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So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the LORD's anger burned against them.
King James Bible
And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And Israel joined himself to Baal-Peor; and the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel.
World English Bible
Israel joined himself to Baal Peor: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
and Israel is joined to Baal-Peor, and the anger of Jehovah burneth against Israel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor - The same as the Priapus of the Romans, and worshipped with the same obscene rites as we have frequently had occasion to remark.
The joining to Baal-peor, mentioned here, was probably what St. Paul had in view when he said, 2 Corinthians 6:14 : Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers. And this joining, though done even in a matrimonial way, was nevertheless fornication, (see Revelation 2:14), as no marriage between an Israelite and a Midianite could be legitimate, according to the law of God. See the propositions at the close of the preceding chapter Numbers 24:25 (note).
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and hang. Dr. Kennicott remarks, that the Samaritan and Hebrew texts must be united to make the sense of this verse complete: And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto all the heads of the people; and let them slay the men that were joined to Baal-peor; and hang them up before the Lord, against the sun.
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Objection 1: It seems that vengeance is not lawful. For whoever usurps what is God's sins. But vengeance belongs to God, for it is written (Dt. 32:35, Rom. 12:19): "Revenge to Me, and I will repay." Therefore all vengeance is unlawful. Objection 2: Further, he that takes vengeance on a man does not bear with him. But we ought to bear with the wicked, for a gloss on Cant 2:2, "As the lily among the thorns," says: "He is not a good man that cannot bear with a wicked one." Therefore we should not take …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
How those that are at Variance and those that are at Peace are to be Admonished.
You saw with your own eyes what the LORD did at Baal Peor. The LORD your God destroyed from among you everyone who followed the Baal of Peor,
They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
they aroused the LORD's anger by their wicked deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
"When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the early fruit on the fig tree. But when they came to Baal Peor, they consecrated themselves to that shameful idol and became as vile as the thing they loved.
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