Numbers 25:1
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New International Version
While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women,

New Living Translation
While the Israelites were camped at Acacia Grove, some of the men defiled themselves by having sexual relations with local Moabite women.

English Standard Version
While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab.

New American Standard Bible
While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While Israel was staying in the Acacia Grove, the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab.

International Standard Version
While Israel remained encamped in Shittim, the people began to commit sexual immorality with Moabite women,

NET Bible
When Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to commit sexual immorality with the daughters of Moab.

New Heart English Bible
Israel stayed in Shittim; and the people began to play the prostitute with the daughters of Moab:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While Israel was staying at Shittim, the men began to have sex with Moabite women

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of Moab.

New American Standard 1977
While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to fornicate with the daughters of Moab,

King James 2000 Bible
And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of Moab.

American King James Version
And Israel stayed in Shittim, and the people began to commit prostitution with the daughters of Moab.

American Standard Version
And Israel abode in Shittim; and the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Israel at that time abode in Settim, and the people committed fornication with the daughters of Moab,

Darby Bible Translation
And Israel abode in Shittim; and the people began to commit fornication with the daughters of Moab.

English Revised Version
And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit lewdness with the daughters of Moab.

World English Bible
Israel stayed in Shittim; and the people began to play the prostitute with the daughters of Moab:

Young's Literal Translation
And Israel dwelleth in Shittim, and the people begin to go a-whoring unto daughters of Moab,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-5 The friendship of the wicked is more dangerous than their enmity; for none can prevail against God's people if they are not overcome by their inbred lusts; nor can any enchantment hurt them, but the enticements of worldly interests and pleasures. Here is the sin of Israel, to which they are enticed by the daughters of Moab and Midian. Those are our worst enemies who draw us to sin, for that is the greatest mischief any man can do us. Israel's sin did that which all Balaam's enchantments could not do; it set God against them. Diseases are the fruits of God's anger, and the just punishments of prevailing sins; one infection follows the other. Ringleaders in sin ought to be made examples of justice.
Study Bible
Baal Worship at Peor
1While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab. 2For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:8
We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.

Revelation 2:14
But I have a few things against you, because some of you hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block before the Israelites so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality.

Exodus 34:15
otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice,

Numbers 25:17
"Be hostile to the Midianites and strike them;

Numbers 31:2
"Take full vengeance for the sons of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people."

Numbers 31:16
"Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the LORD.

Numbers 33:49
They camped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.

Deuteronomy 3:29
"So we remained in the valley opposite Beth-peor.

Deuteronomy 4:3
"Your eyes have seen what the LORD has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who followed Baal-peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.

Deuteronomy 32:38
Who ate the fat of their sacrifices, And drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them rise up and help you, Let them be your hiding place!
Treasury of Scripture

And Israel stayed in Shittim, and the people began to commit prostitution with the daughters of Moab.

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Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the …

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