Numbers 25:17
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English Standard Version
“Harass the Midianites and strike them down,

King James Bible
Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

American Standard Version
Vex the Midianites, and smite them;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the Madianites find you enemies, and slay you them:

English Revised Version
Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

Webster's Bible Translation
Distress the Midianites, and smite them:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

For this act of divine zeal the eternal possession of the priesthood was promised to Phinehas and his posterity as Jehovah's covenant of peace. בּקנאו, by displaying my zeal in the midst of them (viz., the Israelites). קנאתי is not "zeal for me," but "my zeal," the zeal of Jehovah with which Phinehas was filled, and impelled to put the daring sinners to death. By doing this he had averted destruction from the Israelites, and restrained the working of Jehovah's zeal, which had manifested itself in the plague. "I gave him my covenant of peace" (the suffix is attached to the governing noun, as in Leviticus 6:3). בּרית נתן, as in Genesis 17:2, to give, i.e., to fulfil the covenant, to grant what was promised in the covenant. The covenant granted to Phinehas consisted in the fact, that an "eternal priesthood" (i.e., the eternal possession of the priesthood) was secured to him, not for himself alone, but for his descendants also, as a covenant, i.e., in a covenant, or irrevocable form, since God never breaks a covenant that He has made. In accordance with this promise, the high-priesthood which passed from Eleazar to Phinehas (Judges 20:28) continued in his family, with the exception of a brief interruption in Eli's days (see at 1 Samuel 1-3 and 1 Samuel 14:3), until the time of the last gradual dissolution of the Jewish state through the tyranny of Herod and his successors (see my Archologie, 38). - In Numbers 25:14, Numbers 25:15, the names of the two daring sinners are given. The father of Cozbi, the Midianitish princess, was named Zur, and is described here as "head of the tribes (אמּות, see at Genesis 25:16) of a father's house in Midian," i.e., as the head of several of the Midianitish tribes that were descended from one tribe-father; in Numbers 31:8, however, he is described as a king, and classed among the five kings of Midian who were slain by the Israelites.

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vex you

Numbers 31:15,16 And Moses said to them, Have you saved all the women alive...

Genesis 26:10 And Abimelech said, What is this you have done to us? one of the people might lightly have lien with your wife...

Exodus 32:21,35 And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people to you, that you have brought so great a sin on them...

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam...

beguiled

Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said to the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety...

2 Peter 2:14,15,18 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls...

which

Numbers 25:8 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...

Cross References
Numbers 22:4
And Moab said to the elders of Midian, "This horde will now lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." So Balak the son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time,

Numbers 25:1
While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab.

Numbers 25:16
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 25:18
for they have harassed you with their wiles, with which they beguiled you in the matter of 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."

Numbers 31:1
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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