Numbers 25:1
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.

Berean Study Bible
While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality 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.

New King James Version
Now Israel remained in Acacia Grove, and the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab.

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

NASB 1995
While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.

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

Amplified Bible
Israel settled and remained in Shittim, and the people began to play the prostitute with the women of Moab [by being unfaithful to God].

Christian Standard Bible
While Israel was staying in the Acacia Grove, the people began to prostitute themselves with the women 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Israel dwelt in Settim and the people began to commit fornication with the daughters of Moab.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Israel sojourned in Sattin, and the people profaned itself by going a-whoring after the daughters of Moab.

Contemporary English Version
While the Israelites were camped at Acacia, some of the men had sex with Moabite women.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Israel at that time abode in Settim, and the people committed 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:

Good News Translation
When the Israelites were camped at Acacia Valley, the men began to have sexual intercourse with the Moabite women who were there.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Israel dwells in Shittim, and the people begin to go whoring to daughters of Moab,

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

New Heart English Bible
Now Israel stayed in Shittim; and the people defiled themselves by having sexual relations with the women 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moab Seduces Israel
1While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with the daughters of Moab, 2who also invited them to the sacrifices for their gods. And the people ate and bowed down to these 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
Do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you, and you will eat their sacrifices.

Numbers 25:17
"Attack the Midianites and strike them dead.

Numbers 31:2
"Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."

Numbers 31:16
"Look, these women caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to turn unfaithfully against the LORD at Peor, so that the plague struck the congregation of the LORD.

Numbers 33:49
And there on the plains of Moab they camped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth to Abel-shittim.

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

Deuteronomy 4:3
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did at Baal-peor, for the LORD your God destroyed from among you all who followed Baal of Peor.

Deuteronomy 32:38
which ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up and help you; let them give you shelter!

Joshua 2:1
Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim, saying, "Go, inspect the land, especially Jericho." So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.

Joshua 22:17
Was not the sin of Peor enough for us, from which we have not cleansed ourselves to this day? It even brought a plague upon the congregation of the LORD.

Jeremiah 40:11
When all the Jews in Moab, Ammon, Edom, and all the other lands heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant in Judah and had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, over them,

Ezekiel 20:21
But the children rebelled against Me. They did not walk in My statutes or carefully observe My ordinances--though the man who does these things will live by them--and they profaned My Sabbaths. So I resolved to pour out My wrath upon them and vent My anger against them in the wilderness.

Hosea 9:10
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness. I saw your fathers as the firstfruits of the fig tree in its first season. But they went to Baal-peor, and consecrated themselves to Shame; so they became as detestable as the thing they loved.

Micah 6:5
My people, remember what Balak king of Moab counseled and what Balaam son of Beor answered. Remember your journey from Shittim to Gilgal, so that you may acknowledge the righteousness of the LORD.'"


Treasury of Scripture

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

bowed

Exodus 20:5
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Exodus 23:24
Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.

Joshua 23:7,16
That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: …









XXV.

(1) Abode in Shittim--i.e., Abel-Shittim (Numbers 33:49). (See Note on Numbers 22:1.)

Verse 1. - Abode in Shittim. For a considerable time; from their first arrival in the Arboth Moab until the crossing of the Jordan. Shittim is the shortened form of Abel-Shittim, "Field of Acacias" (Numbers 33:49). It seems to have been the northernmost part of the last encampment of Israel on that side Jordan, and the head-quarters of the host (Joshua 2:1; Joshua 3:1). Began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. This commencement of sin seems to have been made by Israel without special provocation. The very victories won, and the comparative ease and affluence now enjoyed, after long marches and hardships, may well have predisposed them to this sin, for which they now for the first time found abundant opportunity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
While Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

was staying
וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב (way·yê·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in Acacia Grove,
בַּשִּׁטִּ֑ים (baš·šiṭ·ṭîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7851: Shittim -- a place East of the Jordan, also a wadi perhaps West of Jerusalem

the men
הָעָ֔ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

began
וַיָּ֣חֶל (way·yā·ḥel)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

to indulge in sexual immorality
לִזְנ֖וֹת (liz·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry

with
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the daughters
בְּנ֥וֹת (bə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

of Moab,
מוֹאָֽב׃ (mō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled


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