The Zeal of Phinehas

Numbers 25

10 And the Lord said to Moses, 11 "Phinehas the son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back my wrath from the people of Israel, in that he q was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I did not consume the people of Israel in r my jealousy. 12 Therefore say, s 'Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace, 13 and it shall be to him and to t his descendants after him the covenant of u a perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the people of Israel.'"

14 The name of the slain man of Israel, who was killed with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, chief of a father's house belonging to the Simeonites. 15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi the daughter of v Zur, who was the tribal head of a father's house in Midian.

16 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 17 w "Harass the Midianites and strike them down, 18 for they have harassed you with their x wiles, with which they beguiled you in the matter of y Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the chief of Midian, their sister, who was killed on the day of the plague on account of Peor."

  1. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:2
    For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:16
    They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods;...
    Deuteronomy 32:21
    They have made me jealous with what is no god; ...
    1 Kings 14:22
    And Judah did what was evil in the sight of the...
    Psalms 78:58
    For they provoked him to anger with their high ...
    Zephaniah 1:18
    Neither their silver nor their gold shall be ab...
    Zephaniah 3:8
    Therefore wait for me," declares the Lord, "for...
    1 Corinthians 10:22
    Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we s...
    Exodus 20:5
    You shall not bow down to them or serve them, f...
  3. Cross References
    Malachi 2:4 - 5
    So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the Lord of hosts.
  4. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 6:4 - 15
    Eleazar fathered Phinehas, Phinehas fathered Abishua.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 40:15
    And anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may serve me as priests. And their anointing shall admit them to a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.
  6. Cross References
    Numbers 31:8
    They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. And they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.
    Joshua 13:21
    That is, all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses defeated with the leaders of Midian, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land.
  7. Cross References
    Numbers 31:2
    "Avenge the people of Israel on the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people."
    Numbers 31:7
    They warred against Midian, as the Lord commanded Moses, and killed every male.
  8. Cross References
    Numbers 31:16
    Behold, these, on Balaam's advice, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the Lord in the incident of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the Lord.
    Revelation 2:14
    But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality.
  9. Cross References
    Numbers 23:28
    So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, which overlooks the desert.
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