer 33:18 Jer 33:22 Ps 106:31 1Chr 6:50-53 1John 2:2
14 The Israelite who had been killed (the one who was killed with the Midianite woman) was called Zimri son of Salu, leader of one of the Simeonite families.
2Chr 19:7 Num 1:23 Num 25:4-5 Num 26:14
15 The woman, the Midianite who was killed, was called Cozbi, daughter of Zur, chief of a clan, of a family, in Midian.
Num 31:8 Josh 13:21 Num 25:18
16 Yahweh then spoke to Moses and said,
17 'Harass the Midianites, strike them down,
Num 31:1-3 Rev 18:6
18 for harassing you with their guile in the Peor affair and in the affair of their sister Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, the woman who was killed the day the plague came on account of the business of Peor.'
Rev 2:14 2Cor 11:3 2Pet 2:14-15 2Pet 2:18 Exod 32:21 Exod 32:35 Gen 3:13