Bible: Numbers 25:1-5

25:1

Israel’s Sin with the Moabite Women

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When 2  Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to commit sexual immorality 3  with the daughters of Moab. 25:2 These women invited 4  the people to the sacrifices of their gods; then the people ate and bowed down to their gods. 5  25:3 When Israel joined themselves to Baal-peor, 6  the anger of the Lord flared up against Israel.

God’s Punishment

25:4 The Lord said to Moses, “Arrest all the leaders 7  of the people, and hang them up 8  before the Lord in broad daylight, 9  so that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.” 25:5 So Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you must execute those of his men 10  who were joined to Baal-peor.”

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