The Zeal of Phinehas

Numbers 25

10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 11 q "Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in r My zeal. 12 "Therefore say, s 'Behold, I give to him My t covenant of peace; 13 'and it shall be to him and u his descendants after him a covenant of v an everlasting priesthood, because he was w zealous for his God, and x made 1 atonement for the children of Israel.' "

14 Now the name of the Israelite who was killed, who was killed with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father's house among the Simeonites. 15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi the daughter of y Zur; he was head of the people of a father's house in Midian.

16 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 17 z "Harass the Midianites, and 2 attack them; 18 "for they harassed you with their a schemes 3 by which they seduced you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a leader of Midian, their sister, who was killed in the day of the plague because of Peor."

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 106:30
    Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, And the plague was stopped.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 20:5
    You shall not bow down to them nor serve them. ...
    Deuteronomy 32:16
    They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods...
    Deuteronomy 32:21
    They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is no...
    1 Kings 14:22
    Now Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, an...
    Psalms 78:58
    For they provoked Him to anger with their high ...
    Ezekiel 16:38
    And I will judge you as women who break wedlock...
  3. Cross References
    Malachi 2:4
    Then you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, That My covenant with Levi may continue," Says the LORD of hosts.
    Malachi 2:5
    My covenant was with him, one of life and peace, And I gave them to him that he might fear Me; So he feared Me And was reverent before My name.
    Malachi 3:1
    Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming," Says the LORD of hosts.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 54:10
    For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed," Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.
    Ezekiel 34:25
    I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.
    Ezekiel 37:26
    Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore.
    Malachi 2:5
    My covenant was with him, one of life and peace, And I gave them to him that he might fear Me; So he feared Me And was reverent before My name.
  5. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 6:4 - 15
    Eleazar begot Phinehas, and Phinehas begot Abishua.
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 40:15
    "You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations."
  7. Cross References
    Acts 22:3
    I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the strictness of our fathers' law, and was zealous toward God as you all are today.
    Romans 10:2
    For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
  8. Cross References
    Hebrews 2:17
    Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
  9. Cross References
    Numbers 31:8
    They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of those who were killed - Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. Balaam the son of Beor they also killed with the sword.
    Joshua 13:21
    All the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses had struck with the princes of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, who were princes of Sihon dwelling in the country.
  10. Cross References
    Numbers 31:1 - 3
    And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
  11. Cross References
    Numbers 31:16
    Look, these women caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the LORD in the incident of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
    Revelation 2:14
    But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.
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