Números 25

1 E Israel deteve-se em Sitim e o povo começou a prostituir-se com as filhas dos moabitas.

2 Elas convidaram o povo aos sacrifícios dos seus deuses; e o povo comeu, e inclinou-se aos seus deuses.

3 Juntando-se, pois, Israel a Baal-peor, a ira do Senhor se acendeu contra Israel.

4 Disse o Senhor a Moisés: Toma todos os cabeças do povo, e enforca-os ao Senhor diante do sol, e o ardor da ira do Senhor se retirará de Israel.

5 Então Moisés disse aos juízes de Israel: Cada um mate os seus homens que se juntaram a Baal-peor.

6 E eis que veio um homem dos filhos de Israel, e trouxe a seus irmãos uma midianita, à vista de Moisés, e à vista de toda a congregação dos filhos de Israel, chorando eles diante da tenda da congregação.

7 Vendo isso Finéias, filho de Eleazar, o filho de Arão, sacerdote, se levantou do meio da congregação, e tomou uma lança na sua mão;

8 E foi após o homem israelita até à tenda, e os atravessou a ambos, ao homem israelita e à mulher, pelo ventre; então a praga cessou de sobre os filhos de Israel.

9 E os que morreram daquela praga foram vinte e quatro mil.

10 Então o Senhor falou a Moisés, dizendo:

11 Finéias, filho de Eleazar, o filho de Arão, sacerdote, desviou a minha ira de sobre os filhos de Israel, pois foi zeloso com o meu zelo no meio deles; de modo que, no meu zelo, não consumi os filhos de Israel.

12 Portanto dize: Eis que lhe dou a minha aliança de paz;

13 E ele, e a sua descendência depois dele, terá a aliança do sacerdócio perpétuo, porquanto teve zelo pelo seu Deus, e fez expiação pelos filhos de Israel.

14 E o nome do israelita, que foi morto com a midianita, era Zimri, filho de Salu, príncipe da casa paterna dos simeonitas.

15 E o nome da mulher midianita morta era Cosbi, filha de Zur, cabeça do povo da casa paterna entre os midianitas.

16 Falou mais o Senhor a Moisés, dizendo:

17 Afligireis os midianitas e os ferireis,

18 Porque eles vos afligiram a vós com os seus enganos com que vos enganaram no caso de Peor, e no caso de Cosbi, filha do príncipe dos midianitas, irmã deles, que foi morta no dia da praga no caso de Peor.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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;

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.

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

10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

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.

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